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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 5. Asking for Information About Something.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for asking for information about something.
PATTERN
Eric: For example, "What is your favorite color?"
Yasmine: Quelle est ta couleur préférée?
Yasmine: [slow] Quelle est ta couleur préférée?
Eric: The pattern for asking about information about something has 3 elements. First, the adjective meaning "what" in the feminine form.
Yasmine: Quelle.
Eric: Second, the verb "to be," conjugated in the third person singular.
Yasmine: est.
Eric: Third, the subject, in this case "your favorite color."
Yasmine: ta couleur préférée.
Eric: Altogether, we have "What is your favorite color?"
Yasmine: Quelle est ta couleur préférée? [slow] Quelle est ta couleur préférée? [normal] Quelle est ta couleur préférée?
Eric: First you have the adjective meaning "what," modified in gender and number according to the subject. Then we have the conjugated verb "to be" modified according to the subject, and finally the subject.
Yasmine: Quelle est ta couleur préférée?
Eric: So remember, to ask for information about something, start with the adjective "what," followed by the conjugated verb "to be," and then the subject.
Eric: Here's another example meaning, "What is your seat number?" First, the adjective meaning "what" in the masculine form.
Yasmine: Quel.
Eric: Second, the verb "to be," conjugated in the third person singular.
Yasmine: est.
Eric: Third, the subject, in this case "your seat number."
Yasmine: ton numéro de siège
Eric: Altogether we have...
Yasmine: Quel est ton numéro de siège? [slow] Quel est ton numéro de siège? [normal] Quel est ton numéro de siège?
Eric: "What is your seat number?"
[pause]
Yasmine: Quel est ton numéro de siège?
Eric: How do you say - "What are the results?" To give you a hint, "the results" is...
Yasmine: les résultats. [slow] les résultats. [normal] les résultats.
Eric: "What are the results?"
[pause]
Yasmine: Quels sont les résultats? [slow] Quels sont les résultats? [normal] Quels sont les résultats?
[pause]
Yasmine: Quels sont les résultats?
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: "What is your favorite color?"
[pause]
Yasmine: Quelle est ta couleur préférée?
[pause]
Yasmine: Quelle est ta couleur préférée?
Eric: "What is your seat number?"
[pause]
Yasmine: Quel est ton numéro de siège?
[pause]
Yasmine: Quel est ton numéro de siège?
Eric: "What are the results?"
[pause]
Yasmine: Quels sont les résultats?
[pause]
Yasmine: Quels sont les résultats?

Outro

Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for asking for information about something, as in...
Yasmine: Quelle est ta couleur préférée?
Eric: meaning "What is your favorite color?"
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 next time!
Yasmine: A la prochaine!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Try translating this question, "What is that?"

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Thursday at 04:58 AM
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Bonjour Gwynn,


C'est correct ! 😄

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Bonne journée et à bientôt !

Marie Alice

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Gwynn
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Qu’est-ce que c’est?