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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute French Season 1, Lesson 20 - Do you like? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and affirmatively answer this question in French.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'Do you like chocolate?' in French.
Yasmine: [Normal] Tu aimes le chocolat?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you'
Yasmine: [Normal] tu [Slow] tu
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'like'
Yasmine: [Normal] aimes [Slow] aimes
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'the'
Yasmine: [Normal] le [Slow] le
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'chocolate'
Yasmine: [Normal] chocolat [Slow] chocolat
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Do you like chocolate?'
Yasmine: [Slow] Tu aimes le chocolat? [Normal] Tu aimes le chocolat?
Becky: Now, let’s hear another informal example, 'Do you like sweets?'
Yasmine: [Normal] Tu aimes les sucreries?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you'
Yasmine: [Normal] tu [Slow] tu
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'like'
Yasmine: [Normal] aimes [Slow] aimes
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'the'
Yasmine: [Normal] les [Slow] les
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'sweets'
Yasmine: [Normal] sucreries [Slow] sucreries
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Do you like sweets?'
Yasmine: [Slow] Tu aimes les sucreries? [Normal] Tu aimes les sucreries?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'Yes I like it.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Oui, j'aime ça.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'yes'
Yasmine: [Normal] oui [Slow] oui
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Yasmine: [Normal] j' [Slow] j'
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'like'
Yasmine: [Normal] aime [Slow] aime
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'that'
Yasmine: [Normal] ça [Slow] ça
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'Yes I like it.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Oui, j'aime ça. [Normal] Oui, j'aime ça.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'Yes I like them.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Oui, je les aime.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'yes'
Yasmine: [Normal] oui [Slow] oui
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Yasmine: [Normal] je [Slow] je
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'them'
Yasmine: [Normal] les [Slow] les
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'like'
Yasmine: [Normal] aime [Slow] aime
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'Yes I like them.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Oui, je les aime. [Normal] Oui, je les aime.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Yasmine: French people like to keep things simple and avoid repetition, so when you are asked something, it’s ok to answer with just oui meaning “yes”. You don't have to say J'aime ça meaning “I like it”.

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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