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French for Beginners: Grammar in Context | Learn French with a Native Speaker | FRENCH ARTICLES

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7 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. French grammar in Context: THE ARTICLES Quick and easy French Grammar Series

    • 2. French Grammar: French Vocabulary and Pronunciation

    • 3. Learn French in context

    • 4. French Questions and Answers

    • 5. French Grammar Rules

    • 6. French Grammar Exercises

    • 7. French Grammar: True or False

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About This Class

About This Class

French Grammar in Context: THE FRENCH USE OF ARTICLES. 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?

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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.

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1. French grammar in Context: THE ARTICLES Quick and easy French Grammar Series: In this lecture, we will learn how to use the articles in French and so as to make it enjoyable, fun and movie major. We will use, like, always justice, objects, pictures and ferny exercises. And it's always good to have a native French teacher with you who can point out your mistakes. So I will be after side during all the process. You know it already. Fruit. The chats, by the way, thank you to all the people who are giving me some questions. I'm really happy to be able to help them. So don't be shy and used. So let's jump intercourse and learn how to use the articles they look Lapsley and much more . 2. French Grammar: French Vocabulary and Pronunciation: the lecture off today is about that articles. I hope you know already what it is, But if you don't, I will explain. It's in this lecture. Okay, the articles. So let's check out before we see the articles and the rules, the grammar rules, the French grammar rules. Before seeing all that, we'll see a bit off vocabulary with images. So the 1st 1 lot next check out my mouth when I pronounce it police lap for lead, huh? Lap for net, with the window locks for net. And now you listen. And when you see the other sign, you repeat after me a lot for net once again. Lot for net. Great. Let's continue with another were hurt. Check out that one. No gasam look, I got some and now it's your turn. Look, Gasam once again, God, great. And let's see some other words that we will find in the text that we will study. After that. The league boom, the league boom, some vegetables. Or we could also say in English vegetables because that article we don't have it in English vegetables, the league Ooh, it's masculine and it's also proved, and please draft some grab some vegetables. Yeah, you can smell them. Also know, because if you if you smell some vegetables, yeah, you're going to make the big, big, big, big, big thing in your brain. Yeah, it's gonna build. Build a link. Big link in your brains between something that you can touch that you can feel and something that smell. Yeah, you can see it. You can smell it. You can hear it in French and in English. Yeah, the league, UMA. So when you repeat it, you say it out loud. Delegate, it's better to have some in your hands. Yeah, Okay, that's continue. Let's continue with the next word Lot bought the same the same way. Yeah, you You go in front off your door, you knock at your own door. I know it seems a bit silly, but, you know, look at your own law When you say out loud lap parts, that part, yeah, you are going to make a link between a sound, the other knocking the sound and the word and something, You see? Yeah, something. You see your touch and and you listen to your latte thoughts. Next one. Okay? Ill. He has o l a she has is the verb to have. Yeah, there. Yeah, behind. And when you say they're here, you show something behind you. Yeah, they're here behind their year. Some other works? No do. And off course. You make the gesture while you say it. Why, you read it. You do, uh, do that one is do number two A. And you're going to use it a lot. It and may. But may buts one off the preferred words off the French people because they like to not to agree with something. Hell, the French guys. So I say that Burt's I don't agree with something else. Yeah, so make So you know, only certain, Mom. So, ma, the second e u You don't hear it a lot. Yeah. So you know the 1st 1? Yeah. Use here it, but that one. You don't hear it a lot? Certainly. No. So, no, that's Ah Nazal sound here. Remember we So it already Oh, bit off air has to get out off your nerves, so no 3. Learn French in context: and let's continue with text. So has to have some context. And we want to know what's going on with Madame Barbara with Amy and with J home. What is going on? Wisdom, Madam Bubble, huh? It over me. Zell up. You know MSM doesn't villa do some. I repeat, madam Barbara Ape over. Mais ella. You know MSM Don Vila, do don't don't village in a village, don't have a larger do something Do love homes in the center Off friends I don't have the largest onto the reference key Sapele Shoven called seven or literally it would be, um which is cold salvano. Yeah, but in English we say cold shot mano. I repeat every Sena Madam Babu, huh? It Beauvoir both poor Mais ella. You know MSM Don's on collage song doula phones Kisa Pill seven is that it's an article and it's a feminine article because France, it's Femine kun. It's a feminine article because Maison, it's feminine. Ah, it's a masculine article because village is a masculine noun. Let's continue Lem ism Nikbakht gone. The house is not large. L a Selma in Port e do fernet ilya la MSM feminine because it's offending article because that one is a feminine word. The gender off that word off that noun is feminine. La MSM nay bag home l A saloon? No, certainly no una parte do fernet. You know it means one. But it can also mean up the door or wonder. Yeah, you know, But it do for in it fernet again. It's within s because here we have to two windows, the same int as in English. It's easy. French is really easy. Ilya Ilya, Data That one is really important. Yeah. Please remember that group off word means there is Yeah. Three words in French. Il E Ilia, please. Remember that one? It's their ease. Three words in French. Elia Elia, Giada, It's a masculine article because that one it's a masculine noun. Yeah, Garden garden in English has no gender. But in French it has agenda that gender is masculine. Ilya and shelter. Let's continue, Iliana. Giada. There, Yella. MSM key a day. Legum. Giada, Dare yell Amazon behind the house. Ki add a league, um which has vegetables and he would have something interesting. You have daily gym and he will have divert the word vegetables. Yeah, there isn't a written some anything before. Yeah, here. We don't have an article. He will have the verb like here we have the verb here. We have an article, but here we don't have an article. Yeah, we will see that in. And in this lecture, we will say See that in details? Yeah. Behind the house, which has vegetables. They re animism. Key at the leg room. Lily Gruma from Dell Issue. It will Burbano Year La Fama l a Pretty Gasol Dry pet Lily Guma song daily Sure Ill bourbon . New here. Love from a low petit gasol feminine Here and here. Masculine in English. It's the same. It has no gender. Remember in English the woman and the little boy Yeah, lot farm because fam it's feminine and French and Gasol feed the woman and the little boy. 4. French Questions and Answers: Let's continue now with something really important. The questions and answers Where is the nanny's house? Remember, we're already so how to make that appear in French? Yeah, the possession. Where is the nanny's house? A lamb is wrong with an accent with an accent, when it means where. Yeah, otherwise, if it has no accent, it means or that or that. Who a lamb isn't doula noise? Remember instead, off newest you can also say Noo noo! Where is the nanny's house? And the answer? The house is in a village. The house is in a village. Lamb is, um a de villers la MSM. Don Vila next question his mother, Barbara Rich. Is she rich Mother Barbara or Mrs Barbara? Madam Babu, Huh? It el rish it Tell Rich Madam Baba it'll fish. Is she? Yeah. Remember, if you have the pronoun after the verb, you have to put in hyphen. Madam Barbara, it'll reach this rich. No, she is not rich. By the way I know here I should write. Isn't rich? Yeah, but but for understanding purposes so as to make it easier to make a parallel with the French words. I did write it. Race in two words. Yeah. No, she is not rich. No. L ni Risha. No, l me. Are these the negative sentence? L Nate marriage and apostrophe Because he will have a voil and par after the word verb. Yeah, no. Any patch. Next question. Is the house big? Is the house big? You should be able and you can post the video. You should be able to build it yourself. Yeah, maybe you write it down on the sheet of paper. Oh, our new computer. You try to build and toe, answer the question, or to write the answer, the question and the answers before they appear on the video. You. So you just have to post the video making space? Yeah. Is the house big game? Islamism? It'll ground Islamism. It tell. Gone. No, The house is small. No, the house is small. You can post the video and try to write down that. Ah, that Answer yourself. No. Lamb is a boutique. No, ma'am, isn't it? Put it with an E at the end. Because it's feminine. Lamb is amazing. It's a feminine noun. Yeah, and here we have an objective that is at the feminine form. That's why it hasn't eat. Not it has not always a e, but usually it has an E at the end. If it's, um, it's feminine. Next question. Where is the garden? Where is the garden? Who it looked Jutta really easy. Where is the garden? Try to remember it is It is behind the house. It is behind the house. If you try to build it now, just right now yourself. Be aware that here the it's you can not right. It's in entrance. Yeah, you have to choose whether it's feminine or masculine. So is it family know here? Or is it a masculine e leader here? Because we speak off Luger down. Louzada Masculine meal A Their year La maison Yeah, in English it's but in French. You have to decide. Is it feminine? What is it? Masculine? Delete their year. La Maison. Next question. How many windows has the house? Here? We're going to see some numbers. Colombian do finito Ahlam ism come beyond a fernet MSM. It has to windows the same here. It's you can say in France. Yeah. You have to choose a gender. L a definite because here we speak off the house It's a feminine word. L art du for net. L are definite. Yeah, do is too. Yeah, three is what four is cup five sound six ces seven sit eight means nine noth and 10 death. 5. French Grammar Rules: Let's continue. Where is the rules? But you may have, um, have understood quite what they are. Yeah. There are two articles to kind of particles. The definite articles and the indefinite article. Definite article. The the House. You understand that the house is not the time as a house, the house. We don't know what kind of house it is or who does it. Who is whose house is it now? If it's dif definite article, we know the house off My mother. Yeah. Indefinite the house. It's a house. I don't know that house. Yeah, it's, er men. It's not the same as the men. The men off the street. Yeah, it's a men. I don't know him. I don't know anything about it. Yeah, about him a second rule. They must agree. The articles they must agree in number and gender number. It means you have to decide whether it is a plural word or a single outward and gender. It means you have to decide if it's feminine or masculine. The only difficulty, the real difficulty here, is with the gender yard. Because in English there is no gender In France, there is gender. Yeah, so they must agree in number Engender with the known. They modify. Yeah, an article modifies a noun, and they agree. Yeah, it must agree. In number and gender. Next rule. Next wall is due here. We're going to see the different forms. Yeah. Definite article. Look, A lot like indefinite article. Uh, dip. Yeah, it corresponds to the in English. And here, uh, June it corresponds to or n and day. It does not exist in English. You can make pence print screen here, and maybe you can print it out because it's something that we're going to use in every every section, every lesson. You can find it in pdf. Yeah, you can find that and some others in PDF in each section. Next rule. The indefinite article day has no English equivalents. Yeah, days on from zoo. It's an auto example. We already saw an example. These often true Children play. Yeah, we have no snow, no equivalent for the animals. And the next rule in the single A form Lula become l apostrophe via the E the G here and there Are they disappear? Yeah, it becomes a lot apostrophe If the next word begins with the viol, the Voyles R E i O U and wide or mute h. Here's some example. Look, Gasol Gasol that a j is a continent, so we keep the here. It begins with a P. So we keep up the A Lami. It begins within a so we we lose the first letter Look normally it's masking. It should be look. But he would say Allami and blow tell. It should be low tell because it's masculine also. But it is not a low hotel. It's low. Tell low tell because it's a mute h here that we have some articles are shortens. Yeah, when they appear with propositions are two or duke from ah and low becomes Oh, we don't say I'll lose outta We say juvie all shatter. I go to the garden Djorovic hose outta. Obviously in the chloroform, it's Oh, a u x a You exposure? Yeah, we hear the same, by the way. Or jot down or Giada, we don't hear the last letter. And here we don't hear the last letter either. Do include the same. It's Dujana do shelter do innately days off them. Dejagah, for example. The games off the garden. Yeah, Leizhou do, Giada, You know the games off the garden. But in the problem from would be leisure days off the Leizhou de here, one more rule countries need a definite article. For example, Germany. In English, you say Just Germany or France or Marquesas islands? Yeah. In France, you have to put an article in front of it. Yeah. LaMagna latte France lazy love marquees. I repeat LaMagna LaPhonso lazily Marqise. 6. French Grammar Exercises: and let's continue. You have no to complete with the correct article. Madame Bernarda Ah missile. Mrs. Boehner now has a house. How do you say a in French? If for the word Maison, I give you a hint Missile. It's a feminine word, you know. MSM, Madame Bernarda. Ah, you know next one complete with the correct article. He will have to articles. The house is in a village. Pay attention. Death house not house. The house is in her village. Definite indefinite. It's Islamism. It don't za v large Islamism. It don't some villers. Because Maison, it's feminine and village is masculine. It's that one is definite. Islamism. We know it at. That one is indefinite. We don't know it. Village We don't know which one it is. Village next one, complete with the conflict article. Ilya, there is really important. Ilya, there is Ilya Jot down there. Here. MSM. There is a garden behind the house. Delia! Anjar! Down there. Here a lot. MSM There is a garden behind the house. Elia. Giada! Masculine Worked there. Here. Islamism. Feminine words. Next one. Delia Legum. Don't. There are vegetables in the garden. There are vegetables in the garden Yeah. Dele! Guma, Don't look Legum here Pro reform. Indefinite When it's indefinite and at the proper form We don't have nothing in English. But we have an article in French. Yet the lagoon don't lose outta the garden. It's not Alvorada. It would be earned. Got her garden? Mm, family A. But you are So leave. Don't missile in English. The woman and the little boy live in a house. The 1st 1 is definite. You have you to look in your columns At the definite side, The 2nd 1 is definite also. And assert one is indefinite. The woman and the little boy lived in a house You can post a video to answer. Viva! Don't you know MSM? And here we have to make a link that we can hear. Yeah, Don's in amazing Don June made because that one in that word ends with s. And that word begins with the voil. Don't zoom. Amazing! Don't Zune maze La femme vivant 7. French Grammar: True or False: true? No. 78 villa Never know it. It is true. So we don't have nothing to change. I know is a village next one threw off holes. That means on a go home. Try to remember Lamb is on the ground. Is it correct on notes? Lamb is on a ground. No, it's false. It's false. Islamism e ground. I ask you please to change that word. Yeah. So what? What would you write in that case? Islamism N'a pas groaned isn't big. Yeah, isn't large. Isn't Biggers and large that MSM Nipah gone next one true off us. The MSM do boat Islamism are do boat. It is false. Remember Islamism do part do its force. Lamb is no are in a puffed. And in that case, it has no s audience. Yeah, because it's only one let me know. Are in a part in part. Next. What? Elia Giada avec de legume. Ilya Azadeh Avik The Legum. Is it true or false? It is true. There is a garden with some vegetables or with vegetables. There is a goblin with vegetables. Please really Write it down here on on your on your sheet of Liberia. Ilia. There is Ilia their ease? We're going to use it a lot. True or false, Madame Bernarda. Neat Risha, Madame Ba. Another neat. It is true. She's not rich Need but Reese Ilia in Fernet Donnellan. MSM Delia, you know Fernet don't lock missile. It is false. But what part is false? Yeah, infinite with alarmism. That's party's fault in India. In Fernet Islamism, Ilia do for net with alarmism. And if it's do, it's not one. It's too. So you have to putting s Yeah, do Fernet Don't la Maison. We're going to end with a little quote Opry Lepley, Lobato I like it also play lovely Lobato. It's something really positive, literally. It would be after the rain, the nice weather after the rain, the nice weather, the rain. It's a feminine word weather. It's a masculine work and he will have an adjective in between Yeah and adjective in between. After Wayne, the nice weather. But in English, we don't say it So which they say every cloud has a silver lining in minutes. You have something negative in front of you. But after that will always come something positive. So I really hope you enjoyed this lecture. And I see you with