Welcome to the fifth French lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in French to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules - French|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] mon fils est étudiant
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] sa fille est étudiante
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] il a un grand frère
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] elle a une grande sœur
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] ses frères sont jeunes
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] ses sœurs sont jeunes
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning French, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - French|
|What do you mean? que voulez-vous dire ?|
|I don't understand je ne comprends pas|
|I don't know je ne sais pas|
|What is that called in French? comment cela s'appelle-t-il en français ?|
|What is this? qu'est-ce que c'est ?|
|What does that word mean in English? que veut dire ce mot en anglais ?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) excusez-moi|
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