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de

'from' and possession:
• Express possession
• Give the origin of something
• Describe something
• Express a cause

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est

third person singular present form of the verb être

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que

has a few different meanings. It‘s most frequently used to say 'that'.
J‘espère que tu seras là
I hope (that) you will be there

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un

means both 'one' and 'a'

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il

He / It (masculine words)

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à

is a preposition used to indicate :
• Destination (to)
• Express duration (from... to)
• To indicate location (at)
• To indicate time

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ce

is a pronoun used before male words. It translates as 'this', or 'that'.

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en

is a pronoun used as the object of a verb to indicate a quantity. It can also indicate location, time, means etc.

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on

is an indefinite pronoun which can mean 'one' or 'we'

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ça

is a shortened form of the pronoun 'cela'. It can mean 'it' or 'that'.

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pour

means 'for' when followed by a noun

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qui

as an interrogative pronoun means 'who' or 'whom'. It can also be used as a relative pronoun, in which case it means 'which', 'who', 'whom' or 'that'.

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y

is a pronoun used to refer to a place already mentioned in the conversation.

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dans

is a preposition meaning 'in' or 'inside'. It can also be used to say 'within' a period of time.

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du

is the contraction of 'de' and 'le' (of the). It can also mean 'some'.

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bien

as an adverb can mean 'well'. As a noun it means 'good'

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si

is a conjunction equivalent to 'if'. It's also used to deny what someone just said.
Tu ne viens pas ? Si je viens
You don't come? I do

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tout

is an adjective meaning 'all'. As a pronoun it means 'everything'.

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plus

s an adverb used to make comparisons.
Used with the negative particle 'ne', it means any more.
Je ne veux plus y aller
I don‘t want to go there anymore

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mon

is a singular masculine possessive adjective. It‘s used like 'my' in English, but only before masculine words and words starting with a vowel.

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te

yourself. is an object pronoun placed just before the verb.

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au

is the contraction of 'à le' (to the). It‘s only used before masculine words.

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va

is a form of the verb 'aller' (to go). It can be either the third person singular present form, or the second person singular imperative.

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toi

is a pronoun you use when you want to say "with you“, "for you“, "thanks to you“, "next to you“....

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fait

is the third person singular present of the verb 'faire' (to do, to make). Used as a noun it can also mean 'fact'.

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comme

The conjunction 'comme' can mean 'like', 'how', 'as' or 'since'.
C‘est comme ça It‘s like this
Comme tu es belle You are so beautiful
Comme tu es fatigué, je vais y aller
Since you are tired, I will go there

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etait

is the third person singular imperfect of the verb „être“ (to be).
Comme elle était malade, elle n‘est pas venue Since she was sick, she didn‘t come
C‘était génial
It was awesome

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sur

The preposition 'sur' has a few different meanings 'on', 'on top of', 'above', 'out of'.

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quoi

means 'what'. However, in many situations, other terms are used ('que' for example). You use 'quoi' when you ask a question but keep the normal setence word order. Or when 'what' is the object of a preposition.

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ici

means 'here'.

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lui

is the French for 'him'.

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veux

is the first and second person singular present of the verb 'vouloir' (to want).

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ma

is the French for 'my'. It‘s used before feminine nouns.

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is the French for 'there'. However, French sometimes use 'là' when 'here' would be used in English. In fact, 'là' can also mean 'around here'.

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rien

is the French for 'nothing' and sometimes 'anything'.

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dit

is the third person singular present and past participle of 'dire' (to say).

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votre

is one of the way to say 'your' in French. It‘s used in formal settings before a singular noun.

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pourquoi

is the French for 'why'.

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sont

is the third person plural present of the verb 'être' (to be). It‘s equivalent to 'are' in English.

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cette

is the French for 'this'. It‘s used before feminine singular nouns.

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quand

means when.

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par

The preposition 'par' has many different meanings. Most of the time, it means 'through', 'by' or 'per'.

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son

is a singular masculine possessive adjective. It‘s only used before masculine nouns, while 'sa' is used before feminine nouns. It can either mean 'his', 'her' or 'its'.

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ton

means 'your'. However it‘s only used in casual situations before a singular masculine noun.

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peux

is the first person singular form of the verb 'pouvoir' (can).

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vais

is the first person singular form of the verb 'aller' (to go).

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dire

means 'to say'.

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alors

is a conjunction meaning 'then' (consequence of something) or 'so'.

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comment

means 'how'.

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avez

is the second person plural form of 'avoir' (to have).

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bon

means 'good'.

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ou

means 'or'.

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ont

is the third person plural present of the verb 'avoir' (to have)

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même

means 'even' as an adverb or 'same' as a noun.

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jamais

means 'never'.

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chose

means 'thing'.

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tous

is the French for 'all' or 'everybody'.

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ces

is the French for 'these' and 'those'. There is actually no distinction between 'these' and 'those' in French.

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faut

is the third person singular present form of the verb 'falloir' (to have to).

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sa

is the feminine possessive adjective. It can mean 'his', 'her“'or 'its'.

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êtes

is the second person plural present form of 'être' (to be).

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été

s the past participle of 'être' (to be) and also mean 'summer'.

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ta

is a feminine possessive adjective. It means 'you', and is only used before feminine nouns.

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peut

means 'can', is the third person singular form of 'pouvoir' at the present tense.

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autre

means 'other'. It can be used as a noun or as an adjective.

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encore

is an adverb with a few different meanings. It can mean 'again', 'still' or 'another'.

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peu

As an adverb, 'peu' means 'little' or 'not much'. As a noun it means 'few' or 'little'.

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mes

is the plural form of 'my'.

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vraiment

means 'really'.

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temps

means 'time'.

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toujours

The adverb 'toujours' means 'always' or 'still'.

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vie

means 'life'.

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sans

The preposition 'sans' means 'without'.

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juste

The adjective 'juste' means 'fair', while the adverb 'juste' means 'exactly'.

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avait

'Avait' is the third person form of 'avoir' (to have) at the imparfait tense.
As you can see, it's sometimes translated with 'was' instead of 'had'. It's because French people sometimes use the verb 'avoir' (to have) when English speakers would use 'être' (to be).