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By Gail Stein

Master French in precisely one day

When time is of the essence, belief Countdown to French to aid readers grasp the language speedy and successfully. prepared into 24 units--each of that is designed to take not more than one hour to study--this self-instruction e-book offers fabric in a "countdown" style, from Hour 24 right down to zero, permitting newcomers to gauge their development alongside the way.

Beginning with a uncomplicated advent of grammar and vocabulary basics, the devices circulation quick to useful conversational talents for either holiday and company tourists. Upon of completion of the guide--the an identical of only one day--readers desirous to follow their newly honed language abilities could be capable of converse in various daily, real-world situations.

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Quelle est l. a. date d’aujourd’hui? this present day is . . . C’est aujourd’hui . . . what's the date of the . . . ? Quelle est los angeles date du (de l. a., de l’, des) . . . ? do not forget that the adjective ouvert or fermé needs to agree in quantity and gender with the noun it modifies (see bankruptcy 19:00): Le musée est fermé quels jours? (The museum is closed on what days? ) Les bibliothèques sont ouvertes quels jours? (What days are the libraries open? ) TELLING TIME whilst planning, you must recognize at what time you are going to meet and while an occasion goes to happen. What time is it? —It is . . . Quelle heure est-il? —Il est . . . At what time does . . . commence? —At . . . À quelle heure commence(nt) . . . ? —À . . . At what occasions does . . . finish? —At . . . À quelle heure finit (finissent) . . . ? —À... At what time we could meet? —At . . . À quelle heure on se rejoint? —À... 1:00 une heure 7:35 huit heures moins vingt-cinq 2:05 deux heures cinq 8:40 neuf heures moins vingt 3:10 trois heures dix 9:45 dix heures moins le quart 4:15 quatre heures et quart 10:50 onze heures moins dix 5:20 cinq heures vingt 11:55 midi moins cinq 122 09 (115-126) bankruptcy 1600 7/18/03 12:11 web page 123 16:00 operating • WITH NUMBERS 6:25 six heures vingt-cinq dead night minuit 7:30 sept heures et demie midday midi to precise time appropriately, bear in mind the subsequent: • to precise time after the hour, the variety of mins is extra. Et (and) is used in basic terms with quart (quarter) and demi(e) (half). • Moins (less, minus) is used to specific time prior to the hour. • Moins le is used ahead of quart. be aware simply because midi (noon) and minuit (midnight) are masculine, to claim “half past,” use et demi: J’arrive à midi et demi. (I arrive at 12:30 [in the afternoon]. ) while planning, it is very important know the way to shape quite a few questions. examine the words lower than. you could mix'n'match any of the weather within the columns to get an accurate sentence. Use the varieties proven the following for those who be aware of the individual good. To be formal, use the vous shape, as proven in bankruptcy 17:00: Tu veux sortir quand? (When do you need to head out? ) Tu peux partir à quelle heure? (At what time are you able to depart? ) Tu veux do you need aller (to) cross Tu peux are you able to sortir (to) exit Tu as envie de Do you're feeling like partir (to) go away, leaving Tu désires do you need revenir (to) go back, get back Tu dois should you rentrer (to) get back (in) à quelle heure? at what time? quand? while? extra Time Expressions ENGLISH FRENCH a moment une seconde a minute une minute an hour une heure within the morning, A. M. du matin within the afternoon, P. M. de l’après-midi 123 09 (115-126) bankruptcy 1600 7/18/03 12:11 web page 124 COUNTDOWN TO FRENCH within the night, P. M. du soir at precisely dead night à minuit précis at precisely 1:00 à une heure exact at precisely 2:00 à deux heures précises at approximately 2:00 vers deux heures 1 / 4 of an hour un quart d’heure a part hour une demi-heure in an hour dans une heure till 2:00 jusqu’à deux heures sooner than 3:00 avant trois heures after 3:00 après trois heures due to the fact that what time?

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