Basic French Lesson #10 (Part 1 of 2)

September 14th, 2010 Mauricio Posted in French No Comments »

Hello again! How’s everything?

We’ll learn French today with a very good tutor on internet I found. Anyways enjoy it I hope you like it as well as I do.

Basic French Lesson #10 (Part 1 of 2)

We can learn numbers in French and notice how different is the pronunciation!

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Common French Phrases : Learn Common French Greetings

September 14th, 2010 Mauricio Posted in French, Uncategorized 1 Comment »

Hello fellows! what’s up?
I bring here a nice video class where you can learn some basic French expressions.
So, if you want to learn to speak French pay attention to it.



Common French Phrases : Learn Common French Greetings

Parley like the French; learn how to say hello in French and other common greetings in this free online foreign language video lesson.

Hope you guys have liked it!

So Long, Bye bye

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Beginning French Pronunciation

August 28th, 2010 varon_50 Posted in French No Comments »

French, like English, can be very difficult in terms of pronunciation, due to intricacies like silent letters, multiple sounds for a single letter, and endless exceptions to whatever rules you find. This site contains numerous lessons which explain the rules and exceptions of French pronunciation in great detail, which is fine for advanced students but can be very confusing for beginners. Therefore, this lesson is an attempt to simplify French pronunciation, to make it easier for you to get started, even if you don’t know how every letter combination is pronounced in every situation. While at some point, you will need to study more in-depth lessons on pronunciation, for the time being, this simplified pronunciation chart can help you get a good idea about how to pronounce new words.

Whenever possible, I have provided English words which use the same spelling. Failing that, I used French terms used in English, but if you don’t know how to say these à la française, you will need to look them up in order to get the correct pronunciation. Failing either of these, I used an alternate spelling – these words are in [brackets] and the letters which make the relevant sound are in bold. When there is no real English equivalent, the nearest sound, if any, is explained in (parentheses) – for these letters and letter combinations, you should look really at the in-depth lessons. The LKL column indicates how I write that sound when spelling out pronunciation in other lessons. The letters and letter combinations are linked to detailed lessons, while the examples are hyperlinked to sound files in .wav format.

Letter(s) LKL English Sound Examples
A a father quatre, un ami
AI ay pain le laitfrais
AU o taupe chaudmauvais
B b buy bonbonsbas
C k can cafésec
s cell cerisenièce
Ç s façade ça vacaleçon
CH sh champagne chaudanchois
D d dad la datemardi
EEU eu de trop le, un feu
É ay fiancé étégénial
È, Ê, EI eh bête noire exprès, une tête
EAU o eau de toilette beaueau
F f fat faimneuf
G g gag gant, une bague
zh mirage il gèleaubergine
H hour hiver, un hôpital
(always silent)
I, Ï, Î ee naïve dix, un lit
J zh déjà vu le jambondéjeuner
K k kit un kiosque, le ski
(rare in French)
L l like fleursmille
M m mom Madamecomment
(n) (nasal vowel) le parfumembouteillage
N n no neufnoir
(n) (nasal vowel) un, le pain
O o solo le dosrose
OI wa foie gras boiretrois
OU u soup douzenous
P p pie un père, la soupe
PH f phone une pharmacietéléphoner
Q k pique quinze, la banque
R r rouge, une ceinture
(similar to Spanish J, Arabic KH)
S s so le sucre, un poisson
SC sk scold une escale
s science les sciences
T t toe la tarte, la tête
TH t [tea] le thé, le théâtre
TI s [silly] attention
U u [food]* tu, une jupe
UE weh suede* saluer, la Suisse
UI wee cuisine* une nuitfruit
*Approximation – see lesson on U
V v vat vert, un avion
W v un wagon
(rare in French)
X ks express exprimertaxe
gz exit le xérès, un exemplaire
Y y yes le yaourt, les yeux
Z z zone la zone, la zizanie


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French Parts of Speech

August 28th, 2010 varon_50 Posted in French No Comments »

Learning French is hard, and it’s even harder if you don’t understand the basics of grammar in your own language. If your mind boggles when people start talking about nouns, adjectives, and other parts of speech, this lesson is for you. The eight parts of speech are listed below, with each one bolded in a sample sentence. Click each term to learn more about it, including examples, tips on figuring out which part of speech a particular word belongs to, and links to more detailed lessons.
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table
ADJECTIVE
Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table

ADVERB
Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table

ARTICLE
Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table

CONJUNCTION
Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table

NOUN
Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table

PREPOSITION
Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table

PRONOUN
Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
I am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table

VERB
Je parle lentement parce que les nouveaux étudiants sont à la table
am speaking slowly because the new students are at the table

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