2jouer What does it mean? What can you play? To playWhat can you play?Sports, gamesMusical instrumentsHow are they expressed differently in French?jouer + à + sport/gamejouer + de + musical instrument
3Don’t forget that “de” makes contractions with definite articles!!! PrepositionsPrepositions tell where objects are located. Can you name any?Devant – in front ofDerrière – behindÀ gauche (de) – to the left (of)À droite (de) – to the right (of)Près (de) – near (to)Loin (de) – far (from)Entre – betweenDans – inÀ côté (de) – next toSur – onSous – underDon’t forget that “de” makes contractions with definite articles!!!
4Possessive 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?MINE!
5Singular before a vowel Masculine singularSingular before a vowelFeminine singularPluralMyMonMaMesYourTonTaTesHis/Her/It’sSonSaSesVotreVosOurNotreNosTheirLeurLeurs
6Pointing AdjectivesWhat type of adjective points out a specific object/person?Demonstrative adjective = this, that, these, thoseWhat type of adjective asks about a specific object/person?Interrogative adjective = which, what
7Demonstrative Adjectives SingularPluralMasculinece (cet)ce pull, cet amicesces pulls, ces amisFemininecettecette robe, cette amieces 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.
8Interrogative Adjectives SingularPluralMasculinequelquel café, quel amiquelsquels cafes, quels amisFemininequellequelle rue, quelle amiequellesquelles rues, quelles amies