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French 100A Study Guide Test One

by: Alison Bews

French 100A Study Guide Test One FRENC-100A

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These are the notes from our textbook, Motif, module one. This does not include the example exercises, but they are the notes from the chapter and the summary.
Elementary French 1
Holly Ransom
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Alison Bews on Wednesday September 7, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to FRENC-100A at San Diego State University taught by Holly Ransom in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Elementary French 1 in French at San Diego State University.


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French 100A Study Guide Test One: Motif Notes 1.1: Comment se presenter et se saluer ­ Addressing others (tu ou vous) ­ “Vous” is formal or plural ­ It is used between people who don’t know each other or are not  yet on a first name basis. ­ It is used to address people older than you or above you in society or the workplace. * In case of doubt, always use vous and you can choose to  add monsieur, madame, or mademoiselle for politeness ­ “Tu” is informal or singular ­ It is used between people in the same age or peer group, between  people who are already on a first name basis, and among family  members and pets. Motif Notes 1.2: Identifying people and things ­ Qui est­ce?  Who is it? ­ Qu’est­ce que c’est? What is it? ­ Est­ce que? Is it…? 1. Qui est­ce? Who is it? 2. C’est Paul. It’s Paul. 1. Qu’est­ce que c’est? What is it? 2. C’est un livre. It’s a book. Any statement can be turned into a yes/no question by placing “est­ce que” in front of it  and using a rising intonation. Ex) “C’est Richard” becomes “Est­ce que c’est Richard?” Ex) “C’est une table” becomes “Est­ce que c’est une table?” “Que” contracts to “qu’” when followed by a vowel sound. Ex) Est­ce qu’il est étudiant? Is he a student? Motif Notes 1.3: Naming people and things (Les articles indéfinis) 1. Qu’est­ce que c’est une fenêtre? a. Is it a window? 2. Non, c’est un bureau. a. No, it is a desk. 1. Qu’est­ce que c’est? a. What is it? 2. C’est un cahier. a. It is a notebook. 1. Est­ce qu’il s’apelle Pierre? a. Is his name Pierre? 2. Non, il s’apelle Jean. a. No, his name is Jean. 1. Qui est­ce? a. Who is it? 2. C’est Jean­Jacques Rousseau. a. It is Jean­Jacques Rousseau. 1. C’est une chaise? a. It’s a chair? 2. Oui, c’est une chaise. a. Yes, it’s a chair. French indefinite articles: un (m), une (f), des (pl) Ex) un livre, des livres Ex) une fenêtre, des fenêtres *Used according to gender and number *Remember to extend the consonant of the article if the object begins with a vowel Motif Notes 1.4&1.5: Describing people: Les pronoms sujets avec être Elle est intelligente She is smart Il est beau He is handsome Describing: Les adjectifs (introduction) Expressions utiles Ecoutez  Listen Asseyez­vous Sit down Allez au tableau  Come to the board Fermez la porte  Close the door Ouvrez le livre  Open your books Comment dit­on ___ en français?  How do you say ___ in French? Les accents É  “e” accent aigu È  “e” accent grave Ê  “e” accent circonflexe (â,ê,î,ô,û) ­circonflexe on an “e” or an “o” often represents a missing  “s” ç “c” cedilla ­the cedille indicates a soft “c” pronounced like an “s” ë, ï “e,” “i” tréma ­the tréma indicates that the vowel combination should be  pronounced as two separate syllables Être: Je suis Nous sommes Tu es Vous êtes Il/elle/on est Ils/elles sont Les adjectifs Petit (m); petite (f); petit (mp); petites (fp) Irregular adjectives: Masculine/Feminine/Masculine Plural/Femine Plural Blanc/blanche/blancs/blanches Vieux/vieille/vieux/vieilles Beau/belle/beaux/belles ­Becomes “bel” instead of “beau” if the following object beings with a  vowel ex) un bel homme Gentil/gentile/gentils/gentilles


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