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 !
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
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 practicebefore 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.
10 Essential French Verbs For Tourists (With Examples)
The summer vacation is approaching, and you might be thinking: “I’m going to France and the only words I know are Bonjour and Merci”. The good news is these are two most important words in any language of any country you are visiting. It’s the strictest minimum that you should know if you don’t want to be considered as a complete philistine and ignoramus.
The bad news is that it’s too late to jump on a complete French language course as you certainly won’t have time to finish it and you remember much when faced with a real life French speaking situation. (However, you never know, people can sometimes do amazing things, and the motivation and the drive to achieve something are the most incredible things, especially in learning).
If you want learn fast, you must start small and be able to see the “frame” of what you are trying to accomplish. The material must be concrete, understandable and easy to acquire by the means of some stimulating exercises.
In this lesson you will learn how to approach people in the street and ask politely for information. You will learn the vocabulary related to travel and you will also be introduced to the French conditional. The content of this lesson corresponds to A2 CEFR level of French. Enjoy ! Asking for information = demander des renseignements
Excusez-moi, je suis perdu. Pourriez-vous m’aider, s’il-vous-plaît ?