Learn French 16

August 18, 2009 by admin · 25 Comments 

Learn French 16 : The deck of cards

A deck of cards
= un jeu de cartes

a card = une carte

spade = pique
heart = cœur
diamond = carreau
clubs = trèfle

ace = as (♂)
deuce = 2 (deux)
3 = trois
4 = quatre
5 = cinq
6 = six
7 = sept
8 = huit
9 = neuf
10 = dix
(in terms of cards the numbers are always masculine)
jack (knave) = valet (♂)
queen = dame (or reine) (♀)
king = roi (♂)

Solution to the test :
- le trois de trèfle
- l’as de coeur
- le valet de carreau
- le roi de pique
- la dame de cœur
- le dix de trèfle
- le sept de pique

Merci à tous ^_^

Duration : 0:6:56

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Learn French 17

January 14, 2009 by admin · 25 Comments 

Sorry for the bad image quality

To apologise / 謝る
= s’excuser

to ask for forgiveness
= demander pardon

to be sorry
= être désolé (e)

I’m sorry. / ごめんなさい!
= Je suis désolé(e)

Sorry! / ごめん!
= Désolé(e)! or Pardon!

In a conversation to have someone repeat what they just said you can say “Pardon?”, or “Comment?” (or “Quoi” in a familiar context only).

Excuse me!/ すみません!
= Excusez-moi (formal)
= Excuse-moi (familiar)

Excuse me, what time is it ?
すみません、今何時ですか。
= Excusez-moi, vous avez l’heure s’il vous plaît ? *
(* this is not a literal translation)

I’m really sorry for not posting french lessons lately.
最近フランス語のレッソンをアップしなくて本当にごめんなさい。
= Je suis vraiment désolée de n’avoir pas posté de leçons de français ces derniers temps.

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Bon, pour tous ceux qui disent que “n’avoir pas” est faux: Je vous invite à visiter la page suivante

http://www.etudes-litteraires.com/forum/sujet-10951-desole-avoir-repondre-avoir-repondre

Et pour info, je suis française.

Duration : 0:4:4

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Learn French 15

January 10, 2009 by admin · 25 Comments 

Sorry for making such a long video ! Plus, I made some horrible english mistakes (ts, ts, ts NOT GOOD!)

Trying to explain some french pronunciation rules, taking the word “BONJOUR” as an example.

B = pronounced like the english B (baby/ブ)

ON = French nasal sound, pronounced like in the video at 1:32
“ON” should be pronounced that way when placed at the very end of word or in front of a consonant. In front of B or P, the letter N becomes M.

J = pronounced like in the video at 5:05 (j ≠ dj)!!!

OU = pronounced [ue/ウ] like in “true”

R = See video called “Pronunciation of the French R”:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=_b920AesqDs

Duration : 0:8:24

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Learn French 11

December 12, 2008 by admin · 25 Comments 

The days of the week = Les jours de la semaine

(Japanese — English — Spanish — French)

月 = Monday = Lunes = LUNDI
火 = Tuesday = Martes = MARDI
水 = Wednesday = Miércoles = MERCREDI
木 = Thursday = Jueves = JEUDI
金 = Friday = Viernes = VENDREDI
土 = Saturday = Sábado = SAMEDI
日 = Sunday = Domingo = DIMANCHE

* TODAY = 今日= AUJOURD’HUI
→ Today I’m tired.
今日は疲れています。
Aujourd’hui je suis fatigué(e).

* YESTERDAY = 昨日= HIER
→ Yesterday I was very busy.
昨日はたいへん忙しかったです。
Hier, j’étais très occupé(e).

* TOMORROW = 明日= DEMAIN
→ Tomorrow is Sunday.
明日は日曜日です。
Demain, c’est dimanche.

* THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY = 一昨日
= AVANT-HIER
→ The day before yesterday was Thursday.
一昨日は木曜日でした。
Avant-hier, c’était Jeudi.

* THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW = 明後日
= Après-demain
→ The day after tomorrow is Monday.
明後日は月曜日です。

Duration : 0:4:49

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Learn French 18

December 10, 2008 by admin · 25 Comments 

3 french words:

1- Boubou (French masculine word = traditional African clothing)
2- Coucou
(French childish greeting word)
(or as a masculine noun it’s a bird= cuckoo)
3- doudou (masculine French word)

Duration : 0:3:35

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Learn French 14: BOF!

November 28, 2008 by admin · 25 Comments 

Explaining “bof”, little french word commonly used in familiar conversations. Be careful though and avoid using it in formal situations.
bof≠beauf

Duration : 0:6:34

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