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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute French Season 1, Lesson 19 - Going without. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to make essential negative statements in French.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to say 'I don't have a pen.' in French.
Yasmine: [Normal] Je n'ai pas de stylo.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Yasmine: [Normal] je [Slow] je
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'not'
Yasmine: [Normal] n'...pas [Slow] n'...pas
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'have'
Yasmine: [Normal] ai [Slow] ai
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'some'
Yasmine: [Normal] de [Slow] de
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'pen'
Yasmine: [Normal] stylo [Slow] stylo
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't have a pen.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Je n'ai pas de stylo. [Normal] Je n'ai pas de stylo.
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at how to say 'I don't have time.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Je n'ai pas de temps.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Yasmine: [Normal] je [Slow] je
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'not'
Yasmine: [Normal] n'...pas [Slow] n'...pas
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'have'
Yasmine: [Normal] ai [Slow] ai
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'some'
Yasmine: [Normal] de [Slow] de
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'time'
Yasmine: [Normal] temps [Slow]
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't have time.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Je n'ai pas de temps. [Normal] Je n'ai pas de temps.
Becky: Following is the way to say 'I don't know.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Je ne sais pas.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Yasmine: [Normal] je [Slow] je
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'not'
Yasmine: [Normal] ne...pas [Slow] ne...pas
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'know'
Yasmine: [Normal] sais [Slow] sais
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't know.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Je ne sais pas. [Normal] Je ne sais pas.
Becky: Finally is a way to say 'I don't understand.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Je ne comprends pas.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Yasmine: [Normal] je [Slow] je
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'not'
Yasmine: [Normal] ne...pas [Slow] ne...pas
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'understand'
Yasmine: [Normal] comprends [Slow] comprends
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't understand.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Je ne comprends pas. [Normal] Je ne comprends pas.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Yasmine: In every case, you can add an initial non to emphasize that you don't. For example, Non, je ne comprends pas.

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 here! Try translating this statement: 'I don't have it.'

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Friday at 04:44 PM
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Bonjour TOLFAK,

Merci pour ton commentaire !


Bonne journée,

Marion

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TOLFAK
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J'ai ne pas?