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1 Comment tu t’appelles? How to introduce yourself in French
And an introduction to “les verbs reflexifs”

2 After today, you will be able to:
Introduce yourself in French to someone Ask someone else’s name Know 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 consonants Know how to Conjugate regular –er reflexive verbs in the imperatif (Present tense) ! Allez, viens!

3 Chantons 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?

4 Formalities, 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!

5 Prononcation 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?

6 What 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 Object Subject If 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.
Singulier Je me Tu te Il/Elle/On se Pluriel Nous nous Vous vous Ils/Elles se

8 You 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’appelle Tu appelles Il/Elle/On appelle Nous appellons Vous appellez Ils/elles appellent

9 Two vowels? This is madness!
Madness? This is French Class! Like in english, sometimes the French have vowels that they don’t say When 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 Jean Wait 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!

10 Putting it all together!
Choose a pronoun! Je me Tu te Il/elle/on se Nous nous Vous vous Ils/elles se Match it up! appelle appelles Appelle Appellons Appellez appellent

11 Coming Soon: Verb Inversions
Thanks for tuning in!

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