Bonjour à tous !

So today we're going to start the second lesson of French (if you haven't seen the first lesson, which is about the pronounciation and alphabet, I let it here)

So now that you can pronounce the letters and quite read words, we'll be starting with basics. I'll do a part with vocabulary, another with phrases and a last part with a false conversation.


"Bonjour" means Good morning, Good evening, Good afternoon or whatever salutation similar to those, we don't make any difference if it's morning, evening or lunch time, we can always say "Bonjour". It litterally means "Good Day"
However, when it's almost night or dinner time you can say "Bonsoir", but these two first salutations are used for people you almost don't know or when you want to show respect. For example, in a restaurant, the waiter will say "Bonsoir" and you will respond "Bonsoir" too because you don't know each others.
This is used for your friends, sisters, brothers or parents sometimes, it's the equivalent for Hi or Hello.
= Thank you / Thanks
S'il vous plait
This the equivalent of Please and it litterally means "If it pleases you"
Oui / Non
= Yes / Non
= Man
= Woman (! Here the first 'e' is pronounced as an 'a' = "Faam" !)
= Girl (but it can also mean Daughter, depending on the context)
= Boy (! here we have a 'ç' which is pronounced as an 's' whatever the letter that follows = "Garson !)
= Mother (To say mom we say "Maman")
= Father (To say dad we say "Papa")
= Son (! Here we don't pronounce the 'l' and the s is pronounced normally, not as a 'z' = "Feece" !)
= Dog
= Cat (Here we don't pronounce the last 't' = "Shaa")


Je m'appelle ...... = My name is ..... ("Je" means I)
J'ai ..... ans = I am .... years old (In French we litterally say 'I have .... years')
Je viens de ..... = I come from..... (Don't pronounce the 's' at the end of "viens", in fact never pronounce any 's' if it's the last letter of a word)
Je parle anglais = I speak English
Je ne parle pas français = I don't speak French
Je parle un peu français = I speak French a little bit
Je ne comprends pas = I don't understand (Be aware of the termination of the verb "comprends", we don't pronounce the 'ds' at the end of it)
J'ai besoin d'aide = I need some help
Tu parles anglais ? = Do you speak English ? ("Tu" means you)
Je suis perdu = I am lost (Here you can note the conjugation of the verb "être" meaning 'To be' which gives us "Je suis" = I am)
Ravi(e) de te rencontrer ! = Nice to meet you (Here if you are a girl you write "ravie" and if you are a boy you write "ravi", but the pronounciation is the same as we don't pronounce the 'e' of "ravie")

Conversation example

- Salut !
- Salut ! Comment ça va ?
- Ça va, et toi ?
- Ça va, merci.
- Comment tu t'appelles ?
- Je m'appelle Enola et toi ?
- Je m'appelle Maureen. Tu as quel âge ?
- J'ai 20 (vingt) ans, et toi ?
- J'ai 18 (dix-huit) ans. Je viens de Californie.
- Moi je viens de Normandie. Mais mon père est Espagnol.
- Ma mère est Française, donc je parle un peu français.
- Ravie de te rencontrer !
- Tout le plaisir est pour moi !

- Hi !
- Hi ! How are you ?
- Fine, and you ?
- Fine, thank you.
- What's your name ?
- My name is Enola, and you ?
- My name is Maureen. How old are you ?
- I am 20 years old, and you ?
- I am 18 years old. I come from California.
- Me I come from from Normandy, but my father is Spanish.
- My mother is French, so I speak French a little bit.
- Nice to meet you !
- My pleasure !

That's it for today ! C'est tout pour aujourd'hui !

Hope you liked it and if you need someone to chat with and practice your French, don't hesistate to write me a message on whi or on my ig.
See you soon !

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