French with Agathe

French classes & Translation

Poser une question

To ask a question we use question words as follows: Note the position of the question word in the sentence and the order of the words (syntax) Comment -> Comment tu t’appelles (= Tu t’appelle comment ?) / Comment ça va ? Où -> Tu habites où ? / Tu vas où ? / T’es (= tu es) où ? Quel / Quelle -> Tu as quel âge ? / Quelle est.. Read More

La prononciation

French pronunciation is often referred to as a challenge by beginners students. Yet, once you’ve understood the basics you’re good to go! It can be intimidating at first but once you’ll have read this article I hope you’ll feel more confident. First let’s start with the phonetic alphabet, it will help you understand how many different sounds we have in French.   You can see that in French different spelling.. Read More

Le/la/les & Un/une/des

In French, we cannot use a noun without an article. You’ll always find an article before a noun. As you already know all nouns have a gender in French. Either masculine (nm. in the dictionary)  or feminine (nf.) The gender of the noun defines the article that need to be used: Le for masculine singular noun -> Le tableau (the board) La for feminine noun -> La table (the table)  .. Read More

Conjuguer un verbe du 1er groupe

Con-ju-ga-ting. Not the most fun part of learning French but you can’t really do without it! So today I’ll explain how it works. First, you have to understand how to use the personal pronouns. The what? Personnal pronouns: je, tu, il/elle, nous vous, ils/elles We have more in French than in English. Je = I                              .. Read More

Parlez-vous Paris ?

A new audio course by RFI, Parlez-vous Paris ?, guides you through the « ville-lumière » and highlights the specificities of the French capital while the listener learns new phrases, expressions and meet new people leaving in Paris. How great is that? Whether they’re from Nepal, Sudan, Slovakia or Canada, high school students or young bohemians, they’ve all just arrived in Paris and want to know more. What are the best neighbourhoods.. Read More

Je suis / J’ai

Être and Avoir verbs are as important as annoying 🙂 As seen in class we use them for self introduction and for many more things. Se présenter avec être : Je suis kenyan(e) / ghanéen(ne) / tanzanien(ne) Je suis assistant(e) de programme / chargé (e) des achats / professeur Je suis marié(e) / célibataire / divorcé(e) Je suis enchanté de faire votre connaissance (it’s a pleasure to meet you – literally: I’m.. Read More

Saluer / Se présenter

Saluer en français – Greetings: These YouTube video will help you go through the greetings in French. Note that in French there are two types of greetings: formal and informal greetings. Ces vidéos vont vous aider à avoir un aperçu des salutations en français. Notez qu’en français nous avons deux types de salutations : formelles et informelles. Entrer en contact et se présenter Starting a conversation and introducing oneself: Below is.. Read More