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
Believe it or Not: 16 Bizarre Japanese Superstitions
Every culture has its own set of legends, myths, and superstitions, and Japan is no exception. Japanese culture dates all the way back to 35,000 BC., and so do some Japanese urban legends.
From good luck omens to supernatural animals, here are 16 bizarre Japanese superstitions.
Inanimate Objects Have Spirits
Japanese Buddhists believe that inanimate objects, like dolls, have spirits.
There are a number of Japanese stories about dolls or other inanimate objects coming to life. Jap
3 Key Word Pairs You MUST Memorize in Spanish
You've learned verb conjugations, memorized some basic vocabulary words, and have begun sneaking Spanish practice into your daily life. But before you move on: do you know the difference between ser and estar? There are a few key distinctions that you MUST know to speak well. Here, Fairfax, CA Spanish tutor Jason N. explains...
The Spanish language makes distinctions that do not exist in English. These differences can be especially confusing for native English-speaking when they
10 Questions You Must Answer Before You Study Abroad in France
Do you dream of attending classes in France? French tutor Carol Beth L. has done just that! Here, she shares how to study abroad in France, and the questions you must answer before you go...
1) What kind of program are you searching for?
Many students study abroad for a semester or for a year as an undergraduate. If this is your situation, your college or university will likely have one or more approved programs to which you can apply.
While some programs may be best suited for Fren
25 Conversational French Phrases Every Beginner Should Know [Audio]
Are you ready to hold a conversation in French? Below, French teacher Carol Beth L. shares 25 conversational French phrases every beginner should know...
When learning a new language, not all vocabulary or phrases are equal. As a beginner French student, it is most beneficial to learn popular phrases you will use most frequently.
Below are 25 conversational French phrases that are used most often. Memorizing these useful French phrases will help you hold a basic conversation in French.