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French Method

 

 

Part I

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This method is for complete beginners who want to learn French in an easy way, it follows your daily activity, there are things you do every day, there are words or expressions you repeat every day without being boring, for example, you say "hello" several times a day.
You are going to say all these expressions in French and repeat them as you do in English. You don't need to learn all the vocabulary of each lesson in one day but take time. You may find easy to learn a lot of words but the point is to be able to remember them in one month, in one year. So, don't think that going slowly is a waste of time, it is you assurance that everything goes well.
The point is repetition, repeat and repeat again the expressions in French, exactly as you do in English or if you were in a French speaking country. Dedicate time to the correct pronunciation.
At the end of this method, you will be able to do in French exactly what you do in English day after day. This method will give you confidence to increase your vocabulary and grammar skills as you will know enough to step forward.
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Le réveil: the waking up.
Bonjour chéri(e): Hello, darling.
Ça va? How are you doing?
Tu vas bien? Are you fine?
Je vais bien et toi? I am fine and you?
Très bien, merci! very well, thank you.
Je me réveille: I am waking up.
Réveille-toi, c’est l’heure: Wake up, it is time.
Debout c’est l’heure: Get up, it is time!
Oui, non! Yes, no!
Tu es réveillé(e) ? are you awake?
Tu as bien dormi? Did you sleep well?
J’ai bien dormi et toi ? I slept well and you?
Moi aussi, merci! Me too, thank you!
J’ai mal dormi: I did not sleep well!
Je dors encore: I am still asleep.
Je suis à moitié endormi(e): I am half asleep.

Bon, je me lève: Well, I am getting up.
Je vais préparer le petit-déjeuner: I am going to prepare the breakfast.
Je vais me laver: I am going to wash myself.
Je vais faire ma toilette: I am going to wash myself.
Je m'habille: I get dressed.
Je suis prêt (boy): I am ready.
Je suis prête (girl): I am ready.
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Futur Proche: Near Future
It is the same in English and in French, we use the verb to go (aller):

I am going to prepare: je vais préparer
You are going to prepare: tu vas préparer
He is going to prepare: il va préparer
She is going to prepare: elle va préparer
We are going to prepare: nous allons préparer
You are going to prepare: vous allez préparer
They are going to prepare: ils or elles vont préparer.
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INFO Language:

Present Continuous:
We have a present continuous tense in French, but you can use the present instead.
I am waking up: je me lève
I am dressing up: je m’habille
I am washing myself: je me lave.
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CONVERSATION

- Ouah, j’ai bien dormi, ça va chérie? tu es réveillée?
- mmm, je me réveille mon amour, tu as bien dormi? - Oui, très bien!
- Tu vas préparer le petit-déj?
- Oui et je vais me laver après.
- Bon, je me lève, ooooh je dors!
- Tu vas faire ta toilette?
- Oui, je suis prête!
- Super, moi aussi!
- Je m’habille.
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EXERCISES

Translation:
1.Hello, how are you?
2.Well, thank you
3.So do I
4.I am ready
5.I am going to sleep
6.You are going to get dressed
7.We are going to prepare the breakfast
8.Did you sleep well?
1. Bonjour, ça va? 2. Bien, merci 3.Moi aussi. 4. Je suis prêt(e) 5. Je vais dormir. 6. Tu vas t’habiller. 7. Nous allons préparez le petit-déjeuner. 8. tu as bien dormi?
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Verb to be: être

Je suis (shui): I am
Tu es (t’es): you are
Il est: he is
Elle est: she is
On est: we are
Nous sommes: we are
Vous êtes: you are (plural, formal)
Ils sont: they are (he)
Elles sont: they are (she)
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As you can see, the way we speak is not the way we write. There are two ways of saying “we” in French and “on” is very commun.
We have two words to say YOU in French, the first one is singular "tu" when you speak to one person, the second is "vous" when you speak to several people, we also use the second form to speak to one or more people on a formal way (with people you don't know or because they are not friends of yours.)


Increase your Vocab

Se réveiller: to wake up
Le réveil: the waking, the alarm, the clock (travel alarm: réveil de voyage)
Préparer: to prepare
La préparation: preparation
(Most of the words ending in -tion are feminine)
S’habiller: to dress
Les habits: clothes

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Lesson 1 Exercise 1

Listen to the conversation and reply to the questions in French, translate what it is said in English:

Answer the question saying Yes...
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