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A: Top 25 French Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 17: What time is it 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.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question "What time is it?" In French this is
B: Quelle heure est-il?
The first word in the question โ€œWhat time is it?โ€ is
B: Quelle
A: "meaning What" in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Quelle
A: Listen again at natural speed. Please repeat.
B: Quelle
{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, What time is it? is
B: heure
A: meaning hour in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) heure
A: Now repeat.
B: heure
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
B: Quelle heure
{pause}
And next
B: est
A: meaning is in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) est
A: Now repeat.
B: est
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
B: Quelle heure est
{pause}
And next
B: il
A: meaning something like it in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) il
A: Now repeat.
B: il
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
B: Quelle heure est il
{pause}
A: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question What time is it??
B: Il est 12h00.
A: "It's 12:00. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) Il est 12h00.
{pause}
Quelle
adjective
feminine
A: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
B: Il
A: meaning it.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Il
A: Now repeat
B: Il
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: est
meaning is. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) est
A:Now repeat.
B: est
{Pause}
A: Next is
B: 12h00
meaning 12:00:00. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) 12h00
A:Now repeat.
B: 12h00
{Pause}
A: Listen to the speaker say, It's 12:00, and then repeat.
B: Il est 12h00.
{pause}
A: To expand on the pattern, replace 12:00 with one pm.
B: 13h00
A: one pm
B: (slow) 13h00 (regular) 13h00
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with one pm
B: Il est 13h00.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 12:00. Say It's one pm
{pause}
B: Il est 13h00.
A: To expand on the pattern, replace one pm with 5:30:00.
B: 5h30
A: 5:30:00
B: (slow) 5h30 (regular) 5h30
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 5:30:00
B: Il est 5h30.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for one pm. Say It's 5:30:00
{pause}
B: Il est 5h30.
A: To use a different phrase, replace 5:30:00 with 11 pm.
B: 23h00
A: 11 pm
B: (slow) 23h00 (regular) 23h00
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 11 pm
B: Il est 23h00.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for 5:30:00. Say It's 11 pm
{pause}
B: Il est 23h00.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting France and a stranger asks you what time it is. It's 12:00. Respond to the question.
B: Quelle heure est-il? (five seconds) Il est 12h00.
A: Now imagine it's one pm Respond to the question.
B: Quelle heure est-il? (five seconds) Il est 13h00.
A: Imagine it's 5:30:00. . Answer the speaker's question.
B: Quelle heure est-il? (five seconds) Il est 5h30.
A: Imagine it's 11 pm. Respond to the question.
B: Quelle heure est-il? (five seconds) Il est 23h00.
A: You want to ask the stranger what time it is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: Quelle heure est-il?
{pause}
A: This is the end of Lesson 17

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J'habite ร  San Felipe, Mexique. Il est 12h40.

(I live in San Felipe, Mexico. It is 12:40 p.m.)

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Oops: Reference to another lesson: "Do you have any brothers and sisters?"