Sunday, June 29, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - Can You Translate This For Me?


A phrase you will need if you travel to France:

Pouvez-vous me traduire ça (poo vay voo meh trah dweer sah) -Can you translate this for me?

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

Vocabulary breakdown:
Pouvez-vous (poo vay voo) -Can you
me (meh) -metraduire (trah dweer) -translate
ça (sah) -this

Much Needed Phrases

Je ne comprends pas (zhuh neh kawm prawn pah) - I don’t understand
Parlez-vous lentement (parl lay voo lahn teh mahn) - Speak slowly
*Vous pouvez me l'écrire? (voo poo vay meh lay kreer) - Could you write it down for me?
Parlez-vous Anglais? (parl lay voo ahn glay) - Do you speak English?
Pouvez-vous répéter? (poo vay voo reh peh tay) - Can you repeat that?*
Je parle un peu (zhuh parl uhn puh) - I speak a little

*remember to use the phrase “s’il vous plaît” (seal voo play) -”Please”

Children's Phrase of the Day - I Am Starving


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - You Must Be Tired

vous devez être fatigué (voo deh vay eh truh fah tee gay) -you must be tired

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

Vocabulary breakdown:
vous (voo) -you
devez (deh vay) -must
être (eh truh) -be
fatigué (fah tee gay) -tired

Much Needed Phrases

Je ne comprends pas (zhuh neh kawm prawn pah) - I don’t understand
Parlez-vous lentement (parl lay voo lahn teh mahn) - Speak slowly
*Vous pouvez me l'écrire? (voo poo vay meh lay kreer) - Could you write it down for me?
Parlez-vous Anglais? (parl lay voo ahn glay) - Do you speak English?
Pouvez-vous répéter? (poo vay voo reh peh tay) - Can you repeat that?*
Je parle un peu (zhuh parl uhn puh) - I speak a little

*remember to use the phrase “s’il vous plaît” (seal voo play) -”Please”

Children's Phrase of the Day - Was It Good?


Friday, June 27, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - It's always Nice To Hear From You

Ca fait toujours plaisir d'avoir de tes nouvelles (sah fay too zhoor play zeer dah vwah deh teh noo vell) -It's always nice to hear from you

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

Children's Phrase of the Day - You Are Very Noisy


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - I Would Like A Room...

Je voudrais une chambre pour deux semaines (zhuh voo dray oon shahm bruh pohr doo seh mahn) -I would like a room for 2 weeks

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

Vocabulary breakdown:
je voodrais (zhuh voo dray) -I would like... (this is one of the essential phrases to learn)
une chambre (oon shahm bruh) -a room
pour (pohr) -for
deux (doo) -two
semaines (seh mahn) -weeks

Love, Love, Love

une histoire d'amour (oon eece twah dah more) -a love story
une chanson d'amour (oon shahn sohn dah more) -a love song
mon amour (mohn ah more) -my love
tunnel de l'amour (too nell deh lah more) -tunnel of love
amour sincère (ah more seen sehr) -true love
Je t'aime (zhuh tehm) -I love you

Children's Phrase of the Day - Where Are My Shoes?


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day -You Need To Go To The Hospital


Love Love Love

une histoire d'amour (oon eece twah dah more) -a love story
une chanson d'amour (oon shahn sohn dah more) -a love song
mon amour (mohn ah more) -my love
tunnel de l'amour (too nell deh lah more) -tunnel of love
amour sincère (ah more seen sehr) -true love
Je t'aime (zhuh tehm) -I love you

Children's Phrase of the Day - What Does This Mean?


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - I Need A Lawyer

J’ai besoin d’un avocat (zhay beh swahn duhn ah voh kah) -I need a lawyer

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

Vocabulary breakdown:

J'ai besoin de (zhay beh swahn deh) - I need, I have need of
un avocat (uhn ah voh kah) -a lawyer

Children's Phrase of the Day - The Best Of Friends


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - You Understand French Well


Vous comprenez bien le français (voo kohm prehn ay bee ehn leh frahn say) You understand French well
Repeat this phrase all day long till you know it by heart.
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Seeing

the verb "Voir" (vwah) -to see:

Je vois
(zhuh vwah) -I see, I am seeing
Tu vois (too vwah) -You see, you are seeing (when taking to a friend or family member)
il voit (eel vwah) -he sees, he is seeing
elle voit (ell vwah) -she see, she is seeing
nous voyons (noo vwah yohn) we see, we are seeing
vous voyez (voo vwhy ay) -you see, you are seeing (when talking to someone you do not know well)
ills voient (eel vwah) -they see, they are seeing (when speaking of an all male or mixed male & female group)
elles voient (ell vwah) -they see, they are seeing (when speaking of an all female group)

When you understand what someone is saying to you, you can reply Je vois -I see!
il voit le livre (eel vwah leh lee vruh) -He sees the book
nous voyons le film ce soir (noo vwah yohn leh feelm seh swah) -We are seeing the film tonight.
Je le vois (zhuh leh vwah) - I see it, I see him

Children's Phrase of the Day - I Have A Bicycle


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day -Thank You For Your Help


Seeing

the verb "Voir" (vwah) -to see:

Je vois
 (zhuh vwah) -I see, I am seeing
Tu vois (too vwah) -You see, you are seeing (when taking to a friend or family member)
il voit (eel vwah) -he sees, he is seeing
elle voit (ell vwah) -she see, she is seeing
nous voyons (noo vwah yohn) we see, we are seeing
vous voyez (voo vwhy ay) -you see, you are seeing (when talking to someone you do not know well)
ills voient (eel vwah) -they see, they are seeing (when speaking of an all male or mixed male & female group)
elles voient (ell vwah) -they see, they are seeing (when speaking of an all female group)

When you understand what someone is saying to you, you can reply Je vois -I see!
il voit le livre (eel vwah leh lee vruh) -He sees the book
nous voyons le film ce soir (noo vwah yohn leh feelm seh swah) -We are seeing the film tonight.
Je le vois (zhuh leh vwah) - I see it, I see him

Children's Phrase of the Day -Do You Want To Go With Me?


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - How Do You Spell Your Name?

Comment épelez-vous votre nom? (koh mohnt ay pehl ay voo voh truh nohm) -How do you spell your name?

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

Vocabulary breakdown:

Comment (koh mohn) -how
épelez-vous (ay pehl ay voo) -do you spell
votre (voh truh) -your
nom (nahm) -name

Children's Phrase of the Day - Is It Enough?


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - Love & Kisses

You may want to write back home to a loved one, and you can end the letter with:


grosses bises (grohce beez) -love and kisses


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

You're Welcome

Ways to say your welcome:

De rien (deh ree ehn) -literally means "It's nothing"-very commonly used & informal
il n'y a pas de quoi (eel nee ah pah deh kwah) -not used that much anymore
Je vous en prie (zhuh vooz ahn pree) -very formal way of saying thank you
avec plaisir (ah vehk pay zeer) -"with pleasure" -said mostly in the south of France
c'est moi qui te remercie (say mwah kee teh reh mehr see) -"It is I who thanks you" but most of the time it would be shortened to just "c'est moi"

Children's Phrase of the Day -It's Raining Hard