Verbes d'état

These verbs describe a state the subject of the sentence is in; what comes after these verbs always refers to their subject

Vocab

être To be
Devenir To become
Paraître To appear
Sembler To seem
Avoir l'air To look
Rester To stay
Demeurer To remain

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TonA1Kwiziq community member

What's the connection?

It would be great to see these all used in sentences to show the relation!! 

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ton,

Verbs of state are very interesting and it is in my to-do- list to add a lesson on those...

What's the connection?

It would be great to see these all used in sentences to show the relation!! 

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ManuelA1Kwiziq community member

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Can I get a site for reading books in French? Since I want to develop enough vocabularies
Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Manuel, 

I find this site very useful too -

https://www.eurobooks.co.uk/french-books

Bonne continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Have you tried the obvious and googled "French books online"? Because when I do it, I find lots of suggestions.

My first French book was Let Petit Nicolas. Great fun, and easy French. I enjoyed it a lot, even though it is a children's book: http://franceinfo.us/03_books/books/sempe_petitnicolas.pdf

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Can I get a site for reading books in French? Since I want to develop enough vocabularies

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AvrilA1Kwiziq community member

What about s'agir? I have come across it a few times in a context that sounds like être

Asked 7 months ago
ToddA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
S'agir means to be a matter of or to be about (something)

Il s'agit de = it's a matter of, it's about 

You could replace it with c'est or even c'est a' propos de in many cases, though not all. But s'agir could be used when you want to be more precise about your subject. 

It's essentially interchangeable with c'est une question de, meaning it's a question of

What about s'agir? I have come across it a few times in a context that sounds like être

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