First, we’ll see what common constructions we use to make New Year’s resolutions in French.Then I’ll explain the difference between “an” and “année”, tell you why we say “le nouvel an” and we’ll study some typical French resolutions.
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Visit Stack Exchange French Language Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the French language. Sign up to join this community It looks like both are in regular use today, and that this is also the case for "payer", "balayer", as well as any other verb in "-ayer".
To conjugate, drop the infinitive ending (-er, -re, -ir) and add endings as follows: E.g.
adorer (which means to adore in French) j’adorasse tu adorasses il/elle adorât nous adorassions vous adorassiez ils/elles adorassent Elle espérait qu’ils l’adorassent. Le professeur voulait que les élèves expliquassent la difference entre le conditionnel et le subjonctif.
“An” is usually used with a number, when saying your age or counting years.
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