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watch Your Way To Learning French–Part XII!

Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part 12!

In this, your twelfth lesson, you are further than you have ever been while exploring French!

Your next 10 words–like all the others–are commonly used in daily conversations, and will definitely help you if you decide to travel to France tomorrow.

Video: French 500 words lesson 12

After watching the video, complete this exercise, writing your answers in the comment section below.

Exercise: Write the correct spellings of the words from the vocabulary.

1- treov

 

2- rspase

 

3- nntaef

 

4- ua

 

5- omi

 

6- na

 

7- sfio

 

8- silf

 

9- tuear

 

10- uneej

 

Don’t forget to number your answers correctly! Good luck!

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Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part XI!

Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part 11!

You are amazing!

You have studied enough French words that you can hold an entire conversation! Maybe even two!

Watch the video and start building a word bank to use for your third conversation ;)

Video: French 500 words lesson 11

Write your answers to the following exercise in the comment section below.

Exercise: Read the sentence and choose the correct French translation.

1-Did you find our house? 

a) Non! Mais je vais la trouver dans une heure.

b) Avez-vous trouvé notre maison?

 

2- No! I am in the house with my husband.

a) Merci! Es-tu seul?

b) Non! Je suis dans la maison avec mon mari.

3- Good! First take a right from Charles street.

a) Bon! Tout d’abord, prenez à droite de la rue Charles.

b) Puis trouvez le café monde.

4- No! But I will find it in one hour.

a) Avez-vous trouvé notre maison?

b) Non! Mais je vais la trouver dans une heure.

5- Thank you! Are you alone?

a) Merci! Es-tu seul?

b) Avez-vous trouvé notre maison?

6- Then find the cafe World.

a) Non! Je suis dans la maison avec mon mari.

b) Puis trouvez le café monde.

 

Don’t forget to number your answers correctly! Good luck!

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Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part X!

Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part X!

Congratulations! You’ve achieved a major milestone. With this lesson, you will have completed 10 lessons, which means you will know 100 French words!

Video: French 500 words lesson 10

Write your answers in the comment section below.

Exercise: Complete the sentences with the right word.

1- Maman, Ça c’est mon _____, Julie.

a) amie

b) Salut

2- Maman, Elle a ____ ans.

a) c’est

b) dix

3- _____ Julie!

a) ami

b) Salut

4- Est-ce que tu veux de ______ ou quelque chose à manger?

a) vous

b) l’eau

5- Nous aimons trois couleurs: le _____, le blanc et la rouge.

a) dire

b) noir

6- Non, merci, Mme Langer. _____ êtes gentille.

a) Vous

b) Nous

Don’t forget to number your answers correctly! Good luck!

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Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part IX!

Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part IX!

We hope you have made brilliant New Year’s Resolution–ad plan to stick to them! As for our resolution, we resolve to improve your French vocabulary–video by video.

Happy 2018!

Video: French 500 words lesson 9

Write your answers in the comment section below.

Exercise: Write ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’ for the following questions.

 

1- ‘Le bel homme est sur le bateau’ translates to ‘The sea is his life.’

 

2- ‘Yeux’ translates to ‘Eyes’ in English.

 

3- ‘Donner’ translates to ‘to give’.

 

4- ‘If you give him gold he will take you on his boat.’ translates to ‘Si vousluidonnez de l’or, (second audio) ilvousprendrasur son bateau.’

 

5- ‘Il n’a pas deux yeux mais un seul, et il a deux mains.’ translates to ‘He does not have two eyes but only one, and he has two hands.’

 

6- ‘Sur’ translates to ‘Handsome’.

 

7- ‘Then’ translates to ‘Alors’.

 

8- ‘Sous’ translates to ‘Under’.

 

9- ‘Et vous pouvez voir des poissons sous le bateau.’ translates to ‘And you can see fishes under the boat.’

 

10- ‘The handsome man is on the boat.’ translates to ‘Il n’a pas deuxyeuxmais un seul.’

 

11- ‘Hand’ translates to ‘Main’.

 

12- ‘If’ translates to ‘Beau/Bel’.

 

13- ‘A/Avoir’ translates to ‘Have/To Have’.

 

14- ‘Life’ translates to ‘Vie’.

 

15- ‘Si’ translates to ‘On’.

 

Don’t forget to number your answers correctly! Good luck!

 

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Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part VIII!

Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part VIII!

Good work on completing seven lessons! We hope you are practicing each word and phrase you learnt.

Learn 10 more words with this eighth video.

Video: French 500 words lesson 8

Please write your answers to the exercise in the comment section below.

Exercise: Choose the right translation for the following words.

 

1- Man means…

a) Homme

b) Femme

2- Sea means…     

a) Sympa

b) Mer

3- Tall means…

a) Grand

b) Court

4- Kind means…

a) Sympa

b) Met

5- Thing means…

a) Chose

b) Quelque chose

6- Something means…

a) Met

b) Quelque chose

7- Woman means…

a) Femme

b) Grand

8- Put means…

a) Met

b) Chose

9- Short means…

a) Court

b) Très

10- Very means…

a) Homme

b) Très

 

Don’t forget to number your answers correctly! Good luck!

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Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part VII!

Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part VII!

I hope learning these new words was as much a breeze for you as it was a joy for us to teach you. Adding to your–by now considerable–vocabulary, is another video (Lesson 7). Watch and learn!

Video: French 500 words lesson 7

Please write your answers to the exercise in the comment section below.

Exercise: Pick the right question for the answer.

1- Non! Je suis dans mon nouveau bureau en ce moment.

a) Mais, allez-vous me rencontrer demain?

b) Êtes-vous à la maison aujourd’hui?

2- Oui, je serai! Voyons voir un film.

a) Oui! J’ai beaucoup de travail toute la journée.

b) Mais, allez-vous me rencontrer demain?

3- Oui! J’ai beaucoup de travail toute la journée.

a) Devez-vous travailler beaucoup?

b) Êtes-vous à la maison aujourd’hui?

 

Don’t forget to number your answers correctly! Good luck!

 

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Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part VI!

Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part VI!

 50 words of French are in your head. You’ve practiced them and have probably bedazzled your unsuspecting neighbours, friends and family with your knowledge of the language.

  Here’s another 10 words to further impress everyone!

Video: French 500 words lesson 6

Watch the video and write your answers to the exercise in the comment section below.

Exercise:Choose the right translation of the French words

 

1- Fais (Faire)

a) is

b) do (to do)

2- Il

a) they

b) want (to want)

3- Prendre

a) to take

b) because

4- Combien

a) how much

b) why

5- Pourquoi

a) because

b) why

6- Quand

a) when

b) how much

7- Temps

a) time

b) can

8- Parceque

a) they

b) because

9- Veux (Vouloir)

a) do

b) want (to want)

10- Peux (Pouvez)

a) can

b) time

 

Don’t forget to number your answers correctly! Good luck!

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Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part V!

Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part V!

We hope this season is bringing you joy, just like our lesson hopes to bring you enlightenment and an increased vocabulary in French.

Happy watching!

Video: French 500 words lesson 5

Write your answers to the exercise in the comment section below.

Exercise:Choose the right word to fill in the blanks

1- Je veux aller à la _____ de David.

a) maison

b) aimer

2- J’aime _____ à sa maison.

a) la

b) être

3- Tu veux venir ____ moi?

a) il

b) avec

4- Oui! Je vais prendre ____ console de jeux vidéos.

a) ma

b) de

5- On peut aller ensemble à ____  maison.

a) sa

b) dans

Don’t forget to number your answers correctly! Good luck!
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Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part IV!

Watch Your Way To Learning French–Part IV!

Is your head filled with knowledge? Do you feel intelligent and well-read now that you know 30 new French words?

We hope the next 10 words will broaden your mind some more! Watch the following video to expand your horizons (and French vocabulary).

Video: French 500 words lesson 4

Now try your hand at completing this exercise.Write your answers in the comment section below.

Exercise:Tell us if the translated words are Right or Wrong

 

1- ‘Rue’ is ‘street’.

a) Right

b) Wrong

2- ‘Marches/Marcher’ is ‘walk/to walk’.

a) Right

b) Wrong

3- ‘Je suis’ is ‘a minute’.

a) Right

b) Wrong

4- ‘Un/Une’ is ‘one/a’.

a) Right

b) Wrong

5- ‘Aller’ is ‘to’.

a) Right

b) Wrong

6- ‘Là-bas’ is ‘over there’.

a) Right

b) Wrong

7- ‘À’ is ‘think’.

a) Right

b) Wrong

8- ‘Dois/Devoir’ is ‘have to’.

a) Right

b) Wrong

9- ‘Pense/Penser’ is ‘go to’

a) Right

b) Wrong

10- ‘Une minute’ is ‘a minute’.

a) Right

b) Wrong

Don’t forget to number your answers correctly! Good luck!

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Why Translation Apps Are Not Always A Safe Bet

Why Translation Apps Are Not Always A Safe Bet

Unafraid of scary words that sound like gibberish, the modern traveller bravely ventures out past his immediate surroundings. His support system–the innumerable translator apps available online–converts the sounds he hears, to something he can actually understand.

This modern traveller is not alone. Many of us choose to use such apps, even while studying a language–because they are easy to use, convenient, inexpensive–many also promise us accurate translations.

Even dictionaries have begun jumping onto this bandwagon, offering translations for the more common languages heard around the globe.

What we (and the modern traveller) often overlook, is the nuances hidden in each word of every single language.

The word ‘eat’ in English has (according to one such app), 7 different translations in French and Spanish, and 6 different translations in Italian. These words are similar to the English meaning of ‘eat’ but are used in different contexts.

It could be argued that translating a sentence as a whole removes the chance of multiple possibilities and provides an answer in the right context. While correct, this is not the case for all phrases or words which have no literal translation into English. The same holds true for sentences or phrases being translated into English; sometimes there is no logical meaning to it.

For example: It’s raining cats and dogs, does not mean what we think it does if translated into French, for example.

Raining Cats and Dogs

Now try translating this German idiom ‘Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei’. While it translates to ‘Everything has an end, only the sausage has two’ (in English), its meaning is closer to the English saying ‘All good things must come to an end’.

While each word is translated, the context and meaning of a sentence is not conveyed in the same manner. The essence is lost, quite literally, in translation.

Instead of relying heavily and exclusively on a translator app, the modern traveller would benefit if he studied the language with a native speaker.

They are the only people uniquely qualified to explain the subtle differences in the usage of common words, the colloquialisms and the context in which they should be used.

Take the words, ‘I’m sorry’, for example. Simple words; in Spanish, this phrase takes on slightly different meanings in different situations.

People usually say « Lo siento » for an apology (if something was your fault), and (if you are trying to get someone’s attention) say « Disculpe » or « Perdón ».

Native speakers, additionally, can help the modern traveller avoid mangling words in whichever foreign language he wishes to speak by coaching him in the exact accent and pronunciation.

For a seamless travel experience, the modern traveller should arm himself with both a prior knowledge of the language as well as a reliable and accurate translation app. After all, it is never a bad idea to have a backup plan.

 

Visit our website (www.albert-learning.com) to become the brave modern traveller who speaks a language with ease!

 

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