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French Grammar Rules: Distinguishing Between Imparfait and Passé Composé

French Grammar Rules: Distinguishing Between Imparfait and Passé Composé

French grammar guru Carol Beth L. is back on the blog with this guide to the passé composé, the imparfait, and when you should use each of them... If you've been studying French grammar long enough, you may know that French has two different forms of the past tense: the passé composé (composed past) and the imparfait (imperfect). It is sometimes difficult for those who have just learned them to distinguish between situations that require the passé composé and situations that warrant the i … Read More

French Grammar Rules: Distinguishing Between Imparfait and Passé Composé
French grammar guru Carol Beth L. is back on the blog with this guide to the passé composé, the imparfait, and when you should use each of them... If you've been studying French grammar long enough, you may know that French has two different forms of the past tense: the passé composé (composed past) and the imparfait (imperfect). It is sometimes difficult for those who have just learned them to distinguish between situations that require the passé composé and situations that warrant the i
5 Fun Italian Games for Learning Numbers
Can you count to 10, 20, or 30 in Italian? Below, Italian teacher Nadia B. shares some fun Italian games that will help students learn numbers... Learning numbers in Italian is as simple as uno, due, tre. From referencing amounts to sharing phone numbers, learning the Italian numbers will serve you well. Play the following Italian games with your instructor or friends to help you learn and memorize the numbers--and before you know it, you'll be using numbers with ease! 1. Bingo An ol
35 Spanish Slang Words and Phrases You Should Know
Want to add some Spanish slang to your vocabulary? Every country has its own unique usage of slang, and each generation invents new slang words. So if you're learning Spanish “by the book,” you may find it difficult when you try to communicate with native speakers in casual settings. Just like you learned your native tongue, native Spanish speakers learned formal Spanish in school and the more conversational aspects of the language outside of the classroom. Here, we'll discuss commo
Useful Italian Phrases and Etiquette Tips for Going Out to Eat
Are you planning to learn Italian before your big trip? Below, Italian teacher Nadia B. shares some useful Italian phrases and etiquette tips for dining... Yum, la gastronomia italiana (Italian cuisine)--the heartbeat of Italian life occurs around the dinner table, and you won't want to miss out on all of the delicious foods and wines when visiting Italy. Keep reading to discover some useful Italian phrases for going out to eat. Learning how to order and converse with your waiter in It
Learning French: Interview With Benjamin Houy of French Together
If you want to learn to speak French like a native speaker, go straight to the source! Benjamin Houy is a native French speaker who has spent the last three years teaching French through his wonderful blog, French Together. French Together is one of my favorite blogs for learning French online, so I was absolutely delighted to get the chance to ask Benjamin a few questions. No matter what level you're at in your study of the French language, Benjamin's insights are sure to be illuminating and

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