French Lesson 8 (Pronouns and Travel)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 8th lesson contains the French pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common phrases. 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.


Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.

We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 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.

Subject Pronouns in French

Pronouns French Audio
Youtu (friendly), vous (polite)
You (plural)Vous
Theyils (masc.), elles (fem.)
I love youJe t'aime
She is beautifulElle est belle
They are dancingIls dansent
We are happyNous sommes heureux

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in French

Pronouns French Audio
You (plural)Vous
Can you call us?Pouvez-vous nous appeler?
Give me your phone numberDonnez-moi votre numéro de portable
I can give you my emailJe peux vous donner mon email
Tell him to call meDîtes-lui qu'il m'appelle

Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.

Possessive Pronouns French

Pronouns French Audio
Yourton (sing.), votre (sing. polite), vos (plur.)
Your (plural)votre (sing. object), vos (plur. object)
His email is...Son email est...
My phone number is...Mon numéro de téléphone est...
Our dream is to visit SpainC'est notre rêve de visiter l'Espagne
Their country is beautifulSon pays est beau


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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in French

Pronouns French Audio
Minele mien
Yoursle vôtre
Hisle sen
Hersla sienne
Oursle nôtre
Yours (plural)les vôtres
Theirsles leurs
Is this pen yours?Ce stylo est à toi?
The book is mineLe livre est à moi
The shoes are hersLes chaussures sont à elle
Victory is oursLe victoire est à nous

Vocabulary List about Travel

Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.

Travel List in French

Travel French Audio
BusLe bus
Bus stationLa gare d'autobus
CarLa voiture
FlightLe vol
For businesspour affaires
For pleasurepour le plaisir
Help DeskRenseignements
LuggageLes bagages
PassportLe passeport
ReservationLa réservation
TaxiLe taxi
TicketLe billet
To travelvoyager
TourismLe tourisme
Train (noun)Le train
Train stationLa gare
By trainEn train
By carEn voiture
By busEn bus
By taxiEn taxi
By airplaneEn avion


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Daily Conversation in French

Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our French Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in French

English French Audio
Do you accept credit cards?Est-ce que vous acceptez les cartes bancaires?
How much will it cost?Combien cela va t'il coûter?
I have a reservationJ'ai une réservation
I'd like to rent a carJ'aimerais louer une voiture
I'm here on business / on vacation.Je suis ici pour mes affaires / en vacances
Is this seat taken?La place est prise?
It was nice meeting youC'était un plaisir de vous rencontrer
Take this! (when giving something)Prenez ça!
Do you like it?Ça vous plaît?
I really like it!J'aime bien!
I'm just kiddingJe plaisante
I'm hungryJ'ai faim
I'm thirstyJ'ai soif

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year..

Congratulations! You finished your 8th lesson in French about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend French Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.

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