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Hi everyone. I am Lindsay from Frenchpod101.com
In this video, we’d be talking about The 10 Must-Know Prepositions and Conjunctions for French Learners. Let’s begin.
1. À “to”
Nous sommes allés à la piscine. “We went to the swimming pool.”
Nous sommes allés à Hawaii. “we went to Hawaii.”
2. De “from”
Je viens de France. “I am from France.”
Or you can say, Je viens de Cuba. “I am from Cuba.”
3. Avec “with”
Je pars en vacances avec ma soeur. “I am going on holiday with my sister.”
If you go with your brother,
Je pars en vacances avec mon frère. “I am going on vacation with my brother.”
4. Ou “or”
Tu veux des frites ou de la purée avec ta viande? “Do you want fries or mashed potatoes with your meat?”
Est-ce que tu veux du pain avec du beurre? “Would you like some bread with butter?”
5. Mais “but”
Ce t-shirt est beau mais cher. “This t-shirt is pretty but expensive.”
Ce t-shirt est beau mais trop grand. “This t-shirt is pretty but too big.”
6. Et “and”
J'ai fait un gâteau au chocolat et une tarte aux fraises.
“I made a chocolate cake and a strawberry tart.”
Gosh, that sounds amazing!
7. Donc “so”
J'ai beaucoup mangé ce midi donc je n'ai pas encore faim. “I had a lot to eat for lunch, so I'm not hungry yet.”
Well, I will say that I am right now.
8. Sans “without”
Un Coca sans glaçons s'il vous plaît. “One Coke without ice, please.”
Je préfère le soda. “I prefer soda.”
9. Entre “between”
Il s'est garé entre deux bus. “He parked between two buses.”
You can say that when you try to choose between two men, je c'est de choisir entre ces deux garçons.
10. Car “Because”
Je suis rentré(e) tôt car je ne me sentais pas bien. “I went home early because I didn't feel well.”
Ce matin, j’ai pris une pilule parce que je ne me sentais pas bien.
“This morning I took a pill because I wasn’t feeling good.”