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Learn French Beginners Guide

This guide was written for French Beginners that don’t know where to start learning the French language.

French is one of the leading languages of Europe and the world. Because French is an official language of many of the world’s organizations such as the United Nations, Nato, UNESCO, the International Red Cross Association, and numerous other international committees and organizations.

After English, French is the most learned second language in Europe and around the globe.


Familiarizes Yourself with the French Alphabet

Learning to read the French Alphabet should be the first stop for French beginners. You should be easily able to understand the French Alphabet because it has the exact same letters and style of writing as English.

Alphabet in French

Alphabet in French
Alphabet in French

Where they differ though is in pronunciation. French Numbers are the same way.


Familiarizes Yourself with the French Numbers

French Numbers 1-10

French Numbers 1-10
French Numbers 1-10

French Numbers 1-100

French Numbers 1-100
French Numbers 1-100

 


French Vocabulary and French Phrases

Logical next step for French beginners after learning the French Alphabet would be to start developing your French vocabulary with French words and phrases.

Basic French Vocabulary Words

Basic French Vocabulary Words
Basic French Vocabulary Words

Common French Greetings

French Greetings
French Greetings

The French Language has close to 1 million words.

Popular French words in English

  • café
  • en route
  • rendezvous
  • carte blanche
  • faux pas
  • par excellence
  • coup d’état
  • Laissez faire
  • pièce de resistance
  • RSVP
  • Omelette
  • déjà vu
  • pâté
  • soufflé
  • c’est la vie

Interesting French Facts

French doesn’t use the letter “W”


French Dialect Map

French Dialect Map
French Dialect Map

French Grammar

The French grammar rules you must follow and understand to properly speak the French language. French sentence structure is pretty straightforward and follows a Subject-Verb-Object pattern. French nouns have genders: Masculine and Feminine which can greatly change the meaning of the word. French Verb Conjugation refers to the five possible inflexions of a verb: Person, Number, Mood, Tense, and Voice. French Adjectives usually follow the noun or pronoun they modify. More information about French grammar can be found below.

French Grammar Rules: Sentence Structure

French word order is similar to English with a Subject + Verb + Object format.

French Grammar Rules: Nouns and Pronouns

French Nouns have a Gender: Masculine and/or Feminine
• Gender of the Noun can change the meaning of the word.
• Some words are always feminine regardless of who they are referring to.
• A Hyphen is sometimes used at the beginning of a sentence when there is no link to the verb, or used between the verb and pronoun.

French Grammar Rules: Verbs

Each Mood as at least 2 tenses. Past and Present.
• Mood describes the speaker’s feeling towards the action of the verb.
• Indicative Mood is the most commonly used mood and has eight possible tenses.
• French Verb Conjugation refers to the five possible inflexions of a verb: Person, Number, Mood, Tense, and Voice.

French Grammar Rules: Adjectives

French Adjectives usually follow the noun or pronoun they modify
• Adjectives usually follow the noun they describe. If the noun is plural, the adjective takes a plural form, and if the noun is feminine, we put the feminine form, usually by adding an e or by doubling the final consonant and adding e.

Learning French grammar rules can be considered the cornerstone of the language and will take some time to learn but creates a sturdy foundation to help you completely learn French in no time. Take the time to let these points soak in, then build on them as you continue your French studies. Good luck, and have fun learning French.


Learn French Swear Words and Profanity

French Swear Words
French Swear Words

Learn French Swear Words and Profanity

I was a little hesitant to write this article because some people might be offended and such. but actually, it was one of the most requested things I receive in my email. It comes as no surprise really since I’m sure most of us would admit that we always seek out the profanity when learning a new language.

Learning French swear words for a variety of reasons. Most people tend to swear when they are stressed or angry. If you have a relative that knows a second language then get upset and start talking in their other language? People also tend to swear when they are hurt in some way. Studies have shown that swearing does have pain reducing element.

Remember there are a time and place for using theses French Swear Words. So only use these French Swear words when it’s appropriate.


Your French vocabulary should begin with words you could use in your daily life and should be familiar with already. Below are some useful French vocabulary and expressions for Continents, Weather, Anatomy, Home/Rooms, Vehicles, and Countries from around the world.

Depending on where you live. You are taught a little differently when it comes to continents, if you’re an American like me, you were taught 7 continents. In parts of Europe, some are taught 5-6 continents instead. Either merging Europe and Asia as Eurasia and combining North and South America as one continent.

French Vocabulary Words for Continents

French Vocabulary Words for Continents
French Vocabulary Words for Continents

Learning French Vocabulary is very crucial because its structure is based on our daily interactions with other people. The more French Vocabulary you learn the closer you come to completely understanding the French language.


French Vocabulary Words for Anatomy

French Vocabulary Words for Anatomy

French Vocabulary Words for Anatomy


French Vocabulary Words for Countries

French Vocabulary Words for Countries
French Vocabulary Words for Countries

French Vocabulary Words for Homes/Rooms

French Vocabulary Words for Homes Rooms
French Vocabulary Words for Homes Rooms

French Vocabulary Words for Vehicles

French Vocabulary Words Vehicles
French Vocabulary Words Vehicles

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