El principito: Le petit prince by Atoine de Saint-Exupéry in Spanish: Dedicatoria

El Principito Audiobook

Le petit prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: audiobook in Spanish with exercises: vocabulary, pronunciation, and comprehension.


Dedicatoria

Pido perdón a los niños por haber dedicado este libro a una persona mayor. Tengo una seria excusa: esta persona mayor es el mejor amigo que tengo en el mundo.

Tengo otra excusa: esta persona mayor es capaz de entenderlo todo, hasta los libros para niños.

Tengo una tercera excusa: esta persona mayor vive en Francia, donde pasa hambre y frío. Verdaderamente necesita consuelo.

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Le petit prince: texte, audio, grammar, vocabulary exercises (La dédicace)

Le petit prince book cover

What is the aim of this kind of text ?

I would like to provide famous and interesting books in French to read and listen at the same time.

The real aim however is to improve your French vocabulary and grammar in an interesting way.

The vocabulary is chosen in its context, according to its relevance (I tend to choose only the most important and frequent words, ) so that you can learn almost naturally without too much of tedious explanations.

I sometimes add the infinitive form of an important verb, just to help you better understand the French language.

Some of the expressions, especially towards the end of the text, have not been translated since you can deduce the meaning on your own basing yourself on your knowledge of the previous expressions.

Some of the expressions in the exercises might be modified to be simpler and easier to understand.

There are some interesting grammatical aspects that are also explained. If you are in doubt, you can leave a comment and I will try to explain it to you.

Bonne lecture et bonne écoute  !


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Important and Frequent French Verbs: 11-20

The second part of the 100 important and frequent French verbs (numbers 11-20) with English translation, example sentences and exercises.

The List of the Frequent and Important French Verbs With Examples

FrenchEnglishExample Sentence
blesserto hurt / to injure / to woundJe me suis blessé à la jambe.
Les mots qu'il a dit m'ont blessé profondément.
boireto drinkJe ne bois pas de thé.
Boire du café empêche de dormir.
bougerto moveEst-ce que vous pouvez bouger votre sac un peu, s'il-vous-plaît ?
Moi, je ne bouge pas d'ici !
céderto yield / to collapse / to give wayCéder la place à une personne âgée dans un bus.
changerto change / to replaceAu prochain arrêt, nous devons changer de train.
Il faut que je me changer avant de sortir ce soir.
chercherto look forJe cherche la poste, s'il-vous-plaît. Vous savez où elle est ?
Tu ne sais pas où sont mes clés ? Je les cherche partout !
choisirto choose / to selectIl y a tellement de choses que je ne sais pas quoi choisir !
Pour le dessert, j'ai choisi un crème brûlée, s'il-vous-plaît.
commanderto orderQu'est-ce que tu as pris comme plat ? J'ai commandé un risotto.
commencerto beginLe spectacle va commencer.
Il commence à faire nuit.
comprendreto understandJe ne comprends pas ce que vous dites. Vous pouvez répéter, s'il-vous-plaît ?
Je n'ai rien compris de ce livre. Il est trop compliqué pour moi.

 

Exercises

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Important and Frequent French Verbs: 1-10

French Frequent and Important Verbs

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

FrenchEnglishExample Sentence
acheterto buyJe voudrais acheter une baguette.
aiderto helpPuis-je vous aider, Madame ?
aimerto like / to loveJ'aime les voitures françaises.
Paris, je t'aime !
allerto goElle va à l'école toute seule.
apporterto bringLe facteur a apporté le courrier.
apprendreto learnJ'apprends le français tous les jours.
arrêterto stopJe dois arrêter de fumer les cigarettes.
arriverto come / to arriveIl y a quelqu'un ? Oui, j'arrive !
attendreto waitVous pouvez attendre ici, Monsieur.
avoirto haveTu as une jolie veste.

Exercises

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100 Useful Beginner French Sentences and Expressions

100 French Useful Sentences

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.

Categories 

  1. Speaking About Yourself
  2. Travel
  3. A the hotel
  4. At the train station
  5. Occupation / Work
  6. Family
  7. Greetings and Polite Words
  8. At the café (ordering drinks)
  9. At the restaurant
  10. At the airport
  11. At the shop
  12. Survival Expressions
  13. Taking a Taxi
  14. Being Lost
  15. Small Talk
  16. Gap fillers / Keeping the Conversation
  17. Swear Words / Impolite Words

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