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Jessi: Top 25 French Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 8: Can you eat 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 "Can you eat French food?" In French this is
Ingrid: Pouvez-vous manger de la cuisine française?
The first word in the question “Can you eat French food?” is
Ingrid: Pouvez
Jessi: "meaning can" in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) Pouvez
Jessi: Listen again at natural speed. Please repeat.
Ingrid: Pouvez
{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, Can you eat French food? is
Ingrid: vous
Jessi: meaning you in English.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) vous
Jessi: Now repeat.
Ingrid: vous
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Ingrid: Pouvez vous
{pause}
And next
Ingrid: manger
Jessi: meaning eat in English.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) manger
Jessi: Now repeat.
Ingrid: manger
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Ingrid: Pouvez vous manger
{pause}
Next is
Ingrid: de
Jessi: meaning something like some in English.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) de
Jessi: Now repeat.
Ingrid: de
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Ingrid: Pouvez vous manger de
{pause}
Next is
Ingrid: la
Jessi: meaning the in English.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) la
Jessi: Now repeat.
Ingrid: la
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 5 words of the question and repeat.
Ingrid: Pouvez vous manger de la
{pause}
And next
Ingrid: cuisine
Jessi: meaning food in English.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) cuisine
Jessi: Now repeat.
Ingrid: cuisine
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 6 words of the question and repeat.
Ingrid: Pouvez vous manger de la cuisine
{pause}
And next
Ingrid: française
Jessi: meaning french in English.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) française
Jessi: Now repeat.
Ingrid: française
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Ingrid: Pouvez vous manger de la cuisine française
{pause}
Jessi: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question Can you eat French food??
Ingrid: Oui c'est délicieux.
Jessi: "Yes, it's delicious.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Ingrid: (Slow) Oui c'est délicieux.
{pause}
No, I cannot eat French food.
Pouvez
verb
n/a
Jessi: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Ingrid: Oui
Jessi: meaning yes.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) Oui
Jessi: Now repeat
Ingrid: Oui
{Pause}
Jessi: And next
Ingrid: c'
which is the contracted version of the word for it. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) c'
Jessi:Now repeat.
Ingrid: c'
{Pause}
Jessi: And after that
Ingrid: est
meaning is. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) est
Jessi:Now repeat.
Ingrid: est
{Pause}
Jessi: And next
Ingrid: délicieux
meaning delicious. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Ingrid: (Slow, by syllable) délicieux
Jessi:Now repeat.
Ingrid: délicieux
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, Yes, it's delicious., and then repeat.
Ingrid: Oui c'est délicieux.
{pause}
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace delicious with good.
Ingrid: bon
Jessi: good
Ingrid: (slow) bon (regular) bon
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with good
Ingrid: Oui c'est bon.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace delicious. Say Yes, it's good.
{pause}
Ingrid: Oui c'est bon.
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace good with sweet.
Ingrid: sucrée
Jessi: sweet
Ingrid: (slow) sucrée (regular) sucrée
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with sweet
Ingrid: Oui c'est sucrée.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for good. Say Yes, it's sweet.
{pause}
Ingrid: Oui c'est sucrée.
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace sweet with spicy.
Ingrid: épicée
Jessi: spicy
Ingrid: (slow) épicée (regular) épicée
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with spicy
Ingrid: Oui c'est épicée.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for sweet. Say Yes, it's spicy.
{pause}
Ingrid: Oui c'est épicée.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting France and a stranger asks if you can eat French food. You want to answer that it is delicious. Respond to the question.
Ingrid: Pouvez-vous manger de la cuisine française? (five seconds) Oui c'est délicieux.
Jessi: Now, you want to say that it's good Respond to the question.
Ingrid: Pouvez-vous manger de la cuisine française? (five seconds) Oui c'est bon.
Jessi: Now, you want to say that it's sweet. . Answer the speaker's question.
Ingrid: Pouvez-vous manger de la cuisine française? (five seconds) Oui c'est sucrée.
Jessi: you want to say that it's spicy. Respond to the question.
Ingrid: Pouvez-vous manger de la cuisine française? (five seconds) Oui c'est épicée.
Jessi: You want to know if the stranger can eat French food. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Ingrid: Pouvez-vous manger de la cuisine française?
{pause}
Jessi: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Ingrid: Pouvez-vous manger de la cuisine française?
{pause}
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 8

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Basil
Sunday at 02:22 PM
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Oui, je peux manger de la cuisine française parce que c’est délicieux. La cuisine française c’est délicieux.

Gloria
Monday at 03:43 AM
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Merci Marie Alice.

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Monday at 01:08 AM
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Bonjour Gloria !


Merci pour votre commentaire !

Vous êtes trop gentille :smile:


Voici votre texte corrigé : J'espère apprendre le français. C'est difficile mais c'est amusant.


Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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Gloria
Saturday at 01:33 PM
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Bonjour Marie Alice,


Ah, oui! Maintenant je comprends. Merci pour votre aide. J'esperérai apprender le français. C'est difficile mais c'est amusante. J'aime étudier et apprendre et, bien sur, écrire. Vous êtes une très bonne professeure.


(Oh okay! Now I understand. Thank you for your help. I hope to learn French. It is difficult but it is fun. I like to study and to learn and, of course, to write. You are a very good teacher.)

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Friday at 02:05 AM
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Bonjour Gloria !


Merci pour votre commentaire !

Je suis comme vous, j'adore manger du pain avec du beurre ! Et de la confiture !

Mais il faut dire : c'est délicieux. "c'est" se conjugue toujours au masculin.

"J'adore la danse. C'est palpitant !"


Mais vous devez dire "cette baguette est délicieuse".


Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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Gloria
Saturday at 08:50 AM
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Je peux manger de la cuisine française. J'aime manger une bonne baguette avec beaucoup de beurre. C'est délicieuse.


(I can eat French food. I like to eat a good baguette with a lot of butter. It's delicious.)