Monday, July 28, 2014

Vocabulary Word of the Day


"y" Pronoun

"y" is a pronoun that is used many ways.

It can be used to replace a name of a place:

ils vont à Paris. (eel vohnt ah pah) -They are going to Paris
ils y vont (eelz ee vohn) -They are going there.

ils sont allés au Quebec (eel sohnt ah lay oh keh behk) -They went to Quebec
ils y sont allés (eel zee sohnt ah lay) -They went there

Quand vas-tu à Paris? (kahn vah too ah pah ree) -When are you going to Paris?
J'y vais demain (zhee vay deh mahn) -I'm going there tomorrow.

Est-t-il dans sa chambre (ay teel dahn sah shahm bruh) -Is he in his room?
Oui, il y est (wee eel ee ay) -Yes, he is there.

Children's Phrase of the Day - I Can't Believe It!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - My Back Is Killing Me

Mon dos me fait terriblement souffrir (mohn doh meh fay teh ree bluh mahn soo freer) - My back is killing me. (Literally: My back is suffering terribly)

Repeat this phrase all day long till you know it by heart.

Vocabulary Word of the Day - Lightbulb


In and On

dans (dahn) -in 
sur (soor) -on


Le stylo est sur la table (leh stee loh at soor lah tah bluh) -The pen is on the table.
La voiture est dans le garage (lah vwah churr ay dahn leh gah rahzh) -The car is in the garage.
Le livre est sur le lit (le lee vruh est soor leh lee) -The book is on the bed.
Le chapeau est dans le placard (leh shah poh ay dahn leh plah kahr) -The hat is in the closet.
La chemise est sur la chaise (lah sheh meez ay soor lah shehz) -The shirt is on the chair.
L'argent est dans le portefeuille (lahr zhahn ay dahn leh pohrt foy yuh) -The money is in the wallet.

Children's Phrase of the Day - Whatever!


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - Do You Know Where He/She Is?

Savez-vous où il est? (sah vay voo ooh eel ay) -Do you know where he is?
Savez-vous où elle est? (sah vay voo ooh ell ay) -Do you know where she is?

Repeat this phrase all day long till you know it by heart.

Vocabulary breakdown:

Savez-vous (sah vay voo) -Do you know
Vous (voo) -you
(ooh) -where
il (eel) -he
elle (ell) -she
il est (eel ay) -he is...
elle est (ell ay) -she is...

note: means "where", ou (without the accent) means "or". The sound exactly the same but you have to be care when writing them.

Vocabulary Word of the Day -Key


In and On

dans (dahn) -in 
sur (soor) -on

Le stylo est sur la table (leh stee loh at soor lah tah bluh) -The pen is on the table.
La voiture est dans le garage (lah vwah churr ay dahn leh gah rahzh) -The car is in the garage.
Le livre est sur le lit (le lee vruh est soor leh lee) -The book is on the bed.
Le chapeau est dans le placard (leh shah poh ay dahn leh plah kahr) -The hat is in the closet.
La chemise est sur la chaise (lah sheh meez ay soor lah shehz) -The shirt is on the chair.
L'argent est dans le portefeuille (lahr zhahn ay dahn leh pohrt foy yuh) -The money is in the wallet.

Children's Phrase of the Day - Are You Studying French?


Friday, July 25, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - Would You Like A Taste Of This Wine?

Voulez-vous une petite goutte de vin? (voo lay vooz oon peh teet goot deh vahn) -Would you like a taste of this wine?

Repeat this phrase all day long till you know it by heart.

Vocabulary breakdown:
Voulez-vous (voo lay voo) -would you like, do you want
petite (peh teet) -little, small
une goutte (oon goot) -a taste, a sample
de vin (deh vahn) -some wine

Vocabulary Word of the Day -Finger


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