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AN INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH

The text accompanies the following seventeen (17) audio tracks: ML_French_Lesson_1.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_2.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_3.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_4.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_5.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_6.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_7.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_8.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_9.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_10.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_11.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_12.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_13.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_14.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_15.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_16.mp3 ML_French_Lesson_17.mp3 (Time: 1:16) (File Size: 1.17 MB) (Time: 2:45) (File Size: 2.52 MB) (Time: 3:13) (File Size: 2.95 MB) (Time: 2:03) (File Size: 1.88 MB) (Time: 1:06) (File Size: 1.01 MB) (Time: 1:31) (File Size: 1.39 MB) (Time: 1:16) (File Size: 1.17 MB) (Time: 2:02) (File Size: 1.86 MB) (Time: 2:32) (File Size: 2.33 MB) (Time: 2:05) (File Size: 1.90 MB) (Time: 2:02) (File Size: 1.86 MB) (Time: 1:18) (File Size: 1.19 MB) (Time: 2:29) (File Size: 2.28 MB) (Time: 2:24) (File Size: 2.21 MB) (Time: 2:23) (File Size: 2.18 MB) (Time: 3:34) (File Size: 3.28 MB) (Time: 2:39) (File Size: 2.43 MB)

Lesson 1: Vocabulary 1 (Parts of the Day/Personal Pronouns)


Le jour Le soir La nuit Midi A midi Le matin Laprs-midi Dans laprs-midi Minuit A minuit Introduction to French, Peace Corps/Mali The day The evening The night Noon At noon In the morning The afternoon In the afternoon Midnight At midnight 1

Je Tu Il Elle

I You (singular) He She

Nous Vous Ils Elles

We You (plural) They (masculine or masc + fem) They (feminine)

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Lesson 2: Greetings
Bonjour! Bonsoir! Monsieur Madame Mademoiselle Bonjour Madame! Bonjour Monsieur! Bonjour Mademoiselle! Bonsoir Madame! Bonsoir Monsieur! Bonsoir Mademoiselle! Comment allez-vous? Je vais bien, merci. Et vous? Trs bien. Merci. Comment va la famille? Good morning! Good evening! Sir Mrs. Miss Good morning Mrs! Good morning Sir! Good morning Miss! Good evening Mrs. Good evening Sir Good evening Miss How are you? (Formal) I am fine; thanks. And you? Very well. Thanks! How is the family?

Ma famille va bien, merci. Comment vas-tu? Je vais bien, merci. Et toi? Trs bien, merci. a va? Oui, a va. Avez-vous bien dormi? Introduction to French, Peace Corps/Mali

My family is fine. Thanks! How are you (Informal) I am fine. Thanks! And you? Very well. Thanks! How are you? (Informal) Yes, I am fine. How did you sleep? 3

Oui, jai bien dormi Avez-vous pass une bonne journe ? Oui, jai pass une bonne journe Bienvenu!

Yes, I slept well How was your day?

Yes, I had a good day

Welcome!

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Lesson 3: Verbs (to go, to be, to be named)


Aller Je vais Tu vas Il va Elle va Nous allons Vous allez Ils vont Elles vont Je vais lcole. Elle va la maison. Nous allons en classe. Ils vont au village. Etre Je suis Tu es Il est Elle est Nous sommes Vous tes Ils sont Elles sont Je suis stagiaire. Introduction to French, Peace Corps/Mali To go I go You go (singular) He goes She goes We go You go (plural) They go They go I go to school. She goes home. We go to the classroom. They go to the village. To be I am You are (singular) He is She is We are You are (plural) They are They are I am a trainee. 5

Je ne suis pas professeur. Elle nest pas Franaise, elle est Amricaine. Vous tes medecin? Non, je ne suis pas medecin. Je suis tudiant. Sappeler Je mappelle Mamadou. Tu tappelles John. Il sappelle Boubacar. Elle sappelle Aminata. Nous nous-appelons Ousmane, Bob et Jennifer. Vous vous-appelez Susanne et Abdoulaye. Ils sappellent Bill, Fatoumata et Ami. Elles sappellent Lucie, Sara et Acha. Excusez-moi Monsieur, vous appelez-vous John? Non, je ne mappelle pas John. Je mappelle Mark.

I am not a teacher. She is not French, she is an American. Are you a physician? No I am not a physician. I am a student. To be named or to be called My name is Mamadou. Your name is John. His name is Boubacar. Her name is Aminata. Our names are Ousmane, Bob and Jennifer. Your names are Suzanne and Abdoulaye. Their names are Bill, Fatoumata and Ami. Their names are Lucie, Sara and Acha. Excuse me Sir! Are you John? No my name is not John. My name is Mark.

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Lesson 4: Vocabulary 2 (Names of Places)


Lcole La boutique La maison Le hangar Le rfectoire La chambre La cuisine Le bureau La salle de classe Les toilettes Le march Le restaurant La banque Lhpital Lhtel Le bar Luniversit La poste Laroport La gare Lauto gare La mosque Lglise Introduction to French, Peace Corps/Mali The school The shop The house Straw roof that you sit under The dining room The bedroom The kitchen The office The class room The toilet The market The restaurant The bank The hospital The hotel The bar The university The post office The airport The train station The bus station The mosque The church 7

Le jardin Le champ Le terrain de football Le terrain de basketball La case Le puits

The garden The field The soccer field The basketball field The hut The well

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Lesson 5: Leave - Taking Expressions


Au revoir A plus tard. A bientt. A tout lheure. A demain. A ce soir. Bonne nuit. A cet aprs-midi. A demain matin. A demain aprs-midi. A demain soir. Bonne journe. Bon aprs-midi. Bon voyage. Good bye See you later. See you soon. See you right away. See you tomorrow. See you tonight. Have a good night. See you in the afternoon. See you tomorrow morning. See you tomorrow afternoon. See you tomorrow evening. Have a good day. Have a good afternoon. Have a good trip.

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Lesson 6: Dialogue
A: Bonjour Monsieur! B: Bonjour Madame! Comment allez-vous? Good morning Sir! Good morning Mrs! How are you?

A: Je vais bien, merci. Et vous? B: Trs bien, merci. Comment vous appelez-vous?

I am fine, thanks! And you? Very well, thanks! Whats your name?

A: Je mappelle Jennifer. Et vous?

My name is Jennifer. And you?

B: Je mappelle Mamadou. Je suis professeur de langue au Corps de la Paix. A: Enchante de faire votre connaissance, Monsieur. B: Enchant Madame A: Etes-vous Malien? B: Oui je suis Malien. Je viens de Sikasso. Et vous, do venezvous? A: Je suis Amricaine. Je suis de Philadelphie B: Au revoir Jennifer A: Au revoir Mamadou

My name is Mamadou. I am a language teacher with the Peace Corps. Nice to meet you, Sir. Nice to meet you Mrs. Are you a Malian? Yes I am a Malian. I am from Sikasso. And you, where are you from? I am an American. I am from Philadelphia. Goodbye, Jennifer. Goodbye, Mamadou.

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Lesson 7: Numbers (120)


Un Deux Trois Quatre Cinq Six Sept Huit Neuf Dix Onze Douze Treize Quatorze Quinze Seize Dix-sept Dix-huit Dix-neuf Vingt One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Eleven Twelve Thirteen Fourteen Fifteen Sixteen Seventeen Eighteen Nineteen Twenty

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Lesson 8: Vocabulary 3 (Common Objects)


La table La chaise La cuillre La fourchette Le couteau Lassiette Le verre Le lit La natte Le drap Le matelas La couverture Loreiller Le balaie Le seau Les vtements La chemise Le pantalon La culotte La robe La jupe Le sac Les lunettes Introduction to French, Peace Corps/Mali Table Chair Spoon Fork Knife Plate Glass Bed Mat Bed sheet Mattress Blanket Pillow Broom Bucket Clothes Shirt Pants Shorts Dress Skirt Bag Eyeglasses 12

Le cahier Le livre Le dictionnaire Le bic Le crayon La bicyclette

Notebook Book Dictionary Pen Pencil Bike

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Lesson 9: The Articles and the Possessives

Le La Le livre La chaise Luniversit Lcole Les livres Un livre Une chaise Des livres Des chaises Mon Ma Mes Ton Ta Tes Son Sa Ses Notre Nos Introduction to French, Peace Corps/Mali

The (masculine singular) The (Feminine Singular The book The chair The university The school The books A book A chair Books Chairs My (masculine singular) My (Feminine singular) My (Plural) Your (masculine singular) Your (Feminine singular) Your (Plural) His/her (masculine singular) His/her (Feminine singular) His/her (Plural) Our (Singular masculine or feminine) Our (Plural) 14

Votre Vos Leur Leurs Mon dictionnaire Son cahier Ses vtements Notre professeur

Your (Singular masculine or


feminine)

Your (Plural) Their (Singular masculine or feminine) Their (Plural) My dictionary His/her notebook His/her clothes Our teacher

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Lesson 10: Telling what an Object is/who a Person is


Cest une chaise. Cest une table. Cest un cahier. Cest un dictionnaire. Ce sont des livres. Ce nest pas un livre dexercices. Ce nest pas un ordinateur. Ce nest pas une chambre. Ce ne sont pas des vtements. Quest-ce que cest? Cest une chemise. Non, ce nest pas une chemise, cest une robe. Est-ce une natte? Oui, cest une natte. Qui est-ce? Cest le professeur de Franais. Cest le directeur du stage. Cest mon sac. Cest ma chemise. Ce sont mes vtements. Ce sont mes chemises. Cest mon ami . This is a chair. This is a table. This is a notebook. This is a dictionary. These are books. This is not an exercise book. This is not a computer. This is not a bedroom. These are not clothes. What is this? This is a shirt. No, this is not a shirt. It is a dress. Is this a mat? Yes, this is a mat. Who is this? This is the French teacher. This is the training director. This is my bag. This is my shirt. These are my clothes. These are my shirts. This is my friend.

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Lesson 11: Numbers (202000)


Vingt Vingt et un Vingt-deux Vingt-trois Vingt-quatre Vingt-cinq Vingt-six Vingt-sept Vingt-huit Vingt-neuf Trente Trente et un Quarante Cinquante Soixante Soixante-dix Quatre-vingt Quatre-vingt dix Cent Cent vingt-cinq Deux cents Trois cents Mille Twenty Twenty-one Twenty-two Twenty-three Twenty-four Twenty-five Twenty-six Twenty-seven Twenty-eight Twenty-nine Thirty Thirty-one Forty Fifty Sixty Seventy Eighty Ninety One hundred One hundred twenty five Two hundred Three hundred One thousand

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Deux mille

Two thousand

Lesson 12: Days of the Week and Names of the Months


Lundi Mardi Mercredi Jeudi Vendredi Samedi Dimanche Janvier Fvrier Mars Avril Mai Juin Juillet Aot Septembre Octobre Novembre Dcembre Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday January February March April May June July August September October November December

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Lesson 13: Telling Time/Date


La montre Lheure La minute La seconde Le rveil Il est 3 heures du matin. Il est 3 heures et demi. Il est 14 heures. Il est 18 heures et quart. Il est 9 heures moins le quart. Il est 10 heures moins le quart. Il est midi moins 20. Il est midi. Il est minuit. Quelle heure est-il? A quelle heure commence la classe de Franais? La date Lundi, le 10 avril 2004 Mardi, le 4 juillet 2006 Dimanche, le 1er Janvier 2006 Quelle est la date daujourdhui? Aujourdhui cest le 2 mai 2006. The watch The hour The minute The second The alarm clock It is 3 a.m. It is 3:30 a.m. It is 2 p.m. It is 6:15 p.m. It is 15 to 9 a.m. It is 15 to 10 a.m. It is 20 to noon It is noon It is midnight What time is it? At what time does French class start? The date Monday, April 10, 2004 Tuesday, July 4, 2006 Sunday, January 1, 2006 What is todays date? Today is May 2, 2006.

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Lesson 14: Telling Where Someone/Something Is


Sur Sous Dans A ct de Derrire Devant O est le dictionnaire? Le dictionnaire est sur la table. On Under In Next to Behind In front of Where is the dictionary? The dictionary is on the table. Here is the dictionary. There is the dictionary. Where is the knife? The knife is in the kitchen. The knife is under the table. The knife is on the chair. Where are the teachers? The teachers are in the dining room. They are under the hangar. The toilets are behind the nurses office. The language classrooms are next to the soccer field. The mosque is in front of the teachers room. 20

Voici le dictionnaire. Voil le dictionnaire. O est le couteau? Le couteau est dans la cuisine. Le couteau est sous la table. Le couteau est sur la chaise. O sont les professeurs? Les professeurs sont dans le rfectoire. Ils sont sous le hangar. Les toilettes sont derrire linfirmerie. Les classes de langue sont ct du terrain de football. La mosque est devant la salle des professeurs. Introduction to French, Peace Corps/Mali

Les chaises sont ct de larbre. Les stagiaires sont dans la bibliothque.

The chairs are next to the tree. The trainees are in the library.

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Lesson 15: To Have

Avoir Jai Tu as Il a Elle a Nous avons Vous avez Ils ont Elles ont Jai un dictionnaire Il a des vtements maliens. Elle a de largent. Nous avons des livres de franais. Mark a une bicyclette. Nous navons pas de vtements maliens.

To have I have You have He has She has We have You have (formal or plural) They have (Masculine plural) They have (Feminine plural) I have a dictionary He has Malian clothes. She has money. We have French books.

Mark has a bike. We dont have Malian clothes.

Ils nont pas de voiture. Tu nas pas de livre dexercices.

They dont have a car. You dont have an exercise book. The teachers dont have a computer. Do you have a dictionary? Do you have a dictionary? 22

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dictionnaire? A-t-elle des vtements maliens ? Does she have Malian clothes? Est-ce quelle a des vtements maliens? Est-ce que Jennifer a un livre dexercices ? Does she have Malian clothes? Does Jennifer have an exercise book?

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Lesson 16: Some Useful Expressions and Phrases

Parlez-vous franais? Je parle un peu franais. Parlez lentement sil vous plat? Je ne comprends pas. Rptez sil vous plat! Quest-ce que vous dites? Je suis fatigu(e). Je veux me reposer. Jai sommeil. Je veux dormer. Jai faim. Jai soif. Je naime pas la viande. Je suis vgtarien (ne). Pourrais-je avoir un soda sil vous plat? Je suis malade. Jai mal la tte. Jai mal au ventre. Quest-ce que vous tudiez? Jtudie le Franais. O est ce que vous travaillez ? Je travaille au Corps de la Paix. Introduction to French, Peace Corps/Mali

Do you speak French? I speak a little bit French. Speak slowly please. I dont understand. Please repeat. What did you say? I am tired. I want to rest. I am sleepy. I want to sleep. I am hungry. I am thirsty. I dont like meat. I am a vegetarian. Can I have a soda please?

I am sick. I have a headache. I have a stomach ache. What do you study? I study French. Where do you work? I work for the Peace Corps. 24

Servez-vous, sil vous plat. Merci ! Pas de quoi ! De rien ! Je vous en prie ! Combien cote X? Quel est le prix de X? Combien cote le soda ? Cest cher. Cest bon march. Ce nest pas cher. Les ordinateurs cotent cher en Afrique. Les ordinateurs sont chers en Afrique.

Help yourself please. Thank you! Dont mention it! Dont mention it! Dont mention it! How much does X cost? What is the price of X? How much does soda cost? Its expensive. Its cheap. Its not expensive. Computers are expensive in Africa. Computers are expensive in Africa.

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Lesson 17: Vocabulary and Expressions Related to Giving and Receiving Directions
LEst LOuest Le Sud Le Nord A lEst A lOuest Au Sud Au Nord Au Nord-Est Au Nord-Ouest Au Sud-Est Au Sud-Ouest Loin de Proche de A droite de A gauche de Vous allez tout droit. Vous tournez gauche. Vous tournez droite. Gao est loin de Bamako. Gao nest pas proche de Bamako. The East The West The South The North In the East In the West In the South In the North In the Northeast In the Northwest In the Southeast In the Southwest Far from Close to To the right of To the left of You go straight. You turn left. You turn right. Gao is far from Bamako. Gao is not close to Bamako.

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Gao est 1000 km de Bamako Je suis perdu.

Gao is 1000 km from Bamako I am lost.

Excusez-moi Monsieur, o se trouve lAmbassade amricaine? O est le bureau du Corps de la Paix ? Quelle est la distance entre Bamako et Gao?

Please Sir, where is the American Embassy?

Where is the Peace Corps office? How far is Gao from Bamako?

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