French Language Game: Tutoyer - Using "tu"



Quick French Language Game: Tutoyer - Using "tu"
A quick online game where students first use "vous" and then "tu".
Daniel meets Mathilde and her sister Virginie. He politely starts out using the formal "vous" when he's introduced to Mathilde. But Virginie tells him that he's being much too formal.
Shadow the French OUT LOUD after the speaker! You'll improve your pronunciation.
There are a couple of very useful phrases in this conversation. Practice them until they become automatic.
You can clicking on the French sentence to have it repeated.
Our games work best for mid-to-high Beginners who want to learn and review conversational French.
Play on a Computer or Tablet.

Using "tu" or "vous

"Tu" is the singular familiar word for "you".
Use it with family, children, good friends, classmates, some colleagues.
Using "tu" suggests that you know each other well, are the same age, have equal status, etc.

"Vous" is the singular formal word for "you", as well the plural for "you", familiar or formal.
Use it with older people, in business and professional situations, with strangers.
Using "vous" shows respect and/or distance, and should be used when in doubt.

Phrases in French Language Game

  • bonjour - hello
  • enchanté(e) - delighted (m/f)
  • la connaissance - the acquaintance
  • Enchanté de faire votre connaissance - Delighted to meet you. (formal)
  • ne sois pas - don't be ... (fam.) [être]
  • si formel - so formal
  • tutoyer - to use the familiar "tu" with sb.
  • vous - you (sing. formal and/or plural form/fam)
  • vous pouvez vous tutoyer - you can use "tu" with each other
  • déranger - to bother, upset
  • Ça ne te dérange pas? - You don't mind? (fam.)
  • Bien sûr. - Of course.
  • Bien sûr que non. - Of course not.
  • entre étudiants - among students
  • nous - we, us, to ourselves/each other
  • nous nous tutoyons toujours - we always use "tu" with each other

Ne sois pas

Note: Here, "Ne sois pas ... !" (Don't be ...!) is an imperative form of "être".
(tu) sois ! - be!
(nous) soyons ! - let's be!
(vous) soyez ! - be!

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French Language Game: Je te présente...



Quick French language Game: Je te présente Daniel (This is Daniel)
Play this quick online game to learn and practice 16 useful French phrases in the context of a mini-story.
Daniel arrives at his friend Pierre's place in Aix-en-Provence.
Pierre's girlfriend Virginie opens the door and introductions follow.

Say the French OUT LOUD right after the speaker! It'll sharpen your pronunciation!
You may already know most of the words, but saying them as part of a real conversation takes some practice.
Click on the French sentence and imitate the intonation of the speaker.
You can also "shadow" the sounds by saying the sentence along with the speaker.
Our games are for mid-to-high Beginners who want to learn and practice conversational French. 

Phrases in French Language Game

  • Daniel trouve - Daniel finds [trouver]
  • le cinquante-deux rue Mazarine - 52 Mazarine Street [i.e. the number 52]
  • Virginie ouvre la porte. - Virginie opens the door. [ouvrir]
  • Elle l'accueille. - She greets him. [accueillir]
  • Contente de faire ta connaissance. - Pleased(f) to meet you. (fam.)
  • enfin  - at last
  • Moi aussi. - Me too.
  • Il entre dans l'appartement. - He comes into the apartment.
  • il voit - he sees [voir]
  • une autre jeune femme - another young woman
  • ma soeur Mathilde - my sister Mathilde
  • rendre visite - to visit (a person)
  • elle me rend visite - she's visiting me
  • Mathilde, je te présente Daniel. - Mathilde, this is Daniel. ('I introduce to you')
  • un ami de Pierre - a friend of Pierre's
  • de Boston - from Boston

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French Language Game: Je cherche...



Quick French language Game: Je cherche... - I'm looking for...
Play this quick online game to learn and practice 17 useful French phrases as part of a mini-story.
Daniel is looking for his friend's place in Aix-en-Provence.
He asks a passerby how to get to the street his friend lives on.
Say the French OUT LOUD after the speaker! It's a great way to improve your pronunciation!
You may know already the meaning of the words, but saying them fluently in a full sentence takes some practice.
This you can do by clicking on the French sentence as often as you want, and by imitating the intonation speaker.
A trick I really like is to say the phrase or sentence along with the speaker, in a sense "shadowing" the sounds.
Our games are for mid-to-high Beginners who want to learn and review conversational French. 

Phrases in French Language Game

  • elle explique - she explains [expliquer]
  • comment se rendre à - how to get to (a place)
  • à leur appartement - to their apartment
  • il ne peut pas - he can't [pouvoir]
  • trouver - to find
  • il demande à  - to ask (a person) [demander]
  • une passante - a passerby (f)
  • excusez-moi - excuse me (formal)
  • je cherche - I'm looking for [chercher]
  • la rue n'est pas loin - the street isn't far
  • vous suivez - you follow (form.) [suivre]
  • à gauche - to the left
  • puis tout droit - then straight ahead
  • et à droite - and to the right
  • sur la rue Mazarine - onto Mazarine Street
  • C'est très simple. - That's very easy.
  • Merci beaucoup. - Thank you very much.

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French Language Game: Au téléphone



Quick French language Game: Au téléphone - On the phone
A quick online game to learn and practice 11 useful French phrases in context.
In the brief story, Daniel calls the number of a friend in Aix-en-Provence, but a woman answers.
Always say the French OUT LOUD!  By imitating the native speaker, you'll gradually improve your pronunciation! Our games target mid to high Beginners who want to learn and review conversational French. 

Phrases in French Language Game

  • pourrais-je - could I [pouvoir]
  • parler - to speak
  • à Pierre - to Peter
  • je suis désolée - I'm sorry (f)
  • il n'est pas là - he isn't here
  • puis elle demande - then she asks [demander]
  • c'est de la part de qui? - who's calling? [expression]
  • je suis un ami - I'm a friend(m)
  • la petite amie - the girlfriend
  • quand sera-t-il de retour? - when will he be back?
  • dans un quart d'heure - in a quarter of an hour

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French Language Game: Cette place est encore libre?



Quick French language Game: Cette place est encore libre? - Is this seat still available?
With this quick online game you can learn and practice 16 French words and phrases in the context of a brief story.
Daniel takes the train from Paris to Aix-en-Provence. On the train he hears someone ask if the seat across is still available. A perfect chance to practice his French!
Start mastering French by learning to recognize and say small language chunks. If you learn them in context, you'll start understanding how the language works.

Always say the French OUT LOUD!
It will gradually improve your pronunciation and put words and phrases you keep seeing into your long-term memory.
Our games target mid to high Beginners who want to learn and review conversational French. 

Words and phrases in French Language Game

  • il va - he goes [aller]
  • à la voie douze - to track 12
  • il n'attend pas - he doesn't wait
  • longtemps - a long time
  • avant que le train arrive - before the train arrives
  • il trouve - he finds [trouver]
  • une place - a seat
  • près de la fenêtre - by the window
  • juste au moment où - just as
  • il commence à lire - he begins to read
  • son guide - his travel guide
  • il entend - he hears [entendre]
  • cette place est encore libre? - is this seat still available?
  • une jeune femme - a young woman
  • elle s'assoit - she sits down
  • à côté de lui - beside him

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More Than a French Language Game

And don't forget: You can practice French online for FREE with our 36-Scene French 1 Travel-Story: "Daniel en France".
In it you learn and practice all the words, phrases and sentences you also hear in the podcasts.
Just login HERE.
"The Story" and easy games will let you forget that you're actually learning French!
If you have any language questions  - don't hesitate to contact us!

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