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I sing badly

Je chante mal

badly - mal. Recall that when an adverb modifies a conjugated verb, it immediately follows the verb.

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I love pizza

J'adore la pizza

to love (something) - adorer. There are two ways to say "to love" in French: adorer and aimer. Adorer is used to describe fondness for an object, activity, event, celebrity, or friend (but not for a romantic lover).

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You (plural) hate sweets

Vous détestez les bonbons

to hate - détester. In the second-person plural of the present tense, verbs with infinitives ending in -ER adopt the ending -ez.

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Conjugate the verb arriver in the present tense.

  • j'arrive
  • tu arrives
  • il/elle/on arrive
  • nous arrivons
  • vous arrivez
  • ils/elles arrivent

This is a regular -ER verb.

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I love my house

J'adore ma maison

my (singular) - mon/ma. These are the possessive adjectives for je when referring to singular nouns. Possessive adjectives agree in gender and number with the noun: they agree with what is possessed, not with the possessor.

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My friends are rich

Mes copains sont riches

my (plural) - mes. This is the possessive adjective for je when referring to plural nouns, regardless of gender. Note how it agrees in number with the noun.

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I love my life

J'adore ma vie

life - la vie

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(to a close friend) Your friend is hungry

Ton ami a faim

your (singular) - ton/ta. Ton and ta are the possessive adjectives for tu when referring to singular nouns.

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Your (female) students are brilliant

Tes étudiantes sont brillantes

your (plural) - tes. This is the possessive adjective for tu when referring to plural nouns, regardless of gender.

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I have his table

J'ai sa table

his/her (singular) - son/sa. These are the possessive adjectives for il/elle/on when referring to singular nouns.

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We have her candy

Nous avons ses bonbons

his/her (plural) - ses. This is the possessive adjective for il/elle/on when referring to plural nouns.

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I like candy

J'aime les bonbons

to like - aimer. This verb means "to like" when applied to things. When applied to people, it means "to love (romantically)."

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He loves his girlfriend

Il aime sa petite amie

to love (someone) - aimer. Recall that generally, when dealing with objects instead of people, aimer means "to like."

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She is in love with Paul

Elle est amoureuse de Paul

in love (with) - amoureux (de). Amoureux can be used without the preposition de to mean "romantic."

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We always win

Nous gagnons toujours

to win - gagner. Note that gagner de l'argent means "to earn money."

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I like our house

J'aime notre maison

our - notre/nos. Notre is the possessive adjective for nous when referring to a singular noun, regardless of gender. Nos is the possessive adjective for nous when referring to a plural noun.

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He likes music

Il aime la musique

music - la musique

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You (informal) play piano

Tu joues du piano

to play - jouer. Note that piano is a masculine noun. Also note that jouer de refers to playing a musical instrument, whereas jouer à refers to playing a game or a sport.

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Marcel plays guitar

Marcel joue de la guitare

a guitar - une guitare

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We play basketball too

Nous jouons au basket aussi

also, as well, too - aussi. The word for "basketball" is le basket-ball, often shortened to le basket. Note how à le is contracted to au.

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You guys like your house, no?

Vous aimez votre maison, non?

your (plural/formal) - votre/vos. These are the possessive adjectives for vous.

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The girls love their boyfriends

Les filles aiment leurs petits amis

their - leur/leurs. These are the possessive adjectives for ils/elles.

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They listen to pop music

Ils écoutent de la musique pop

to listen - écouter

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My (female) friend talks a lot

Mon amie parle beaucoup

Note that ma changes to mon when the (feminine) noun begins with a vowel sound. The same applies to ta and sa: they change to ton and son, respectively.

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She has a small car

Elle a une petite voiture

a car - une voiture

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They have our keys

Ils ont nos clés

a key - une clé/clef. Both spellings are pronounced the same way and are entirely interchangeable.

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The car works very well

La voiture marche très bien

to function, to work - marcher. Note this second meaning of the verb marcher, in addition to the meaning "to walk."

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I really like her convertible

J'aime beaucoup son cabriolet

a convertible - un cabriolet. The French here translates more directly to "I like her convertible a lot."

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They are in the car

Ils sont dans la voiture

in - dans. The preposition dans can also mean "within" or "into."

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I think a lot

Je pense beaucoup

to think - penser. This verb is conjugated in the present as follows: je pense, tu penses, il/elle/on pense, nous pensons, vous pensez, ils/elles pensent.