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French for Beginners: Grammar in Context | Learn French with a Native Speaker | ASK QUESTIONS

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7 Lessons (30m)
    • 1. French grammar in Context: HOW TO ASK QUESTIONS - TO DO - TO GO. Quick and easy French Grammar Serie

    • 2. French Grammar: French Vocabulary and Pronunciation

    • 3. Learn French in context

    • 4. French Questions and Answers

    • 5. French grammar Rules

    • 6. French grammar: Fill in the blanks

    • 7. French grammar: Mistake, no mistake.

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About This Class

About This Class

French Grammar in Context: HOW TO ASK QUESTIONS - THE VERBS TO DO & TO GO. Quick and Easy French Grammar Series is a complete and comprehensive course about the French Grammar, taught by Christophe Ternay, a French Native Teacher, who graduated in “FLE” (French for foreigners) at the French Alliance, The most recognized French Learning School Worldwide.


What the course includes:

  1.     This French Course includes more than 30 Explainer Slides so your Brain can easily understand the lectures.
  2.     It also includes Pdf Files which will help you complete the French Grammar Exercises and French grammar Guides.
  3.     French Grammar Quizzes with immediate feedback.
  4.     French Grammar Rules.
  5.     French A1 Level vocabulary to be able to practice the French grammar.
  6.     Images, to be able to build strong mental link.
  7.     French Example Sentences to learn in context and remember.
  8.     French Questions and Answers to be able to have a French conversation.



How can I improve my French and my French Grammar Skills?

What are the good ways to learn the French Grammar Quickly and Easily?

Can I have fun while learning French Grammar?

Do these Questions sound familiar to you?

If yes, read on...

Grammar is an essential skill for Foreign Language Learners, but it has to be enjoyable and fun to be efficient. That’s why we use Gestures in this French course, it makes the course livelier.

The latest studies also show that the learning must be Multimodal. That is why we will use Objects and Pictures.

But French Grammar learning has also to be linked with Emotions and Feelings so as to be persistent, and this is why we will learn through a Story.

I will walk you through the different grammar rules steps by step.

But it’s not enough to just read and memorize the words in the vocabulary lists or to study grammar.

That’s why you will put what you’ve learned into practice and get immediate feedback on the mistakes that you’re making in the Exercise section.

And it’s always good to have a French teacher who can point out your mistakes so I will be at your side during all the process through the chat (“Discussion”)


About the Author:

My name’s Chris and I am a French teacher, but also graduated in Marketing and International Business in France; I have studied and know 4 languages fluently that are French English German and Spanish. You may ask yourself how it is possible and the short answer sounds easy: CONTEXT.

-   I did not learn English through the “normal way” I was lucky enough to enter a special “European Class” when I was 14 and learned English through History and Geography told By a Native English Teacher.

-   The same for German: When I was 8 I asked my parents to go to a German School instead of a French one and they accepted!

-   And the same for Spanish: I was bored of the French lifestyle and decided 5 years ago to move to Peru and my Spanish Level quickly jumped from B2 to C2 Level

The only thing in common with these language learnings is that I learned IN CONTEXT. That is the key point.

Every day I was learning with all day life events with gestures, objects, picture, emotions, feelings, and immediate feedback. That is what I reproduced in this course.



By the end of this class you will be able to:

  1.     Remember words thanks to Mental Images.
  2.     You will Use Tips, Techniques to Learn French Grammar.
  3.     You will take action by doing Short Easy Exercises (you will Learn Actively)
  4.     You will learn French Grammar and Vocabulary In Context through a whole Story.
  5. Learn More in Less Time, thanks to an efficient French Learning System that includes you in the whole process in some Real-Life Examples.


Who is this course for?

People who want to get the French TEF or the French DELF Exam.

People who want to Study in a French speaking Country (France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Congo…)

People who want to live in a French Speaking Paradise (Madagascar, Seychelles, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, New Caledonia…)

People who want to Climb the Social Ladder by improving their curriculum. French language gives you a much wider pool of opportunity as it is an Official UNO language.

People who want to Go on Holiday in a French speaking country.

People who want to Increase their Income in their current Job. French gives you a much wider pool of opportunity as it is spoken by 300 Million people in the World.

People who want to maintain their Brain in a Healthy state. Learning a foreign language is one of the best ways not to have Alzheimer and other Brain diseases.

People who want to invest time and money in themselves (Self-Development)

People who want to see if they can do it! There is something deeply rewarding about learning a new language

Bilingual partners. Try and learn the other person’s native tongue for the next French Christmas Dinner!

So if you want to stop wasting your time and efforts and don’t know yet how to do it efficiently. Then this French Grammar Course is for you.


Ready to get started?

See you on the inside. (hurry, class is waiting!)




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Meet Your Teacher

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French Teacher Chris Ternay

Graduated French Teacher - Freelancer


About the Author: (Spanish / French version at the bottom)

He is fluent in French, English, German and Spanish.

Graduated from The French Alliance in Arequipa, Peru in Teaching French for foreigners (2016)

Graduated from AFPA in Marseille, France in Marketing - Accounting and Human Resource Management (2005)

Graduated from Lycée Périer in Marseille, France in International Business. (2009)

He is teaching French since 2015 to students from all over the world thanks to offline and online French Courses in Peru.


That's why he knows how important it is to know exactly how to pronounce French words.

How important French vocabulary is to be able to make you understand.

And how important it is to quic... See full profile

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1. French grammar in Context: HOW TO ASK QUESTIONS - TO DO - TO GO. Quick and easy French Grammar Serie: In this lecture, we will learn the different ways to ask questions in French and how to conjugate the verbs to do and to go. And available. In web alley, you have really to be able to know perfectly how to ask question. Only. That way. Will you be able to interact and improve your French? Yeah, we will always use testers, objects, pictures so as to make it more enjoyable and fun. And we will learn with context through the story of Amy and The Babylon family. Because remember, what you learned has to be linked with emotions and feeling so as to be persistent, managed Lewis, you know me already and I'm your favorite native French teacher. I know it already. And I will be at your site during all the process through the chat to point out your mistakes and to help you in the process of French learning. So let's get started and jump into the course now and learned how to ask questions like key, como, isu. Let's go see dots. 2. French Grammar: French Vocabulary and Pronunciation: In this lecture, we will learn how to ask question. And as you know it, if you don't know how to ask question, you cannot do anything yeah, in a conversation or on a trip. So it's really, really important. You have to pay attention to this lecture. Let's go and let's begin first with some vocabulary that we will see in the text that we will see after. First word on bassy Amara, If you go to friends, you have to know that word. Yeah. It's to kiss on behalf, but it's also to embrace. Yeah. To embrace someone with your arms on my C, to kiss on sick. The first two letters E and M make the sound like the other. Am, it makes oval the sound, Oh, and it's a verb from the first group, the easiest group. For the conjugation. Let's listen out carefully and then you will repeat Japanese on bar c. Once again on basi. Great. Let's check out the next word. Pop pig, fat, pig, to knock or two hits. Yeah, Hop, Hop, big. And it's also a verb of the first group. So first you listen and then Europeans. Puppet. Once again, fat pig. Great. And let's continue with some more vocabulary. Set. Set. This men set on next word due Monday to ask to ask for something. For example, yup, do Maundy, do, mom did the here. Those two letters are also the sound, Oh, and it's a nozzle sound. A bit of air has to come through the nouns. The mounded bottom tried to find a stick. Yeah. And while you learn this word yeah, M bottom, sola, its bottom. This is a stick, sulla, it, bottom and bottom. Stick. Let's continue. He seems, yeah, it up. Let the verb to seam is the verb. Here. That's a letter. Here, is from the verb Ofwat in, up, in LA. He has the air literally, but it doesn't mean he has the air. No. It means he seeds ELA layer will continue, loop or shallow and he Bomba to answer, isn't here a verb of the first group? No, it is not because it ends with R, E, not E are only the burbs ending with ER out from the first group. And it's important to know the verb from the first group because they conjugate in the same way. Yep. To answer. Re clammy. To claim you want something from someone, recommit. Don't hesitate to do that gesture. Once again, re-color me. Hey, glomming. To claim. Look, wait to find again, and try to sing about something that you have lost. For example, some keys. Would, meekly, I find again my keys x2, o 2V. Meekly, I find again my kids, oh, 2V. And the last one can talk up like three words in French and three words in English also, some time after delicate TO upgrade. And the word Tom has always an is not here that it is plural or singular. No, no, it has always an S. I pray. It's it has also always an S. Yep. You can put it at the feminine form of the masculine form. No, it's always written in this way. And it means after a plate, after tau, time, cake sum. Let's continue now with the text. 3. Learn French in context: A metronome lo la Pando contexts and know that it takes to learn in contexts. Kale could Tang, upgrade, unknown. Kale could tongue up. Here, pay attention. That word, which means time, has always an s. Yeah, it's not plural. Rule is not singular. It has always ness Kale could upgrade, upgrade after the men. Where does he knock? Flapper? I'll apart at the door, if happily support, awake, soon, go bottom. Vic, song, Grow button. With his, his song. They grow bigger. Baton, stick. Okay, if have an abort of X1, X2, BUT madam, beyond ADA du Monde, Kayla, Madame burner down the mode key, a law. Who is there? That's the question. Lama overlap or some report. The men opens the door without answering. Some report. Without answering. Setup. See, Bernardo, This man is 0 ohm. Birds. Don't forget here the C apostrophe, septum, seizure home, Bernardo, ELA layer mission. Ela Ambras affirm in a layer mission. He looks mean or rude. Yeah, he's not a good guy in a layer mission. Elon Brasil soften ELA on buses. On bus, it can mean to sing. It is embrace with your arms, but it can also mean kisses. And we don't know, we have no difference between cases and embrace. It depends on the context. But here, I have to explain you something cultural in France, you, when you don't know someone, you equally can make him 12 or three cases. It depends on where you live in South of France or Northern on friends, or in the central friends. It depends now, every region has its rules. Yeah. And sometimes the cities in the region have some different rules. Yeah, it's quite interesting. And you give cases. You also, when you are two men, yao to men can give some, some cases. Yeah. It's completely normal on the cheek. Ia not not on the mouse. Me Illinois phone. But he does not kiss his child. So he kisses his wife, but not his child. Nipah conto do hood, vey, Ramy. He is not happy to find the meat in the house. Don't like Amazon. Amazon in the house. Surplus it unlawfully now detailer. His place is at the orphanage. Orphanage. Offer dinner. It's quite similar. His place is at the orphanage. He says DT. 4. French Questions and Answers: And now the question and answers, what does the men knock on the door with? The question here is what with with what? Avik Kuala Lumpur. I'll apart as a Kuala Lumpur hub airport. And here we have something that is informal. Yeah, I've equivalent fell apart. Would it have been the formula Singh, would it have been fat till fall apart at a coulomb tactile ala part. That is the Formula One. And here it's not formal. I've require LAM Aleppo. He uses a stick to knock on the door. Remember, stick. We already saw that in the text. And button and Button, the stick. Pool. Happy, happy to knock or to hit Aleppo ala on the door. Lamport. It is a feminine words. When is he knocking on the door? Come till Ela Bhatt, come till. Here we have the formal way constructed and apart the answer. He knocks on the door before entering. He knocks on the door before entering. How would you say that infringe if hyperbola Avant don't don't remember, you can pause the video to try to answer the question and you can write the question down so as to be able to see if you were right or not. If Apple opposed to don't think oven before a Von, before, and then French von. It nearly always comes with do. But here we have not. Do. We only have d apostrophe because here we have a voice. Von do on three, Avant don't think. Who is he quite easy. You should know that. Who is he still here? We have the formal way. The it's Gee, home, see, GO home. In English, you don't have the accents. Yeah, button trench, you have the axioms by the word GO home by the name Jerome seizure, whom? It is geom session. What does he look like? Quite important to know how to, how to ask how it looks like when you want to buy a sing or when you want to recognize someone. What does he look like? Infringe how we just say that? Do quot Attila layer, the formal way, do qua, till he looks mean. He looks not nice. How do you say mean in French? Ela layer may Sean, but not t, not nice. Zhong ti. Ela layer may Sean, he looks mean. Next question is, happy to see me. You should be able to build that 1A. Happy. You already know how to say it. Suburb to see. You already know how to say it. So St. Likud told me, don't worry me, here we have a special way to ask some question, but we will see that in this lecture. Escalate the remit and answer. Nope, he's not happy at all. How would you build that? Post the video and try to answer in the back and told you to do two at o. Not happy at all in the back on YouTube. 5. French grammar Rules: And now the explanation, the rules and the verbs, the verb Ali, the verb to go. Really important, yeah. V to V, IL, var, var, var, new xylem was the link. Nu Zhi Hou Zai Li was the link also because here we have a Florio News along whose allele? Ela Vaughan. Who? Von Vaughan? Ella, one. In English. I go, you go, he or she goes. We go, you go, they go. Ali. The second word verb, that is quite interesting, quite often used the verb to do fit, to fit here, quite interesting. And the 2 first, you have to write the same phi f S T with a T at the end, il phi, L phi and phi. Once again, here, the 3 first, we hear the same, yeah, it's not written the same way, but we hear the same fade to Fei. Fei knew Fudan. Here. We hear it like if it's worth II doesn't, doesn't FET here not. We have a and I that are the sound. A new phone. Phone. Phone. The verb to do. I do you do, she or he does. We do. Do, do they do? And are the rules what rules? The rules on how to ask questions. So first we will see the WH question. Yeah, for example, key is set person. Who is that guy? Key, who quite a trusting you just have to learn that word or a L'Hopital here you have to pay attention. Is always with an accent when it means where, ok, if you forget the accent, then it means or that, or that. Yeah, so if it's a question, don't forget the accent. L'hopital, where is the hospital? Where Jupiter, next one, coma cassava. How are you how are you next one? Allele Shi? Why do you have to go at his home? Pay attention here at his home. It's only two words in French. It's Shi Shi Li For the masculine version and xi z for the feminine one. Yeah. At his home or at her home. Case QC, literally, it would be what is it that some quite interesting case QC. And in English, the normal English would be, what is this case QC? What is this? When will you come back, come with the Andhra to end the formal way? Kongjian Dun Zhang, I'd even Kunda, how much how much money do you have? That it's the same. For how many? Yeah. In English you have two forms. How much and how many? It depends if it's countable or not countable. Money, it's not comfortable. Here. Are apples are countable, Yeah, but infringe. You only have one word. Quite easy. How many apples did you buy? Colombian do bum, bum. Ascertain? Kelo Qu, Duan Zhuang-Zi. Which course do I have to choose? Carefully? Who do schwas? Which course do I have to choose yet still a pillow to don't have Jim. Is there you have the same is dirt or other it's written in the same way. Infringe quite interesting. Yet Elon pillow to don't have Yong yet. Deep SIG CHI, the sound, the sound to get off in English, two words infringe on the one word. And now the formal and informal differences. Are you afraid? You can say in two ways, who's a deeper with the accent? Yes, you have to use such. You have to change the tone of your Vasa who's a deeper, it's not the same as if to say 2-SAT vapor. You are saying you are not asking the question. If you say rosary, you are asking the question. Yeah, that is the informal away and the formal way. What B was the inversion of the pronoun and the verb are the ooh. Yeah, I've a formal way with a reverse. In formal way. Now, the negative question, aren't you hungry? We have once again, the informal way and the formal way, una via buffer. Whenever a buffer. And the formal way, not the only thing that is different is that you put the verb at the first place and to put an hyphen service also, that's a good thing. A very easy way to ask questions and French. Do you want an ice cream? You can say SQ, really, glass, literally. Is it that you want an ice cream? So in English you would have, you want an ice cream. That's an affirmative sentence. The same affirmative sentence would be Vulli, you know, glass. That is an affirmative sentence. Wu Li glass. Yeah. And in front of this affirmative sentence, you just have to put S Cu, two, bolt an interrogative sentence, and you can do it with every affirmative sentence. So if you know how to build the affirmative sentence is going to be really easy to pull the interrogative sentence, you just have to put in front of it. Yeah. One other example. Do You Love Me? Do you love me? You love me. It's the affirmative sentence. Two, mm, two mm is the affirmative sentence. You loved me, okay? And two mm, it's the interrogative sentence, really, really easy. Another example, Do you come at 08:00 AM? Sku Julian, I returned matter eight AM. You have to say entrenched, do martin? Yeah. Of the morning. Do matter. We document them. 6. French grammar: Fill in the blanks : Note that exercises. You just have to fill in the blanks. Re me talking to his mother. And he's asking a question that still haunt tree. So what would you put here to build the sentence? The English sentence is, when is Daddy coming home? So how would you say when in that case? Remember, comb, comb that till n3, that GPA, that till three. When is that it coming home? Next one. Madame Barbara speaking to me. Ooh, do have wow, don't pay. You. Happy to meet your father again. To meet again is Lavoie Beauvoir to meet again. So how would you say that infringe it to o who do who've worked on pair. And that would be in the formal way because we have the hyphen and the verb is in the first position. It, you do a worked on pair. Next one, tilde to Zola. How would you say in French, y is still here? Why? For me? Why is remit still here? Still is to rule. In that case, it is still. But tools can also, in other cases, be translated as always. Next 13 words. Remember, here we have the easy way to ask a question. The easy way, you just have an affirmative sentence, Drupal, RISD, Avik TWA, the unlimited sentence is I can stay with you. I can stay with you. That's the affirmative sentence. And if you put it in the interrogative form, you would have a SCU, SCU Avik 12. Can I stay with you as a vector? One. Next one, madame Bernardo speaking to geom, Madame Bernard in the informal way. Remember in the informal way, you have to change the tone. Can you count down? Can you come down? How would you say that in the informal way infringe? You can pause the video and try to answer the question. To put to me to put Academy. Can you come down to protocol me? Yeah. With the tone Don't forget the tone in that case. 7. French grammar: Mistake, no mistake.: And now mistake, no mistake. You just have to find out if there is a mistake or if there isn't a mistake and you just have to try to correct and to put it in the correct way. Here there is a mistake. News along ETO toilet. Don't forget that you can pause the video if I am too fast. Yep. Moves along it for o to this one. But where is the mistake? Whereas it is here. Remember, with new, how does the verb end? Moves along with an S, moves along. Ou, too late one, we, all three are going to be happy. All three is today. There are three people talking. Yeah. All of us, All of us are going to be happy. Next one, mistake or no mistake. Remi that RTO, don't x1 the filename here. Remember, we have a foil here and here we have an S. So we cannot say don't offer. Now we have to make here don't know filename, don't XM, no fooling. Here we have also the volume remeber bacteria doesn't offer enough. Is there a mistake? No, the reason it is completely correct. Next one. Here, there is only a small mistake. Wherever visits. We partition home, remembers something particular here with an accent, yeah. When it is a question. With Uber, when it means where, where has he gone? Here's the verb to go. Where has he gone? Mistake, no mistake. Who's having a doula? Who's that? Led me here. And it's on the verb and yes, there is a mistake. The verb that whereas the verb, the verb is here, is the verb to have. You have to know it perfectly, no, vis-a-vis, it ends with a v. Who's having a doula? You have you are afraid of the night. You are afraid of the night. Mistake, no mistake. Eschewed utopia. Is there a mistake? Yes, there is. Whereas it is on the verb eschewed utopia here, missing the hyphen, Don't forget it. Eschewed verbs young as q2 Fabius with an S because it's to SQL. Mistake domestic is Qu Zheng Li Zhi Hou Zai Li, Mom. Are you going to eat SQL emoji theories here? No mistake. I really hope you enjoyed this lesson. And here to end this lecture, I want to see a quote with you, shackles one midi support. Everyone sees noon at his door. And, but in English it means to each his own. Yeah, that one is only how it is how it would be literally translated. Yeah, Shanghai Media Support to each his own. It means we always have a biased point of view. Yeah, we have a point of view that is that is not always correct. Jia It can be, it can be biased by our experiences. For example, Schocken, V1 midi, as I really hope you enjoyed this lesson and I see you in the next one.