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A: Top 25 French Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 23: Whose is this 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 "Whose is this? " In French this is
B: À qui c'est?
The first word in the question “Whose is this? ” is
B: À
A: meaning something like “to" in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) À
A: Listen again at natural speed. Please repeat.
B: À
{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, Whose is this? is
B: qui
A: meaning “who".
B: (Slow, by syllable) Qui
A: Now repeat.
B: Qui
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
B: À qui
{Pause}
And after that
B: c’
A: meaning something like “it”.
B: (Slow, by syllable) c’
A: Now repeat.
B: c’
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
B: À qui c'
{Pause}
And after that
B: est
A: meaning “is”.
B: (Slow, by syllable) est
A: Now repeat.
B: est
{Pause}
A: Now Listen to the entire question and repeat.
B: À qui c'est?
{pause}
A: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question Whose is this? ?
B: C'est à moi.
A: "It's mine.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) C'est à moi.
A: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
B: C'
A: which is the contracted version of the word for “it”. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
B: (Slow, by syllable) C'
A: And repeat.
B: C'
{Pause}
A: And next
B: est
A: meaning “is”.
B: (Slow, by syllable) est
A: Now repeat.
B: est
{Pause}
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: à
A: meaning “to”.
B: à
A: Now repeat
B: à
{Pause}
A: And next
B: moi
A: meaning “me”.
B: moi
A: Now repeat.
B: moi
{Pause}
A: Listen to the speaker say, It's mine., and then repeat.
B: C'est à moi.
{pause}
A: To expand on the pattern, replace mine with my friend’s.
B: mon ami
A: my friend
B: (slow) mon ami (regular) mon ami
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with my friend’s.
B: C'est à mon ami.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace mine. Say It's my friend's.
{pause}
B: C'est à mon ami.
A: To make another phrase, replace my friend with my father.
B: mon père
A: my father
B: (slow) mon père (regular) mon père
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with my father.
B: C'est à mon père.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the phrase for my friend. Say It's my father's.
{pause}
B: C'est à mon père.
A: To make another phrase, replace my father with my mother.
B: ma mère
A: my mother
B: (slow) ma mère (regular) ma mère
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with my mother
B: C'est à ma mère.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the phrase for my father. Say It's my mother's.
{pause}
B: C'est à ma mère.
A: Okay. Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine that you are visiting France and someone asks you whose something belongs to. You want to say “it’s mine”. Respond to the question.
B: À qui c'est? (five seconds) C'est à moi.
A: Now, you want to say it's my friend’s. Respond to the question.
B: À qui c'est? (five seconds) C'est à mon ami.
A: Now, you want to say It's my father's. Answer the speaker's question.
B: À qui c'est? (five seconds) C'est à mon père.
A: Now, you want to say It's my mother's. Respond to the question.
B: À qui c'est? (five seconds) C'est à ma mère.
A: Imagine that you find something, and you want to know who it belongs to. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: À qui c'est?
A: This is the end of Lesson 23.

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Why are these lessons in such random order? The skill sets certainly dont build on one another. Is there a different way to do these?