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1Comment tu t’appelles? How to introduce yourself in French And an introduction to“les verbs reflexifs”
2After today, you will be able to: Introduce yourself in French to someoneAsk someone else’s nameKnow whether or not to use tu or vous!Identify a reflexive verb, and know what it is!Correctly produce liaisons between words that end with vowels, and begin with consonantsKnow how to Conjugate regular –er reflexive verbs in the imperatif (Present tense) !Allez, viens!
3Chantons nous!Sing along with our adorable petit sourris- ami, Ratournet! Je m’appelle [Name]. Comment t’appelles tu? Ou Je m’appelle [Name] . Comment vous appellez – vous?
4Formalities, Formalities! French has two ways to say the word “you!”Vous ( Formelle)people you don’t know, your boss, teachers!Tu (Informelle)friends, people your own age, family!English had this same system until the 12th century!
5Prononcation with nous and vous! C’est important noter que: Apeller is a verb that begins with un voyelle! [ A, E, I, O, U ]When you have a pronoun that ends in s [Nous, Vous], the S sound becomes a Z sound next to a word that begins with a vowel, and that Z sound links them together!This part of pronunciation is called “un liaison”, en français! The ~ mark here denotes where to make the liaison!Comment vous~ appellez-vous?Comment nous~appellons-nous?
6What is a Reflexive Verb? A reflexive verb [fr: verbe reflexif] is a verb that is used when the subject and direct object of a sentence are the same.A reflexive verb uses a subject pronoun, and then an object pronoun[Subj. pronoun] + [Obj. Pronoun]+[Conjugated verb]Review: «Tu manges un pomme»Direct ObjectSubjectIf your friend were an apple (which they’re probably not!) you could say «Tu te manges!»
7“Object Pronouns” or, how to talk to apples. SingulierJe meTu teIl/Elle/On sePlurielNous nousVous vousIls/Elles se
8You can already conjugate this! “Appeller” is just a simple -er verb at heart!It has a stem, and an ending, like any other -er verb!Let’s conjugate appeller, before we make it reflexive!J’appelleTu appellesIl/Elle/On appelleNous appellonsVous appellezIls/elles appellent
9Two vowels? This is madness! Madness? This is French Class!Like in english, sometimes the French have vowels that they don’t sayWhen there is an unspoken vowel, we replace it with an apostrophe ( ‘ )English: I can’t go out tonight!(Cannot = can’t)French Je m’appelle JeanWait a minute… wasn’t there an “e” there a second ago? Yes, there was! The ‘ mark always replaces the e on the object pronoun, not the Subject pronoun!
10Putting it all together! Choose a pronoun!Je meTu teIl/elle/on seNous nousVous vousIls/elles seMatch it up!appelleappellesAppelleAppellonsAppellezappellent
11Coming Soon: Verb Inversions Thanks for tuning in!