Hot French Language & Culture How-Tos

How To: Say 'what is your name' and 'my name is' in French

Meeting new people can be hard for some people, especially if they're using a different language, like French. This video will teach you how to say "what is your name" and "my name is" in French. To ask someone their name, a stranger or someone older than you, ask, "Comment vous appelez-vous?". When asking someone your own age, it's "Comment tu t'appelles?" To answer, say "Je m'appelle" + Your Name. Example: "Je m'appelle David."

How To: Say excuse me in French ("excusez-moi")

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to say the French words for "excuse me": "excusez-moi." While French isn't necessarily a very difficult language for an English-speaker to learn, many stumble when it comes to pronunciation. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in clips like this one, which make learning both vocabulary and proper pronunciation a very easy task.

How To: Count from 1 to 100 in perfect French

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to count from one to one hundred in perfect French" While French isn't necessarily a very difficult language for an English-speaker to learn, many stumble when it comes to pronunciation. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in clips like this one, which make learning both vocabulary and proper pronunciation a very easy task.

How To: Say "nice to meet you" in French ("enchanté")

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to say the French word for "pleased to meet you": "enchanté" or, for women, "enchantée." While French isn't necessarily a very difficult language for an English-speaker to learn, many stumble when it comes to pronunciation. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in clips like this one, which make learning both vocabulary and proper pronunciation a very easy task.

How To: Say 'hello' in French ('bojour' or 'salut')

One of the most basic things you should know in French is a nice greeting. Saying "hello" to someone in French is easy, and is comprised of either "bonjour" or "salut". To say "hello" or "hi" to a friend who is either your age or younger, you say, "salut". To ask "how are you" to someone older than you, you say "bonjour, allez-vous bien" or "bonjour, comment allez-vous?" To a friend, you ask, "Salut, Ca va bin?"

How To: Understand & use expressions "dès que.." & "ne...plus"

This video shows how to use the French expressions "das que..." and "ne...plus". The expression "das que..." means "as soon as".”ne..plus" means "no longer". You can use these expressions in sentences. " Je ne veux plus venir" means “I don’t want to come any longer". "Des que je me leve je prends un cafe" means " After I get up in the morning I have a coffee" These are regular sentences people use every day in the French language just as used in the English language.

How To: Understand & use the phrase "il faut"

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to speak French. This video focuses on the phrase "il faut" and the French infinitive. This video is the third episode of a ten episode series. Viewers learn how to form sentences and the meaning of some French words. This video is very detailed and descriptive. It gives a great, easily understood explanation for viewers. This video will benefit those viewers who want to learn the French language or want to become more fluent in speaking French.

How To: Understand & use adjective agreements & the word bien

Pierre-Benoit Heriaud explains the various meanings of the French word bien. Firstly, there is one obvious meaning the common "good" or "acceptable". However, one can also use it in sentences such as "Il fait bien froid" to present the current status of the weather as being excessive in one way. In this case, it can easily be replaced with the adverb "vraiment", not losing any bit in meaning. Lastly, the word "embete" might also be a trap in that it usually means annoyed, but can be associate...

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