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The present indicative
What are the three groups of regular verbs in French?

-verbs ending in ''-er''
- verbs ending in ''-ir''
- verbs ending in ''-re''

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The present indicative
Which are the personal endings that are added to the stem of a regular ``er`` verbs in the present tense?

-e
-es
-e
-ons
-ez
-ent

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The present indicative
When the final ''s'' in ''ils'' and ''elles'' is audible? (present tense)

When the verb begins with a vowel or a mute h.

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The present indicative
What is the rule of pronouncing the verbs which stem end in a vowel in the present tense?

This vowel should be pronouced, except in the verbs ending ''-guer''.
f.e.: j'étudie, tu oublies, il remercie

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The present indicative
When the ''e'' of ''je'' is dropped in the present tense?

If the verb begins wit a vowel or mute ''h''
f.e.: j'adore, j'hesite

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The present indicative
Everybody is working.

Tout le monde travaille.
(The expression ''tout le monde'' always takes the third person singular verb form.)

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The present indicative
How many present tense forms does French have?

Only one-the simple present.
Elle chante=she sings, she is singing, she does sing.

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The present indicative
The conjugation of regular ''-er'' verbs with spelling changes in the present tense.
Give the three rules of spelling changes in the verbs which have ''e'' in the next to last syllable of the infinitive.

1. Some of these verbs double the last consonant of the stem in all persons except ''nous'' and ''vous''
jeter: je jette, tu jettes, il jette, nous jetons, vous jetez, ils jettent.
Other verbs of this type are: appeler, épeler, projeter, rappeler.
2. Some change the ''e'' into ''è'' in all persons except ''nous'' and ''vous''.
acheter: j'achète, tu achètes, il achète, nous achetons, vous achetez, ils achètent.
Other verbs of this type are: achever, amener, élever, emmener, enlever, geler, lever, mener, peser, promener.

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The present indicative
The conjugation of regular ''-er'' verbs with spelling changes in the present tense.
Give the rule of spelling changes in the verbs that have an ''é'' in the next to last syllable of the infinitive.

They change ''é'' to ''è'' in all persons except ''nous'' and ''vous''.
espérer: j'espère, tu espères, il espère, nous espérons, vous espérez, ils espèrent
Other verbs of this type: céder, célébrer, considérer, exagérer, gérer, posséder. préférer, protéger, répéter, succéder.

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The present indicative
The conjugation of regular ''-er'' verbs with spelling changes in the present tense.
Give the two rules of spelling changes in the verbs that end in ''-yer''

1. Verbs ending in ''-ayer'' can change the ''y'' into an ''i'' in all persons except ''nous'' and ''vous''. They can also keep the ''y'' throughout the conjugation.
payer: je paie (paye), tu paies (payes), il paie (paye), nous payons, vous payez, ils paient (payent)
Other verbs of this type are: balayer, essayer
2. Verbs ending in ''-oyer'' or in ''-uyer'' always substitute an ''i'' for the ''y'' in all persons except ''nous'' and ''vous''.
nettoyer: je nettoie, tu nettoies, il nettoie, nous nettoyons, vous nettoyez, ils nettoient
ennuyer: j'ennuie, tu ennuies, il ennuie, nous ennuyons, vous ennuyez, ils ennuient.
Other verbs: appuyer, employer, envoyer, essuyer.

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The present indicative
The conjugation of regular ''-er'' verbs with spelling changes.
Give the two rules of spelling changes in the verbs ending in ''-ger'' and ''-cer''

These verbs change their spelling only in the ''nous'' form for phonetic reasons.
1. Verbs ending in ''-ger'' add ''e'' after the ''g'' in the ''nous form of the present tense.
manger: nous mangeons
2. Verbs ending in ''cer'' add a cédille to the ''c'' in the ''nous'' form of the present tense.
commencer: nous commençons

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The present indicative
Which are the personal endings that are added to the stem of a regular ``ir`` verbs in the present tense?

-is
-is
-it
-issons
-issez
-issent

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The present indicative
Which are the personal endings that are added to the stem of a regular ``re`` verbs in the present tense?

-s
-s
-(no ending)
-ons
-ez
-ent
Note: the verbs ''rompre'' and '' interrompre'' add ''t'' in the third person singular: il rompt, il interromt

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The present indicative
How to make a statement negative?

Place ''ne'' (''n' '' before a vowel or mute ''h'') before the verb and ''pas'' after it.

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The present indicative
I don't think so

Je ne pense pas

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The present indicative
He doesna't like animals.

Il n'aime pas les animaux.

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The present indicative
Which re the four ways to form a question in french?

1. By placing ''est-ce que'' (''est-ce qu' '' before a vowel) at the beginning of the declarative sentence without changing the word order.
Est-ce que je parle trop vite?
Est-ce qu'elle fume?
2. By using inversion. When the subject of the sentence is a personal pronoun, the pronoun (except ''je'') is placed after the verb and linked to it by hyphen.
Travailles-tu?
Réponent-ils?
N'écrit-il?
When the third person singular (il, elle, on) verb form ends in a vowel, the letter ''t'' must be inserted with two hyphens between the verb and the pronoun. This is the case of all regular ''-er'' ending verbs.
Ressemble-t-il à sa mère?
3. By intonation
Tu trouves? (Do you think so?)
4. By placing ''n'est-ce pas'' (which is invariable) at the end end of the declarative statement without changing its word order.

Les enfants aiment les friandises, n'est-ce pas? (Children like sweets, don't they)

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The present indicative
Can I / may I help you?

Puis-je vous aider?
The verb ''pouvoir'' has two forms in the first person singular. The form ''puis'' is used in the inverted question form.

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The present indicative
How the first person plural of irregular verbs ends?

in ''-ons'' except nous sommes

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The present indicative
How the second person plural of verbs ends?

in ''-ez'' except: vous dites, vous, êtes, vous faites

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The present indicative
How the third person plural ends?

in ''-ent'' except: ils font, ils ont, ils sont, ils vont

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When is the present tense of the indicative mode used?(five cases)

1. To express actions, states or situations occuring at the time of speaking.
Je rearde la télévision.
To emphasize that an action is in progress, French uses expression ''être en train de''(+ infinitive)
2. To express a general truth.
L'eau gèle à 0 degrès C.
3. To express repetitions or habitual actions.
Il dit toujours la vérité
4. To express actions in the future which will soon or surely take place.
Je te téléphone ce soir. (I'll call you tonight)
5. To relate past events in literary and historical texts to make the description more vivid.
Jeanne d'Arc n'a que dix-neuf ans quand elle est brûlée vive.
6. With ''depuis'' for actions or situations which started in the past, but continue in the present.
Depuis combien de temps étudiez-vous le francais? (''depuis'' means ''for'')
Depuis quand travaillez-vous ici? (''depuis'' means ''since'')
''ça fait...que'' , ''il y a...que'' , ''voilà...que'' (not used in the question) can replace ''depuis'' when it means ''for''.
Ça fait / il y a combien de temps que vous étudiez le francais?
Ça fait / il y a / voilà deux ans que j'étudie le francais.

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The present indicative
What is the construction of the close future mode?

aller+infinitive
Qu'est-ce que tu vas faire?
I

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The present indicative
I'm going to check my mail.

Je vais consulter mon courriel.

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The present indicative
It is going to rain tonight.

Il va pleuvoir ce soir.

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The present indicative
What is the construction to express recent past?

venir+de+infinitive
L'avion vient d'atterrir.

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The present indicative
We have just arrived.

Nous venons d'arriver.

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The present indicative
I just came home.

Je viens de rentrer.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
When is the verb ''savoir'' used?

1. When one knows a fact, such as a name, address, phone number, the time of day, a date or an age, etc.
Je sais son address.
2. When one knows some thing very well from studying or memorizing it.
Sais-tu ta grammaire?
Elle sait sa leçon.
3. To express to know how to do sth. ''savoir'' is used with following infinitive.
Sais-tu conduire?
4. ''Savoir'' is used in the main clause (at the beginning of a sentence) when a subordinate clause follows. Subordinate clauses are introduced by words such as quand, où, si, pourquoi, qui, comment, combien, que, quel, quelle, etc.
Je ne sais pas pourquoi il est fâché.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
Do you know how she is (doing)?

Sais-tu comment elle va?

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
We don't know where he lives.

Nous ne savons pas où il habite.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
Savez-vous quelle heure il est?

Do you know what time it is?

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
Ils savent combien ça coûte.

They knowhow much that costs.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
He knows that it is true.

Il sait que c'est vrai. (conjunction ''que'' cannot be omitted.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
I know it.

Je le sais.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
I don't know.

Je ne sais pas.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
Who knows?

Qui sait?

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
One never knows.

On ne sait jamais.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
You know what?

Tu sais quoi?

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
I don't know what to do.

Je ne sais pas quoi faire.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
I don't know why.

Je ne sais pas pourquoi.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
When is the verb ''connaître'' used?

1. When one knows a person.
Connais-tu ce monsieur?
2. When one knows a place ( a country, a city, a street, a restaurant, a building, etc.)
Je connais bien la France.
3. When one is familiar with something that one read, saw, heard or experienced (a book, a play, a movie, a song, literature, paintings, etc.)
Je connais les tableaux de Monet.
4. ''Connaître'' must be have an object (noun or pronoun); it cannot be used alone.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
I know the poem by heart.

Je sais le poème par coeur.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
I have known Peter for a long time.

Je connais Pierre depuis longtemps.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
I don't know anyone.

Je ne connais personne.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
They know the Duvals.

Ils connaissent les Duval.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
Do you know Paris? (Have you been to Paris?)

Connaissez-vous Paris?

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
He doesn't know this restaurant.

Il ne connaît pas ce restaurant.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
She knows this city like the back of my hand.

Elle connaît cette ville comme sa poche.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
Do you know this movie?

Connais-tu ce film?

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
He doesn't know this song.

Il ne connît pas cette chanson.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
I know the poem.

Je connais le poème.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
Which is the difference between ''savoir'' and ''connître'' when they are used with language.

''Savoir'' is generally used when a very thorough knowledge is implied.
Il sait l'italien; c'est sa langue maternelle.
Je sais l'allemand. Je le parle couramment.
''Connaître'' is used when the knowledge is considered incomplete.
Nous connaissons un peu de russe.
Elle connaît plusieurs langues étragères.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
When is the verb ''quitter'' used?

One uses ''quitter'' wit a direct object (which can be a person or a place). The direct object is either a noun or a pronoun. ''Quitter'' cannot stand alone.
Elle quitte la maison à huit heures.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
Don`t leave me!

Ne me quitte pas!

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
He wants to leave his parents.

Il veut quitter ses parents.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
The train is leaving the station.

Le train quitte la gare.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
When is the verb ''partir'' used?

''Partir'' can stand alone. It does not need an object.
Tu pars déjà?

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
The plane leaves at 9 o'clock.

L'avion part à neuf heures.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
He is leaving (from) Paris.

Il part de Paris.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
She is leaving for Europe.

Elle part pour l'Europe (en Europe)

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
I am leaving for London.

Je pars pour Londres.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
they are leaving for Perou.

Ils partent pour le Pérou (au Pérou).

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
When is the verb ''quitter'' used?

One uses ''laisser'' with a direct object (person or thing) to express to leave someone or something behind somewhere, or to not take someone or something along.
Faut-il laisser un pourboire?

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
She is going to leave her children at home.

Elle va laisser ses enfants à la maison.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
How do you say to bring in french?

1. apporter - to bring something
Veux-tu que j'apporte une bouteille de vin?
2. amener - to bring someone
Est-ce que tu amènes ton petit ami?

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
How do you say to take in French?

1. prendre - to take something
Nous allons prendre l'avion.
Je prends de vitamines.
Il a hâte de prendre des vacances. (He is looking forward to taking a vacation.)
2. emporter - to take something along
Quand je voyage, j'emporte toujours beaucoup de vêtements.
3. emmener - to take someone along
Ce soir, j'emmène les enfants au cinéma.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
How do you say to spend in French?

1. passer - to spend time
Tous les ans, je passe une semaine à Paris.
2. dépanser - to spend money
Il dépanse plus qu'il ne gagne.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
How do you say to visit in French?

1. visiter - to visit a place
Ils visitent le musée.
2. rendre a visite à - to visit a person
Je rends souvent visite à mes parents.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
How do you say to make in French?

1. faire - to make in general sense
Elle fait beaucoup de bruit.
2. rendre - to make someone or something + adjective
Il rend sa femme heureuse.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
How do you say to look in French?

1. regarder - to look at, to watch
Je regarde les photos.
2. avoir l'air - to look + adjective
Tu as l'air fatigué.
3. ressembler à - to look like, to resemble
Elle resemble à sa mère.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
How do you say to walk in French?

1. marcher - to walk followed by an adverb, to walk within a place, to walk without any destination mentioned.
Je marche vite.
Nous marchons dans la fôret.
2. aller à pied - to walk to a destination, to walk as opposed to driving
Je vais à l'école à pied.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
How do you say to travel in French?

1. voyager - to travel within a place, to travel without a destination en mentioned
Ils voyagent en Espagne.
2. aller - to travel to a destination
Ils vont au Brésil cet été.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
How do you say to drive in French?

1. conduire - to drive followed by an adverb, a direct object, or the place where the driving takes place
Je conduis (roule) vite.
Conduire cannot be used when a destination is mentioned, except when a direct object precedes the destination f.e. Elle conduit ses enfants à l'école.
2. aller en voiture - to drive to a destination
Nous allons à New York en voiture.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
How do you say to fly in French?

1. voler - to fly (planes,birds, pilots, etc.)
L'avion vole très bas.
2. aller en avion - to flyby passengers, to fly to a destination
Je vais en Italie en avion.

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The present indicative (problem verbs)
How do you say to attend in French?

1. assister à - to attend a specific event, such as wedding, a concert, a lecture, a funeral, etc.
Vas-tu assister au match de foot?
2. aller à - to attend something regularly, such as a school or a university
Ma fille va à l'univeristé de Strasbourg.

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The present indicative
to be thirsty

avoir soif

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The present indicative
to be hungry

avoir faim

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The present indicative
to be hot

avoir chaud

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The present indicative
to be cold

avoir froid

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The present indicative
to be right

avoir raison

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The present indicative
to be wrong

avoir tort

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The present indicative
to be sleepy

avoir sommeil

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The present indicative
to be afraid of

avoir peur

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The present indicative
to look (+adjective)

avoir l'air (+adjective)

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The present indicative
She looks tired.

Elle a l'air fatiguée.

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The present indicative
To look like

avoir l'air de

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The present indicative
He looks like a film star.

Il a l'air d'une vedette.

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The present indicative
to need (to do)

avoir besoin de qqn/qqch (+infinitive)

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The present indicative
What do you need? - I need money

De quoi as tu besoin? - J'ai besoin d'argent.

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The present indicative
He needs a car.

Il a besoin d'une voiture.

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The present indicative
to nedd (to do)

avoir besoin de (+infinitive)

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The present indicative
You don't need to come.

Tu n'as pas besoin de venir.

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The present indicative
to feel like (having) sth, to want sth

avoir envie de qqch

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The present indicative
I want a glass of wine.

J'ai envie d'un verre de vin.

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The present indicative
to feel like (doing)

avoir envie de (+infinitive)

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The present indicative
I don't feel like going out.

Je n'ai pas envie de sortir.

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The present indicative
to be lucky

avoir de la chance

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The present indicative
to take place

avoir lieu

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The present indicative
The concert takes place tonight.

Le concert a lieu ce soir.

101

The present indicative
to have a(n) ...ache

avoir mal à (+ part of body)

102

The present indicative
to have a sore throat

avoir mal à la gorge

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The present indicative
to have a headache

avoir mal à la tête

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The present indicative
to have a stomachache

avoir mal à l'estomac

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The present indicative
to have a backache

avoir mal au dos

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The present indicative
to have a toothache

avoir mal aux dents

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The present indicative
to have a hangover

avoir mal aux cheveux

108

The present indicative
to feel sick in one's stomach

avoir mal au coeur

109

The present indicative
to be anxious to, look forward to

avoir hâte de + infinitive

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The present indicative
I can't wait to see you again.

J'ai hâte de te revoir.

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The present indicative
to detest, to hate, loathe sth

avoir horreur de qqch

112

The present indicative
I detest modern music.

J'ai horreur de la musique moderne.

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The present indicative
to be ashamed

avoir honte

114

The present indicative
to be used to, be accustomed to

avoir l'habitude de + infinitive

115

The present indicative
to intend to

avoir l'intention de + infinitive

116

The present indicative
to look good / bad (referring to health)

avoir bonne / mauvaise de mine

117

The present indicative
to be homesick

avoir le mal du pays

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The present indicative
to have difficulty / trouble (doing sth)

avoir du mal à + infinitive

119

The present indicative
to have the blues, to be depressed

avoir le cafard

120

The present indicative
to belong to sb

être à qqn

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The present indicative
Whose umbrella is this? - It belongs to me.

À qui est ce parapluie? - Il est à moi

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The present indicative
These newspapers belong to teacher.

Ces jouronaux sont au professeur.

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The present indicative
to agree (with sb)

être d'accrod (avec qqn)

124

The present indicative
I agree with you.

Je suis d'accord avec toi.

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The present indicative
to be on time

être a l'heure

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The present indicative
to be late (=not on time)

être en retard

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The present indicative
to be early (ahead of time)

être en avance

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The present indicative
to be unemployed

être au chômage

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The present indicative
to be informed (about sth), be up to date (on sth)

être au courant (de ggch)

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The present indicative
to be in a bad/good mood

être de bonne/mauvaise humeur

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The present indicative
to be originally from

être originaire de

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The present indicative
to be angry

être en colère

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The present indicative
to be out of order (machine), broken down (car)

être en panne

134

The present indicative
to be on vacation

être en vacances

135

The present indicative
to be alive

être en vie

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The present indicative
to be all the same to sb

être égal à qqn

137

The present indicative
It's all the same to me. I don't care.

Ça m'est égal.

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The present indicative
to have a cold

être enrhumé

139

The present indicative
to be in a hurry

être pressé

140

The present indicative
to be safe and sound

être sain et sauf

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The present indicative
to be back

être en retour

142

The present indicative
to pay attention (to)

faire attention à

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The present indicative
to pretend (to)

faire semblant (de) + inf

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The present indicative
He pretends to sleep.

Il fait semblant de dormir.

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The present indicative
to frighten (sb)

faire peur (à qqn)

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The present indicative
You frighten me.

Vous me faites peur.

147

The present indicative
to (sth) on purpose

faire (qqch) exprès

148

The present indicative
I am doing it on purpose.

Je le fais exprès.

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The present indicative
to turn back

faire demi-tour

150

The present indicative
to make a stopover

faire escale

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The present indicative
The plane stops in Paris. (on the way to another destination)

L'avion fait escale à Paris.

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The present indicative
to cook, do the cooking

faire la cuisine

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The present indicative
to meet sb (for the first time), make the acquaintance of sb

faire la connaissance de qqn

154

The present indicative
You are going to meet him / her tonight.

Tu vas faire sa connaissance ce soir.

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The present indicative
to celebrate, party

faire la fête

156

The present indicative
to sleep late (in the morning), sleep in

faire la grasse matinée

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The present indicative
to be on strike, go on strike

faire (la) grève

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The present indicative
to do the laundry

faire la lessive

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The present indicative
to stand in line, line up

faire la queue

160

The present indicative
to take a nap

faire la sieste

161

The present indicative
to do the dishes

faire la vaisselle

162

The present indicative
to play hooky

faire l'école buissonnière

163

The present indicative
to do the housework

faire le mènage

164

The present indicative
to extend the holiday through the weekend

faire le pont

165

The present indicative
to go shopping, run errands

faire les courses

166

The present indicative
to go grocery shopping, buy groceries

faire les provisions

167

The present indicative
to hurt someone's feelings, upset sb

faire de la peine à qqn

168

The present indicative
to hitchhike

faire de l'auto-stop

169

The present indicative
to baby-sit

faire du baby-sitting

170

The present indicative
to window-shop, go window-shopping

faire du lèche-vitrines

171

The present indicative
to go shopping

faire du shopping / des achats / des emplettes

172

The present indicative
to save (money)

faire des économies

173

The present indicative
to make plans

faire des plans

174

The present indicative
to have a dream / a nightmare

faire un rêve / un cauchemar

175

The present indicative
to make progress

faire des progès

176

The present indicative
to do an intership

faire un stage

177

The present indicative
to take a stroll in / walk around (the park)

faire un tour

178

The present indicative
to go on a trip, take a trip

faire un voyage

179

The present indicative
to take a break

faire une pause

180

The present indicative
to go for a walk

faire une promenade

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The present indicative
to go for a (bike, car, etc.) ride

faire une promenade (à vélo, en voiture, etc.)

182

The present indicative
to do one's best

faire de son mieux

183

The present indicative
to study

faire ses études

184

The present indicative
He studies in Paris.

Il fait ses études à Paris.

185

The present indicative
to pack / unpack one's suitcase

faire / défaire ses valises

186

The present indicative
to trust sb

faire confiance à qqn

187

The present indicative
Trust your friends!

Faites confiance à vos amis!

188

The present indicative
to be fun, be a pleasure

faire plaisir

189

The present indicative
That is fun!

Ça fait plaisir.

190

The present indicative
to hurt (oneself)

(se) faire mal

191

The present indicative
Ouch, that hurts!

Aïe, ça fait mal!

192

The present indicative
You are going to hurt yourself.

Tu vas te faire mal.

193

The present indicative
to go camping

faire du camping

194

The present indicative
to go horseback riding

faire du cheval

195

The present indicative
to go jogging

faire du footing / jogging

196

The present indicative
to go (downhill) skiing

faire du ski (alpin)

197

The present indicative
to go cross-country skiing

faire du ski de fond

198

The present indicative
to go water skiing

faire du ski nautique

199

The present indicative
to go snowboarding

faire du snowboard

200

The present indicative
to play sports

faire de sport

201

The present indicative
to go surfing

faire du surf

202

The present indicative
to go bicycle riding, to ride a bike

faire du vélo

203

The present indicative
to excercise, do gymnastics

faire de la gymnastique

204

The present indicative
to go hiking

faire de la randonnée

205

The present indicative
to swim, to go swimming

faire de la natation

206

The present indicative
to go mountain climbing

faire de l'alpinisme

207

The present indicative
to go rock climbing

faire de l'escalade

208

The present indicative
It doesn't matter. It's all right. That,s OK.

Ça ne fait rien.

209

The present indicative
How much is it?

Ça fait combien?

210

The present indicative
What do you do for living?

Qu'est-ce que vous faites dans la vie?

211

The present indicative
It serves you right.

C'est bien fait pour toi. (vous)

212

The present indicative
If you don't mind

Si cela ne vous fait rien.

213

The present indicative
Money doesn't buy hapiness.

L'argent ne fait pas le bonheur.

214

The present indicative
How are you? - I am fine, thank you.

Comment allez-vous? - Je vais bien, merci.

215

The present indicative
How is your father? - He is much better.

Comment va votre pére? - Il va beaucoup mieux.

216

The present indicative
How are your parents?

Comment vont vos parents?

217

The present indicative
How is it going?

Ça va?

218

The present indicative
to look good on someone

aller à qqn

219

The present indicative
This dress looks good on you.

Cette robe vous va bien.

220

The present indicative
What do you mean?

Que voulez-vous dire?
Qu'est-ce que vous voulez dire?

221

The present indicative
What does ''gift'' mean in French?
''Gift'' means ''cadeau'' in French.

Que veut dire ''gift' en français?
''Gift'' veut dire ''cadeau'' en francais.

222

The present indicative
That doesn't mean anything.

Ça ne veut dire rien.

223

The present indicative
to make a decision

prendre une décision

224

The present indicative
to catch a cold

prendre froid

225

The present indicative
to make an appointment (with)

prendre rendez-vous (avec)

226

The present indicative
to retire, go into retirement

prendre sa retraite

227

The present indicative
to have a drink

prendre un verre

228

The present indicative
to eat / have breakfast

prendre le petit déjeuner

229

The present indicative
to eat / have a lunch

prendre le déjeuner

230

The present indicative
to eat / have dinner

prendre le dîner

231

The present indicative
to take sth/sb seriously

prendre qqch/qqn au sérieux

232

The present indicative
to get a breath of fresh air

prendre l'air

233

The present indicative
to come to an end

prendre fin

234

The present indicative
to pick sb up

passer prendre qqn

235

The present indicative
to take chances

prendre des risques

236

The present indicative
to gain weight

prendre du poids

237

The present indicative
to update

mettre à jour

238

The present indicative
to throw someone out, fire someone

mettre qqn à la porte

239

The present indicative
to set the table

mettre la table

240

The present indicative
to get angry

se mettre en colère

241

The present indicative
to come to an agreement

se mettre d'accord

242

The present indicative
to get to work

se mettre au travail

243

The present indicative
to begin the study of French, get down to the business of studying French

se mettre au français

244

The present indicative
to sit down and eat

se mettre à table

245

The present indicative
it is raining

il pleut

246

The present indicative
it is snowing

il neige

247

The present indicative
it is hailing

il grêle

248

The present indicative
it is freezing

il gèle

249

The present indicative
it is thundering

il tonne

250

The present indicative
it is drizzling

il bruine

251

The present indicative
What is the weather like? How is the weather?

Quel temps fait-il?

252

The present indicative
The weather is bad

Il fait mauvais.

253

The present indicative
It is hot.

Il fait chaud.

254

The present indicative
It is cool.

Il fait froid.

255

The present indicative
It is humid / muggy.

Il fait humide / lourd.

256

The present indicative
It is mild.

Il fait doux.

257

The present indicative
It is sunny.

Il fait (du) soleil.

258

The present indicative
It is windy.

Il fait du vent.

259

The present indicative
It is foggy.

Il fait du brouillard.

260

The present indicative
It is light (out). It is daytime.

Il fait jour.

261

The present indicative
It is light.

Il fait jour.

262

The present indicative
It is dark out. It is nighttime.

Il fait nuit.

263

The present indicative
Il fait sombre / noir.

It is dark.

264

The present indicative
It is cloudy.

Il y a des nuages.

265

The present indicative
One (you) must have patience.

Il faut de la patience.

266

The present indicative
I need money.

Il me faut de l'argent.

267

The present indicative
One has to do one's best.

Il faut faire de son mieux.

268

The present indicative
You must not exaggerate.

Il ne faut pas exagérer.

269

The present indicative
I've got to do.

Il faut que j'y aille.

270

The present indicative
What is it all about?

De quoi s'agit-il?

271

The present indicative
It's about your father.

Il s'agit de ton père.

272

The present indicative
It's not a question of money.

Il ne s'agit pas d'argent.

273

The present indicative
What is this novel about?

De quoi s'agit-il dans ce roman?

274

The present indicative
This novel is about the Hundred Years War.

Dans ce roman, il s'agit de la Guerre de Cent Ans.
Ce roman traite (parle) de la Guerre de Cent Ans.

275

The present indicative
The weather is good.

Il fait beau.
Le temps est beau.

276

The present indicative
It is not necessary.
You don't have to.

Il n'est pas nécessaire que+subjoncitive.
Tu n'a pas besoin de+infinitive.

277

The present indicative
We must hurry.

Il s'agit de se dépêcher.

278

The present indicative
It is better to tell the truth.

Il vaut mieux dire la vérité.

279

The present indicative
It is better that you leave. You had better leave.

Il vaut mieux que tu partes.

280

The present indicative
It is early / late.

Il est tôt / tard.

281

The present indicative
Once upon a time there was...

Il était une fois...

282

The present indicative
Ther is a fly in the soup.

Il y a une mouche dans la soupe.

283

The present indicative
There are more than 300 kinds of cheese in France.

Il y a plus de trois cents variétés de fromage en France.

284

The present indicative
Is there a computer in your office?

Est-ce qu'il y a (y a-t-il) un ordinateur dans ton bureau?

285

The present indicative
There is no milk on the menu of French restaurant.

Il n'y a pas de lait sur la carte d'un restaurant français.

286

The present indicative
a week ago

il y a huit jours

287

The present indicative
two months ago

il y a deux mois

288

The present indicative
a year ago

il y a un an

289

The present indicative
I haven't seen you for ages.

Il y une éternité que je ne t'ai pas vu.

290

The present indicative
What's the matter? What's wrong?

Qu'est-ce qu'il y a?

291

The present indicative
You are welcome.

Il n'y a pas de quoi.

292

The present indicative
One euro is left.

Un euro reste.
Il reste un euro.

293

The present indicative
Ten people are missing.

Dix personnes manquent.
Il manque dix personnes.

294

The present indicative
A fine rain is falling.

Une pluie fine tombe.
Il tombe une pluie fine.

295

The present indicative
What is happening to you?

Qu'est-ce qui t'arrive?
Qu'est-ce qu'il t'arrive?

296

The present indicative
There are people who detest cats.

Il existe des gens qui détestent les chats.

297

The present indicative
Do you have any rooms left?

Ext-ce qu'il vous reste des chambres?

298

The present indicative
Il me reste deux dollars.

I have two dollars left.