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Le matin :
- Lève-toi, Suzanne. Il est l’heure d’aller à l’école.
- Il est déjà 7h30 (sept heures et demie) ?
- Oui, et l’école commence à 8h30.
- Je me lève. Je veux mettre ma robe violette aujourd’hui.
- Non, un pantalon. Il fait froid.
- Mais moi j’ai chaud.
- Il fait froid dehors.
In the morning :
- Get up, Suzanne. It’s time to go to school.
- Is it already 7:30 ?
- Yes it is and school starts at 8:30.
- I’m getting up. I want to put on my purple dress today.
- No, pants. It’s cold.
- But I’m hot.
- It’s cold outside.
Pantalon (pants, trousers) is singular in French.
Matin (masc.) : morning.
Se lever : to get up.
Heure (fém.) : time, o’clock.
Aller : to go.
Déjà : already.
Demi, demie : half.
Commencer : to start, to begin.
Mettre : to put, to put on.
Violet, violette : purple.
Robe (fém.) : dress.
Froid : cold.
Chaud : hot.
Dehors : outside.
Actually, telling the time is not that different in French and in English. You just have to remember we run on a 24 hours cycle. Let’s see the basic today.

Il est sept heures : It’s 7 o’clock. It’s 7.
Il est sept heures et demie : It’s 7:30. It’s half past 7.

And that’s it. Remember the words heures and demi and you’re good for most of the time telling. Let’s wait till you know all the numbers between 12 and 24 before going any further.
Translate in French :
1. It’s 9 (it’s 9 o’clock).
2. It’s already 11 .
3. Do you want to put on a dress, today ?

Translate in English :
1. Je joue à 7 heures.
2. Nous nous levons à 7h30.
3. Il fait chaud dehors mais moi j’ai froid.

What about you ? Are you sometimes cold when everybody tells you it's not ?
Et vous ? Avez-vous parfois froid alors que tout le monde vous dit qu'il ne fait pas froid ?


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