I I is not capitalized in French unless, of course, beginning a sentence Nice to meet you lit. This is an important difference between French and English. It is used when talking to someone who is important, someone who is older than you are, or someone with whom you are unfamiliar. This is known as Vouvoiement. Note the conversation between M.
Bernard and M. Lambert above as an example of this use. So interesting. They say you have to marry a native speaker! Which is what quite a lot of young diplomats do if they want to specialise in Mandarin or Japanese or Thai, for example! Cheers, Pamela — and have a good weekend!
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I do have to plead guilty to a French boyfriend when I was still at university in Australia and two French husbands since then! No wonder your French is so good! But it certainly is used in diplomacy. Could you do a post on amener, emmener, apporter?
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I can try! Though since a lot of people confuse bring and take in English, it might not be that easy. Can you see him? Est-ce que vous le voyez? How interesting!
My husband and I are speaking French at home so our sons learn it we live in California now but this is not an easy task let me tell you. Our sons find the English easier, and, of course, way more useful over here. But we keep working on it! Hello Melanie, and tThank you! With your kids, you have to tell yourselves that their passive knowledge will one day become active when they are more motivated. Both my kids have a very high level of bilingualism.
It is wrong according to grammar books but, when I ask my French friends about it, they say that no one would say it without the DE. Exercise Introductions. Exercise Translation. Translate from French to English. How do you call yourself? Merci beaucoup Thanks a lot. Translate from English to French.
Exercise Choose between tu and vous. Asked 11 months ago. Like 0 10 months ago. Sami asked: View original. Sherin A1 Kwiziq community member. Asked 1 year ago. Like 0 1 year ago. Sherin asked: View original. Marn A1 Kwiziq community member. Is this not correct? It is considered more formal and elegant: Comment vous appelez-vous? Then there is the version with est-ce que: Comment est-ce que vous vous appelez?
And, lastly, the most common one in normal spoken French: Comment vous vous appelez? Or Vous vous appelez comment? Like 1 1 year ago. Marn asked: View original. Philip A1 Kwiziq community member. Like 0 Answer 3. Therefore that's the proper translation. The fact that, literally, it translates to "you call yourself Laura" in English is not really important and only confuses the issue. In English, if you want to learn someone's name, you don't ask, "What do you call yourself?
However, in French you DO say, "Comment vous vous appelez?
Pokemon A0 Kwiziq community member. Like 0 11 months ago. Philip asked: View original.
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Ryan A0 Kwiziq community member. When the subject is 2nd person plural vous , the verb form is appelez. Ryan asked: View original. Eloise A2 Kwiziq community member.
I answered tu t'appelle Thomas to the question your name is Thomas -- the correct answer was Tu m'apelle Thomas -- why? Bonjour Eloise! The correct answer here is "Tu t'appelle s ", but your answer was actually "Tu m' appelle", which is incorrect : Next time, please click the "Report it" button in your Correction Dashboard to report specific question issues, as it enables us to find your question more easily! Eloise asked: View original. Is Je suis nom at least a colloquial thing that's correct?
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I watched Despicable Me 2 in French a while ago and I heard " Je suis nom " from two characters, Margo and the main villain. Is that sometimes correct?
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In my understanding the difference is very much like in English: Je m'appelle Chris. Je suis Chris. The former is, well, more formal. CrystalMaiden asked: View original. Mala A0 Kwiziq community member. Vous vous appellez comment? Asked 2 years ago. Bonjour Mala, Do you have a question related to this lesson?
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