We had a practice quiz on the 1.3 words. The real quiz will be tomorrow. Students will be given the French and will have to write the English.
In this unit, we learned many different French verbs. IN French verbs end in -er,-ir,or -re. We learned how to say that we like or don't like doing certain things. When you have two verbs next to each other in French, you conjugate the first verb but do not conjugate the second verb. The same thing happens in English. We saw "I like to dance." NOT "I like I dance."
J'aime danser. = I like to dance.
To say you don't like to do something, once again you use "ne" and "pas."
Je n'aime pas danser. = I don't like to dance.
A pronoun is a word that describes the subject, the person doing the action in the sentence. Pronouns in English are I, you, he, she, we, and they.
Je = I Nous = We
Tu = you (one person, familiar form) Vous = you (pural of formal form)
Il= he Ils = they (only boys, or boys and girls)
Elle = she Elles = they (only girls)
Conjugating an -er verb
In English, verbs only have 2 forms (three forms for :to be")
In French, each verb can have a different ending, depending on which pronoun it goes with. To conjugate a verb in Fench, you get rid of the -er,-ir, or -re and add the appropriate endings.
J'aime Nous aimons
Tu aimes Vous aimez
Il aime Ils aiment
Elle aime Elles aiment
J'aime le chocolat
Tu aimes le chocolat? = Do you like chocolate?
Philippe aime le chocolat. Il aime le chocolat.
Marie aime le chocolat. Elle aime le chocolat.
Marie et moi, nous aimons le chocolat. = Marie and I, we like chocolate.
Marie et toi, vous aimez le chocolat. = Marie and you, you like chocolate.
Marie et Suzanne aiment le chocolat. Elles aiment le chocolat.
Pierre et Phillippe aiment le chocolat. = Ils aiment le chocolat.