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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
In this lesson, we’ll learn conversational phrases to answer the question “What's the matter?” After watching this video, you’ll be able to make complaints and ask someone else if they’re having any issues.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
Est-ce que tout va bien?
Le bureau est sombre.
Once more with the English translation.
Est-ce que tout va bien?
“What's the matter?”
Le bureau est sombre.
“The office is dark.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “What's the matter?”
That's: Est-ce que tout va bien?
Listen to it again: Est-ce que tout va bien?, Est-ce que tout va bien?
“What's the matter?”
This French sentence literally translates into "Is everything okay?,” but it means “What's the matter?” in English.
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
Le bureau est {adjective}.
“The office is {adjective}.”
For example:
“The office is dark.”
Le bureau est sombre., Le bureau est sombre.