But once you understand why and how French language works (grammatical relationshipts between words), you’ll understand the subtilities of the language and culture. It’s really worth it, and not difficult if the rules are explaned in your native language.
Here you’ll find my grammar lessons. Examples and explanations. Audio when I think it’s helpful. Some tips and tricks.
French Grammar Lessons:
When studying the language, you can easily get bogged down in the grammar.
In consequence you may also lose sight of your goal or what you want to achieve.
What is your goal by the way?
Is it the ability to understand and communicate in the language? Or do you want to become a translator?
If your answer is:
“By the end of my course, I want to be able to understand a conversation and communicate in French.”
I don’t really mind making a few mistakes if I can still make myself understood well enough.”
Then keep in mind the following quote from Rivarol:
“Grammar is the art of lifting the difficulties out of a language; the lever must not be heavier than the burden.”
Grammar is needed. True. But grammar is not the whole thing. It’s just a piece of the pie.
Well of course if you want to become a teacher or a translator, you will have to learn everything about grammar.
Is French Grammar Difficult?
Honestly, I think it’s not difficult compared to the vast majority of languages around the world. From my own experience, Spanish is really easy at the beginning but from an intermediate level, its grammar is much more difficult than French!
French grammar is logical. Like German grammar. Like mathematics. Everything is about rules to remember and… practice!
I hope these French grammar lessons available on this site will help you learning French.
If you need more grammar lessons, the best website I know so far is from the University of Texas.
It’s good practice to learn a little bit every day.
Working something like 15 minutes per day is much more beneficial to your grammar learning than a very long session once a week.
Make it short, effective and fun!