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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, you’ll learn conversational phrases to answer the question, "What are you good at?" After watching this video, you’ll be able to talk about what you’re good at doing.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
Pour quoi êtes-vous douée ?
Je suis douée pour les langues.
Once more with the English translation.
Pour quoi êtes-vous douée ?
“What are you good at?”
Je suis douée pour les langues.
“I'm good at languages.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “What are you good at?”
That's: Pour quoi êtes-vous douée ?
Listen to it again: Pour quoi êtes-vous douée ?, Pour quoi êtes-vous douée ?
This French sentence literally translates as “For what are you good?” But it means “What are you good at?”.
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
Je suis doué(e) pour [skill].
This French sentence literally translates as “I'm good for [skill].” But it means “I'm good at [skill].”.
For example:
“I'm good at languages.”
Je suis douée pour les langues., Je suis douée pour les langues.