French grammar rules

Marie-ClaireIt’s easy to learn French grammar with these free French audio lessons. The Rocket French team has included step-by-step explanations, audio for French pronunciation, and helpful cultural tips along the way!

If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, check out our free audio lessons for learning French words and French phrases

How to say 'a' in French - How to say 'the' in French

You’ll learn this essential French in today’s online lesson, and I’ve included some examples with audio as well. This is where I’ll introduce you to French articles – and I don’t mean the reading kind!

If you’ve never heard of definite articles in French, or indefinite articles in French, don’t panic! I’ve provided step-by-step explanations so you’ll understand these basic rules of French grammar in no time.

Using 'you' in French

Not sure when to use the formal in French or the informal? This French language lesson is for you!

Take a look at the simple explanations I’ve put together, and then listen to some examples of French conversations so you can practice using this basic French grammar in real life situations.

If you’re planning on traveling in a French-speaking country, you might think learning casual French is enough… well think again... This lesson will make sure you don’t offend anyone by being too familiar, and help you to avoid any embarrassing cultural misunderstandings!
 

Different ways to use 'of' in French

This free French lesson will solve the small mystery of the word de, and you’ll even get some French pronunciation practice time as well.

As they say, sometimes big things come in small packages, and once you’ve mastered this versatile little word, you’ll find you can speak French more naturally.

 

I hope you find these free French language lessons helpful. Don’t forget to sign up for our Free French course before you go!


Happy learning!

Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team

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