French Parts of Speech

Learn some French grammar basics

Learning French is hard, and it's even harder if you don't understand the basics of grammar in your own language. If your mind boggles when people start talking about nouns, adjectives, and other parts of speech, this lesson is for you. The eight parts of speech are listed below, with each one bolded in a sample sentence. Click each term to learn more about it, including examples, tips on figuring out which part of speech a particular word belongs to, and links to more detailed lessons.

Adjective

Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table.
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table.

Adverb

Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table.
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table.

Article

Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table

Conjunction

Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table

Noun

Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table

Preposition

Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table

Pronoun

Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table

Verb

Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table