Grammaire Francaise

Here we find questions about the grammatical rules that govern French expressions and sentences. Typically, contributors ask about verb tenses, stems and roots of words, spelling, pronunciation, and agreement of adjectives and nouns in gender (masculine/feminine) and number (singular/plural).

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Is Loren a French name?

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Yes it is. There is a very famous French actress named Sophia Loren. NO! it is not. Sophia Loren is Italian, not French.
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What are the dr mrs vandertramp verbs?

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"Dr. Mrs. Vandertramp" is the mnemonic for English speakers to remember which French verbs are conjugated in "passé composé" with the "être" auxiliary instead of "avoir". Each letter of the mnemonic represents one verb: Devenir - to become Revenir - to return Mourir - to die Rester - to stay Sortir - to go out/Exit Venir - to come Arriver - to arrive Naître - to be born Descendre - to descend or go down Entrer - to enter Rentrer - to return home Tomber - to fall Retourner - to return Aller - to go Monter - to climb/to go up Partir - to part/ to leave Passer and Deceder are also conjugated with "être" in some cases, like when they mean 'to pass by' and 'to decease'. Not much of a mnemonic, since remember initials apply to thousand of words and verbs, not just one verb per letter, let alone a whole list.
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What are the conjugations of the French verb chanter in future tense?

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je chanterai tu chanteras il chantera nous chanterons vous chanterez ils chanteront
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Is the French word 'discothèque' feminine or masculine?

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It is "une discothèque" (feminine noun).
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Is French a Germanic language?

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No, it is a Romanic language derived from Latin. The appended language tree shows its roots.
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How do you conjugate the French verb 'partir'?

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To conjugate partir (to leave), replace the ending "tir" with the appropriate suffix according to the phrase's subject. Je pars Tu pars Il/Elle/On part Nous partons Vous partez Ils/Elles partent Note:Don't pronounce the "s" or "t" in pars or part. Sortir (to go out) and dormir (to sleep) also follow this conjugation parttern.
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What do you do when your keyboard makes a letter with a letter e with a French accent instead of a question mark?

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The letter é is activated by accidentally pressing Ctrl+fn+right Shift. To deactivate: Press Ctrl+fn+right Shift. Let go. Press Ctrl+fn+right Shift AGAIN. Now type question mark as usual. Answer: I'm not sure what type of computer the above instructions are for, but if you are on a Windows computer, just hold the alt button down and type 0233. This only works if you are on a full sized keyboard (not a laptop keyboard).
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Is bow tie feminine or masculine in French?

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a bow tie is 'un nœud papillon', or 'un nœud pap' in French. The adjectives should be masculine as 'un nœud'
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Tout est bien passe?

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Tout s'est bien passé et non tout est bien passé Tout est bien passé means that you was able to eat everythingEverything went well is tout s'est bien passé and the answer is oui tout s'est bien passé ou non, ça ne s'est pas bien passé
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Je vois tout?

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Est-il possible de tout voir, tout comprendre? Peut-etre, peut-etre pas. Ca depend. Pouvoir voir tout c'est le don des anges et de Dieu.
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Is the word clinic feminine or masculine?

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This is an English word. English words are never masculine or feminine (except him, her, he, she, etc.).
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