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french garden vocabulary 🌻🌷

🌿 Types of gardens

  • le jardin garden
  • le patio patio garden
  • le jardin sur le toit roof garden
  • la rocaille rock garden
  • le jardin floral a flower garden
  • le jardin d'agrément an ornamental garden
  • le jardin botanique a botanical garden
  • le jardin de fruit a fruit garden
  • un verger - orchard
  • le jardin potager a vegetable garden
  • le jardin paysan cottage garden
  • le jardin d’eau water garden

🍁 Some garden objects

  • un etang à poissons fish pond
  • le parterre flowerbed
  • le pavé paving
  • l’allée path
  • la pelouse lawn
  • la haie hedge
  • le potager vegetable garden
  • la serre greenhouse
  • le tas de compost compost heap
  • la fontaine fountain
  • le sol soil
  • la terre topsoil
  • le sable sand
  • la chaux chalk
  • l’argile clay
  • les outils de jardin garden tools
  • le balai à gazon lawn rake
  • la bêche spade
  • la fourche fork
  • le râteau rake
  • la tondeuse lawnmower
  • la brouette wheelbarrow
  • le terreau compost
  • le gravier gravel
  • les gants de jardinage gardening gloves
  • le pot à fleurs flower pot
  • l’arrosage watering
  • l’arrosoir watering can
  • le tuyau d’arrosage hose
  • la pelouse lawn

💐 Verbs

  • tondre to mow (the lawn)
  • ratisser to rake
  • tailler to trim
  • semer to sow
  • bêcher to trim
  • arroser to water
  • désherber to weed
  • pailler to mulch
  • cultiver to cultivate
  • récolter to harvest
  • cueillir to pick

🌱 Types of plants

  • les plantes à fleurs flowering plants
  • les plantes plants
  • les mauvaises herbes weeds
  • le bambou bamboo
  • la fougère fern
  • l’herbe herb
  • l’arbre tree
  • la plante aquatique water plant
  • le palmier palm
  • à feuilles persistantes evergreen
  • à feuilles caduques deciduous
  • la plante grasse succulent
  • le cactus cactus
  • la plante en pot potted plant
  • la plante d’ombre shade plant
  • la plante grimpante climber
  • l’herbe grass
  • la plante rampante creeper
  • l’arbuste à fleurs flowering shrub
  • les graines seeds
  • saplings les jeunes plants d'arbres
  • plant cuttings - les boutures de plantes

🌹 Types of flowers

  • rose la rose
  • marigold le souci
  • tulip la tulipe
  • crocus le crocus
  • lily le lys
  • iris l'iris
  • sweet pea le pois de senteur
  • geranium le géranium
  • gladiolus le glaïeul
  • chrysanthemum le chrysanthème
  • sunflower le tournesol
  • zinnia le zinnia
  • aster l'aster
  • dahlia le dahlia
  • daisy la pâquerette
  • carnation l'oeillet
  • primrose le primevère
  • peony la pivoine
  • bluebell la campanule
  • begonia le bégonia
  • daffodil la jonquille
  • jasmine le jasmin
  • lavender la lavande
  • azalea l'azalée
  • orchid l'orchidée
  • water lily le nénuphar

🌲 Types of trees

  • orange tree l'oranger
  • lemon tree le citronnier
  • plum tree le prunier
  • pear tree le poirier
  • olive tree l'olivier
  • cherry tree le cerisier
  • apple tree le pommier
  • apricot tree l'abricotier
  • fig tree le figuier
Teen French expressions

For if you want to make hip young friends.

Disclaimer: French people complain a lot. A lot. Don’t be surprised if 90% of these expressions are complaining.

  • Non mais oh - say this if someone does something mildly annoying and you want to express your shock and distaste.
  • Tu me fais chier - (alt. tu me fais chier, là.) literally ‘you make me shit’. means you’re pissing me off.
  • Carrément - translates to ‘squarely’. Means ‘literally’. If someone tells you something surprising or annoying, you can answer simply “ah carrément.” see: tu me fais carrément chier.
  • J’hallucine / je rêve - are you annoyed by something? say these.
  • C’est pas possible - a classic. anything bad happens - c’est pas possible. There is no cheese left? It’s not possible. I’m hallucinating. This is a burden on me that solely I can bear I cannot believe this is happening.
  • Ça commence à me gaver - I’m starting to get real sick of this. see: Ça commence carrément a me gaver , putain.
  • T’es relou - verlan slang for ‘lourd’ meaning someone’s heavy, personality-wise. They’re tedious.
  • Ça me saoûle / ça me gonfle - similar to gaver, means something’s pissing you off, you’re sick of it.
  • Grave - totally.
  • C’est clair - totally/that’s clear. Like ‘claro’ in spanish. “Justine elle est trop relou” “C’est clair. Elle me fait chier.”
  • J’en ai marre - I’m sick of this.
  • J’en ai ras le bol - I’m sick of this.
  • J’en ai ras le cul - I’m sick of this (vulgar).
  • (J’en ai) Rien à battre - I don’t give a damn.
  • (J’en ai) Rien à foutre - I don’t give a fuck.
  • C’est bon, là. -  That’s enough.
  • Perso, euh, - “Personally,” generally used at the start of a complaining sentence, to express how personal the matter is to you. Perso, euh, c’est bon là. J’en ai ras le cul.
  • Rôh là - general expression of distaste. Le longer the rôh, the more annoyed you are. Rôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôôh, c’est quoi ce bordel.
  • C’est quoi ce bordel ? - translates to “what’s this brothel”, means “what’s this shit?!”
  • C’est de la merde - It’s shit.
  • C’est une blague ? - Is this a joke?
  • Idem - ditto
  • J’ai la dal - I’m hungry
  • Ça caille - It’s freezing
  • Ouf - two meanings 1. phew or 2. verlan for “fou”, meaning crazy (as a noun or adjective). “Kévin, c’est un ouf! Il fait du vélo sans casque!” “Ouais carrément, c’était un truc de ouf!”
  • Kévin - there’s a running joke that all the young delinquents seem to be called Kévin.
  • Crever - slang for “to die”. Va crever, connard!
  • Connard/Connasse - c*nt, but a lot less vulgar in french peoples eyes

And finally,

T’es con. No English translation can express the power behind the words “t’es con”. While it may sort of translate to “you’re a c*nt/idiot”, it expresses something much deeper. You really are a god damn fool.

French Quotes About Life: 2

Part 1.

1.Le luxe est une affaire d'argent. L'elégance est une question d'éducation- Luxury is a matter of money. Elegance is a matter of education.

2. À vaillant coeur rien d'impossible- For a brave heart, nothing is impossible.

3. La vie est simple, mais c'est le monde qui la complique- Life is simple, it’s the world that complicates it.

4. La vérité vaut bien qu'on passe quelques années sans la trouver-The truth is more valuable if you have spent some years without finding it.

5. Rester, c'est exister. Mais voyager, c'est vivre-To stay where you are is to exist. To travel is to live.

6. Vous êtes votre seule limite- You are your only limit.

7. Nous sommes nos choix- We are our choices.

8. Avoir une autre langue, c'est posséder une deuxième âme- To speak another language is to have a second soul.

9. Au milieu de l'hiver, j'ai découvert en moi un invincible été- In the midst of winter, I discovered within me, an invincible summer.

10.Exister, c'est oser se jeter dans le monde- To live is to throw yourself into the world.

Part 3.

Quotes about Love.

french nighttime vocab 💤

🌙 night vocab 

  • la nuit: the night
  • la lune: the moon
  • les étoiles: the stars (f)
  • nocturne: nocturnal 

🛏️ bedroom vocab

  • la chambre à coucher: bedroom
  • la chambre: bedroom
  • la grande chambre: the master bedroom
  • un lit: a bed
  • l'oreiller: a pillow
  • un animal en peluche: a stuffed animal
  • une couverture: a blanket
  • la literie: bedding
  • la table de chevet: bedside table
  • le dessus-de-lit: bedspread
  • la taie d'oreiller: pillow case
  • douillet: cozy
  • la couette: comforter
  • faire le lit: make the bed
  • le lit est défait: the bed is unmade
  • un grand lit: a king sized bed
  • un lit à deux places: a bed for two people
  • un lit à une place: a bed for one person
  • un cadre d'un lit: bed frame
  • les draps: bed sheets (m)
  • un lit superposé: bunk bed 

  😴 sleep vocab 

  • un somme: a nap
  • un petit somme: a quick nap
  • la sieste: a siesta (nap in the afternoon)
  • le sommeil: sleep
  • la somnolence: sleepiness
  • un rêve: a dream
  • un cauchemar: a nightmare
  • une rêverie: a daydream
  • l'insomnie: insomnia (f)
  • le somnambule: sleepwalker
  • un noctambule: a night owl 
  • matinal: early riser
  • un réveil: an alarm clock

🌌 verbs

  • se lever: to wake up (literally to rise)
  • se coucher: to go to bed
  • se recoucher: to go back to bed
  • s'assoupir: to doze off
  • dormir: to sleep
  • rêver: to dream
  • rêvasser: to daydream 
  • pioncer: to sleep (informal)

🌃 phrases

  • bonne nuit: good night 
  • passer une nuit blanche: to pull an all nighter
  • être un lève-tôt: to be an early bird 
  • être un lève-tard: a late riser
  • sortir du lit: get out of bed 
  • dormir à poings fermés: sleep like a log
  • rester éveillé: to stay up

types of people

2am - city lights from a high rise, dusty book piles, tired eyes, writing stories, indie concerts, procrastination, denim jackets, classic movies, writing in a diary, impulse shopping, plants on the window ledge

5am - evening drives, dark circles under eyes, neon lights, vivid dreams, broken handwriting, 90s music, leather jackets, tousled hair, late night phone calls, silver necklaces, flannel around their waist

10am - soft blankets, lover of routine, acoustic songs, good grades, bullet journals, pastels and plants, sweet coffee, freshly baked bread, cat washi tape, cozy apartment, long winter coats over turtle neck jumpers, tote bags

1pm - yellow socks, doodles, doc martens, strawberries in the garden, sunflower daydreams, pictures of clouds and best friends, a handful of flowers, peach slices, paint smears on clothes

5pm - gold sunlight, peach ice tea, whispered secrets, swimming in the lake, roses on the wall, french pastries, learning foreign words, soft voices, bike rides and summer picnics, wax stamped envelopes

7pm - dreamy sunsets, evening laughter, cursive handwriting, glossy makeup, soft lighting, photo booths, cherry ice cream, sparkling ocean waves, vintage mirrors, sweet tangerines on a balcony, flowers in a bath

11pm - scented candles, unwanted nostalgia, existential questions, sadness without reason, sitting in the dark and watching the stars, associating songs with past lovers, soft heart, oversized jumpers

French Quotes about life

These are basically some of the quotes on life that I’ve read and loved!

1. Je pense, donc je suis- I think, therfore I am. This is the French version of the Latin phrase Cogito ergo sum.

2. Le temps est un grand maître, dit-on. Le malheur est qui’il tue ses éléves- We say that time is a great teacher. Too bad it kills all its students.

3. L’enfer, c’est les autres- Hell is other people.

4. Qui vivra verra- He/she who lives, shall see. I think this the French version of Time will tell.

5. Et d’abord, ne pas nuire- First, do no harm.

6. Quand on a pas ce que l’on aime, il faut aimer ce que l’on a- When one doesn’t have what he/she loves, he/she must love what they do have.

7. La vie ce n’est pas d’attendre que les orages passent, c’est d’apprendre a danser sous la pluie- Probably the most cliched line on the list, it means- Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.

8. Le bonheur est parfois caché dans l’inconnu- Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.

9. Vouloir, c’est pouvoir- Wishing is power. The French version of where there is a will, there is a way.

10. Savoir, penser, rêver. Tout est là- To know, to think, to dream. That is everything.


Part 2

Part 3

Quotes about love.

concept: I’m able to fluently express myself in a wide range of languages. The eyes of native speakers lighten up when they hear me speak their language, complimenting me on my skills. I have now access to culture and people in a way I never had before.

YouTube Channels For Learning Languages-You Can’t Miss Them

Trying to learn a second language? This list of amazing YouTube channels for learning languages and understanding their cultures will provide you with quality learning experiences and entertainment. Check out these channels to get started:

Spanish:
Senor Jordan
https://www.youtube.com/user/tontitofrito/featured
ButterflySpanish
https://www.youtube.com/user/ButterflySpanishola/featured
SpanishSessions
https://www.youtube.com/user/SpanishSessions/featured
Agustin Iruela
https://www.youtube.com/user/papitus/featured

French:
Learn French with Pascal
https://www.youtube.com/user/lsfrench/featured
Alexa Polidoro
https://www.youtube.com/user/learnfrenchwithalexa/featured
CornerFrenchBistro-
https://www.youtube.com/user/CornerFrenchBistro/featured
Comme une Française
https://www.youtube.com/user/CommeUneFrancaiseTV/featured
FRENCH FROM BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED
https://www.youtube.com/user/imagiers/featured
Francais avec Pierre
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVgW9ZQaGBk6fsiPgE2mYDg/featured

Portuguese
Street Smart Brazil
https://www.youtube.com/user/StreetSmartBrazil/featured
Learn Portuguese with PortuguesePod101.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/portuguesepod101/featured
TheFunnyBrazilian Mau Scatolini
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFunnyBrazilian/featured

Italian
TomTxxytu
https://www.youtube.com/user/Txxytu
Tia Taylor
https://www.youtube.com/user/tiataylormakeup
Learn Italian with Lucrezia
https://www.youtube.com/user/lucreziaoddone
Dolce Vita
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSQ8QsPEIc4c6vHrWyc-5iQ/featured
Alberto ITALIANOAUTOMATICO
https://www.youtube.com/user/ITALIANOAUTOMATICO

Japanese
Rachel & Jun
https://www.youtube.com/user/MyHusbandisJapanese
Abroadin Japan
https://www.youtube.com/user/cmbroad44
Learn Japanese From Zero!
https://www.youtube.com/user/yesjapan/featured
That Japanese Man Yuta
https://www.youtube.com/user/YPlusShow/videos
Tae Kim
https://www.youtube.com/user/taekimjapanese/featured
Micaela ミカエラ
https://www.youtube.com/user/Ciaela/featured

Chinese
Yangyang Cheng
https://www.youtube.com/user/sloppycheng
Fiona Tian
https://www.youtube.com/user/aCUPofTEAwithFI/featured
learnchinesewithemma
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb_VywVZDG2TWhVh-2mwqeQ
Off the Great Wall
https://www.youtube.com/user/NTDOffTheGreatWall
Learn Chinese Now
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjhXzMNWJxcytxa7kkAH5Q

Korean
Conversational Korean
https://www.youtube.com/user/ConversationalKorean/featured
Learn Korean with GO! Billy Korean
https://www.youtube.com/user/GoBillyKorean
sweetandtastyTV
https://www.youtube.com/user/sweetandtasty
TalkToMeInKorean
https://www.youtube.com/user/talktomeinkorean
Simon and Martina
https://www.youtube.com/user/simonandmartina

French Quotes About Love part 1

Life- 1, 2, 3.

1. Aimer, c'est vivre; aimer, c'est voir; aimer, c'est être- To love is to live; to love is to see; to love is to be.

2. J'entends ta voix dans tous les bruits du monde- I hear your voice in all of the world’s noise.

3. La vie est faite de petits bonheurs- Life is made of little pleasures.

4. L'amour est une rose. Chaque pétale une illusion. Chaque épine une réalité- Love is like a rose. Every petal an illusion. Every thorn a reality.

5. Le désir s'exprime par la caresse comme la pensée par la langage- Desire is expressed by touch like thought is expressed by language.

6. Une femme qui connaît sa valeur ne mendie pas l'amour- A woman who knows her worth, does not beg for love.

7. Je viens du ciel et les étoiles entre elles ne parlent que de toi- I come from the sky, and the stars only ever speak of you.

8. La vie est belle, et vous êtes comme elle- Life is beautiful, and you’re like life.

9. L'amour, parfois, c'est aimer quelqu'un qui ne t'aimera jamais- Love is sometimes loving someone who will never love you back.

10. L'esprit s'enrichit de ce qu'il reçoit, le cœur de ce qu'il donne- The spirit grows with what it receives, the heart with what it gives.

Part 2?

how to guess the gender of most french nouns

Typically masculine noun endings (+90%)

  • -an, -and, -ant, -ent, -in, -int, -om, -ond, -ont, -on (but not after s/c¸)
  • -eau, -au, -aud, -aut, -o, -os, -ot
  • -ai, -ais, -ait, -es, -et
  • -ou, -out, -out, -oux
  • -i, -il, -it, -is, -y
  • -at, -as, -ois, -oit
  • • -u, -us, -ut, -eu
  • -er, -e´after C (C=t)
  • -age, -ege, – ` eme, -ome/- ` ome, -aume, -isme
  • -as, -is, -os, -us, -ex
  • -it, -est
  • -al, -el, -il, -ol, -eul, -all
  • -if, -ef
  • -ac, -ic, -oc, -uc
  • -am, -um, -en
  • -air, -er, -erf, -ert, -ar, -arc, -ars, -art, -our, -ours, -or, -ord, -ors, -ort, -ir, -oir, -eur
    (if animate)
  • -ail, -eil, -euil, -ueil
  • -ing

Typically feminine noun endings (+90%)

  • -aie, -oue, -eue, -ion, -te, – ´ ee, -ie, -ue
  • -asse, -ace, -esse, -ece, -aisse, -isse/-ice, -ousse, -ance, -anse, -ence, -once
  • -enne, -onne, -une, -ine, -aine, -eine, -erne
  • -ande, -ende, -onde, -ade, -ude, -arde, -orde
  • -euse, -ouse, -ase, -aise, -ese, -oise, -ise, -yse, -ose, -use
  • -ache, -iche, -eche, -oche, -uche, -ouche, -anche
  • -ave, -eve, -ive
  • -iere, -ure, -eure
  • -ette, -ete, – ˆ ete, -atte, -otte, -oute, -orte, -ante, -ente, -inte, -onte
  • -alle, -elle, -ille, -olle
  • -aille, -eille, -ouille
  • -appe, -ampe, -ombe
  • • -igue

A simplified  list of endings:

Feminine noun endings

  • The majority of words that end in -e or -ion.
  • Except words ending in -age, -ege, -é, or -isme (these endings often indicate masculine words).

Masculine noun endings

Most words with other endings are masculine.

French vocab: feelings

la paix - peace 

la tranquillité - tranquility

le contentement- contentment 

le réconfort - comfort 

le bonheur - happiness 

la joie - joy 

l'empathie (f) - empathy 

l'amour- love 

l'émerveillement (m) - awe, wonder 

la familiarité - familiarity 

l'amité (f) - friendship 

l'espoir (m) - hope 

la douleur - hurt, anguish 

l'apathie (f) - apathy 

la solitude - lonliness 

la colère - anger 

la fureur - fury 

l'orgueil (m) - pride (haute estime de soi) 

la peur - fear 

l'ennui (m) - boredom 

l'agacement (m) - irritation 

la confusion - confusion 

l'embrouillamini (m) - chaos 


I tried to include a range! Bonne chance 😊🗼

Edit: corrected the spelling of l'orgueil! Thank you @flowerais for letting me know! 

language learning made easy

I’ve summarized professor  Alexander Arguelles’ video, because I think this is crucial for language learning. 

There is no magic trick that will help you become fluent in 1 month, but there are very effective approaches to learning a new language and if you combine them, you will surely become fluent.

If you’re learning a new language, the most important thing you need to consider is – what type of language learner are you? 


1. If you:

  • have a more deductive approach, which means that you’re better at listening to and observing the language first and learning through that, rather than starting with plain grammar points from a textbook
  • have a fair degree of intuition
  • like to observe a phenomenon
  • feel somewhat comfortable with ambiguity for a while, until things become clear
  • are someone who can feel comfortable being corrected when they realize they were wrong, rather than getting confused and frustrated because they went down an initial path that turned out not to be correct (so you actually learn from being corrected and you don’t get confused by it)

then, these manuals are best suited for you: the Assimil Language Series, the Linguaphone Series, the Cortina Methods.


2. If you:

  • have a desire to have things explained to you beforehand in a nice and clear way
  • have a logical and analytical mind (which is usually the product of education in general)
  • have a need for a systematic approach (basically if you’re most comfortable with a book which is going to introduce the grammar according to an agreed set of methods or an organized plan)

then, you should try out some of these manuals: the Hugo Series, the Made Simple Series, the Teach Yourself Series, the Buske Series



3. PAY ATTENTION TO PATTERNS!!!

  • the most important part are the patterns of a language
  • no matter what type of language learner you are, I think it’s really clever to incorporate this method into you learning. 
  • a language is actually made up of patterns which constantly repeat themselves and that is THE KEY TO FLUENCY
  • repeating the patterns over and over again, until they become natural, until you no longer have to conjugate the verbs in your head before speaking
  • when you become really good with patterns, your sentences will come out naturally, and patterns are what will get you to fluency




I’ve provided the links, where you will find a review of the books, so that you can have an idea of what they look like. You can find most of these on amazon.

There is also an amazing blog on here, which provides free books, and I think that you can find half of these series for free there.  @lovelybluepanda

if you’re learning spanish russian french or german and don’t like using memrise or duolingo definitely try lingvist cause it’s free and they have an app and a website. it definitely focuses on vocab (in context) but relevant grammar notes pop up regularly and there’s a whole grammar section you can read through if you’re a complete beginner

small talk in french 💬

⭐️ (for beginners) ⭐️

When talking to french people, focus on innocuous topics like the weather, current events (“avez-vous lu à propos de..?” Have you read about…?), and cultural topics like food, movies, art, music, and so on. And remember to use vous instead of tu!

  • I only speak a little French. Je ne parle qu'un peu le français.
  • I am learning French, but I am only a beginner. J'apprends le français mais je ne suis qu'un débutant.
  • I have been learning french for 2 days / 2 weeks / 2 months / 1 year / 2 years. J'apprends le français depuis deux jours / deux semaines / deux mois / un an / deux ans.
  • Will you please correct me? Peux-tu me corriger, s'il te plaît?
  • What does ___ mean? Que veut dire ___?
  • What does that mean? Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire?
  • Can you explain in French/English to me? Peux-tu m'expliquer en français / anglais?
  • What does that mean in this context? Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire dans ce contexte?
  • What is the French word for ___? Quel est le mot français pour ___?
  • Is this/that correct? C'est juste?
  • Am I wrong? Je me trompe?/Est-ce que j'ai tort?
  • Am I correct? Est-ce que j'ai raison?
  • Do you understand? Est-ce que tu me comprends?
  • I do not understand. Je ne comprends pas.
  • I want to improve my level in French. Je veux améliorer mon niveau de français.
  • I need to practice French. J'ai besoin de pratiquer le français.
  • Do you have time to speak with me? As-tu le temps de parler avec moi ?
  • Can you help me to learn French? Peux-tu m'aider à apprendre le français?
  • Do you mind if we speak in French? Ça te dérange si nous parlons en français?
  • Can you please speak in French? it helps me to learn. Peux-tu me parler en français s'il te plaît? Ça m'aide à apprendre.
  • How do you say ’___’ in French? Comment dit-on ’___’ en français ?
  • I struggle with spelling / reading / writing / listening / pronunciation. J'ai du mal avec l'orthographe / la lecture / l'écriture / la compréhension orale / la prononciation.
  • Can you please repeat? I did not understand. Pouvez-vous répéter s'il vous plaît ? Je n'ai pas compris.
  • I don’t speak French fluently. Je ne parle pas couramment le français.
  • I am confused. Je suis perdu(e).
  • I don’t know how to say it in French. Je ne sais pas comment le dire en Français,
  • Sorry (or ‘pardon’), what did you say? Pardon, qu'est-ce que tu as dit?
  • I’ve never heard of that. Je n'ai jamais entendu ça.
  • That makes sense. Ça se tient.
  • That does not make sense. Ça n'a aucun sens.
  • What’s happening? / What’s going on? Qu'est-ce qui se passe?
  • What do you mean by ’___’ ? Qu'est-ce que tu entends par ’___’? / Qu'est-ce que tu veux dire par ’___’?

⭐️ Personal Stuff ⭐️

Here is a list of phrases you can use and practice when giving and asking for personal information. Take note that the list makes use of the formal “vous”.

  • Comment vous appelez-vous? What is your name?
  • Je m'appelle Christine. My name is Christine.
  • Quel est votre nom? What is your name?
  • Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  • Je vais bien, merci. I am doing well, thank you.
  • Très bien, merci. Very well, thank you.
  • Quel âge avez-vous? How old are you?
  • J'ai # ans. I am # years old.
  • J'ai trente ans. I am thirty years old.
  • J'ai quarante-deux ans. I am forty two old.
  • Quelle est votre nationalité? What is your Nationality?
  • Je suis canadien(ne). I am Canadian.
  • Je suis américain(e). I am American.
  • Je suis chinois(e). I am Chinese.
  • Je suis coréen(ne). I am Korean.
  • Où habitez-vous? Where do you live?
  • J'habite en Californie. I live in California.
  • Quel est votre numéro de téléphone? What is your phone number?
  • Mon numéro de téléphone est le … My phone number is …
  • Où êtes-vous né(e)? Where were you born?
  • Je suis né(e) à… I was born in…
  • Êtes-vous marié(e)? Are you married?
  • Oui, je suis marié. Yes, I am married
  • Non, je ne suis pas marié. No, I am not married
  • Je suis célibataire. I am single
  • Est-ce que vous avez des frères et soeurs? Do you have any brothers and sisters?
  • Je suis fille unique. I am an only child/daughter
  • Je suis fils unique. I am an only child/son
  • J'ai - frère(s). I have - brother(s).
  • J'ai - soeur(s).  I have - sisters(s).
  • Je n'ai pas de frères. I don’t have any brothers.
  • Je n'ai pas de soeurs. I don’t have any sisters.
  • Quel est votre métier? What is your job?
  • Quelle est votre profession? What is your profession?
  • Que faites-vous dans la vie? What do you do for a living?
  • Je suis ingénieur. I am an engineer.
  • Je suis boulanger/boulangère. I am a baker.
  • Je suis médecin. I am a doctor.
  • Je suis infirmier/infirmière. I am a nurse.

⭐️ Interests ⭐️

  • Quel est votre sport préféré? What is your favorite sport? (formal)
  • Quel est ton sport préféré? 
  • What is your favorite sport? (informal)
  • Mon sport préféré est… My favorite sport is….
  • J'aime faire du sport et garder la forme. I like to do sports to keep fit.
  • Quelle saison préférez-vous? What season do you prefer? (formal
  • Quelle saison préfères-tu? What season do you prefer? (What season is your favorite?) (informal)
  • Quels sont vos passe-temps préférés? What are your favorite pastimes? (formal)
  • Quels sont tes passe-temps préférés? What are your favorite pastimes? (informal)
  • Mes passe-temps préférés sont… My favorite pastimes are…
  • Qu'est-ce que vous faites dans votre temps libre? What do you do in your free time? (formal)
  • Qu'est-ce que tu fais dans ton temps libre? What do you do in your free time? (informal)
  • Est-ce que vous avez un animal de compagnie? Do you have a pet?(formal)
  • Est-ce que tu as un animal de compagnie? Do you have a pet? (informal)
  • Non, Je n'ai pas un animal de compagnie. No, I don’t have a pet.
  • Oui, J'ai un chat. Yes, I have a cat.
  • Oui, J'ai un chien.Yes, I have a dog.
  • Qu'est-ce que vous aimez? What do you like?
  • J'aime le jazz. I like jazz.
  • J'aime le rock. I like rock.
  • J'aime le hip-hop. I like hip-hop.
  • Je n'aime pas le rap. I don’t like rap.
  • Je n'écoute pas de la musique très souvent. I don’t listen to music very often.
  • J'aime les films d'amour. I like romance films.
  • J'aime les films d'aventures. I like adventure films.
  • Je n’aime pas faire du ski. I don’t like skiing.
  • Qu'est-ce que vous aimeriez faire dans la vie? What would you like to do in life ?
  • J'aimerais être chef. I would like to be a chef.
  • J'aimerais être un bibliothécaire. I would like to be a librarian.