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Reprise Rappel 2, Part 2c Revised: 9/2/12
jouer What does it mean? –To play What can you play? –Sports, games –Musical instruments How are they expressed differently in French? –jouer + à + sport/game –jouer + de + musical instrument
Prepositions Prepositions tell where objects are located. Can you name any? Devant – in front of Derrière – behind À gauche (de) – to the left (of) À droite (de) – to the right (of) Près (de) – near (to) Loin (de) – far (from) Entre – between Dans – in À côté (de) – next to Sur – on Sous– under Don’t forget that “de” makes contractions with definite articles!!!
Possessive Adjectives ALL ADJECTIVES must AGREE with the noun they describe in what two ways? –GENDER (masculine vs. Feminine) & NUMBER (singular vs. plural) When you wish to show possession of an object without using de + name, you must use possessive adjectives. You must make AGREEMENT with the OBJECT that is being owned NOT the person who owns it. What are the English possessive adjectives?
Masculine singular Singular before a vowel Feminine singular Plural My Mon MaMes Your Ton TaTes His/Her/It’s Son SaSes Your Votre Vos Our Notre Nos Their Leur Leurs
Pointing Adjectives What type of adjective points out a specific object/person? –Demonstrative adjective = this, that, these, those What type of adjective asks about a specific object/person? –Interrogative adjective = which, what
Demonstrative Adjectives SingularPlural Masculine ce (cet) ce pull, cet ami ces ces pulls, ces amis Feminine cette cette robe, cette amie ces ces robes, ces amis ***to distinguish between this one over here and that one over there, the French add –ci and –là after the noun -Il aime cette chemise-ci. Elle préfère cette chemise-là.
Interrogative Adjectives SingularPlural Masculine quel quel café, quel ami quels quels cafes, quels amis Feminine quelle quelle rue, quelle amie quelles quelles rues, quelles amies