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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnonTheTerrible

Something that could be helpful

Conjugated verbs aren't really explained. I had to guess on most of them, and still don't have a full grasp. It'd be nice if the tutorial explained them.

June 19, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oedipax

Agreed. It would be nice if eventually there was a more structured learning section on the site that could teach you the rules for things like -er, -ir, -re etc verbs. A section for different tenses would be great too.

Right now everything is just contextual and I suspect if you don't know it already you won't really pick up on the underlying grammar.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/boissonsoya

I agree that conjugation is not explained very well on this website. Since I study French in school, we basically have the conjugations drilled into our heads. You might want to search up "French conjugation games/jeux de conjugaison" or something like that to keep in fun. One thing to note that people above have said is that regular verbs are relatively easy to learn (-ER, -IR, -RE verb endings). You should also know at least a few of the irregular verbs - the most basic would be être (to be), avoir (to have), aller (to go - irregular even with an -er ending), faire (to do), vouloir (to want), and pouvoir (can/to be able to).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dwendl
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There are several sites that either conjugate a verb for you or teach conjugation. I sometimes find http://www.wordreference.com/fren/ to be helpful.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maarek

What I'm doing is making note of the verbs in play in the lessons and cutting/pasting the conjugation into One Note. For the simple ones that end in -er, it's not a big deal. But the irregular ones, it's important. I think you have to memorize those ones by rote until you've got it down.

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