The 5th French lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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 derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.
Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine forms that 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.
Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full French sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|He is tall||Il est grand|
|She is tall||Elle est grande|
|He is a short man||C'est un homme court|
|She is a short woman||C'est une femme courte|
|He is German||Il est allemand|
|She is German||Elle est allemande|
|Japanese men are friendly||Les hommes japonais sont aimables|
|Japanese women are friendly||Les femmes japonaises sont aimables|
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Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.
|Pants (Trousers)||Le pantalon|
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Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our French Phrases page.
|Do you like my dress?||Est-ce que tu aimes ma robe?|
|I lost my socks||J'ai perdu mes chaussettes|
|It looks good on you||Ça te va bien|
|She has a beautiful ring||Elle a une belle bague|
|These pants (trousers) are long||Ces pantalons sont longs|
|These shoes are small||Ces chaussures sont petites|
|Where are you from?||Vous venez d'où?|
|I'm from the U.S||Je viens des États-Unis|
|I'm American||Je suis américain(e)|
|Where do you live?||Vous habitez où?|
|I live in the U.S||J'habite aux États-Unis|
|Do you like it here?||Tu l'aimes ici?|
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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in French about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend French Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.