It’s really important to master well the French adjectives as they are a lot different from the English ones for example. The French adjectives reflect the gender and the number of the noun(s) they describe. The French adjective can be either masculine, feminine, singular or plural. It seems like a lot but it is not that hard. Besides there are some simple rules that apply and the truth is that even the French sometimes confuse the correct forms of their adjectives. Here are the rules:
In French there are four ways of expressing the past: le passé composé, l’imparfait, le plus-que-parfait et le passé simple. The first two you will use quite often, the third one from time to time, and the last one you won’t use at all. That’s the beauty of the French language.
Let’s start with the most famous and frequent French tense of the past:
It this lesson you will learn or consolidate, if you have gone through the 1st and 2nd part of my French Lessons for Beginners, the conjugation and use of the two most important verbs in the French language: Etre and Avoir.
1. Etre / Avoir
Interesting facts and advantages of learning well from the start of etre (to be) and avoir (to have):
- Two the most important verbs in almost any language
- Because of that, you will be able to express all the basic things concerning yourself
- Etre and avoir are essential in constructing the other tenses and structures in the French language (past, future, conditional, perfect)
- Two irregular verbs, which means they conjugate differently from other verbs
- In both verbs, the second ( tu ) and the third( il/elle ) person singular are pronounced in the same way (although they are written a bit differently)