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15 March 2008, 08:55 AM   #1
~~La princesse~~
Joined: 31 Jan 2008
Posts: 23
Last edited by Sanyu, 15 March 2008
Stuff I've learned in 6 four-hour lessons. Constructive criticism most welcome. My
teacher moves a little fast sometimes and if I have something wrong, or it has exceptions
I don't know about or something it'd be good to know about them 

0249 doesn't show up at all on kupika :/
and ignore my bold HTML code haha, I forgot I capped that much of it. Alt key is
near spacebar.

These are the ones I got on my sheet but there are more on the net if you want more
capitals and stuff.

Lesson 1
J'apprends le français (lol I spelled that wrong in my book, too!) [avec...]
I'm learning French [with...]

Zero to 10
0 zero (said: z-eh-row)
1 un (oo-n)
2 deux (doo)
3 trois (twa)
4 quatre (kat[re/a] - sounds a bit different to me every time)
5 cinq (sank)
6 six (siss)
7 sept (set)
8 huit (oo-it)
9 neuf (nee-oof)
10 dix (diss)

Informal: 'tu' form
Otherwise: 'vous' form

Endings of words ez and ée sound like "ay". This is underlined in
this lesson.

Random vocab:
ER verbs (learned in a later lesson)
répétez = repeat
écoutez = listen
lisez = read
ecrivez = write
associez = match/associate
jouez = play
vais = going (verb)
d'accord = OK / understood
semaine = week
choisissez = choose
asseyez-vous = sit down (like in an appointment situation @ waiting area)
et toi / et vous = and you (e twa / e voo)
merci = thank you
s'il vous plait = Please, vous form (si[l] voo plai)
s'il te plait = Please, tu form (si[l] teh plai)
qui = who
outil = tool
les devoirs = homework

on peut se tutoyer / tu peux me dire tu / on se tutoye
Used when you are using vous form and person is inviting you to use tu form instead.
"We're friends/Don't be so formal" is how I liked to interpret it personally, dunno if it
has any literal translation. Something like "Can I call you by your first name?"
on se vouvoye
This is the opposite of the above. Don't use tu form/don't be so casual.
More: http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=27341

Salut (casual)
bonsoir = good evening
tchao = bye (stolen from Italian's "ciao")
à bient[o0244]t = see you soon
à demain = see you tomorrow
à la semaine prochaine = see you next week
bonne nuit = good night
bonne journée = have a nice day
à tout à l'heure = see you soon (within the hour) (ah too ah lure)

Q: How are you?
ça va? (saa va)
comment allez vous? (comment allayvoo)
comment vas-tu?
*vous allez bien = are you going good? (literally, more like 'how are you?'
A: Je vais bien = I'm going good
Trés bien = Very good! (merci can be added, meh ^^)
comme ci, comme ça = so, so (be ready for someone to ask you what's wrong if you
say this. Madame Arlette says this response is dangerous for the novice :P)
pas mal = not bad (pa mal)
pas bien = not good (pa bien) Another dangerous one for the novice :P
Q: What is your name?
comment vous appelez vous
tu t'appelles comment
A: Je m'appelle ______.

* vous-allez has a liaison. The S isn't pronounced unless there's a vowel at the beginning
of the next word from what I've observed, which in this case there is, so it's
'voos-allay' instead of vous' normal pronunciation of "voo".


Lesson 2:

Just notes:
Cities, unlike countries, have no gender and follow this pattern:
des = masculine plural
du = masculine
de la = feminine

Je suis enchantée de faire votre connaissance = "I'm pleased to make your
acquaintance" Very polite! (je swee on-shont-ay de fair vot[re] con nay so(/a)nce)

Using habite as example.
Je / J' habite (I)
 - jabit
tu habites (you)
 - tu-abits (I think)
il, elle, on habite (he, she, we)
 - il-abit/ elle-abit/ on-abit
nous habitons (we)
 - noo-abiton
vous habitez (you)
 - voo abitay
ils, elles habitent (they - group of boys (and girls), group of girls)
 - il-abit, elle-abit (don't pronounce the 's' or the 'ent')

Irregular ER verb: aller (to go)

également / moi de même = likewise/ me too (eh-gal-mont / mwa de mem)
moi même = myself (mwa mem)
moitie = half (which means Moi Même Moitie - the Lolita brand - means 'half of
myself'. Interesting :P)
habiter = to live (verb)
viens = come from
deux-[letter] = When spelling your name, if you have two of one letter this is
equivalent to "double L" or what have you
mot = word

Countries sentences are decided with preset genders.
en = feminine (any country ending in "e")
au = masculine
The only exceptions to the fem/mas countries rule is the United States - which is
masculine plural - and Mexique which is masculine. United States would be "aux Etats Unis"
and Mexique would be "au Mexique".

Q: D'ou venez vous? = Where do you come from? (doo venay voo)
A: Je viens _________. Mine: Je viens de "l'Australie" OR "la Croatie" (je

Q: O[u0249[ habitez vous? = Where do you live? (oo abit-eh voo)
A: J'habite à [suburb/city, whatever works in context] (jabit a ____)
J'habite en/au/aux [country - countries have a gender]

Q: Quelle est votre adresse? = What is your address? (kel e vot[re]
A: Mon adresse est rue ________, numero ____, __________. = My address is
[street name] Road/St number [#], [suburb] (mon address e roo ///, noo-meh-roh


Lesson 3:

Je vous présente _______! = I present to you ________ (introductions)

masculine form - "de le" - does not exist. It changes to "du". It means "some", or "of"
(call of duty) according to wordreference.com

n'oubliez pas = remember/don't forget
litératore = literature
aujord'hui = today (o-jord-ooi?)
chaque = each
comme = as
venir = to come (verb)
quelle = what (kel)
pays = country (payee)

Comment ça s'écrit? / Ça s'écrit comment? = How do you write(/spell) that?
The answer to this is just alphabet. Search youtube for French alphabet.
Q: What's your nationality?
Vous êtes de quelle nationalitié?
De quelle nationalitié êtes vous?
Quelle est votre nationalitié?
A: Je suis _______.
Q: Where do you come from?
Vous venez de quel pays?
D'ou venez vous?
A: Je viens ________. (covered in lesson 2)

11 to 19 and up to 69
11 onze
12 douze
13 treize
14 quatorze (katorz)
15 quinze (kanz)
16 seize (sayz)
17 dix sept
18 dix huit
19 dix neuf
20 vignt (ven)
21 vignt et un (ven-e-un)
22-29 vignt [#]
30 trente (trent)
31 trente et un (trent-e-un)
32-39 trente [#]
40 quarante (karont)
41 quarante et un (kwo-ront-e-un)
42-49 quarante [#]
50 cinqante (sync-sant)
51 cinqante et un (sync-sant-e-un)
52-59 cinqante [#]
60 soixante (swossont)
61 soixante (swossont-e-un)
62-69 soixante [#]


Lesson 4:

le masculine
la feminine
l' when a verb follows
les plural

Je m'appelle
Tu t'appelle
il/elle s'appelle

la date de naissance = [the] date of birth
montrez = show
voisin = neighbour
rencontres = meeting people
apprendre = to learn (verb)
ai = have
travail = work
lycée = high school (lih-see-eh)
puis = then

Q: vous avez quel âge? / tu as quel âge? = How old are you?
(voos-av[ay]-kel-ahj / too-ah-kel-ahj)
A: J'ai ## ans = "I have ## years" is the literal translation (jai ##-an)
Q: vous êtes marié/e? (marié=mas, mariée=fem) = Are you married?
A: Je suis mariée (fem) = I am married
~ mon femme s'appelle _ (my wife's name is) / ma mari s'appelle _ (my husband's name is)
J'ai une fille et deux fils = I have one
daughter and two sons (jai oon fill-eh e du fill)
Je suis divorcé/e = I am divorced
Je suis veuf(m)/veuve(f) = I am widowed
Je suis fiancé = I am engaged
Je suis célibataire = I am single
J'habite avec mon(m)/ma(f) (petit/e) copain(bf)/copine(gf) (or petit/e ami)
= I'm living with my boy/girlfriend
Non, je ne suis pas marié/e = No, I'm not married
Je suis en concubinage = Living with someone of the opposite sex while not being
married to them. This is often an option on forms asking for your living arrangements - it
doesn't HAVE to be your boy/girlfriend, but in response to "vous êtes marié/e?" you
wouldn't use it if it is not your partner.
Q: Quelle langue parlez vous? = What language/s do you speak/know?
A: Je parle __________. Mine: Je parle anglias et petite japoinais. J'apprends
français à devoirs. I speak English and a bit of Japanese. I'm learning French at

Q: What's your date of birth? (a guess: ) Quelle est votre date de naissance?
A: Je suis née le [24 sept 1990].


Lesson 5:

Je né c'est pas = I don't know (it) (also "je ne sais pas" upon further
Je n'ai pas ... = I don't have ...
métier = trade (work/profession)
maitresse de maison = head of the household
devoirs = TAFE? I don't quite think so, but that's what Arlette said *shrug*
aidez = to help
fiche = form/slip - filling out a form
porte = door (f)
fenêtre = window (f)
chaise = chair (f)
livre = book (m)
stylo = pen (m)
crayon = pencil (m)
régle = ruler (f)
gomme = eraser (f)
féte = celebration

mére = mother
pére = father
frére = brother
sœur = sister (sir)
oncle = uncle
tante = aunt
fille = daughter
fils = son

Je - n'ai pas - de - [relative - sis, bro, etc.]
I - do not have - any / a - ______.

conseiller / consultant = consultant
pompier = fireman
infirmière = nurse
docteur = doctor
comptable = accountant
caissier de banque = bank teller
plombier = plumber
soudage = welder
charpentier = carpenter
bricoleur = handyman
secrétaire = secretary
secrétaire = receptionist
directeur = manager
logiciel auteur = software writer
dentiste = dentist
technicien = technician
vendeur = salesperson
institutrice(m) / instituteur = Old usage for primary school teacher
professeur des écoles = Primary school teacher
professeur = High school, college or otherwise teacher

Q: What is your profession/trade? What do you work as?
Quelle est votre profession?
Quel est votre métier?
A: Je suis [profession].
Je travaille sans les bureaux = I work in an office
Q: What's your e-mail address?
Quelle est votre adresse électronique?
A: C'est blah arobase blahblah point com point effe arr = It's


Lesson 6:

People's 'place'/house:
chez moi = my place
chez toi / chez vou = your place
chez lui = his place
chez elle = her place
chez mére/pére/etc. = mother/father/etc.'s place (chez ma/mon [mére] = My [mum]'s

depuis = since
premier = first
demier = last
après = after
milieu = middle
c'etait = past tense: it was
triste = sad
mort = dead
comme = like/resembling
petit/e = small
grand = big
gros = big (fat)
jeune = young
vieux = old
sauvage = wild
laide = ugly
adore jouer = loves to play (can be replaced with any verb)
gentil = gentle/good/kind/sweet
adorable = adorable
joli/e = pretty (attractive) ; lovely (beautiful) ; handsome
gris = grey
brun = brown
blanc = white (blan)
noir = black
trousse = little bag (pencil case/makeup kit, etc)
sac à main = handbag
vin = mine

chat = cat
chien = dog
oiseau(x) = bird(s)
poisson (rouge) = fish (red)
lapin = rabbit
loup = wolf
singe = monkey

Days of the week:
Monday = Lundi
Tuesday = Mardi
Wednesday = Mercredi
Thursday = Jeudi
Friday = Vendreti
Saturday = Samedi
Sunday = Dimanche

Q: Do you have any pets?
Vous avez un animal domestique? (voos-ave oon ani-mAL domesTIK)
avez vous un animal domestique? (ave-voo oon ani-mAL domesTIK)
A: J'ai deux chats = I have two cats
Q: What day/date is it today?
Quel jour sommes nous? = "What day are we?"
Quel est la date aujourd'hui? = What's the date today?
C'est quel jour? What's today?
A: C'est Samedi le dix-cinq du Mars. = It's Saturday the 15th of March.
Désolé, mon français n'est pas tres bon.
N'hésitez pas à suggérer en modifications en biais de messages si je dire quelque faux!
Merci beaucoup!

15 March 2008, 09:19 AM   #2
~~J'adore les langues~~
Joined: 30 Jan 2008
Posts: 41
Wow, you have learned a lot! I'm very proud of you, haha.   

All I could see 'wrong' was the word cinq which is pronounced more like 'sank' rather than
'sink', quarante is 'karont' rather than 'kwo-ront' and soixante is more like 'swossont'
than 'swax-ant'. Although maybe we have different ways of phonetically spelling things.

I found audio for you. ^^

You can find all of them here: http://french.about.com/library/begin/bl_numbers.htm

15 March 2008, 09:22 AM   #3
~~La princesse~~
Joined: 31 Jan 2008
Posts: 23
Yeahhhh I've been preoccupied with other learnings and have neglected my numbers so I'm
not surprised they're wrong XD

Thanks  and yay, proud of me XD don't be proud just yet, I don't REMEMBER it all yet.
Désolé, mon français n'est pas tres bon.
N'hésitez pas à suggérer en modifications en biais de messages si je dire quelque faux!
Merci beaucoup!

3 June 2008, 08:11 AM    #4
Joined: 3 Jun 2008
Posts: 3
Wow. O_O I'm jealous, lolz. I really want to learn but I don't have many resources for
learning. There's no French class in school. 

Oh yeah, when I tried those Alt+number thingy, it didn't worked. I also can't make the
heart or music notes sign! Stupid computer! *slaps comp*

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