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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute French Season 1, Lesson 9 - Using adjectives. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use adjectives in simple sentences in French.
Body
Becky: Here's the way a male speaker would say 'I am Korean.' in French.
Yasmine: [Normal] Je suis Coréen.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Yasmine: [Normal] je [Slow] je
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'am'
Yasmine: [Normal] suis [Slow] suis
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'Korean'
Yasmine: [Normal] Coréen [Slow] Coréen
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I am Korean.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Je suis Coréen. [Normal] Je suis Coréen.
Becky: Ok, now let's see the way a female speaker would say 'I am Korean.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Je suis Coréenne.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Yasmine: [Normal] je [Slow] je
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'am'
Yasmine: [Normal] suis [Slow] suis
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'Korean'
Yasmine: [Normal] Coréenne [Slow] Coréenne
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I am Korean.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Je suis Coréenne. [Normal] Je suis Coréenne.
Becky: Following is the way to say 'We are American.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Nous sommes Américains.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'we'
Yasmine: [Normal] nous [Slow] nous
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'are'
Yasmine: [Normal] sommes [Slow] sommes
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'American'
Yasmine: [Normal] Américains [Slow] Américains
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'We are American.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Nous sommes Américains. [Normal] Nous sommes Américains.
Becky: Finally is a way to say 'You are Chinese.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Vous êtes Chinois.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you'
Yasmine: [Normal] vous [Slow] vous
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'are'
Yasmine: [Normal] êtes [Slow] êtes
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'Chinese'
Yasmine: [Normal] Chinois [Slow] Chinois
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'You are Chinese.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Vous êtes Chinois. [Normal] Vous êtes Chinois.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Yasmine: We use a lot of adjectives in French. Be careful not to mix up the feminine and masculine written forms! They sometimes sound the same, so it's tricky.

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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