https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel_Margison

Exactly what is être?

I know it means "to be" but I'm having difficulty understanding what exactly that means under certain context.

March 7, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel_Margison

Thanks, but that doesn't really help me.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Prenom.Pierre

This verb (être) has so many senses in French. Perhaps this other link.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/french-english/%C3%AAtre

I am a big fan of dictionaries, if this link is too difficult for you, try to look for another online dictionary, there are so many beautiful explanations about spelling and grammar. Because your question, which seems simple, covers an lexical scope that is very very vast.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel_Margison

Thank you! That second link was great. I'm super bad at learning languages.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Prenom.Pierre

Who knows ? In six months you will answer, in French, some questions from new students.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ripcurlgirl

So perceptive my friend. ☺

But it is true - I am committed to trying to do this now. I'm far from fluent but I have learnt a lot and questions I can't answer make me research the grammar - usually through the WordRef forums - which are a terrific resource to get answers from native French speakers like your good self. ☺

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel_Margison

I hope haha. That's the goal.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ripcurlgirl

C'est un bon lien, merci Silvia.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells

De rien! Lawless french est mon site préféré pour tous mes questions grammatiques.

March 7, 2018
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