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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Yasmine: And I'm Yasmine.
Eric: And welcome to Must-Know French Sentence Structures, Season 1, Lesson 25. Giving Advice, Part 2.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for giving advice.
PATTERN
Eric: For example, "I would recommend to try the lasagna."
Yasmine: Je recommanderais de goûter les lasagnes.
Yasmine: [slow] Je recommanderais de goûter les lasagnes.
Eric: This pattern for giving advice has 3 elements. First, the expression "I would recommend."
Yasmine: Je recommanderais.
Eric: Next, "to" followed by a verb in the infinitive form, in this case "to try."
Yasmine: de goûter.
Eric: Third, the complement, in this case "the lasagna."
Yasmine: les lasagnes.
Eric: Altogether, we have "I would recommend to try the lasagna."
Yasmine: Je recommanderais de goûter les lasagnes. [slow] Je recommanderais de goûter les lasagnes. [normal] Je recommanderais de goûter les lasagnes.
Eric: First you have the expression "I would recommend," followed by "to" and a verb in the infinitive form. Finally a complement.
Yasmine: Je recommanderais de goûter les lasagnes.
Eric: So remember, to give advice, simply use the expression "I would recommend," then "to” and a verb in the infinitive form, and finally add what it is you would recommend.
Eric: Here's another example meaning, "I would recommend to wait a little." First, the expression "I would recommend."
Yasmine: Je recommanderais.
Eric: Second, "to" followed by a verb in the infinitive form, in this case "to wait."
Yasmine: d'attendre.
Eric: Third, the complement, in this case "a little."
Yasmine: un peu.
Eric: Altogether we have...
Yasmine: Je recommanderais d'attendre un peu. [slow] Je recommanderais d'attendre un peu. [normal] Je recommanderais d'attendre un peu.
Eric: "I would recommend to wait a little."
[pause]
Yasmine: Je recommanderais d'attendre un peu.
Eric: How do you say - "I would recommend to travel off-season." To give you a hint, "to travel off-season" is...
Yasmine: voyager hors saison. [slow] voyager hors saison. [normal] voyager hors saison.
Eric: "I would recommend to travel off-season."
[pause]
Yasmine: Je recommanderais de voyager hors saison. [slow] Je recommanderais de voyager hors saison. [normal] Je recommanderais de voyager hors saison.
[pause]
Yasmine: Je recommanderais de voyager hors saison.
REVIEW
Eric: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I’ll give you the English equivalent of the phrase, and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud in French. Here we go.
Eric: "I would recommend to try the lasagna."
[pause]
Yasmine: Je recommanderais de goûter les lasagnes.
[pause]
Yasmine: Je recommanderais de goûter les lasagnes.
Eric: "I would recommend to wait a little."
[pause]
Yasmine: Je recommanderais d'attendre un peu.
[pause]
Yasmine: Je recommanderais d'attendre un peu.
Eric: "I would recommend to travel off-season."
[pause]
Yasmine: Je recommanderais de voyager hors saison.
[pause]
Yasmine: Je recommanderais de voyager hors saison.

Outro

Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for giving advice, as in...
Yasmine: Je recommanderais de goûter les lasagnes.
Eric: meaning "I would recommend to try the lasagna."
Eric: You can find more vocab or phrases that go with this sentence pattern in the lesson notes. So please be sure to check them out on FrenchPod101.com. Thanks, everyone, see you in another series!
Yasmine: A la prochaine!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Try giving some advice using this pattern!

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Wednesday at 02:00 AM
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Bonjour Enrique !


C'est la règle ! On ne dit jamais "une lasagne". C'est toujours au pluriel. 😄


Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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Enrique Johanet
Wednesday at 10:29 AM
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Pourquoi les lasagnes et non le lasagne