French Method



Part II


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.
Au revoir: good bye.
à ce soir: see you this evening.
Passe une bonne journée: have a good day.
Toi aussi: You too.
Je suis en retard: I am late.
Je vais être en retard: I am going to be late.
Bisou (colloquial): Kiss.
ça va, je ne suis pas en retard: That's ok, I am not late.
J'ai encore le temps: I have time.
Je suis pressé(e): I am in a hurry.
Il est quelle heure? What time is it?
Tu n'oublies rien? Aren't you forgetting anything?
Je n'oublie rien: I am forgetting nothing.
Au revoir les enfants: Good bye children.
J'y vais: I am leaving, I am off.

Tu as tes clés? Do you have your keys?
Tu as ton téléphone? Do you have your phone?
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Verb to go: aller
I go, I am going: je vais
You go, You are going: tu vas
He goes, He is going: il va
She goes, She is going: elle va
We go, We are going: nous allons
You go, You are going: vous allez
They go, They are going: ils or elles vont.
Negative Form:
Je ne suis pas en retard: I am not late.
We use “ne ... pas” and the first verb in the middle or “n’ ... pas” before a verb starting with a vowel.
Je n’oublie rien: I forget nothing
“ne ... rien” or “n’ ... rien’ before a verb starting with a vowel.
Je n’ai pas dormi: I did not sleep.
Je ne m’habille pas (with the reflexive verbs, the pronoun (here "me") is with the verb).
When we speak, we usually don't say the "ne", just: je suis pas en retard.
Say the TIME:

Il est une heure: it is one o’clock
Il est deux heures: it is two o’clock
Il est trois heures: it is three o’clock
Il est midi: it is noon
Il est minuit: it is midnight

Il est une heure cinq: it is five past one
Il est une heure dix: it is ten past one
Il est une heure et quart: it is a quarter past one
Il est une heure et demie: it is half past one
Il est une heure moins cinq: it is five to one
Il est une heure moins le quart: it is a quarter to one
Il est une heure de l’après-midi: it is 1 PM
Il est 13 heures: it is 1 PM.

Audio Exercises:

Negative Form: