Easily learn verb conjugations with Coniuno
Easily learn verb conjugations with Coniuno
Conjugate verbs with Coniuno
Conjugate verbs in German, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin
Conjugate verbs in German, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin

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Options, French

Activating the function: menu "Modules", "Conjugation Training, Options", "French"
(also see help for options, general and options, passive)

The following French-specific settings can be done:

Allowed tenses for training

With help of this option you can define which tenses shall be selectable for Coniuno when training the French language. You can select/deselect each tense separately in order to adjust a training to exactly your training-wishes. If for example you only want to train Présent and Futur Simple, then deactivate all other tenses. Coniuno will only build sentences from these two tenses.

The tenses are divided in the groups:

  • Indicatif
  • Subjonctif
  • Conditionnel
  • Others

The group "Others" contains the tenses:

  • Participe
  • Gérondif
  • Imperatif

An additional switch "(de)select all" allows the activation, respectively deactivation of all tenses.

During a training Coniuno firstly randomly chooses a French verb and afterwards randomly chooses one of the allowed tenses. Afterwards the also random choice of the person is done (singular 1..3, plural 1..3).

If all tenses are deactivated (means no tense is allowed), then all buttons on the main-screen are "deactivated". A training of the chosen language (here French) is not possible anymore.

The group "Indicatif" consists of 8 tenses, the group "Conditionnel" however of only 2 tenses. Imperatif and Gérondif consist of only one tense each. To achieve a fair distribution of tested conjugations, Coniuno does a weighting of the chosen tenses.

An example:
From the Indicatif-group four tenses, from the Conditionnel-group only Présent is allowed. Coniuno thus will try to ask four questions from the area of Indicatif and one question from the area of Conditionnel. If now also the Conditionnel Passé is allowed, then Coniuno will try to ask one Conditionnel-question with every second Indicatif-questions already. As Coniuno works with probabilities here and not with exact counters it can however come to slight deviations.

Allowed persons for training

Here you can define which persons Coniuno shall select when training French verbs. The following persons can be combined:

  • Singuliere I
  • Singuliere II
  • Singuliere III
  • Pluriel I
  • Pluriel II
  • Pluriel III

This option is particularly useful in case you want to train one (or several) persons in more than one tense. For example activate all tenses of the Indicatif and as only allowed person the pluriel II. Coniuno will now train only pluriel II with you using the tenses Présent, Imparfait etc.

An additional switch "(de)select all persons" allows the activation respectively deactivation of all persons.

Further settings

With help of this option you can influence the specific behaviour of Coniuno when training the French language.

The following options are available:

  • Training-Verbset

    The training-verbset defined here is used by Coniuno to take the random choice of French verbs.
    The training-verbsets "verbset 1", "verbset 2", "verbset 3", "verbset 4", "verbset 5" as well as "example verbs" are disposable. In all training-verbsets changes can be done, like for example adding new verbs.
    The respectively chosen training-verbset is shown in the second status-panel of the main-screen during training.

  • Verb forms

    "Verb forms" can be used to define whether Coniuno shall only check for "female verb-forms", "male verbforms" or for both female- and male verb-forms.

  • Personal pronoun

    This point was added to simplify the training. Three options exist:

    • check: the relative personal pronoun must be entered as part of the solution in the solution edit-field of the main-screen.
    • add: the relative personal pronoun is added by Coniuno in the solution edit-field of the main-screen.

      Example 1:
      Searched for is the plural 1, Passé Composé from "appeler", means "nous avons appelé".
      In the solution edit-field appears: "nous ".

      Example 2:
      Searched for is the plural 3, Subjonctif Passé from "appeler", means "qu'ils aient appelé".
      In the solution edit-field appears "qu'ils ".

    • ignore: the relative personal pronoun does not need to be entered as part of the solution. Coniuno adds it itself, does however not show it in the solution edit-field. If you enter the personal pronoun anyway then Coniuno will check if it was correct.

      Searched for is the singular 2, Indicatif Présent from "appeler", means "tu appelles".
      Coniuno does not show a personal pronoun in the solution edit-field, however the entered solution "appelles" is counted as correct solution. Coniuno will show the complete solution ("tu appelles") in the "information" field for you to re-check.
      If however you enter the complete solution yourself already ("tu appelles"), then Coniuno does not add the personal pronoun again, but counts the solution as correct.
      If for example you enter "nous appelons", then Coniuno does not turn this into "tu nous appelons", but informs you instead: "wrong verbform, pluriel I" (for more information also see error analysis).

  • Check symbols

    This point was added to simplify the typing-work a bit.
    If this option is activated then all symbols (e.g. á or ç) will be checked. If this option is not activated, then Coniuno accepts beside the symbols also the "normal" characters.

    That means:

    a = á, à, â
    e = é, è, ê
    i = í, ì, î
    o = ó, ò, ô
    u = ú, ù, û
    c = ç
    i = ï

    (the same applies for A, E...)

    If you enter a correct solution in which at least one symbol was replaced by a normal character, then this is counted as correct solution (counter +1). Coniuno informs in the field "information" about the completely correct solution.

    Searched for is the pluriel I, Indicatif Passé Simple from "espérer", means "nous espérâmes".
    If this function is activated, then the solution "nous esperames", "nous espérames", "nous esperâmes" or "nous espérâmes" als counted as correct

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