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French Grammar Rules: Reading Le Passé Simple

French Grammar Rules: Reading Le Passé Simple

There is one French verb tense that you will likely only come across in literature, the passé simple. French tutor Carol Beth L. shows you how to recognize and understand this tense... The passé simple is a unique tense in the French language. Perhaps one or two centuries ago, it was commonly used like the simple past in English. For example: J'allai au magasin. I went to the store. Je couru deux kilometres. I ran two kilometers. The passé simple is similar to the simple past i … Read More

French Grammar Rules: Reading Le Passé Simple
There is one French verb tense that you will likely only come across in literature, the passé simple. French tutor Carol Beth L. shows you how to recognize and understand this tense... The passé simple is a unique tense in the French language. Perhaps one or two centuries ago, it was commonly used like the simple past in English. For example: J'allai au magasin. I went to the store. Je couru deux kilometres. I ran two kilometers. The passé simple is similar to the simple past i
Part V: Conjugating Future & Conditional Tenses in Spanish
What do you know about future and conditional tense? Spanish learners should know how to conjugate these tenses so you can talk about upcoming events! Spanish tutor Jason N. teaches you here...   Conjugation is one of the most fundamental parts of learning Spanish. As we get to this last post on conjugation, you will already have a nice base for patterns and formulas. This post is the grand finale, part V of my series about conjugating verbs in Spanish. By now, you have come a
5 Hacks For When You’re Totally Lost in a Spanish Conversation
As you practice speaking, listening, and having real-time Spanish conversations, don't fret if you start feeling lost. Get back on track with these tips from tutor Simion G.... Have you ever been chatting with someone in your non-native language, when suddenly you find yourself struggling to keep up? It happens to us all, from beginner language learners to fluent speakers and everyone in between. Even I, as a Spanish tutor, still have moments when I completely lose track of what is bei
Japanese Etiquette: How to Be a Polite House Guest
Every culture has its own set of social graces, and following rules and minding your manners can prevent awkward encounters. So whether you're taking Japanese lessons or you're just interested in other cultures, learn essential Japanese etiquette with Montgomery, TX teacher Emily G... There are some specific cultural rules you should keep in mind when you visit a Japanese person's home. Japanese etiquette is incredibly important, unfortunately it's not always as intuitive as you might thi
Your K-Pop Guide: The Hottest Korean Pop Stars
Learning Korean isn't just about memorizing vocabulary, it's also about embracing the culture. You can't learn Korean without being exposed to one of the most popular aspects of pop culture, Korean pop music. Korean pop is one of the hottest music genres, not only in Korea, but worldwide. The popularity of K-pop isn't just because of the catchy tunes, but also because of the gorgeous stars and teen idols who have major star power and a huge global fan following. Listening to K-pop song

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