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French_100A_Study_Guide_Four.pdf FRENC-100A

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Here is the study guide for our test on module four
Elementary French 1
Holly Ransom
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This 5 page Study Guide was uploaded by Alison Bews on Saturday October 15, 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 6 views. For similar materials see Elementary French 1 in French at San Diego State University.


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Date Created: 10/15/16
French 100A Study Guide Four: Motif Notes 4.1 Talking about jobs and nationalities - Il/Elle est ou C'est +métier/nationalité -You need to take note of feminine or masculine versions of job titles and nationalities Ending Profession/Nationality English M F M F -e un avocat une avocate lawyer français française French -ien -ienne un une musician musicien musicienne italien italienne Italian -ier -ière un une nurse infirmier infirmière -eur -euse un serveur une waiter/waitress serveuse -eur -rice un acteur une actrice actor/actress *Sometimes you just need to change the article ex) une secrètaire/une secrètaire secretary *Sometimes "homme" or "femme" is in the title ex) un homme d'affaires/ une femme d'affaires Businessman/businesswoman *Some professions only have a masculine form ex) un ècrivain, un professeur, un mèdecin, un cadre writer, professor, doctor, executive *yes I'm aware that this is so overtly sexist, but we need to memorize it anyway -You need to choose between "il/elle est" and "c'est" structures because il/elle does not require an article before the job or nationality, while "c'est" does ex) "Il est écrivain" He is a writer ex) "Elle est canadienne" She is Canadian ex) "C'est une actrice" She is an actress ex) "Ce sont des americains" They are American Motif Notes 4.2 Talking about where people go to work - Le verbe "aller" et la préposition "à" ex) Il va au restaurant Gaulois He goes to the Gaulois restaurant. Aller- to go je vais nous allons tu vas vous allez il/elle/on va ils/elles vont ex) Je vais en cours. I'm going to class. ex) Ils vont à Pairs. They are going to Paris. La préposition "à"- to, at, or in Frequently used with "aller" and "être" à + le = au à + la = à la à + l' = à l' à + les = aux Motif Notes 4.3 Talking about daily activites - Les verbes pronominaux Reflexive verbs je me nous nous tu te vous vous il/elle/on se ils/elles se Common verbs se dépêcher to hurry up s'habiller to get dressed se préparer to prepare oneself se relaxer to relax se retrouver to meet up with se coucher to go to bed se lever to get up ex) se relaxer je me relaxe nous nous relaxons tu te relaxes vous vous relaxer il/elle/on se relaxe ils/elles se relaxent ex) se lever je me lève nous nous levons te tu lèves vous vous levez il/elle/on lève ils/elles lèvent *For se lever, you have to remember to add accent grave for je, tu, il/elle/on, and ils/elles, but not for nous and vous -It helps to remember that the accents also change for those subjects when you conjugate the verb "préférer" Negative: ex) Je ne me lève pas. How to tell the time and talk about what you do with your time - Comment dire l'heure et parler de son emploi de temp ex) Il est dix heures du matin. It is ten A.M./It is ten in the morning. ex) Il est dix heures du soir. It is ten P.M./It is is ten at the night ex) Il est neuf herures et qaurt. It is nine fifteen. ex) Il est huit heures vingt-cinq. It is eight twenty-five. ex) Il est six heures et demie. It is six thirty. ex) Il est de l'après-midi. It is three in the afternoon ex) Il est quatre heures moins le qaurt. It is three forty-five. ex) Il et midi. It is noon. ex) Il est minuit. It is midnight. *The French use a twenty-four time system, so familiarize yourself with military time if you don't already know it by adding whatever time it is plus twelve. Motif Notes 4.4 Talking about acitivies - Les verbes "faire" et "jouer" pour parler des activités Faire- to do, to make je fais nous faisons tu fais vous faites il/elle/on fait ils/elles font Jouer + de + l'article definis + l'instrument ex) Je joue de la guitare ou je joue du piano. I play guitar or I play piano. Jouer + à + l'article definis + le sport ex) Il joue au tennis ou vous jouez aux cartes. He plays tennis or you play cards Motif Notes 4.5 Making plans - Le futur proche (the future tense) aller + l'infinitif = le futur proche ex) Je vais étudier ce soir. I am going to study tonight. Common phrases associated with le futur proche ce soir this evening la semaine prochaine next week demain tomorrow demain matin tomorrow morning More examples: Nous allons faire du ski. We are going to ski. Tu vas faire stage cet éte. You are going to do an internship this summer. Il ne va pas travailler. He is not going to work. Vous n'allez pas jouer au football. You are not going to play soccer.


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