Beginner’s Podcast – French Etc
Beginner’s Podcast – French Etc
Beginner’s Podcast – French Etc
French Etc Beginner’s Podcast of Contemporary French
Pronunciation Initial Consonants at FrenchHour
Prononciation des consonnes initiales French and English consonants at the beginning of a word are pronounced pretty much the same way except for a few. I’d like to focus on words starting with PN and PS in this lesson. They are pronounced differently in French than they are in English. * m …. pneu …. tire* m/f …. pneumatique …. inflatable* f …. pneumonie …. pneumonia* m …. pseudo, pseudonyme …. username, pen name* m/f …. psychopathe …. psychopath* m/f …. psychiatre …. psychiatrist* f …. psychiatrie …. psychiatry* m/f …. psychologue …. psychologist* f …. psychologie …. psychology* f …. psyché …. psyche, tall mirror* f …. psychose …. psychosis* f …. pseudoscience …. pseudoscience . Today’s French . List . Mot du Jour . List . Le Blogue . Tutorials . Newsletter . Memberships . Donate . Back to Course – French Pronunciation .
Apr 14
3 min
Combination of Letters – Today’s French at FrenchHour
Combinaison de lettres en français This lesson is an excerpt of Week 3 of Anne’s ‘French 1 – A1’ course, a 30-week French course for the total  French beginner. Les mots en français ne sont pas toujours intuitifs. The French alphabet has 26 letters, just like in English. However, French words don’t always look the way they sound. They may combine letters to make a new sound. Anne goes over the 25 most common ones in te premium lesson. Click below to access it. For instance, EAU is pronounced O, such as in EAU –> water BEAU –> beautiful CU is pronounced KU, such as in CUBE –> cube but ÇU is pronounced SU, such as in REÇU –> received CONTINUEGet more, including the PDF for this lesson as a premium member Exercice – Practice Which one sounds like the bold-letter choice? Decide between 1. and 2. 1-__2-__3-__ * an sounds like* the EI in eight* the UM in bump* ça sounds like* ka* sa* -tie sounds like* see* tea Réponses – Answers 1-22-23-1 * an sounds like* the UM in bump* ça sounds like* sa* -tie sounds like* see . Today’s French . List . Mot du Jour . List . Le Blogue . 3 Great Memberships . Go to Course – French 1 – A1 . Donate .
May 7, 2019
2 min
La maison de France et Henri – Today’s French at FrenchHour
La maison de France et Henri France and Henri’s House Talk about your house in French. Practice with Anne. Download the audio file and print this page. What to do with this worksheet * Listen* Read the translation* Repeat* Memorize La maison de France et Henri France et Henri Durand habitent à Louret. Louret est une petite ville de 8 000 habitants. Ils ont une maison en banlieue. Leur maison a deux étages. Au rez-de-chaussée, il y a une cuisine, une pièce de vie, un salon et un cabinet de toilettes pour les invités. Il n’y a pas de salle à manger. Au premier étage, il y a trois chambres, une terrasse, deux salles de bains, un bureau et un débarras. France et Henri n’ont pas de bibliothèque au premier. Au sous-sol, il y a un garage pour deux voitures et une cave. France et Henri y habitent depuis 10 ans. CONTINUEContinue this week-long lesson – Get the PDF and many exercises that go with it Course on French 2 – A2: many hours of French at all levels on this theme. Dossier sur le français 2 – A2 : des heures de fiches à tous les niveaux sur ce thème. Be proactive Describe your house and send your written or recorded work to Anne. She’ll get back to you within 24 hours.  Free access as a Premium Member BECOME A MEMBER . Today’s French . List . Mot du Jour . List . Le Blogue . 3 Great Memberships .  Go to Course - French 2 A2 . Donate .
Apr 8, 2019
3 min
English Words in French – Today’s French at FrenchHour
English Words in French Mots anglais en français This post is an excerpt of Week 1 of Anne’s ‘French 1 – A1’ course, a 30-week French course for the total beginner. Who says French is hard to learn? There are tons of English words used in the French language – with a French accent, of course. Here is a list of some that I hear often in French. Note that most of them are masculine. My favorite one is ‘un pin’s’. What’s your favorite? Do you know another one? Feel free to Leave a Reply below. Most of all, listen, repeat out loud and learn how to pronounce these words. That’s how you’ll start sounding like a French person, by copying my voice and my intonation. * m …. babyfoot …. foosball, table football* m …. barman …. barman, bartender* m …. basket …. basket-ball* f …. basket …. tennis shoe* m …. best-seller …. best-seller book* m …. bifteck …. steak (beef)* m …. blazer …. blazer, suit jacket* m …. blogue …. blog* m …. bluff …. bluff* m …. boss …. boss* m …. bouledogue …. bulldog* m …. boycott …. boycott* ø …. boycotter …. to boycott* m …. brainstorming …. brainstorming session* m …. business …. business* m …. businessman[1] …. businessman* m …. caddy …. store cart* m …. camping …. camp site* m …. casting …. casting, distribution* m …. challenge …. challenge Get the Long List in the premium lesson. Exercice – Practice Remplacez les tirets avec les mots de la liste et la traduction. — Fill in the blanks with the words from the list and the translation. L’été dernier, on était au « 1._____ des Lilas ». On jouait tous les jours au 2._____ et au 3._____. On a sympathisé avec le 4._____. Un jour, il nous a demandé de faire les courses pour lui : il voulait 5 caisses de bière. C’est très lourd ! Quand nous sommes arrivés au supermarché, il n’y avait pas de 5._____. On est donc revenus les mains vides et les gens au camping ont presque fait la révolution. On se souviendra de ce jour-là toute notre vie ! ENGLISH Last summer, we were staying at the ‘Lilacs 1.Campsite’. We would play and 3.foosball every day. We became friendly with the 4.bartender. One day, he asked us to go shopping for him: he wanted 5 crates of beer. It’s very heavy! When we arrived at the supermarket, there were no 5.carts. So we came back empty-handed and people at the campsite almost had a revolution. We will remember that day forever! Answers at FrenchHour CONTINUEContinue this lesson as a premium member Next * Passé composé or imparfait – Today’s French* faire les courses – Mot du Jour . Today’s French . List .
Apr 3, 2019
5 min