French They Never Taught You (English and French Edition) by Paul Socken, Jose Biname

By Paul Socken, Jose Biname

The aim of this paintings, like that of second-language academics, is to motivate scholars to hunt what's designated in each one language and to mirror at the courting and interaction among them. Few English language audio system are going to obtain local fluency in French. a few do deal with that tremendous feat, yet most folks studying French, are looking to get a little bit toward that elusive native-speaker prestige. This little publication takes you a number of steps extra alongside that life-long trip. within the part on grammar, we suggest a brand new and higher approach to inform using the passe uncomplicated or passe compose and the imparfait. There quite are alterations in causal conjunctions (parce que/car/comme/puisque). The contract of the previous participle of pronominal verbs (Elle s'est coupee au doigt) is defined in actual fact.

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II tendit bras droit. KEY: a. sa b. son c. le 29 THE FRENCH THEY NEVER TAUGHT You B) Frangais/le frangais In French, names of languages are normally preceded by the definite article. Jaime le frangais. Only the verb parlor is followed by the name of the language without the article. Je parle frangais. The article can be used with the verb parler to mean / can speak French and not I'm speaking French (at this moment). Je parle le frangais. J'ecris le frangais. J'ecris le frangais means / can write French, whereas I'm writing in French (at this moment) is J'ecris en frangais.

Oui, c'est evident. Something previously mentioned (This is her dog. ) When it is directly refers to something that has been previously mentioned, French uses // est or c'est depending on the words following it is: a. If it is is followed by an adjective without a noun, French uses /'/ est: This is your room. It is rather small. Void votre chambre. Elle est plutot petite. b. If it is is followed by a noun (or a pronoun), French uses c'est: This is your room. It is a small room. Void votre chambre.

D) Gender Students lament the fact that it is impossible to know if a noun is masculine or feminine in French, without committing it to memory, and they claim that this difficulty constitutes a serious obstacle to learning the language. While it 36 GRAMMAR is true that learning the gender of French nouns is, for the most part, a result of living the language, consider for a moment the problem of the French speaker learning English. Every single time a French speaker pronounces an English word of more than one syllable, he must try to figure out where to put the stress.

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