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Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 10:25am On Jul 12, 2014
Hi friends, this is an opportunity to study French. French is one of the most spoken and popular language in the world after English . Speaking English and French therefore gives one special advantage. French is generally known as romantic language because of its romantic nature. It is a language for education, travel, business, tourism, arts, science and technology etc...


I will break it down in a way beginners will understand...

You are free to ask question, if you don't understand any section...

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 10:40am On Jul 12, 2014
Unit 1: French Alphabet/ L'alphabet français pronounce(la-fah-beh-fran-ceh)

Just like English Language, French Language has the same alphabet though with different pronounciation. English has twenty one consonants and five vowels, French has twenty consonants and six vowels because letter "y" in french is considered a vowel.

It is important to note that some letters in french are less common than in English....Such letters include "K" and "W" and some vowels in french take accents (à, é, ï, ô, ù etc....)
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 11:06am On Jul 12, 2014
A - ah
B - bay
C - say
D - day
E - eh
F - eff
G - jay
H - ash
J - gee
K - car
L - elle
M - emme
N - enne
O - oh
P - pay
Q - ku/queue
R- err
S- esse
T- Tay
U- uh
V- vay
W - double vay
X - iks
Y - igrek
Z - zed

pls try and study the alphabet, learn to pronounce it correctly...

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by texasbullet(m): 11:25am On Jul 12, 2014
following master

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 11:28am On Jul 12, 2014
Unit: 2. Numbers/ Les nombres

0 - zero - zay-roh
1 - un - un
2 - deux - doh
3 - Trois - trwah
4 - quatre - katre
5 - cinq - senk
6 - six - sees
7 - sept - set
8 - huit - wheat/wit
9 - neuf - nof
10 - dix - deese

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 11:33am On Jul 12, 2014
texasbullet: following master

bienvenue monsieur texa...meaning "welcome Mr. Texa"
pronounce as (bien-veh-nu- mo-sio- texa)...
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 11:39am On Jul 12, 2014
The most important thing is the pronounciation.
U dont read french like English. When we get to the rules,you will understand.....pronounce it out so that you will be used to it.
Do not be ashamed to speak the little you know, be proud of it.
Even if you make mistakes....don't be discouraged, we learn from our mistakes.

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 11:48am On Jul 12, 2014
11 - onze - onz
12 - douze - douse
13 - treize - trezz
14-quatorze-katorzz
15-quinze-kenz
16-seize- sezz
17- " dix-sept" - dees-set
18- "dix-huit" - dees-wheat
19-"dix- neuf" - dees-nof
20- vingt - veng
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Doncolio(m): 12:03pm On Jul 12, 2014
That's good. Following

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 12:05pm On Jul 12, 2014
21-vingt et un - veng eh un
22-vingt deux - veng doh
23-vingt trois - veng trwah
24-vingt quatre - veng katre
25-vingt cinq - veng senk
26-vingt six - veng sees
27-vingt sept - veng set
28-vingt huit- veng wheat
29-vingt neuf- veng nof
30-trente-trant
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 12:20pm On Jul 12, 2014
Kindly follow the same pattern till 60....because from 70 calculations are involve
Don't panic pals smiley wink, its not like additional mathematics but simple calculations
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 12:33pm On Jul 12, 2014
40-quarante- karant
50-cinquante - sekant
60-soixante- swa sant

calculations begins here:... smiley smiley


70-soixante dix- swa sant deese......(soixante =60, dix = 10...60+10 =70 ..(soixante dix==60,10)..)
71-soixante onze- swa sant onze...(soixante=60, onze=11...60+11=71...(soixante onze==60,11).)
72-soixante douze-swa sant douce..(soixante=60, douze=12..60+12=72... .....now calculate 73,74,75,76,77,78 and 79.


80 follows the first pattern that is from 20-60

80-quatre vingt -katre veng
81-quatre vingt et un - katre veng eh un
82-quatre vingt deux - katre veng doh
83-quatre vingt trois- katre veng trwah.............till 89
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 12:56pm On Jul 12, 2014
90-quatre vingt dix-katre veng deese....(quatre vingt =80, dix =10...80+10=90....(quatre vingt dix==80,10...)...)

91-quatre vingt onze-katre veng onz....(quatre vingt=80, onze=11...80+11=91...(quatre vingt onze==80,11...)...)...till 99
Now calculate 92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99



100- cent - sang
101- cent et un - sang eh un
102-cent deux - sang doh
103-cent trois- sang trwah


200-deux cent-doh sang
300-trois cent- trwah sang
1000-mille -mill
5000-cinq mille-senk mill
100000-un million-un miyong


1/2 -demi- deoh mi

1/4-un quart- un kah

1/3-un tiers- un tear


Any question?

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 1:13pm On Jul 12, 2014
Unit:3 French Vowels/ Les voyelles français

They are:....

a, e, i, o, u, y any other once originate from these six vowels...I will try to bring all of them as we proceed.

Note: French Language makes less use of Capital letters than English. As such it is important to note that days, months, languages and nationalities in French are written in small letters except they appear at the beginning of a sentence.
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 1:25pm On Jul 12, 2014
Les voyelles

"a"...."chat" means "cat".....pronounce as "sha"
....."à" meaning "to/at"......prononce as "ah"
....."agréable " meaning "pleasant/nice"....pronounce as "a grea bl"
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 1:36pm On Jul 12, 2014
"i"-----ici---meaning---Here---prononce as---i-ci (lettre "i" as in Italy not Ivory-coast)
il y a--meaning--there is/ there are---pronounce as---ill-yah
italie--meaning--Italy---pronounce as----Ita-ly
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Nobody: 3:50pm On Jul 12, 2014
I've got little French, but would love to learn More.
Please don't stop the good work.

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 6:20pm On Jul 12, 2014
I don't want to rush the class....please study them always so that you will be familiar with it
Next class will be tomorrow.
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Nobody: 9:49am On Jul 14, 2014
Nice, following.....

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Dinocarex(m): 7:12pm On Jul 14, 2014
Following this thread!! God bless the OP. Pls continue!!

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by ottty(m): 11:22pm On Jul 14, 2014
Nice one, keep u the good work Sir. Am in

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by ayolight(f): 11:46pm On Jul 14, 2014
interestin

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 1:27pm On Jul 15, 2014
Note: It should be noted that consonants at the end of words in French are not always pronounced. This ofcourse is very common with consonant letters such as b, c, d, f, g, h, t, s, x and z. Also lettre "e" at the end of most French words is always silent . it is also vital to know that lettre "h" at the beginning of words in french is always silent.

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 1:28pm On Jul 15, 2014
ottty: Nice one, keep u the good work Sir. Am in

merci beaucoup
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 1:29pm On Jul 15, 2014
Dinocarex: Following this thread!! God bless the OP. Pls continue!!

de rein....merci
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by layuns(m): 2:19pm On Jul 15, 2014
Monseiur Destilo, kindly continue wit d class

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 4:34pm On Jul 15, 2014
layuns: Monseiur Destilo, kindly continue wit d class


D'accord mon ami (male)
Alright or Ok my friend (if your friend is a male)
pronounced as.......da-cor mo-na-mi


D'accord mon amie (female)
Alright or Ok my friend (if your friend is a female)
pronounce as.....da-cor mo-na-mi

Please take note of...."ami & amie"...... The meaning is FRIEND....pronounce as "a-mi" for both of them.....
The first is a male friend while the second is a female friend.....In french they are called MASCULINE AND FEMININE...



je suis madmoiselle....ne monsieur pas, s'il vous plaît.

I am Miss not Mr please..

pronounced as......
jeo swi mad-mwa-zel...ne mon-sio pa, sil-vu-pleh.
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 5:02pm On Jul 15, 2014
French vowels and their pronounciation

Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 5:12pm On Jul 15, 2014
French Nasal Vowels - Voyelles nasales française

A nasal vowel is a sound made by expelling air through the mouth and nose without obstruction of the lips, tongue, or throat. Nasal pronunciation can be very different from the normal pronunciation of the same vowels.

Vowels followed by M or N are usually nasal, except when the nasal consonant is followed by another vowel, in which case the vowel and consonant are both voiced. For example:

un - nasal..... ....meaning "a" or "1"
une - voiced........."........."................." (Musculine and feminine)

It may help you to know that there are nasal vowels in English, even though they are a bit different than French nasal vowels. In English, the nasal consonant (M or N) is pronounced and thus nasalizes the vowel that precedes it, whereas in French the vowel is nasal and the consonant is not pronounced. Compare the following:

French on, an....
English own, on
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 5:14pm On Jul 15, 2014
Feel free to ask Any question......

Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 5:30pm On Jul 15, 2014
French accent

There are four French accents for vowels and one accent for a consonant. For specific information on what the accents do to change the pronunciation of the letters they modify.

The accent aigu (´ )(acute accent) can only be on an "E", e.g., étudiant (male student).

The accent grave (` )(grave accent) can be found on an A, E, or U. On the A and U, it usually serves to distinguish between words that would otherwise be homographs; e.g., ou (or) vs où (where) pronounce as "who"

The accent circonflexe (ˆ) (circumflex) can be on an A, E, I, O, or U. It serves to distinguish between homographs; e.g., du (contraction of de + le) vs dû (past participle of devoir).(we will come to dis soon)

The accent tréma (¨) (dieresis or umlaut) can be on an E, I, or U. It is used when two vowels are next to each other and both must be pronounced separately..as in sylabus, e.g., naïve, Saül...pronounce as na-if, sa-ul.

The cédille (¸) (cedilla) is found only on the letter C. It changes a hard C sound (like K) into a soft C sound (like S), e.g., garçon. The cedilla is never placed in front of E or I, because C always sounds like an S in front of these vowels.

It is essential to put accents in their proper places - an incorrect or missing accent is a spelling mistake just as an incorrect or missing letter would be. The only exception to this is capital letters, which are often left unaccented.

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