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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,

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
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.


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.


Le Présent IndicatifPronom relatif
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
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

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

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