French and Spanish Keyboard

French and Spanish Keyboard (WIndows / Mac)

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 1 Windows:

You need foreign accents to write in French or in Spanish:

– Go to www.frenchspanishonline.com, choose a beginner section then the icon French and Spanish Keyboard, use the window like a word processor.

– Go to install Click-N-Type which is free and choose the lanaguage you want.

2 Mac Lion

In any Word Processor: Type and keep clicking on any vowel, you will see a new window displayed with all the accents you want (like on the iPhone or iPad). Very clever as you don’t need to open another software or window.

Bonjour or Bonne Journée?

We have several expressions in French to say hello or good bye, some are interchangeable but not all. We are going to see when we can say “bonjour” and “bonne journée” or “bonsoir” and “bonne soirée”. It is difficult to say that this is a rule, what we can say that French people speak like that.

So look at this picture, we cut the day off into 5 parts: le matin, le midi, l’après-midi, le soir, la nuit.

In the Morning

When we meet someone we can say:

– Bonjour or salut (never bon matin or bonne matinée)

When we say good-bye:

– Au revoir, salut, bonne matinée (at the beginning of the morning only), bonne journée, à plus tard, à plus, à tout à l’heure, à bientôt…

At Noon and in the Afternoon

When we meet someone we can say:

– Bonjour or salut

When we say good-bye:

– Au revoir, salut, bonne après-midi, à plus tard, à plus, à tout à l’heure, à bientôt…

In the Evening

When we meet someone we can say:

– Bonsoir or salut

When we say good-bye:

– Au revoir, salut, bonne soirée, bonsoir, à plus tard, à plus, à tout à l’heure, à bientôt…

At Night

When we meet someone we can say:

– Bonsoir or salut

When we say good-bye:

– Au revoir, salut, bonsoir, bonne nuit, à plus tard, à plus, à tout à l’heure, à bientôt…


So, au revoir et à bientôt!

Spanish Greetings – Basic Spanish

Spanish Greetings:

The Video is here: Video


Vocabulary:

  1. Hello: Buenos Días
  2. Hi: Hola
  3. Is everything alright? Qué tal?
  4. How are you? ¿Cómo está Ud?
  5. How are you? ¿Cómo estás?
  6. Fine, well: Bien
  7. So so: Más o menos
  8. So so: Regular
  9. What is your name? ¿Cómo se llama?
  10. What is your name? ¿Cómo te llamas?
  11. My name is: Me llamo…
  12. Nice to meet you: Mucho gusto
  13. Sir: Señor
  14. Madam: Señora
  15. Good bye: Adiós
  16. Bye bye: Ciao, Chao, Chau

Conversation:

  • Hola
  • Buenos días
  • Muy bien y tu?
  • Regular, gracias!
  • Adiós
  • Chao, hasta luego.