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A: Top 25 French Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 12: When is your birthday in French? 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 "When is your birthday?" In French this is
B: Quand est votre anniversaire?
The first word in the question “When is your birthday?” is
B: Quand
A: "meaning When" in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Quand
A: Listen again at natural speed. Please repeat.
B: Quand
{Pause}
A: 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, When is your birthday? is
B: est
A: meaning is in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) est
A: Now repeat.
B: est
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
B: Quand est
{pause}
And after that
B: votre
A: meaning your in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) votre
A: Now repeat.
B: votre
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
B: Quand est votre
{pause}
And next
B: anniversaire
A: meaning birthday in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) anniversaire
A: Now repeat.
B: anniversaire
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
B: Quand est votre anniversaire
{pause}
A: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question When is your birthday??
B: C'est le 22 Août.
A: "It's August 22.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) C'est le 22 Août.
{pause}
Quand
adjective
n/a
A: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
B: C'
A: which is the contracted version of the word for it.
B: (Slow, by syllable) C'
A: Now repeat
B: C'
{Pause}
A: And next
B: est
meaning is. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) est
A:Now repeat.
B: est
{Pause}
A: And next
B: 22
meaning something like the. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) 22
A:Now repeat.
B: 22
{Pause}
A: Next is
B: 22
meaning 22. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) 22
A:Now repeat.
B: 22
{Pause}
A: And next
B: Août
meaning August. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Août
A:Now repeat.
B: Août
{Pause}
A: Listen to the speaker say, It's August 22., and then repeat.
B: C'est le 22 Août.
{pause}
A: To make another phrase, replace August 22 with September 17th.
B: 17 septembre
A: September 17th
B: (slow) 17 septembre (regular) 17 septembre
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with September 17th
B: C'est le 17 septembre.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace August 22. Say It's September 17th.
{pause}
B: C'est le 17 septembre.
A: To use a different phrase, replace September 17th with January 5th.
B: 5 janvier
A: January 5th
B: (slow) 5 janvier (regular) 5 janvier
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with January 5th
B: C'est le 5 janvier.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for September 17th. Say It's January 5th.
{pause}
B: C'est le 5 janvier.
A: To use a different phrase, replace January 5th with November 9th.
B: 9 novembre
A: November 9th
B: (slow) 9 novembre (regular) 9 novembre
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with November 9th
B: C'est le 9 novembre.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for January 5th. Say It's November 9th.
{pause}
B: C'est le 9 novembre.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting France and a friend asks you when your birthday is. Your birthday is August 22. Respond to the question.
B: Quand est votre anniversaire? (five seconds) C'est le 22 Août.
A: Imagine your birthday is September 17th Respond to the question.
B: Quand est votre anniversaire? (five seconds) C'est le 17 septembre.
A: Now, imagine your birthday is January 5th. . Answer the speaker's question.
B: Quand est votre anniversaire? (five seconds) C'est le 5 janvier.
A: Imagine your birthday is November 9th. Respond to the question.
B: Quand est votre anniversaire? (five seconds) C'est le 9 novembre.
A: You want to know when your friend's birthday is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: Quand est votre anniversaire?
{pause}
A: This is the end of Lesson 12

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Sarah
Wednesday at 10:58 am
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Bonjour! Mon anniversaire est le 31 Mai!😄

Frenchpod101.com
Friday at 4:30 am
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Bonjout Xiaotian,


Merci pour votre message.

You are right, in French, we should write "22 août".


Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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XIAOTIAN ZHANG
Friday at 10:14 pm
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You might make a mistake.

le 22 Aout, should we capitalize the A or decapitalize it, because I noticed later on the world septembre is not.

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Wednesday at 9:30 pm
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Bonjour Rick,


Il faut dire: mon anniversaire est le deux mars.


Merci pour votre commentaire.


Bonne semaine,

Marie Alice

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Rick Adams
Wednesday at 5:55 am
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Mon anniversarie est deux de mars

FrenchPod101.com
Friday at 7:00 pm
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Bonjour Carlos,


Vous êtes né juste avant la fin de l'année ! 😄

Merci pour votre commentaire.


Bonne journée et à bientôt !

Marie Alice

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Carlos
Saturday at 4:58 pm
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Salut!


Mon anniversaire est le 30 décembre.

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Thursday at 4:41 pm
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Bonjour May et merci pour votre message.

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Le fêtez-vous avez vos amis ?


A bientôt !

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May
Saturday at 1:55 am
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Mon anniversaire est le 10 de julliet 😁

Adel Sal
Wednesday at 11:47 pm
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My birthday is already there in the script😄

C'est le 9 novembre