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


Children's Phrase of the Day - I Waited All Night Long


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - Can You Translate The Following Sentence?

Pourriez-vous traduire la phrase suivante? (pohr ee ay voo trah dweer lah frahz swee vahnt) -Can you translate the following sentence?

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

Vocabulary breakdown:
Pourriez-vous (pohr ee ay voo) -Can you
traduire (trah dweer) -translate
la phrase (lah frahz) -the sentence
suivante (swee vahnt) -following

Vocabulary Word of the Day -Cookie


Children's Phrase of the Day - Don't Touch!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - I Stayed At Home Today

Je suis restée chez moi aujourd'hui (zhuh swee rehss tay shay mwah oh zhoor dwee) -I stayed at home today.

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

Vocabulary breakdown:

Je (zhuh) -I
Je suis (zhuh swee) -I am
Je suis restée (zhuh swee rehss tay) - I stayed
chez moi (shay mwah) -my home
aujourd'hui (oh zhoor dwee) -today

Vocabulary Word of the Day -Hands


Children's Phrase of the Day - Don't Complain!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - Have You Found My Suitcase

Avez-vous trouvé ma valise? (ah vay voo troo vay mah vah leece) -Have you found my suitccase?

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

Vocabulary breakdown:

Avez-vous (ah vay voo) -Have you
Avez-vous trouvé (ah vay voo troo vay) -have you found
ma valise (mah vah leece) -my suitcase

Vocabulary Word of the Day -Feet

un pied (uhn pee eh) -a foot
le pied (leh pee eh) the foot

Informing & Announcing


J'ai le plaisir de vous annoncer...(zhay leh play zeer deh vooz ah nohn say) I would like to announce...
Je voudrais vous informer que j'arrive demain (zheh voo dray vooz ahn fohr may keh zhah reev deh mahn) -I would like to inform you that I am arriving tomorrow
nous avons le regret de vous informer que... (nooz ah vohn leh ray greht deh vooz ahn fohr may keh) -I regret to inform you...
Nous souhaitons vous informer que...(noo soo way tohn vooz ahn fohr may keh) -We wish to inform you that...
Pouvez-vous m'avertir quand il arrive? (poo vay vooz mah vehr teer kahn eel ah reev) -Can you inform me of when he arrives? (Can you alert me/tell me...)
ils annonceront le dates du concert demain (eels ah nohn seh rohn leh daht doo kohn sehr deh mahn) -They will be announcing the dates of the concert tomorrow

Children's Phrase of the Day - Tonight and Last Night


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - What Are You Going To Do Now?

Qu'est-ce que tu va faire maintenant?  (kehss keh too vah fehr mehn teh nahn) -What are you going to do now?

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

Vocabulary Word of the Day -Pool Table


Informing & Announcing

J'ai le plaisir de vous annoncer...(zhay leh play zeer deh vooz ah nohn say) I would like to announce...
Je voudrais vous informer que j'arrive demain (zheh voo dray vooz ahn fohr may keh zhah reev deh mahn) -I would like to inform you that I am arriving tomorrow
nous avons le regret de vous informer que... (nooz ah vohn leh ray greht deh vooz ahn fohr may keh) -I regret to inform you...
Nous souhaitons vous informer que...(noo soo way tohn vooz ahn fohr may keh) -We wish to inform you that...
Pouvez-vous m'avertir quand il arrive? (poo vay vooz mah vehr teer kahn eel ah reev) -Can you inform me of when he arrives? (Can you alert me/tell me...)
ils annonceront le dates du concert demain (eels ah nohn seh rohn leh daht doo kohn sehr deh mahn) -They will be announcing the dates of the concert tomorrow

Children's Phrase of the Day - Why Not?


Friday, July 18, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - I Like My Steaks...

J'aime les steaks saignants (zhehm lay stayk sahn yahn) - I like my steaks rare

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

Vocabulary breakdown:
J'aime (zhehm) -I like, I love
les steaks (lay stayk) -steaks
saignants (sahn yahn) -rare

à point (ah pwahn) -medium
bien cuit (bee ehn kwee) -well done
très bien cuit (treh bee ehn kwee) - very well done
brûlé (broo lay) -burnt

Vocabulary Word of the Day -My Gloves


Les gants (lay gahnt) -the gloves

Children's Phrase of the Day - I Can't Find My Keys


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - I Will Have The Same As You

Je prenderai la même chose que toi (zhuh prahn durr ay lah mehm shohz keh twah) -I will the have the same as you

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

Vocabulary breakdown:

je (zhuh) -I
je prenderai (zhuh prah durr ay) -I will take
la (lah) -the
même (mehm) -same
chose (shohz) -thing
que (keh) -as
toi (twah) -you

Vocabulary Word of the Day -Street


Children's Phrase of the Day - I Don't Want To Stay At Home


Monday, July 14, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - I Took A Taxi

J'ai pris un taxi (zhay pree uhn tahk see) -I took a taxi

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

Vocabulary breakdown:

J'ai (zhay) -I have
J'ai pris (zhay pree) -I took
un taxi (uhn tahk see) -a taxi

Extra credit:
J'ai pris...
le train (leh trahn) -the train
l'autobus (law toh booce) -the bus

Vocabulary Word of the Day -Faucet


Children's Phrase of the Day - Don't Wait!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - Is There A Bank Near Here?

Est-ce qu’il y a une banque près d’ici? (ess keel eeh ah oon bahnk preh dee see) -Is ther a bank near here?

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

Vocabulary breakdown:
Est-ce qu'il y a (ess keel eeh ah) -Is there
une banque (oon bahnk) -a bank
près (preh) - near
ici (ee see) -here

Don't & Never

Usually when you want to say "do not" or "does not" you put "ne" in front of the verb, and "pas" after it. When you want to say "never" you use the "ne" in front of the verb, but you use "jamais" after it instead of "pas".

il ne parle à personne (eel neh pahrl ah pehr sohn) -he doesn't speak to anyone (the "pas" is not needed here-thanks Auri for the help)
il ne parle jamais à personne (eel neh pahrl zhah amy ah pehr sohn) -he never speaks to anyone

Je n'aime pas étudier (zhuh nehm pahz ay too dee ay) -I don't like to study
Je n'aime jamais étudier (zhuh nehm zhah may ay too dee ay) -I never like to study

Je ne mange pas au restaurant (zhuh neh mahnzh pah oh rehs toh rahn) -I don't eat at the restaurant
Je ne mange jamais au restaurant (zhuh neh mahnzh zhah may oh rehs toh rahn) -I don't eat at the restaurant

Nous n'allons jamais à la plage le samedi (noo nah lohn zhah mayz ah lah plahzh leh sahm dee) -We never go to the beach on Saturdays
Nous n'allons pas à la plage le samedi (noo nah lohn pahz ah lah plahzh leh sahm dee) -We never go to the beach on Saturdays

Children's Phrase of the Day - I'm Looking For My Bike


Friday, July 11, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - We Met On The Internet

On s’est rencontrés sur Internet (ohn say rehn kohn tray surr ahn tuur neht) -We met on the Internet

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

Don't & Never

Usually when you want to say "do not" or "does not" you put "ne" in front of the verb, and "pas" after it. When you want to say "never" you use the "ne" in front of the verb, but you use "jamais" after it instead of "pas".

il ne parle à personne (eel neh pahrl ah pehr sohn) -he doesn't speak to anyone (the "pas" is not needed here-thanks Auri for the help)
il ne parle jamais à personne (eel neh pahrl zhah amy ah pehr sohn) -he never speaks to anyone

Je n'aime pas étudier (zhuh nehm pahz ay too dee ay) -I don't like to study
Je n'aime jamais étudier (zhuh nehm zhah may ay too dee ay) -I never like to study

Je ne mange pas au restaurant (zhuh neh mahnzh pah oh rehs toh rahn) -I don't eat at the restaurant
Je ne mange jamais au restaurant (zhuh neh mahnzh zhah may oh rehs toh rahn) -I don't eat at the restaurant

Nous n'allons jamais à la plage le samedi (noo nah lohn zhah mayz ah lah plahzh leh sahm dee) -We never go to the beach on Saturdays
Nous n'allons pas à la plage le samedi (noo nah lohn pahz ah lah plahzh leh sahm dee) -We never go to the beach on Saturdays

Children's Phrase of the Day - It Smells Very Good!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - Let Me Tell You A Funny Story

Je vais vous raconter une histoire drôle (zhuh vay voo rah kohn tay oon eece twah drohl) -I am going to tell you a funny story.

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

Vocabulary breakdown:
Je (zhuh) -I
je vais (zhuh vay) -I am going
raconter (rah kohn tay) -to tell
une histoire (oon eece twah) - a story
drôle (drohl) -funny

Children's Phrase of the Day - Little By Little


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - I Have To Go Now

Je dois partir maintenant (zhuh dwah pahr teer mahn teh noh) -I have to go now.

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

Vocabulary breakdown:

Je dois (zhuh dwah) -I have to, I must
partir (pahr teer) -to leave
maintenant (mahn teh noh) -now

Good

bon (bohn)  (for a male noun)
bonne (bohn) -good (for a female noun)


il est un bon écrivain (eel eht uhn bohn ay kree vahn) He is a good writer.
Elle est une bonne fille (ell eht oon bohn fee yuh) -She is a good  daughter
ils sont bons parents (eel sohn bohn oah rahnt) -They are good parents
Je suis un bon étudient (zhuh sweez uhn bohn ay too dee ahn) -I am a good student
Tu es uhn bon ami (too ehz uhn bohn ah mee) -You are a good friend

Children's Phrase of the Day - I Am Really Sleepy


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - I Don't Want Any Trouble

Je ne veux pas d'ennuis (zhuh neh voo pah dehn yoo ee) -I don't want any trouble

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

Vocabulary breakdown:

Je veux (zhuh voo) -I want
Je ne veux pas (zhuh neh veux pas) -I don't want
d'ennuis (dehn yoo ee) -any trouble, some trouble

Children's Phrase of the Day - I Am Not Angry


Friday, July 4, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - I'm Out Of Gas

il n'y a plus d'essence dans le réservoir (eel nee ah ploo deh sehnce dahns leh ray zheh vwah) -I'm out of gas

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

Vocabulary breakdown

il n'y a plus de (eel nee ahh ploo de ) there is no more of
essence (eh sehnce) -gasoline
dans (dahn) -in
le (leh) -the (when referring to male words)
réservoir (ray zheh vwah) -tank

Children's Phrase of the Day - Have You Met My Friends?


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Quick Phrase of the Day - I Think That You Are...

Je pense que vous avez raison (zhuh pahnce keh vooz ah vay ray zohn) -I think that you are right
Je pense que vous avez tort (zhuh pahnce keh vooz ah vay tohr) -I think that you are wrong

Repeat these phrases all day long till you know them by heart.

Vocabulary breakdown:
Je pense (zhuh pahnce) - I think
que (keh) -that
vous avez (vooz ah vay) -you are
raison (ray zohn) -right, correct
tort (tohr) -wrong

Children's Phrase of the Day - Beware Of The Dog