Learning French

Did you ever want to study French had to battle with money or several other obstacles? Well, this is a chance for you. Here, we would be going through several French lessons.

As a beginner, our goal is to help you become confident enough so that you can exchange a few words with a French person as well as handle basic conversations in specific situations. Note that in French, most times the last consonants are not pronounced except they are accompanied by a vowel sound and that’s why we would write out the pronunciations to help you pronounce the words correctly.

 

Our first lesson would be simple greetings and basic conversations.

 

Section 1

Now here is a brief rundown of some greetings and statements you must have heard before or maybe forgotten:

 

Good morning – bonjour (boñzhoor)

Good afternoon – bonjour/ bon aprèsmidi (boñzhoor/ boñ napremidi)

Good evening – bonsoir (boñsoir)

Goodnight – bonne nuit (bonn nwee)

Welcome – bienvenu (bieñ veneuh)

Well done – bon travail (bon travayi)

Hello (on phone) – allô (alo)

Excuse me – excusez-moi (exkuuzay mwa)

Please – s’il vous plaît (seelvooplay)

Thank you – merci (mersee)

Yes – oui (wee)

No – non ( non)

Sir / Mr – monsieur (mussyuh)

Ma /Mrs – madame (madamm)

Miss – mademoiselle (madmwazell)

 

Section 2

In French, it is important to note that there are formal patterns for making some statements to a listener who you are just getting to know or maybe your boss. Here are a few:

 

FORMAL

Bonjour! -Hello!

Comment allez-vous?- How are you?

Je vais bien. Et vous?- I am doing well. And you?

Ca va bien. Merci.- I am doing well. Thank you.

Comment vous appelez-vous?- What is your name?

Je m’appelle Jean.- My name is Jean.

Au revoir!- Goodbye!

A bientôt!- See you soon!

 

Section 3

For this section, you know those “not so serious” conversations you usually have with someone you’re familiar with and you say things like you don’t care? Well, this is how to do some of that in French.

 

CASUAL

Salut!- Hi!

Comment vas-tu?- How are you?

Très bien! Et toi?- Very well! And you?

Ca va.- I am doing well. I’m alright.

Comment t’appelles-tu?- What’s your name?

Je m’appelle Jean.- My name is Jean.

Salut!- Bye!

A plus!- See you!

 

Sadly, we’ve come to the end of today’s lesson. Hope you’ve learnt one or two things that has taken your French speaking to a whole new level. Well till next time, au revoir!

 

Written by: Irie Deborah Lou

“IT CAN ONLY GET BETTER”

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