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Does Roast Beef mean “I’m ready to settle down?”

Backward Investors

Old Dream

Low-fat croissants

Parlez-vous Restaurantian ?

Calorie Count

To be or not to be… speaking French ?

Keep on asking and you will receive

It’s going south

License to speak

Tour de Food

Who wants to live in Whatever-sur-Mer ?

EXpress yourself

How’s your skin today?

The nose job

Mission impossible?


Charity work

Sleepless in Paris



Tacos fever

Bon voyage !

À la vôtre !

Blind date

Pastis anyone ?

No plan B


La muse et le coq

La victoire de Michelle

Act #16: Mission impossible?


A pronominal verb is a verb that is accompanied by a reflexive pronoun. Pronominal verbs fall into three classes based on their meaning: they can be reflexive, idiomatic, or reciprocal. To conjugate pronominal verbs in the present tense, you need to pay attention to both the pronoun and the verb form. Look carefully at the conjugation of the following pronominal verb. The verb is conjugated normally (here an -er verb) with addition of the reflexive pronouns me, te, se, nous, vous, se.

SE LAVER (to wash)

je me    lave
tu te      laves
il/elle se     lave
nous nous lavons
vous vous lavez
ils/ellesse     lavent

Reflexive verbs

Pronominal verbs often express reflexive actions. That is, the subject performs the action on itself. When the subject performs the action on someone else, the verb is not reflexive. Note how the ne of the ne...pas is placed before the reflexive pronoun. Here’s a list of common reflexive verbs in French:

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