Sometimes the smallest words can be some of the most confusing in a new language. In French, the partitive articles du, de la, and des are very common, and are seen in many different situations. Learn when to use them, and how they are formed!
There are two parts to the passé composé (past tense) in French: the auxiliary verb and the past participle. The first part you need to learn is the auxiliary verb, which can be either avoir or être depending on the circumstance. Learn when you use each of them with this article.
Particles are an important part of Japanese grammar. They are used to mark word use and are found in every sentence. Learn some of the most common ones and how to use them including the two most common Japanese particles: wa and wo.
Japanese has regular numbers, just like English, that are used for a variety of things. However, when you are counting in Japanese or describing how many items you have, there are special counting words that you use. Learn some of the more common counters in this article.
In Italian, words can be either masculine or feminine, grammatically speaking. Learn how to tell them apart and how to use them with the equivalent of “a” and “an” in English.
Learning the present tense is an important part of your introduction to French. It is the tense that we use to discuss everyday occurrences, as well as the tense used to describe things and talk about general facts.
Some things are easy to understand, others are hard to understand. Some people are hard to talk to, others easy to talk to. Learn how to say sentences like this in Japanese, using yasui and nikui with any verb.
Giving commands in any language is very helpful. Learn how to form the imperative in French for commands to other people and commands to a group. This article covers -er, -ir, and -re verbs as well as irregular French verbs. The forms for tu, vous, and nous commands are given.
The second group of verbs in the French language are called -ir verbs. There are several of them, and knowing how to use them in the present tense is very helpful. Includes conjugations charts as well as several examples.
In Japanese, there are three different verbs that all mean “to be.” Learn the conjugations of desu in present, past, and negative present and past tenses, and see several examples of its use. Also covers basic sentence structure.
Being able to describe what you want and don’t want to do, or asking the same thing of others, is a very helpful tool in basic conversation. Covers how to change any verb into the “want to” or “do not want to” form using the -tai structure.
One of the most important set of verbs in French is the -er verbs. Learn how to conjugate the biggest set of French verbs in the present tense, allowing you to talk about daily life as well as describe what you’re doing at the moment to someone else.
Learning verbs is an important part of any language, and while many verbs fit into patterns, there are usually irregular verbs as well. Japanese only has two of them, kuru and suru. Learn how to conjugate both of them in this article.
Colors are important words to learn in any language, as they can help you even when you are not fluent. Being able to point out “The blue one” can help you point out objects that you don’t know the words for, so learning colors can be crucial to your language learning process.
It is very important to be able to say what you can and cannot do, especially when dealing with a foreign language. In this article, look at how to do so in Japanese, as well as ask other people what they can and cannot do.
Without questions, it is very difficult to communicate with anyone else. Basic yes or no questions can be very easy to use, yet a very powerful tool to enhance your beginnings into learning French.
Learn how to read a calender in Japanese. We go over the seven days of the week, including pronunciation, literal meaning, and Kanji, and the twelve months of the year.
One of the main past tenses used in French, l’imparfait is very useful for describing past events and circumstances. Learn how to conjugate it, including all regular patterns and several irregular ones as well.