French Verb Conjugation: How to Use Connaitre and Savoir
Connaître and savoir are two French verbs that every student should get to know well.
Like its distinction between second-person pronouns tu and vous, French also makes a distinction between two different ways in which the speaker might know something, through the two verbs savoir and connaître.
Savoir is used for facts and information.
I know that Paris is in France. Je sais que Paris se trouve en France.
I know that two and two is four. Je sais que deux et d
Bonne Fête des Mères! French Vocabulary for Mother's Day
Here in the states, we celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May (psst that's May 10 this year!), but did you know that in France Mother's Day, known as la fête des mères, is celebrated either the last Sunday of May or the first Sunday in June? Despite the difference in timing, the French celebrate Mother's Day in many of the same ways we do, but with a few uniquely French touches.
First things first, if you want to celebrate this holiday as the French do, you'll need to know a bit o
7 Easy Tricks for Memorizing Spanish Vocabulary
At times, learning Spanish can feel overwhelming, with so many new words to take in after every lesson and new Spanish vocabulary appearing in every text or video you encounter. The problem is that new words often fail to stay in your memory on their own accord you need to utilize special tips and tricks. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Return to Your List of New Words Often
The first time you learn a word is called initial contact, and you cannot expect to remember vocabulary after just
10 Important Differences Between Spanish & Portuguese
The 2016 Summer Olympics are coming up in August, and this year Rio de Janerio, Brazil hosts the games. For language-learners everywhere, it's a great time to explore Portuguese, their official language!
And if you're already learning Spanish, you're at an advantage. There are a lot of similarities between the two languages -- in fact, there's even a name for speaking a mixture of the languages to help speakers of different backgrounds communicate (Portuñal or Portunhol, in Spanish and Po
The Korean Future Tense Part 4: The Future Presumptive
In part four of our four-part Korean grammar series on describing the future in Korean, language teacher Bryce J. explains how to use the future-presumptive tense in Korean.
Before you learn about the future-presumptive tense, make sure you review the other future tenses in Korean:
The Korean Future Tense Part 1: The Probable Future
The Korean Future Tense Part 2: Definite Future
The Korean Future Tense Part 3: Immediate Future
The Future Presumptive
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