The basic tip on learning french for English speakers

When you name a table, a chair or a house in English,you don’t need to worry about its gender; however in french, every noun has a gender, and you need to know it. In french all nouns will be either masculine or feminine and there is no neutral. There are no real rules of logic to help you decide which article to use. Basically you will have to learn the gender by heart.

Now I will discuss 2 types of articles in french:Definite article and Indefinite article:

Definite Article: French has 4 forms of definite article (Le,La,Les,L’) corresponding to the english article “The”.Usage depends on the gender and number (singular,plural) of the noun. For example:

1)The boy=Le garçon (masculine singular)

2)The girl=La fille (feminine singular)

3)The houses=Les maisons (feminine plural)

4)The boys=Les garçons (masculine plural)

5)the man=L’homme (masculine singular);whether the noun is masculine singular or feminine singular we are going to write L’ if it is followed by a vowel or h muet.

Indefinite articles:

French has 3 forms of indefinite articles (un,une,des) corresponding to the english articles “a/an” and “some”.Usage depends on the gender and number(singular,plural) of the noun. For example:

1)A boy=un garçon (masculine singular)

2)A girl=une fille (feminine singular)

3)Some houses=des maisons (feminine plural)

4)Some boys=des garçons (masculine plural)


My story:How I got the idea of creating this blog.

The idea behind creating this blog came from the problems which I experienced when I was learning french.Now before telling my story let me ask some questions from my readers.
Have you ever thought of learning french language?
Are you facing the problem of pronouncing french words correctly?
Do you think that native french speakers speak very fast?
Do you find it difficult to catch hold of the pace at which they are speaking?
Assuming that all of you must have faced these problems at some point in time,I have created a blog FrenchConnect to solve these problems of french language learners.Though I was a topper in french in Kamala Nehru College,Delhi University,I also faced the same problems being from a non-french background.
I got this idea for my blog because of my own experience when I did my 3 years advanced diploma in french from kamala nehru college,Delhi University.Being from a non french background,when I used to watch the french videos of a native french speaker,I found it very difficult to catch hold of the pace at which they were speaking.Same way when I read some information in french,I had to check the meaning of many words in the french-english dictionary which used to take a lot of time.So I thought of creating a blog in which all the information about France is given in both the languages-french and english.Assuming that english is widely spoken and my readers know english,I have written the content not only in french language but also translated in english simultaneously so that my readers don’t have any problem in comprehending what I have written in french.I am also speaking in the videos slowly to ease the problem of my viewers and to help them learn french quickly.


Jours fériés et fêtes(Holidays and festivals)

Jours fériés et fêtes:Les Fêtes de France

Noël est célébré le 25 Décembre chaque année pour célébrer la naissance de Jésus Christ.

Nouvel An est célébré le 31 Décembre de chaque année pour marquer le début de Nouvel An.

Fête de la musique est un festival français qui est célébré le 21 June de chaque année

Mardi Gras est la semaine du carnaval pour marquer la fin des célébrations. Il tombe chaque année entre le 3 Février et le 9 Mars.

Pâques est une fête chrétienne pour marquer la résurrection de Jésus Christ.

La Fête nationale est célébré le 14 Juillet par an pour commémorer le jour de la Bastille.

English translation
Holidays and celebrations: The Festivals of France

Christmas is celebrated on December 25 each year to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

New Year is celebrated on December 31 of each year to mark the beginning of New Year.

Fête de la musique is a French festival that is celebrated on June 21st of each year

 Mardi Gras is the carnival week to mark the end of the celebrations.  It falls every year between February 3rd and March 9th.

Easter is a Christian holiday to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The national holiday is celebrated on July 14  every year to commemorate the day of the Bastille



Speaking a language is about connection,not perfection.

A lot of people have this question in mind: Why learn another language?If you are at all curious about the world beyond your own day to day routine, speaking french (or any other language besides your native tongue) can upgrade your life by increasing opportunities for career,living,travel,adventure,friendship and love.The more languages you speak,the bigger your world becomes.

You can learn to speak another language,no matter your age or educational background;maybe you will never be mistaken for a native speaker but you will be able to communicate and that is what languages are for.Remember speaking a language is about connection,not perfection.