Are subject pronouns required in French?
Do you always have to say the subject pronoun when you conjugate a verb or is it like Spanish where you can (are expected to?) drop the subject pronoun when context is clear?
The pronouns are required.
French is even worse than English about requiring bits of speech here and there ;-)
I guess I keep expecting the rules for one Romance language to be the same as another...
Sorry, French is different from Spanish, but you can drop them in Italian and in Portuguese.
Good to know. I plan to do Italian and some point and maybe Portuguese as well.
Yes, I think that you drop them in Spanish even more often than any of the others.