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Jessi: Top 25 French Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 10: How is the French food? In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for French learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations. You'll also improve pronunciation and fluency by repeating the words and phrases out loud after hearing them.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question "How is it? (food)" In French this is
Ingrid: C'est comment?
The first word in the question “How is it? (food)” is
Ingrid: C'
Jessi: "which is the contracted version of the word for it" in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) C'
Jessi: Listen again at natural speed. Please repeat.
Ingrid: C'
{Pause}
Jessi: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the English translation, breaking it down by syllable, and then giving it once more at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question, How is it? (food) is
Ingrid: est
Jessi: meaning is in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) est
Jessi: Listen again at natural native speed, and repeat.
Ingrid: est
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Ingrid: C' est
{pause}
And after that
Ingrid: comment
Jessi: meaning how in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) comment
Jessi: Listen again at natural native speed, and repeat.
Ingrid: comment
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Ingrid: C' est comment
{pause}
Jessi: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question How is it? (food)?
Ingrid: C'est délicieux.
Jessi: "It's delicious. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Ingrid: (Slow) C'est délicieux.
{pause}
C'
pronoun
neuter
Jessi: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Ingrid: C'
Jessi: which is the contracted version of the word for it. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) C'
Jessi: Again at natural speed. Repeat.
Ingrid: C'
{Pause}
Jessi: Next is
Ingrid: est
meaning is. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) est
Jessi: Again at natural speed. Repeat.
Ingrid: est
{Pause}
Jessi: And after that
Ingrid: délicieux
meaning delicious. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) délicieux
Jessi: Again at natural speed. Repeat.
Ingrid: délicieux
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, It's delicious, and then repeat.
Ingrid: C'est délicieux.
{pause}
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace delicious with sweet.
Ingrid: sucré
Jessi: sweet
Ingrid: (slow) sucré (regular) sucré
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with sweet
Ingrid: C'est sucré.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace delicious. Say It's sweet
{pause}
Ingrid: C'est sucré.
Jessi: To make another phrase, replace sweet with bitter.
Ingrid: amer
Jessi: bitter
Ingrid: (slow) amer (regular) amer
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with bitter
Ingrid: C'est amer.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for sweet. Say It's bitter
{pause}
Ingrid: C'est amer.
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace bitter with salty.
Ingrid: salé
Jessi: salty
Ingrid: (slow) salé (regular) salé
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with salty
Ingrid: C'est salé.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for bitter. Say It's salty
{pause}
Ingrid: C'est salé.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting France and someone asks you your opinion on the food you're eating. You want to say it's delicious. Respond to the question.
Ingrid: C'est comment? (five seconds) C'est délicieux.
Jessi: Now, you want to say it's sweet Respond to the question.
Ingrid: C'est comment? (five seconds) C'est sucré.
Jessi: you want to say it's bitter. . Answer the speaker's question.
Ingrid: C'est comment? (five seconds) C'est amer.
Jessi: You want to say it's salty. Respond to the question.
Ingrid: C'est comment? (five seconds) C'est salé.
Jessi: Now you want to know what -that- person thinks of the meal. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Ingrid: C'est comment?
{pause}
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 10

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Basil
Sunday at 02:29 PM
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La cuisine française est délicieuse. J’aime beaucoup le dessert. Ce n’est pas salé comme la nourriture coréenne mais c’est très crémeuse.

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Thursday at 11:47 PM
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Tout à fait Luz !

La cuisine française n'est pas très diététique ? beaucoup de crème et de beurre.


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Luz
Saturday at 11:27 PM
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La cuisine française est cremeuse

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Wednesday at 03:24 PM
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Hi Tom,

Thank you for pointing that out!:oops:

It has been fixed.

Tom
Wednesday at 07:08 AM
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Opps: PDF translation: À qui c'est? --> It's mine.