Free French lessons

Counting in French - 1 to 1,000,000

Counting in French follows a reasonably obvious pattern... right up until you hit number 70. This lesson will have you covered for everything between one and one million, and you'll learn how "ninety" in one French-speaking country doesn't necessarily equal ninety in another!

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Question words

Question words are amongst the most important vocabulary you'll learn. Not only will they allow you to extract information from others, but you can hold whole conversations with these words alone! Ask any four year old! This lesson covers "how much/many?", "when?", "where?", "how?", "why?", "which?", "what?" and "who?".

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The partitive article "some"

You might be considered a glutton if you ate a cake all by yourself, but nobody would consider you overindulgent if you ate some cake all by yourself, right?

The partitive article "some" or "any" is used when we're talking about something you can't really count. It's a pretty simple one, and a good one to master if you don't fancy a whole cake turning up on your plate.

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Telling the time in French

If you have any aspirations of being able to catch a train, book an appointment, or keep a dinner date... being able to tell the time (and understand it when it's given to you!) is pretty essential. This lesson covers the major time-telling conventions in French. If you've learned your numbers, then telling the time shouldn't be very difficult for you... just watch out for that 24 hour clock!

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Vocabulary and phrases for time concepts

This lesson illustrates some common time concepts, including how to say "never", "sometimes", "early", "late" — Not to mention the essential phrase, I eat cheese all the time!

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Phrases for when your French deserts you

If you're planning a jaunt into French-speaking territory, you're bound to encounter communication problems at one point or other. Knowing how to politely say "I'm sorry, but I have no idea what you're saying" can be pretty useful.

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