Learning French in Paris, Leçon 1 – 3

Palace of Fontainebleau

Conjugating the verb s’appeler (to be called) Conjugating the verb s’appeler (to be called) simply means to show the different inflections of the verb. In this case the verb ending changes depending on whether it is being used for “I am called” or “He is called”. French English Je m’appelle I am called. Tu t’appelles …

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Square Gabriel Pierne

Rhythm When speaking French the sentences are rhythmic. It actually makes it a lot easier to say things especially in the longer sentences. They are divided up into rhythmic groups with each group inside the phrase having a slightly higher pitch on the last syllable except for the last one which has a lower pitch. …

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Le Louvre

The Alphabet The French alphabet is basically the same as the English alphabet but some of the letters have different sounds. To make matters worse some of them have sounds similar to other letters in the English language. For instance I sounds like E to me, J sounds like G, E sounds like A and …

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La Seine

Greetings There are two ways of speaking in French, formal and informal. This is especially important when greeting somebody for the first time or even after. For instance, talking to somebody you don’t know with to much informality can show disrespect and greeting someone you do know with to much formality can show coldness. The …

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