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Bien, mal, mieux, moins, peu (irregular adverbs) Lesson

We've already learned about Forming regular adverbs with -ment (feminine adjective + -ment).

However, some adverbs have irregular stems,

AdjectifAdverbeIrregular
Although/Though = bien que/quoique + Le Subjonctif Lesson

To introduce a concession with although/though in French, you can use these two conjunctions followed by a verb in [kwiziq_link type="lexic

Le Subjonctif PrésentLe Subjonctif PasséMode subjonctifConjonction de subordination
Using 'sentir bon' and 'se sentir bien' Lesson

The verb sentir and its reflexive form se sentir are used in a broad sense to express physical

Verbes avec -MIR, -TIR et -VIRIdiotisme
Comment bien monter sa tente (C1) Dictation practice
Here are a few tips to help you pitch your tent properly.
Idiotismes avec allerLe Présent IndicatifPronom relatif
"Bien" Vocabulary
= "Well"
"Merci bien" Vocabulary
= "Thank you very much"
"Bien cuit" Vocabulary
= "Well done"
"Aimer bien" Vocabulary
= "To like"
"Bien rémunéré" Vocabulary
= "Well-paid (masc)"
"Ça va bien" Vocabulary
= "I'm fine"
"S'entendre bien" Vocabulary
= "To get along"
They sing well Language example

Look at these sentences:

Il court rapidement He runs quickly

Ils chantent bienThey sing well

Il dort souvent.He often sleeps.

Tu parles lentement.You speak slowly.

 

Notice that in simple sentences, adverbs are pla

Are you feeling O.K.? Language example

The verb partir (to leave), as other -TIR verbs*,

You write so well! Language example

The verbs écrire (to write) and inscrire

She ate well Language example

Look at these sentences:

Elle a bien mangéShe ate well

J'ai beaucoup aimé le spectacle.I really liked the show.

In compounds tenses (e.g. past involving 'avoir' or 'être' as auxiliary verbs), some adverbs are place

I like Marie Language example

Depending on context and whether you use it on its own, the verb aimer can mean to love

You will see! Language example

In French, the verbs voir and envoyer have similar irregular stems in [kwiziq_link ty

You think (that) she sings well. Language example

Look at these sentences:

Vous pensez qu'elle chante bien.You think (that) she sings well.

Elle croit que les anges existent.She believes (that) angels exist.

Nous pensons que c'est une bonne idée.We think it's a good idea.

Ils croient que tu caches quelque chose.They believe you're hiding something.


ATTENTION 
Wh

She knows Paris well. Language example

There are two verbs that mean to know in French connaître and savoi

Personne ne ..., rien ne ... = No one, nothing (negation) Lesson

Look at these examples:

Rien ne me dérange.Nothing bothers me.

Personne n'est encore arrivé.  No one has arrived yet.

Personne ne mange.No one is eating.

Rien n'est arrivé.Nothing arrived.
Nothing happened.

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Forme négative
Penser que, croire que = To think that, to believe that Lesson

Look at these sentences:

Vous pensez qu'elle chante bien.You think (that) she sings well.

Elle croit que les anges existent.She believes (that) angels exist.

Nous pensons que c'est une bonne idée.We think it's a good idea.

Ils croient que tu caches quelque chose.They believe you're hiding something.


ATTENTION 
Wh

Le Présent IndicatifPronom relatif
Is everything good with you? Language example
The preposition chez can be used with a person/name, a stress pronou
You like going for a walk. Language example
Generally, when talking about an activity in English, we use either the -ing form of the verb or the 
I feel great today! Language example

The verb sentir and its reflexive form se sentir are used in a broad sense to express physical

Did you know him well? Language example

Connaître, paraître and derivatives* follow the same conjugation pattern in [kwiziq_link type="lexical

Aimer = to love, like something / someone Lesson

Depending on context and whether you use it on its own, the verb aimer can mean to love

Verbes réguliers avec -ER
This dress really suits you. Language example

We know that the verb aller means to go in French. Therefore aller &agrav

I knew your parents well. Language example

Connaître, paraître and derivatives* follow the same conjugation pattern in [kwiziq_link type="lexical

Position of adverbs with verbs in compound tenses Lesson

Look at these sentences:

Elle a bien mangéShe ate well

J'ai beaucoup aimé le spectacle.I really liked the show.

In compounds tenses (e.g. past involving 'avoir' or 'être' as auxiliary verbs), some adverbs are place

Adverbe
Ainsi que = as well as, just as vs the way that Lesson

The words ainsi que in French can mean different things depending on context as well as the structure of the sentence they're in.

Conjonction de subordination
Meilleur, mieux, pire / plus mauvais, plus mal = better, best, worse and worst (irregular comparatives and superlatives) Lesson

Knowing when to use mieux and meilleur (better) can be tricky

AdjectifAdverbeSuperlatifComparatifIrregular
I can very well do without you. Language example

The verb passer in French has a variety of meanings, as diverse as to happen, to do without or sim

My brothers get along very well ! Language example

Look how to express reciprocity in French:

Nous nous aimons tellement.We love each other so much.

Vous vous envoyez des cartes de Noël tous les ans.You send Christmas cards to each other every year.

Elles se font complètement confiance.They trust each other completely.

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Are you having fun? Language example

Learn how to conjugate REFLEXIVE VERBS in Le Présent Indicatif in French

Do you sing well? Language example

Most verbs ending in -er conjugate as follows in Le Présent Indicatif.

Learn how to

Aller à = to suit someone (expressions with aller) Lesson

We know that the verb aller means to go in French. Therefore aller &agrav

Idiotismes avec aller
I run well, but he runs better than me. Language example

Knowing when to use mieux and meilleur (better) can be tricky

I really enjoyed myself. Language example

Learn how to conjugate reflexive verbs in Le Passé Composé&n

I don't feel great these days. Language example

In most cases, using the demonstrative adjectives ce/cet/cette/ces (see Ce/cet/cette and ces = this/that and these/those (demonstrative adjectives)) on their own is good eno

You sew amazingly well! Language example

Learn how to conjugate COUDRE (to sew) in Le Présent Indicatif in Frenc

Did you enjoy yourselves? Language example

Learn how to conjugate reflexive verbs in Le Passé Composé&n

This computer works the least well. Language example

Look at these cases of adverbs in the Superlatif:

Marie chante le plus fortMarie sings the loudest.

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He has to be willing to help me to start with. Language example

The verb VOULOIR is irregular in the Subjonctif Présent:

 
This haircut suits me, doesn't it? Language example

We know that the verb aller means to go in French. Therefore aller &agrav

The good swimmer dives well. Language example

We've already learned about Forming regular adverbs with -ment (feminine adjective + -ment).

However, some adverbs have irregular stems,

That evening went very well. Language example

In French, there are two words to talk about the different moments of the day (matin/matinée, soir/soirée), days

Did you have fun last night? Language example

Learn how to conjugate reflexive verbs in Le Passé Composé&n

I like your car, it's better than mine. Language example

Look at the sentences:

Puis-je emprunter ton vélo? J'ai perdu le mien.Can I borrow your bike? I've lost mine.

C'est à qui ce stylo? C'est le mien.Whose is this pen? It's mine.

Ces lunettes de soleil ne sont pas les siennes.Those sunglasses are not his.

The expressions for 'mine', 'yours' and 'his/hers' in French agree in gender an

I like your car, it's better than theirs. Language example

Look at these sentences:

J'aime bien ta voiture, elle est mieux que la leur.I like your car, it's better than theirs.

Es-tu propriétaire de ta maison? Nous allons acheter la nôtre.Do you own your house? We're going to buy ours.

Ces lunettes de soleil ne sont pas les leurs.Those sunglasses are not theirs.

The expressions for 'ours', 'yours' and 'theirs' in French agree in gender

I like your shoes, but I prefer mine. Language example

Depending on context and whether you use it on its own, the verb aimer can mean to love

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