This month France was moved by the death of Arnaud Beltrame, a police officer who was killed after substituting himself for a hostage in a terror attack in the south of France.
To describe actions in the past, French is similar to English, but it’s also significantly different. To get on top, a little bit of theory can help.
Learning the nasal vowels
Mastering the R sound
Is the French language sexist? That’s the claim of 314 education professionals, who have have launched a petition calling for changes to grammatical rules which they say echo the prejudices of a patriarchal society.
With one word French President Emmanuel Macron found a perfect putdown for his predecessor, who had been publically criticising his policies.
Reading is a great way to enrich your French. Here are four suggestions to fire your imagination.
Have you ever done the red hammer trick? If not, you should try it.
Do you speak interlanguage?
Clearly articulated vowel sounds are an essential part of good French pronunciation.