Lesson 2: How old are you ?

Learn how to tell your age in French, ask and compare your age with others and speak about other members of your family. You will learn more about the conjugation and the use of the French Present Simple Tense ( Le présent de l’indicatif ), as well as the French comparatives and superlatives.

1. Dialogue: Quel âge as-tu ?

Quel âge as-tu ?
– J’ai 25 ans. Et toi?
Moi, j’ai 3 ans de moins que toi.
Alors, tu as 22 ans.
C’est exact. Je suis plus jeune que toi.
– Tu veux dire que je suis vieux ?
Bien sûr que non ! 25 ans c’est le meilleur âge !
– Et quel âge a ta sœur ?
Elle a 15 ans. Je suis plus âgé qu’elle.
– Oui, ça fait 10 ans de différence entre vous deux.

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2. Notes

Notes on French grammar, vocabulary, phonetics and language in general.

Dialogue Vocabulary
Additional Vocabulary

Grammar

3. Exercise: Translate into French

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1. How old are you ?
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2. I'm 25 years old.
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3. I'm 3 years younger than you. (lit. I have 3 years less than you).
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4. Then, you are 22 years old.
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5. That's right. (That's correct.)
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6. I'm younger than you.
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7. You want to say that I'm old ? (You mean I'm old ?)
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8. Of course not !
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9. 25 is the best age !
25 ans !
10. And how old is your sister ?
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11. She is 15 years old.
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12. I'm older than her.
Je .
13. There is (lit. It makes) 10 years of difference between you two.
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4. Homework

  1. Read the dialogue aloud 3 times. Do it slowly, be careful with your pronunciation. You need to feel your facial and tongue muscles work. This will do miracles to your pronunciation and will make your speech more automatic and fluent.
  2. Write about your age. Compare yourself to your siblings. If you are the only child, compare yourself to your parents or cousins (les cousins).
  3. Get 100% of correct answers in the translation exercise.

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