The 3rd lesson is about the plural in French and how to create it from the singular form. In addition, I will include a list of vocabulary about languages, nationalities, and countries. Finally, you will find some common everyday sentences. 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.
Knowing how to create the plural from the singular word can double the vocabulary you already know. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some grammatical rules. For example how to change the word "book" to "books" or "woman" to "women".
Below is a list of singular words and their plural equivalent. I included examples about nature as well as about humans. 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.
Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full French sentences. That way you will be able to see how both forms are used when embedded in a structure.
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Below is a list of 50 words related to languages, nationalities, and countries. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to have a good conversation about how many languages you speak or where you came from.
|Morocco (country)||Le Maroc|
|Brazil (country)||Le Brésil|
|China (country)||La Chine|
|Britain (country)||La Grande-Bretagne|
|America (country)||Les États-Unis|
|France (country)||La France|
|Greek (nationality)||Grec (Grecque)|
|Greece (country)||La Grèce|
|Japan (country)||Le Japon|
|Korea (country)||La Corée|
|Portugal (country)||Le Portugal|
|Russia (country)||La Russie|
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Finally, a list of sentences about languages, nationalities, and countries plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our French Phrases page. Enjoy!
|I don't speak Korean||Je ne parle pas coréen|
|I love the Japanese language||J'adore la langue japonaise|
|I speak Italian||Je parle italien|
|I want to learn Spanish||Je voudrais apprendre l'espagnol|
|My mother tongue is German||Ma langue maternelle c'est l'allemand|
|Spanish is easy to learn||Apprendre l'espagnol est facile|
|He has a Moroccan rug||Il a un tapis marocain|
|I have an American car||J'ai une voiture américaine|
|I love French cheese||J'adore le fromage français|
|I'm Italian||Je suis italien(ne)|
|My father is Greek||Mon père est grec|
|My wife is Korean||Ma femme est coréene|
|Have you ever been to India?||Vous êtes allé(e) en Inde?|
|I came from Spain||Je viens de l'Espagne|
|I live in America||J'habite aux États-Unis|
|I want to go to Germany||Je voudrais aller en Allemagne|
|I was born in Italy||Je suis né(e) en Italie|
|Japan is a beautiful country||Le Japon est un beau pays|
|Long time no see||Ça fait longtemps|
|I missed you||Tu m'as manqué|
|What's new?||Quoi de neuf?|
|Nothing new||Rien de nouveau|
|Make yourself at home!||Faîtes comme chez vous!|
|Have a good trip||Bon voyage|
Language Quote that by simply knowing how to form the plural, you can double the number of nouns in your vocabulary, without having to memorize all the plural form.
Congratulations! You finished your third lesson in French about singular, plural, languages, nationalities, and countries. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend French Lesson 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.