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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute French Season 1, Lesson 15 - Where are you going? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask where someone is going in French.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'Where are you going?' in French.
Yasmine: [Normal] Tu vas où?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you'
Yasmine: [Normal] tu [Slow] tu
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'go'
Yasmine: [Normal] vas [Slow] vas
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'where'
Yasmine: [Normal] où [Slow] où
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Where are you going?'
Yasmine: [Slow] Tu vas où? [Normal] Tu vas où?
Becky: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, 'Where are you going?'
Yasmine: [Normal] Où allez-vous?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'where'
Yasmine: [Normal] où [Slow] où
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'go'
Yasmine: [Normal] allez [Slow] allez
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'you'
Yasmine: [Normal] vous [Slow] vous
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Where are you going?'
Yasmine: [Slow] Où allez-vous? [Normal] Où allez-vous?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'I'm going to the supermarket.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Je vais au supermarché.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Yasmine: [Normal] je [Slow] je
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'go'
Yasmine: [Normal] vais [Slow] vais
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'to the'
Yasmine: [Normal] au [Slow] au
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'supermarket'
Yasmine: [Normal] supermarché [Slow] supermarché
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I'm going to the supermarket.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Je vais au supermarché. [Normal] Je vais au supermarché.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'I'm going to work.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Je vais au travail.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Yasmine: [Normal] je [Slow] je
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'go'
Yasmine: [Normal] vais [Slow] vais
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'to'
Yasmine: [Normal] au [Slow] au
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'work'
Yasmine: [Normal] travail [Slow] travail
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'I'm going to work.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Je vais au travail. [Normal] Je vais au travail.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Yasmine: If you would like to accompany your friend to wherever he or she is going, you can say Je t'accompagne meaning “I go with you”, or Je peux venir? meaning “Can I come?”

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Let's practice - Where are you going this weekend?

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Thursday at 12:36 AM
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Bonjour Saeyoung,

Merci pour ton commentaire ! Ta phrase est correcte, bravo ! 😄


Belle journée,

Marion

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Saeyoung
Wednesday at 12:38 PM
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Je vais au supermarché!!

Joshua Casarés
Wednesday at 04:25 AM
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Je vais au supermarché!

Laurie
Friday at 02:03 AM
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Hello,

I have a question - Why the words ''vais au'' in the supermarche sentence pronounce separately while in the travail sentence it becomes as ''vai~sau''? Would you like to explain the specific rules in liaison? Thanks!

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Monday at 02:50 AM
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Bonjour Gloria !


Merci pour votre commentaire !

Comment allez-vous ? Ca fait longtemps !


Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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Gloria
Tuesday at 07:20 AM
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Je vais au parc avec ma chienne.