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BEGINNER1. LESSON #10. WHAT DO I KNOW ?

Congratulations, you’re already on lesson #10 !
This lesson will be a summary of the main points we saw so far.
Let’s see what we learnt :

  • You know now that nouns have a gender. They’re masculine or feminine. Articles and adjectives must agree in gender with the nouns they go with.

Un homme / une femme
Un garçon / une fille
Un homme intelligent / une femme intelligente
Jean est français / Marie est française

  • You can count to ten : un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix.
  • You can now conjugate être and the first forms of avoir at the present tense.

Je suis

J’ai

Tu es

Tu as

Il est, elle est

Il a, elle a

Nous sommes

Vous êtes

Ils sont, elles sont

  • You can now conjugate the –er verbs at the present tense.

J’aime

J’entre

Tu aimes

Tu entres

Il aime, elle aime

Il entre, elle entre

Nous aimons

Nous entrons

Vous aimez

Vous entrez

Ils aiment, elles aiment

Ils entrent, elles entrent

  • You know there are different ways of speaking depending on the situation and on the person you’re talking to :

    If you're speaking to someone you meet for the first time, someone you don’t know well or you keep distances with or someone you show respect to (like your boss), you will use vous which is a polite way to speak to someone.
    If you're speaking to someone you know quite well, you will use tu.

    Next lessons will have the same construction but they might be more developped.
    We will see new vocabulary and new useful grammatical notions. But trust us, we will keep going slowly, progressing step by step ! You’ve already achieve so much. Hang on.
Translate in English :
1. Bonjour. Je m’appelle Pierre.
2. J’aime le thé.
3. J’ai trois enfants, deux fils et une fille.
4. Ma fille est petite.
5. Comment vous appelez-vous ?
6. Caroline est française. Paul est français aussi.

Translate in French :
1. Three croissants, please.
2. I like tea.
3. Hello. What’s your name ?
4. I am happy. (boy speaking)
5. Do you want some coffee ? (speaking to a friend).
6. Do you want some coffee ? (speaking to someone you just met)
7. Suzanne is pretty, Victor is pretty too.

Conjugate in present tense :
1. Chanter (to sing)
2. Parler (to speak)

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