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    -ANT ou infinitif ? Today’s French at FrenchHour

    -ANT ou infinitif ? Today’s French at FrenchHour

    -ANT or infinitive?







    Present participle – -ing- or infinitive verb? 







    How do you translate in French?







    ‘We spent the day baking‘







    What is the more correct sentence?







    “On a passé la journée à faire des gâteaux”







    or







    “On a passé la journée en faisant des gâteaux”?







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    * Ils ont marché en bavardant. >> -ING = -ANT* They walked while chatting.* Ils ont passé du temps à bavarder.>> -ING = INFINITIVE* They spent time chatting.







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    Interro – Quiz







    Take this quiz and check if you know the present participle in French.







    Quiz: -ANT ou infinitif ?







    Choisissez la bonne réponse. Pick the right answer.







    * The farmer arrived, PUSHING a wheelbarrow full of straw.La fermière est arrivée _____ une brouette pleine de paille.* à pousser* en poussant







    * This site helps UNDERSTANDING French.Ce site aide _____ le français.* en comprenant* à comprendre* We never listen to music WHILE WORKING.Nous n’écoutons jamais de musique _____.* à travailler* en travaillant* Ensuite – Next







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    POUVOIR – Today’s French at FrenchHour

    POUVOIR – Today’s French at FrenchHour

    pouvoir – to be able to, can – Verbe conjugué







    Listen to Anne and repeat this verb conjugation with the translation. Practice with the exercise and answers Anne created. Learn French, one step at a time at FrenchHour.







    statements …. Indicatif – Indicative Mode







    present tense …. présent







    I am able to* …. je peux







    I am not able to …. je ne peux pas







    I am able to …. je peux







    you are able to …. tu peux







    she is able to …. elle peut







    he/it is able to …. il peut







    we are able to …. on peut







    we are able to  …. nous pouvons







    you are able to …. vous pouvez







    they are able to …. elles peuvent







    they are able to …. ils peuvent







    *also I can… ….







    imperfect …. imparfait







    I used to be able to* …. je pouvais







    I didn’t use to be able to …. je ne pouvais pas







    I used to be able to …. je pouvais







    you used to be able to …. tu pouvais







    she used to be able to …. elle pouvait







    he/it used to be able to …. il pouvait







    we used to be able to …. on pouvait







    we used to be able to …. nous pouvions







    you used to be able to …. vous pouviez







    they used to be able to …. elles pouvaient







    they used to be able to …. ils pouvaient







    *also I  was able to, I could ….







    preterite, present perfect …. passé composé







    I was able to* …. j’ai pu







    I was not able to …. je n’ai pas pu







    I was able to …. j’ai pu







    you were able to …. tu as pu







    she was able to …. elle a pu







    he/it was able to …. il a pu







    we were able to …. on a pu







    we were able to  …. nous avons pu







    you were able to …. vous avez pu







    they were able to …. elles ont pu







    they were able to …. ils ont pu







    *also I could… ….







    future tense …. futur simple







    I will be able to …. je pourrai







    I won’t be able to …. je ne pourrai pas







    I will be able to …. je pourrai







    you will be able to …. tu pourras







    she will be able to …. elle pourra







    he/it will be able to …. il pourra







    we will be able to …. on pourra







    we will be able to …. nous pourrons







    you will be able to …. vous pourrez







    they will be able to …. elles pourront







    they will be able to …. ils pourront







    Exercice – pouvoir







    Translate from one language to the other.







    * Je ne peux pas y aller avec eux.* J’ai pu le voir avant son départ.* Tu pouvais le faire avant.* Elle n’a pas pu me le dire.







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    • 4 min
    ACHETER – Practice conjugating – Today’s French at FrenchHour

    ACHETER – Practice conjugating – Today’s French at FrenchHour

    ACHETER – Practice conjugating – Today’s French







    ACHETER – Exercice de conjugaison – Le français d’aujourd’hui







    Listen to the conjugated verb – many times. I need you to get to the point that you can say the tenses without thinking. Then practice with the exercise to check if you know how to conjugate ACHETER in French.







    ACHETER – Verbe Conjugué







    Indicatif – Indicative Mode …. statements







    présent …. present tense







    j’achète …. I buy







    je n’achète pas …. I’m not buying







    tu achètes …. you buy







    elle achète …. she buys







    il achète …. he/it buys







    on achète …. we buy







    nous achetons …. we buy







    vous achetez …. you buy







    elles achètent …. they buy







    ils achètent …. they buy







     *also I’m buying…







    imparfait …. imperfect







    j’achetais …. I used to buy*







    je n’achetais pas …. I didn’t use to buy*







    tu achetais …. you used to buy







    elle achetait …. she used to buy







    il achetait …. he/it used to buy







    on achetait …. we used to buy







    nous achetions …. we used to buy







    vous achetiez …. you used to buy







    elles achetaient …. they used to buy







    ils achetaient …. they used to buy







     *also I would buy…







    passé composé …. preterit or present perfect







    j’ai acheté …. I bought, I have bought







    je n’ai pas acheté …. I didn’t buy







    tu as acheté …. you bought







    elle a acheté …. she bought







    il a acheté …. he/it bought







    on a acheté …. we bought







    nous avons acheté …. we bought







    vous avez acheté …. you bought







    elles ont acheté …. they bought







    ils ont acheté …. they bought







    futur simple …. future tense







    j’achèterai …. I will buy







    je n’achèterai pas …. I will not buy







    tu achèteras …. you will buy







    elle achètera …. she will buy







    il achètera …. he/it will buy







    on achètera …. we will buy







    nous achèterons …. we will buy







    vous achèterez …. you will buy







    elles achèteront …. they will buy







    ils achèteront …. they will buy







    Exercice – ACHETER







    Remplacez les tirets avec les mots de la liste et la traduction. — Fill in the blanks with the words from the list and the translation.







    Mots pour les tirets – achetait, achèterai, achetions.







    * On ____________ toujours notre pain dans cette boulangerie en bas de l’immeuble.* Je ne ____________ jamais cette bicoque.* Elle ____________ une trousse à outils pour faire ses rénovations.







    * We (on) always used to buy our bread at this bakery at the bottom of the building.* I’ll never buy this shack.* She bought a tool kit (bag) to remodel.*







    Réponses - Answers







    * On achetait toujours notre pain dans ce...

    • 3 min
    French verb conjugated – BOIRE

    French verb conjugated – BOIRE

    French verb conjugated – BOIRE – to drink

    How is this French verb conjugated – BOIRE - TO DRINK? What does it sound like? AUDIO below, by Anne, a native speaker

    Indicatif - Indicative Mode .... statements

    présent .... present tense

    je bois .... I drink*

    je ne bois pas .... I don’t drink

    tu bois .... you drink

    elle boit .... she drinks

    il boit .... he/it drinks

    on boit .... we drink

    nous buvons .... we drink

    vous buvez .... you drink

    elles boivent .... they drink

    ils boivent .... they drink

    I'm drinking

    imparfait .... imperfect

    je buvais .... I used to drink*

    je ne buvais pas .... I didn’t use to drink

    tu buvais .... you used to drink

    elle buvait .... she used to drink

    il buvait .... he/it used to drink

    on buvait .... we used to drink

    nous buvions .... we used to drink

    vous buviez .... you used to drink

    elles buvaient .... they used to drink

    ils buvaient .... they used to drink

    I was drinking, I would drink…

    passé composé .... preterit or present perfect

    j’ai bu .... I drank*

    je n’ai pas bu .... I didn’t drink

    tu as bu .... you drank

    elle a bu .... she drank

    il a bu .... he/it drank

    on a bu .... we drank

    nous avons bu .... we drank

    vous avez bu .... you drank

    elles ont bu .... they drank

    ils ont bu .... they drank

    I have drunk….

    futur simple .... future tense

    je boirai .... I will drink

    je ne boirai pas .... I won’t drink

    tu boiras .... you will drink

    elle boira .... she will drink

    il boira .... he/it will drink

    on boira .... we will drink

    nous boirons .... we will drink

    vous boirez .... you will drink

    elles boiront .... they will drink

    ils boiront .... they will drink

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    lire – to read – French verb conjugated

    lire – to read – French verb conjugated

    lire - to read - French verb conjugated



    How is this French verb conjugated – LIRE – TO READ? What does it sound like? AUDIO below, by Anne, a native speaker











    LI- is the root of the verb









    -RE is the ending of the verb











    Indicatif - Indicative Mode .... statements

    présent .... present tense

    je lis .... I read*

    je ne lis pas .... I’m not reading

    je lis .... I read

    tu lis .... you read

    elle lit .... she reads

    il lit .... he/it reads

    on lit .... we read

    nous lisons .... we read

    vous lisez .... you read

    elles lisent .... they read

    ils lisent .... they read

    *also I'm reading…

    imparfait .... imperfect

    je lisais .... I used to read*

    je ne lisais pas .... I didn’t use to read

    je lisais .... I used to read

    tu lisais .... you used to read

    elle lisait .... she used to read

    il lisait .... he/it used to read

    on lisait .... we used to read

    nous lisions .... we used to read

    vous lisiez .... you used to read

    elles lisaient .... they used to read

    ils lisaient .... they used to read

    *also I was reading , I would read…

    passé composé .... preterit or present perfect

    j’ai lu .... I read*

    je n’ai pas lu .... I didn’t read

    j’ai lu .... I read

    tu as lu .... you read

    elle a lu .... she read

    il a lu .... he/it read

    on a lu .... we read

    nous avons lu .... we read

    vous avez lu .... you read

    elles ont lu .... they read

    ils ont lu .... they read

    *also I have read….

    futur simple .... future tense

    je lirai .... I will read

    je ne lirai pas .... I won’t read

    je lirai .... I will read

    tu liras .... you will read

    elle lira .... she will read

    il lira .... he/it will read

    on lira .... we will read

    nous lirons .... we will read

    vous lirez .... you will read

    elles liront .... they will read

    ils liront .... they will read

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    French verb conjugated – s’agir de, to be about

    French verb conjugated – s’agir de, to be about

     French verb conjugated – s'agir de, to be about

    S'AGIR DE – TO BE ABOUT – French verb conjugated – Verbe Conjugué – How is this verb conjugated? What does it sound like? Listen to Anne.

    Indicatif - Indicative Mode  --- statements

    présent --- present tense

    il s’agit de --- it is about

    il ne s’agit pas de --- it is not about

    imparfait --- imperfect

    il s’agissait de --- it was about

    il ne s’agissait pas de --- it wasn’t about

    passé composé --- preterit or present perfect

    il s’est agi de --- it was about

    il ne s’est pas agi de --- it wasn’t about

    futur simple --- future tense

    il s’agira de --- it will be about

    il ne s’agira pas de --- it won’t be about

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