Basic French words and expressions to describe a classroom, students and their school things. The CEFR / CECRL level is A1-A2, beginner or basic.
Le mauvais temps
The autumn has been here for some time now and the weather it has brought inspired me to post some interesting expressions related to (not so nice) weather.
Check how well you know the French expressions related to bad weather. Some of them are similar to the English ones, others are a bit funny and surprising. How many of them do You know ?
It’s always fun to drop some common saying during a conversation. I always get the impression that I sound more natural and “native-like’ whenever I use one of these. But let’s cut to the chase, here are 10 very popular French sayings and their English equivalents.
How many of them do you know ? Try to guess and check how well you know the French language !
The following French verbs are in the alphabetical order. They are the first ten verbs of the 100 frequent and important French verbs that I have put together.
The List of the Important French Verbs With Examples
|acheter||to buy||Je voudrais acheter une baguette.|
|aider||to help||Puis-je vous aider, Madame ?|
|aimer||to like / to love||J'aime les voitures françaises.
Paris, je t'aime !
|aller||to go||Elle va à l'école toute seule.|
|apporter||to bring||Le facteur a apporté le courrier.|
|apprendre||to learn||J'apprends le français tous les jours.|
|arrêter||to stop||Je dois arrêter de fumer les cigarettes.|
|arriver||to come / to arrive||Il y a quelqu'un ? Oui, j'arrive !|
|attendre||to wait||Vous pouvez attendre ici, Monsieur.|
|avoir||to have||Tu as une jolie veste.|
I have been always wondering what is a good way of starting to learn a language. The answer is: many. Or even better: whatever the method, the result is all that counts.
Can you say you have learned a language knowing 100 sentences in it ? Certainly not, but it gives you a good picture of what the language looks like. It also allows you can express the most basic demands and understand them, introduce and speak about yourself, buy things, understand some of the swear words, and above all, use the vocabulary and structure from these 100 sentences to create hundreds of new sentences, or even possibly an infinite number of them, if we refer to Chomsky : ).
Some statistics to show how much of French you will learn
- Sentences: 100
- Words: 490
- Unique French Words: 241
- CEFR level: A1
I have created 100 useful French sentences and expressions to provide something for beginners to start with, to help you grasp the language and get some practice before travelling to France for example. You can also use it to check whether you have the CEFR A1 level in French.
The sentences are divided into 17 categories to make it easier for the learner to find a particular expression. It makes learning the expressions easier too.
- Speaking About Yourself
- A the hotel
- At the train station
- Occupation / Work
- Greetings and Polite Words
- At the café (ordering drinks)
- At the restaurant
- At the airport
- At the shop
- Survival Expressions
- Taking a Taxi
- Being Lost
- Small Talk
- Gap fillers / Keeping the Conversation
- Swear Words / Impolite Words