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, he, she, we, or they (je, tu, il, elle, nous, ils). Instead it uses,

AvoirTo have
JeJ’aiI have
TuTu asYou have
Il/Elle/OnIl aHe has
NousNous avonsWe have
VousVous avezYou have
Ills/EllesIls ontThey have

It is pronounced as ay (as in gay) in ‘j’ai’ but then changes to the the sound a (as in car) afterwards as in ‘tu as’.

Filling out someone’s Carte de Visite

To fill out a visiting card you are going to have to ask some basic questions of the person.

ObjectQuestion
NomQuel est votre nom ?
PrénomQuel est votre prénom ?
AdresseQuel est votre adresse ?
TéléphoniqueQuel est votre numéro de téléphone ?
Message électroniqueQuel est votre message électronique ?

If the person is female then you would use the female version of quel which is quelle.

These notes are from Interactions 1 Méthode de Française A1.1 and where copyrighted work is used it is done so under the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.

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