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French for Beginners: Grammar in Context | Learn French with a Native Speaker | IMPERATIVE FORM

French Teacher Chris Ternay, Graduated French Teacher - Freelancer

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    • 1. French grammar in Context: THE IMPERATIVE FORM. Quick and easy French Grammar Series

      0:54
    • 2. French Grammar: French Vocabulary and Pronunciation

      5:59
    • 3. Learn French in context

      3:41
    • 4. French Questions and Answers

      6:01
    • 5. Important Verbs

      6:11
    • 6. French grammar Rules

      3:53
    • 7. French grammar: Fill in the blanks

      2:54
    • 8. French grammar: Mistake, no mistake.

      6:04

About This Class

About This Class

French Grammar in Context: THE IMPERATIVE FORM. 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!)

 

Cheers

Chris

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Transcripts

1. French grammar in Context: THE IMPERATIVE FORM. Quick and easy French Grammar Series: In this lecture, we will learn how to use the imperative infant and how to conjugate French verbs ending with PR. You have to be able to conjugate verbs in order to build your first sentences, we will always use gestures, objects, pictures to us to make it enjoyable and fun. Yup. And we will learn with context also, like always through a story, because what you learn has to be linked with emotions and feeling so as to be persistently, My name's Chris, and I'm your favorite native French teacher. And I will be astrocyte during all the process through the chat to point out your mistakes and to help you. So let's get started and jump into the course now and learn how to give some orders with the imperative form, with some useful verbs. 2. French Grammar: French Vocabulary and Pronunciation: This lecture is going to be about the imperative. What is the imperative? Imperative? If when you give an order to someone, yeah, you still do that for me or go to the market or, or grab that, grab that key known for example, yeah, that that is the imperative form. Yeah. And so infringe the imperative phone. It's really not difficult, but you have to know how to build it. But first, like always, like in each of our lectures, we are going to see a bit of vocabulary, vocabulary read that we're going to see in the text so as to build a context to Zones Rules. First word, la, la, the poverty or the distress law. And now we are going to repeat, OK, first, you listen, and then you repeat, please law. Once again, la Mizuki. Great. And now let's continue to the next word, makes word law. The street. La, la, la, ooh. Don't hesitate to shout it out loud. Yeah. When you learn, it's better to say it really loud than to say it in a really quite way up the street. Law. By the way, that image that you see here, it's not from Trends, it's from Italy. But in France we have the same type of street, of old streets that are really incredible, really, really nice. I've been living a lot in the south of friends and I've seen many of streets. And now let's listen and repeat after me law. Once again, la Louis. I hope you did it well, let's continue with some other vocabulary words. Band, Yoga, Bear yogis. You can make that gesture to remember the word banner yeah. In the back yard. A period of time, period in the text that we're going to see. We're going to see that women, and the woman has a bad period. That period of time. On prey on three to enter or to come in. What you can do just like now, you go to your door and you open your door and you make as if you were coming in your house while you say out loud, the verb, the verb on three, on three, java dot MSM, I repeat, resort, dot map MSM. I come in my house, or I get in my apps. Enter mouse on three. Lu Wasn't the neighbor. The neighbor finds. Here we have it. The verb at the third person of the singular form. It means he or she. Yeah, for example, he finds it. And the best would be just by now you grab your keys and you say Saclay. He finds his keys. Say Saclay in 2V cyclical. Let's continue on continuum and now have a dot homo, Hawaii, Lou, provide. And it said masculine word. That's why you have an n looked whereby the work BIA make the tester beyond how are you? I am well JBM. I am well, VBM. Or it can also sometimes mean very, very difficult beyond VC, it is very difficult. Ce Bian deficient, but it's not so common. Oh, who's mom? Who's mom? Fortunately, was small. And it means happy arose Mar it's an adverb and it means fortunately was not. And the last one cell alone. So long. And here we have something quite interesting. This is an adjective. So an adjective, you can put it at the feminine form in French. And here you just have to add an e at the end. We already saw it in the lecture with the adjectives. Yeah. And the interesting here is that you hear the same soul at the masculine form. It sounds exactly the same as soul at the feminine formula. Yeah, so only in the written way will you be able to know if it's feminine or masculine? So only all alone. 3. Learn French in context: And now let's begin with the text, Madame Babylon also, don't you know, period beyond Melrose, Madame Barbara, Oh, don't you know, periodic Bian mallow rows here. We have a link on don't Xun, dawn Xun, I don't say DOM in. I say don't Zun Yan. Here, it's a volume, so we have to make tooling. Don't bear your mallow hooves. Mrs. Barbara is entering, is coming in a very bad period of time. L shell avant la, poor envoy share 7and or law for envoy and production. Share up is looking to yeah. She's looking to sell the CO. CO. Poorer on wij to send or so as to send some money per Dang Zhong or a bit of money. Madame Bovary, onto downs impair your WMA Lajos and share should Avant or Lovasz to overheat and production. Here we have three verbs. Yeah, interesting verbs and Barry used verbs, yeah, very common verbs on top. Share. On volume. Poor. Rg, whom? Key it. Loop, Italian, a mountain. Now, let me say, don't la petite Muslim. Do Re Mi, home. Little a mountain. Now let me say I don't love potato. Msm do remain. The legume, do chateau, the gardens, vegetables. Leading him. Here we have the plural form, and here we have the plural form. Here. Lately Gim, the legume, do Jada, and La. Familia apps show V1. Here we have the plural form e, n, t, e and t. Because the vegetables though, the floor wall. Yeah. Lily, a dilapidated familiar I'm sure v0 v1 was small. Madame Babylon 2V input. Shi'ism was small. Fortunately, Madame Babylon, Mrs. Barbara 2over fines in an English here we have an S infringe, we don't have it. Madame Babylon. And she was done. She finds small some small work for a neighbor or at the neighbor? At a neighbor. Yeah. Here we don't have an S because it's the search Person of the singular form. Yeah, we only have an S here at the second person of the singular form. But we will see that later in the grammar lecture. 4. French Questions and Answers: Is Mrs. Barbara happy? Is Mrs. Barbara happy? Mrs. Babylon? It tell who's Madame Babylon? It teller. Who's, remember the pronoun when the pronoun is after the verb. You haven't hyphen Madame Babylon, a tailor hose. No, she is unhappy. So you post a video and you try to build on a sheet of paper on your workbook, you try to note the answer. No, she is unhappy. No. Le mallow, who's no, LE Melrose, Madame Babylon. It tell mallow who's in that word here is quite interesting. Was, is happy and hear malleolus is unhappy. So we have the same structure in English. Yeah, happy, unhappy. Who's malloc? It will help you remember the word, what does she want to sell? What does she want to sell? How to use this in French? Goo. Goo. Tell vaughn. Vaughn tried to remember what she wants to sell. She wants to sell the CO bond. Elvis Lovasz, von dot Lovasz. He is the verb to 1D. And here we have a verb that is at the infinitive form, and this is the verb to sell, Elvis, von dot, Lovasz, and English, you have to in front of the verb at the infinitive form. In French, you don't have that to a verb, von law. Lovasz, is it feminine or masculine? It is feminine. And Ivana Lovasz, does. She sent a lot of money. A lot of, you know, already how to say it. Of what Bu Dang Zhong owns, what? Taylor beaucoup, Dang Zhong. Bu Dang Zhong. Why do we have here an apostrophe? Because here we have a voice. When we foil, you don't write, do you write down version of what tell book would dash o and the answer, No, she's sending some money or few money. Non along. And darshan, few, awesome. And put dash l, l envoy. Here is the verb to send at the cert, cert person of the singular form. No doubt. What helps the families. What helps the family? Tried to post the video and to build the answer the question yourself. Case law, family law, case key. All of that is what? All of that case key for me is the verb to help. Yeah, what helps the family? Once again, here we have an S, here, we don't have it. We only have it at the second person of the singular form, not the third person. Here is the search person. Yeah. It's like he or she. Case law, familiar. Rafa, me. It's a feminine noun. Yeah, for me, feminine noun, case, dual, FMEA. The vegetables from the garden helps the family. The vegetables from the garden help the family. The legume. Do Jada, aid, law, family, the legume data, ED law, family law for me. It's a feminine word. Yeah. Law for me. Yeah. And it's here at the third person of the plural form, IA, ed, e, n, t. At the third person of the plural form, legume dish ADA, ED, law for me. Who offers work to Mrs. Babylon. Tried to get the question yourself. Try to write it down. Key off due to Hubei, Madame Barbara, who is key, key off? Do tabu, Madame Babylon. And answer. It is the neighbor who offers work to Mrs. Barbara. It is the neighbor. C. It is c. C, love was key in that case, who key off due to Hawaii. Madame Baba. Who offers, once again, here we have an S, here, we don't have it. Yeah. Silla was actually offered. You'd have Madame Babylon. 5. Important Verbs: And now the grammar rules revamp the verb to come in or two getting. Now, we are going to see six verbs, yeah, six different verbs. And you will see that we have nearly always the same structure with the verbs that ends with ER. Yeah, here you can see the ending is ER. And nearly there are a lot of verbs infringe that N2 is ER, and there are cold from the first group. Shot, I come in. And why do we have here jay apostrophe? Because here we have a voyeur. Ii is a volume genre. I come in to, armed with an S at the end to all you come in. But it's the you the single argue. Yeah. Not the plural. And the plural you you have it here. Yeah. It's, it's completely different. In French, the ending of the verb was the, was the plural. You. Ela, L. Yeah, he or she comes in, news on tone, o and S at the end. And you will see that many, many times it's the same news on tall, we come in, who's entree e, z? At the end? You come in at the plural form is zone three, zone. And here, once again, here we have an s, Here we have a volume. So here a link, yeah, we'll link that is Z, L zone, zone. The verb to hit or to strike. The verb to hit or to strike. It means Flappy, happy with double P. And here we have the root. Yeah, we can call it root because, because we can see it and the whole Verb, yeah, F, r, a p, p, It doesn't change. So we have the root and we have the ending. And the ending. Once again, it's the same with an e at the end to ES ELA. New 2f. Happy. And once again here, the last one, we hear exactly the same as the 3. First 1. Yeah. Fat, fat. Fat. Okay. That one is exactly the same as so string when we hit them. That's why we always have to use the pronoun Yeah. So as to be able to know who is speaking, I hit you hit he or she hits, et cetera. Chef. To chef. The verb to search for new share, Xiang Wu Shi, ill shares. So it's important that you know the route. When you know the road and you know the endings. You can build them together and you have all the answers with the ER verbs, yada verb sat at the infinitive form and with ER are nearly always written in the same way for the present form. I search for, you, search for et cetera. And once again, those three sound the same as that one. Yeah. Here we only have a distinction in the South to Nu Sheng. Wu shushing. We search for or you search for at the plural form. To end. In ed, Nu Zai Dong. Xi Zai Di is zed them. The verb to help. It's an ER verb. And here we have a voice, so we don't have the E here. We have an apostrophe to new foo 2V, ELA, the verb to find Zhong Guo, The last verb, and the verb overweight to send wrong VOIP. We have here a boil. So we have a J apostrophe Zhang to Anwar. New zone of why your W2s on it is own VOIP. Here we have something special. Yeah, the root can be seen as only the third, the first letters, and here the ending or IE. And here we would have had a double i. And when we have double I, it converts in y. That's why we have a y here and here also new Zhong Yong, Zhong Wai yea. We send and you send. 6. French grammar Rules: And now the imperative rules. The imperative has only three-person. Yeah. You can see, you can give an order to someone that is alone, so it's single. You, you can include yourself giving yourself and others and order. Or you can give some some to some people and order that in that, in that case, you are not included. So now some examples. One important rule is that is there is no subject pronoun, Yeah, when you are using the imperative is the same in English. Yeah, aunt who don't like cuisine. You don't say you get into Christian in the kitchen. Yeah. You say get in the kitchen. The same in French. Aren't hedonic cuisine? For the first plural. So we, you, you are including yourself in the order. Let us get in the kitchen or let's get in the kitchen. It means on tone Nala cuisine, non-equity. When you give some orders to some people on $3 cuisine, here, You are not included in the order that you give. I repeat all Antoine on three. And we don't have a subject pronoun. So to form the imperative of the second singular form, you just have to drop the final s. You remember, with two, the second person of the singular form, we always had an S at the end. In that case, you just have to drop the.'s with when we're speaking with common verbs. Yeah, like on three, share xi, yj, happy a, d. It means to, how to hit, to send, to search for and to enter or to come in. To Aren't. You come in. It's an affirmative sentence two and we have here an s. But when you say come in, yeah, you don't have an S to share sh, you search affirmative sentence and you don't have an ESS. The first and the second person of the plural, like the same person of the present. And so it's really, really easy. Newsy, don't. You just have to drop the pronoun here, nu, and you have the imperative. Newsy, DO IT gives IT don't. Yeah, we help. Let's help. You help. It's a day. Help. And hear some verbs that are really common and that end with E-R at the infinitive form. Yeah. Oh, don't come in all tongue. Let's come in on pig. Share, share, share c, b, and d. Two v of y. 7. French grammar: Fill in the blanks : Now some exercises to see if you got everything with the verbs and everything was the imperative forms. So how would you give an order? Yeah, saying, for example, to your mother that c has to send money to your daddy. So Ramy, what would he say? What the law, papa but what would be the ending? Yeah. Send some money to daddy. Was an E at the end, not ES with an e at the end. Now, your neighbors, your neighbors as speaking. And they include themselves in that phrase. Let's help the Babylonian family, including them so it don't laugh Amelia, Babylon, it don't, let me Babylon it. If you wrote E and said, and said at the end, it means they're not included. Yeah, they are telling to someone to help the family Babylon, but they said they are included. Yeah. When you say let's help Barberini family, you are including yourself. Don't zoom period, DVC. Here, we're just dealing with the verb. Here is not the imperative form. Yeah, but what is the ending? Here? We have an S, So is the third person of the plural form. What visits? They are entering a difficult periods. Difficult period of time is zoned, nosing period difficile e n t at the end, ENT madame Babylon. Share should do Tobii. Madame Barbara shares. Madame Barbara looks for some work. She wants some work. So what is the ending? What is then ending here? So there is nothing more to put here. Only the E is the correct answer. And here, Madame Bovary and Ramy, so they are included. And say, say, let's find a solution. Let's find a solution. How would you say, let's find a solution in French. In solution. Solution. 8. French grammar: Mistake, no mistake.: And now the exercise with mistake, no mistake. So here, look carefully at the words and tell me if there is a mistake or if there is no mistake. Here's a reason mistake. So where is it? You can pause the video now. No doubt you are sure there is a mistake when and try to find out where it is. Madame Babylon Nipah 2p. Here it is. But where in that word, what is the, what is the false? Full sing here? And how could you correct it? I'm Barbara Nipah, whose, whose many, many, many words that end with E u x, u, x. When they're at the masculine form, ending with E, U, S, E. Okay. You can note it down as a rule. Yeah, when they are at the feminine form is another example would be someone that is afraid of something. Yeah, poo poo hose. The next one. Mistake. No mistake. She whom? Don't zone no petal. Home. It knows an orbital. Look carefully, pause the video and try to find out if there is a mistake or not. There is no mistake. So let's continue. Mistake, no mistake. Ilia, legume. Don't look. Jordan, India D league, Don Lu Zhang. There are some vegetables in the garden. There is a mistake, but where is it? Lagoon. Where could it be? With an S at the end? With an S at the end? If I'm moving too fast, don't hesitate to post the video. Yeah, every time you want. Ilya, D league uhm, don't lose out. Yeah, that one is called a noun. Yeah. And at the ending of a noun, most of the time, at the plural form, you have an s. Sometimes it's also an X naught, and so are some exceptions, but most of the time it's just an S at the end. And when there is an e here, though, always you have S at the proper form. Mistake, no mistake. Lu was a familiar Babylon. Love was on edX. Left. Babylon. Yes, there is a mistake where resists, pause the video and try to find it out. Ed, that's the verb. Here is the verb. We have a mistake here. The verb, Where is it? Was Ed, familiar? Babylon. It's with an e. E, and t is only for the third person of the plural form. Yeah, here is the third person of the singular form. It is own. Hua Dang Zhong Zhi home, Il-Sung voir, Azure home. And here I don't say ill on why. I say ill zone is zone because here we have a voice in zone four. Dash home. There is no mistake. La la MSM. Lamb is it's a feminine word. La la petite, MSM. Msm, MSM. Also a feminine word. That's why we have an E here, F, That's why is law. Now, otherwise, if it would have been masculine words, it would have been Lu. And here it would have been without e, though. That seemed correct. And that seemed also correct. Maybe the verb. Yes, there is a mistake at the verb. Lamb is the rapid, rapid missile. Fab, Lab partic MSM, let me say la, petite MSM. And remember the root is F T P. Yeah. And now the quotes, new heavy EPA, Lu Schottky, DO don't wake Sleeping cats. And in English you don't say that. You say, let sleeping dogs lie. That's quite interesting. In France, we speak of cats here. And exactly the same is with dogs in English, yeah. And in fact, it means that you should leave disagreements in the past. Yeah. And I love it also because yeah, it's better to see in the future how it's going to, how it's going to go and not not have some bad feelings. What happened in the past? No heavy EPA Lucia DOT EPA Lucia key. I hope you really loved this lecture. Please. If you didn't do it live or review on the course, it will help other students to know if this course will fit for them or nuts. Yeah, I see you in the next lecture.