Learning French in Paris, Leçon 3 – 4

Meat and Paint

Pronouncing [a], [ã], [o] and [õ] The tilda over a letter such as ã denoted the use of the nasal form. For instance in the word papa the a is said differently to the first ã sound in maman. Consider these words, [a] [ã] [o] [õ] journaliste comment volontiers volontiers artiste longtemps coordoneés mon champagne …

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Learning French in Paris, Leçon 3 – 3

Dôme des Invalides

Capital letters French uses capital letters in exactly the same way as English does with capitals (majuscules) used at the, Beginning of phrases Beginning of names And minusclules used everywhere else. Conjugations of the verb Avoir (to have) Avoir is an irregular verb which means that it doesn’t follow the usual rules for I, you, …

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Learning French in Paris, Leçon 3 – 2

Statue of a girl with Umbrellas

Syllables, grouping and accent The amount of syllables in a sentence can change depending on liaisons as can their groupings. At the end of each grouping the tone of voice should be raised except for the final one where it should only rise if the sentence is a question. J’ha/bi/te à /Pa/ris. J’ha/bite /quai/ Saint/-Mi/chael/, …

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Learning French in Paris, Leçon 3 – 1

Different vowel sounds [a] [ɑ̃] [o] [õ] [m] ma man mo mon [t] ta tan to ton [s] sa san so son [v] va van vo von Giving an email – Formal Person Speaking French English Tim Excusez-moi, vous avez une carte de visite? Excuse me, do you have a business card? Mary Non, mais …

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