Season 1 – Lesson 02 – Coffee Break French

Did you know that there are different ways of greeting people depending on the time of day in France? In this episode, we’ll teach you how to greet people at different times of the day. You’ll also learn how to say your name in French.

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27 Comments on “Season 1 – Lesson 02 – Coffee Break French”

  1. J’adore ce site! I love this site! This is amazing! I am 10 and Haitian-American and already knew a lot of French from speaking at home, but in our middle school I started to take French and I want to graduate top of my class in French and so far I can have a steady conversation with a French person!

    1. I’ve just listened to this lesson. I’m French. C’est (très) formidable. formidable is enough.

  2. Since Anna is a girl she would NOT say, “je suis PRETE”…. On the word Prete she would not pronounce the T at the end. It would sound like the word in English,Pray. It is the same as if she were to say I am American …. Je suis AmericainE—- avec the E! you have to pay attention to the feminine and masculine forms otherwise you could be saying I am an American man when really you are an American women and that could be quite embarrassing. Since this program is being taught all over the world, I encourage you to revise your lessons and pay attention to all aspects of the language, not just the surface.

      1. Notice that the feminine word Prête has an e at the end so the t is pronounced.
        In French a lot of letters at the end of words are silent.
        So the masculine word Prêt, the t would be silent.

  3. Shayla I am sorry to disagree but Anna WOULD pronounce the T in “Prete”. If you are male then you would not pronounce the “T” and then it would sound like “PRAY”!
    Sorry but thats the the way it is:)

  4. Ditto. I’m pretty sure Mark mentioned specifically in one of the earlier podcasts that Prete is used by females and the ‘T’ has to be pronounced. Since Anna is a girl she would have to say prete with the ‘T’ at the end.

    1. Yes. A lot of letters at the end of words in French sre silent.
      As prête has an e at the end the t is pronounced.
      The t in the masculine prêt wold be silent.

  5. fantastic lessons here. welldone!!!! r there any scripts to go with the lessons? thanks you, this is fantastic

  6. I am just wondering which level of French would i get after finishing this onlline course.( I mean: would it be A1 or A2 or ever better? )
    You’re doing it very well.Thank you!=)

  7. Stop trying to correct folks. It basicly says that you think your better than them. So if you got a problem with it, deal with it. The end.

  8. Don’t ya just love how shayla corrects a guy who has used French for ages and lived in France, yet shayla appears to have no qualification or experience to correct anyone?

  9. Thank you very much for these free lessons in French, Spanish and German. I can read French and Spanish quite well and German up to a point, but I am hopeless at speaking or understanding any of these languages when I am listening to someone speaking them. Hopefully this will change after I have listened to these podcasts. Keep up the good work!!

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