Bienvenue et bonjour.
is an on-line French audio dictionary with thousands of sound files,
accompanying text, and video clips to help you learn, practice, and
enjoy the French language.
The site contains vocabulary lists,
verb conjugation tables, and topical phrases to help the foreign
language student and international traveler. Fluent French speakers
author all the sound files. Both English-to-French and French-to-English
written translations are presented.
You will hear French words,
while you see French words,
simultaneously, which helps you learn. Just double-click and listen.
you will find:
Vocabulary Lists. Extensive words lists
organized by subject matter. Sort by French or English translation.
Each French word is linked to a sound file recorded by a fluent
Verb Tables. Conjugations
for over 200 verbs - irregular, regular, and exceptions (regular verbs
with spelling exceptions). Sound files include subject pronouns and
auxiliary verbs. Each table includes English translation.
On-line videos of each subject list and verb conjugation, with
English translation. Helps reinforce the sight-with-sound
approach to learning French. All are *.mov format and downloadable.
Reference Verb Tables.
Convenient form of individual verb tables mentioned above, arranged
by alphabet, person, and tense - all linked to sound files. Just
for...At the restaurant. Some helpful conversation to
better experience dinner at a Parisian restaurant.
Vélib’ Sur La Sellette. The darling of Parisians and
tourists...a conservation project
to reduce congestion and pollution. Anne-Marie describes its pluses
nouvelle fascination pour Van Gogh. Join with Arnaud and
Emilie as they explore the Musée d'Orsay and Auvers-sur-Oise...the
last home of Vincent Van Gogh.
Be sure to check out
10 Tips for Traveling To Paris.
Recommended sites, products, and other resources for learning French
and visiting Paris. Nearly all recommendations listed based on
Please note the customized Google Search at bottom of
page to further help you locate French words throughout the site.
Guidelines. To ensure you can hear the
sound files on-line, download and print.
individual sound files on
can be downloaded for personal use to practice off-line on your computer
or your portable MP3 player. (Please see
Use.) You can build your own customized vocabulary lists and
integrate into other educational language tools, like flashcard
software. Word videos, however, will only play on-line.
Free and on-line since 2004 with
minimal pop-ups or sponsored links.
Pour votre plaisir, Charles