How to form simple sentences in French

How to form simple sentences in French

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in French? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short French lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple French sentences easy.

Simple French sentences

In a typical sentence in French which uses the verb 'to be', the verb is placed between the subject and the attribute as in English. In the singular, the verb 'to be' is 'est'. In the plural, the verb 'to be' is 'sont'.


L'homme est heureux.
The man is happy.
L'homme est riche.
The man is rich.
L'homme est grand.
The man is big.
L'homme est fort.
The man is strong.
L'homme est sympathique.
The man is friendly.
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There are roughly 77 million native speakers with an additional 50 million who have French as a second language. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning French would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in French

Learn to get by in French with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in French, introduce yourself in French and even hold a conversation in French after you have met someone.

À demain
See you tomorrow
À tout à l'heure
See you later
À la prochaine
See you again
À bientôt
See you soon
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If you want to go from beginner to fluent in French in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step French learning guide will show you how to teach yourself French in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand French.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in French

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases C'est un livre, C'est une chaise and C'est une porte (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases La porte est grande and La porte est petite (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Les portes sont grandes and Les portes sont petites (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple French sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in French. Give it a try yourself!

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