This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in French. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at French Classes.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, French, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|I see you||Je vous vois|
|I write with a pen||J'écris avec un stylo|
|You love apples||vous adorez les pommes|
|You give money||Vous donnez de l'argent|
|You play tennis||Vous jouez au tennis|
|He reads a book||Il lit un livre|
|He understands me||Il me comprend|
|She has a cat||Elle a un chat|
|She knows my friend||Elle connaît mon ami(e)|
|We want to learn||Nous voulons apprendre|
|We think Spanish is easy||Nous trouvons l'espagnol facile|
|You (plural) work here||Vous travaillez ici|
|You (plural) speak French||Vous parlez français|
|They drive a car||Ils conduisent une voiture|
|They smile||Ils sourissent|
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Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.
|Headache||mal de tête|
|Heart attack||La crise cardiaque|
|Stomach ache||mal de ventre|
|Stroke||L'accident vasculaire cérébral|
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our French Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you okay?||Ça va?|
|Call a doctor!||Appelez un médecin!|
|Call the ambulance!||appelez l'ambulance!|
|Call the police!||Appelez la police !|
|I feel sick||Je me sens malade|
|It hurts here||Ça fait mal ici|
|It's urgent!||C'est urgent!|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||Où se trouve la pharmacie la plus proche ?|
|You look beautiful! (to a woman)||Vous êtes belle!|
|You have a beautiful name||Vous avez un joli prénom|
|This is my wife||Voici ma femme|
|This is my husband||Voici mon mari|
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Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in French about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend French Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.