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45 Days of French – Day 44

Hour 24 of Alpha Teach Yourself French in 24 Hours (ATYF) brings us the passé simple, a tense equivalent to the passé composé, but only used in writing. The chapter also deals with writing formal and informal notes/invitations, and then … Continue reading

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45 Days of French – Day 39

Hour 19 of Alpha Teach Yourself French in 24 Hours (ATYF) is quite interesting. It is all about infinitives, right up to the point where it devolves into shopping vocabulary. Before getting into the uses of the infinitive, both the … Continue reading

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45 Days of French – Day 37

← Just for a little levity as we begin today’s study of French… Lesson 19 of Essential French (EF) is the final lesson of new material in EF. We will probably finish off with Lesson 20 tomorrow, just because it … Continue reading

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45 Days of French – Day 30

I read Hour 14 of Alpha Teach Yourself French in 24 Hours (ATYF) yesterday. Been away from the computer all day, and so am only now getting back to my notes for this post. Today’s major grammar topic is objects, … Continue reading

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WOTD, donner

The word of the day is… donner French, donnay, 1. (v.) to give. This is a typical “-er” french verb; je donne, tu donnes, il/elle/on donne, nous donnons, vous donnez, ils/elles donnent. Recognize this as the root donn- (remove the … Continue reading

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