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BEGINNER1. LESSON #41. À L'ÉCOLE DE SUZANNE

A l’école de Suzanne :
- Demain, nous allons à la piscine.
Qui sait nager ?
Je ne vois pas de main levée alors personne ne sait nager.
Ce n’est pas grave.
Vous pouvez aller à la piscine même si vous ne savez pas nager.
Il faut juste rester dans la petite piscine.
Vous me le promettez ?
TRANSLATION
At Suzanne’s school :
- Tomorrow, we are going to the swimming-pool.
Who can swim ?
I can’t see any hands up so nobody can swin.
It doesn’t matter.
You can go to the swiming-pool even if you can’t swim.
You juste have to stay in the small pool.
Do you promise ?
Piscine (fém.) : swimming pool.
Nager : to swim.
Main (fém.) : hand.
Alors : so.
Personne : nobody, no-one.
Même si : even if.
Promettre : to promise.
Qui is an interrogative word. It’s always used to refer to persons. It can be subject or object in the sentence.
When qui is the subject of the question, the verb is always third person singular and we don’t invert the order of the words : qui + verb + end of the sentence.
Qui sait nager ? Qui aime les bonbons ?

The irregular verb savoir belongs to the third group.
Here is its conjugation :
Je sais, tu sais, il sait, nous savons, vous savez, ils savent.

Savoir means to know : to know a fact, to know how to do something.
Qui sait nager ? Vous ne savez pas nager.
Translate in French :
1. You can swim after dinner if you want.
2. Nobody knows.
3. Do you promise ?

Translate in English :
1. Je ne vois pas de professeur ici.
2. Demain, nous allons danser.
3. Il faut juste rester à la maison.

Ici : here.
Danser : to dance.

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