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A: Top 25 French Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 20: What's the weather like 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's the weather like in Paris?" In French this is
B: Quel temps fait-il à Paris?
The first word in the question “What's the weather like in Paris?” is
B: Quel
A: "meaning What" in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Quel
A: Listen again at natural speed. Please repeat.
B: Quel
{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's the weather like in Paris? is
B: temps
A: meaning weather in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) temps
A: Now repeat.
B: temps
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
B: Quel temps
{pause}
And after that
B: fait
A: meaning does in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) fait
A: Now repeat.
B: fait
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
B: Quel temps fait
{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 the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
B: Quel temps fait il
{pause}
And next
B: à
A: meaning at in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) à
A: Now repeat.
B: à
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 5 words of the question and repeat.
B: Quel temps fait il à
{pause}
And after that
B: Paris
A: meaning Paris in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Paris
A: Now repeat.
B: Paris
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
B: Quel temps fait il à Paris
{pause}
A: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question What's the weather like in Paris??
B: Il y a du soleil.
A: "It's sunny.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) Il y a du soleil.
{pause}
Quel
adjective
masculine
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 next
B: Il
meaning something like it. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Il
A:Now repeat.
B: Il
{Pause}
A: And next
B: y
meaning something like there. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) y
A:Now repeat.
B: y
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: a
meaning something like some. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) a
A:Now repeat.
B: a
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: du
meaning something like of. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) du
A:Now repeat.
B: du
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: soleil
meaning sun. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) soleil
A:Now repeat.
B: soleil
{Pause}
A: Listen to the speaker say, It's sunny., and then repeat.
B: Il y a du soleil.
{pause}
A: To expand on the pattern, replace sunny with windy.
B: du vent
A: windy
B: (slow) du vent (regular) du vent
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with windy
B: Il y a du vent.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace sunny. Say It's windy.
{pause}
B: Il y a du vent.
A: To expand on the pattern, replace windy with raining.
B: de la pluie
A: raining
B: (slow) de la pluie (regular) de la pluie
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with raining
B: Il y a de la pluie.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for windy. Say It's raining.
{pause}
B: Il y a de la pluie.
A: To expand on the pattern, replace raining with snowing.
B: de la neige
A: snowing
B: (slow) de la neige (regular) de la neige
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with snowing
B: Il y a de la neige.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for raining. Say It's snowing.
{pause}
B: Il y a de la neige.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting France and a stranger asks you What's the weather like in Paris?. You want to say it's sunny. Respond to the question.
B: Quel temps fait-il à Paris? (five seconds) Il y a du soleil.
A: Now you want to say it's windy Respond to the question.
B: Quel temps fait-il à Paris? (five seconds) Il y a du vent.
A: You want to say it's raining. . Answer the speaker's question.
B: Quel temps fait-il à Paris? (five seconds) Il y a de la pluie.
A: You want to say it's snowing. Respond to the question.
B: Quel temps fait-il à Paris? (five seconds) Il y a de la neige.
A: You want to ask the stranger what the weather is like. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: Quel temps fait-il à Paris?
{pause}
A: The stranger is impressed by your French skills. Answer her question with information about yourself:
B: Quel temps fait-il à Paris?
{pause}
A: This is the end of Lesson 20

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Wednesday at 12:43 PM
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Il y a de la pluie ce soir.

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Bonjour Diana et merci pour votre commentaire !


You can use the international keyboard, which requires a simple control panel configuration on your computer !


Otherwise :


à : ALT + 133 À ALT + 0192


â : ALT + 131 Â ALT + 0194


ä : ALT + 132 Ä ALT + 142


ç : ALT + 135 Ç ALT + 128


é : ALT + 130 É ALT + 144


è : ALT + 138 È ALT + 0200


ê : ALT + 136 Ê ALT + 0202


ë : ALT + 137 Ë ALT + 0203


î : ALT + 140 Î ALT + 0206


ï : ALT + 139 Ï ALT + 0207


ô : ALT + 147 Ô ALT + 0212


ù : ALT + 151 Ù ALT + 0217


û : ALT + 150 Û ALT + 0219


ü : ALT + 129 Ü ALT + 154


Bonne fin de semaine !

Marie Alice

Team FrenchPod101.com

Diana
Thursday at 08:28 AM
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Je ne sais pas quel temps fait-il `a Paris mais `a Napa, il y a du soleil. Il y a in peu du vent. Le 5 juillet apr`es-midi.


Je ne sais pas comment utilizer le "international keyboard" ici.