French for Hindi speakers
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French for Hindi speakers

Basic French learning course for hindi speakers
4.3 (5 ratings)
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Created by Shivi Srivastava
Last updated 6/2016
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have a basic understanding of French, its structure, its idiosyncrasies and elements of every day usage.
  • Understand basic French words and their prounounciation
  • Make simple sentences, including introducing yourself in French
  • Have a platform for further learning of French
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Requirements
  • Since the course is explained in Hindi, students need to have basic read-write capability of Hindi
Description

This is a beginner level French course, who want to learn French from scratch. This course includes basic understanding of French language. It is specifically for those people who want to learn French in their mother tongue Hindi and specially for those who may have challenge learning a foreign language through English. 

This course is divided into 5 parts. Each part is approximately of 1 hour and I highly recommend to finish one part in one day only. So you will be able to complete this course in 5 days. After finishing this course, you will be able understand basic French words and their pronunciation and make simple sentences, including introducing yourself in French.

Since the course is explained in Hindi, students need to have basic read-write capability of Hindi. I have tried to focus on French pronunciation. So I have written each word in Hindi, which will help you to pronounce French perfectly.

Don't wait and join this course and learn French through Hindi.

Who is the target audience?
  • This is a course for those who are looking for basic understanding of French language and want to try out learning in Hindi Specially for those who may have challenge learning a foreign language through English
  • This is not for those who have or are looking for intermediate-advance knowledge of French
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
04:38:52
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DAY 1
8 Lectures 55:52

This lecture is about French alphabets. Like English, French has also 26 alphabets. There are 6 vowels (A,I,E,O,U,Y) and 20 (B,C,D,F,G,H,J,K,L,M,N,P,Q,R,S,T,V,W,X,Z) consonants in French. 

After completing this lecture, you will know all the french alphabets with their correct pronunciation.

Preview 06:36

In this lecture we talked about two things: Liaison and élision 

Liaison

Liaison means linking. It is voice link between two words. When any one of these consonants s, x, z, d, t, n or f is found at the end of the word and next word begins with the vowel or mute 'h', then the last consonant is pronounced by combining it the vowel, and in some cases, a different sound is produced. 

  1. When the word ends with the consonant s,x,z and the next word begins with vowel or mute 'h', then the sound is pronounced.
  2. When the word ends with the consonant d,t and the next word begins with vowel or mute 'h', then the sound t is pronounced.
  3. When the word ends with the consonant n and the next word begins with vowel or mute 'h', then the sound n is pronounced.
  4. When the word ends with the consonant f and the next word begins with vowel or mute 'h', then the sound v is pronounced.

But REMEMEBER, not all words with the final consonant will make liaison. There are many exceptions, like:

  1. After the word 'et', if any word begins with the vowel or mute 'h', then there will be no liaison.
  2. After a name of a person, if any word begins with the vowel or mute 'h', then there will be no liaison.


Élison

Élison in French the suppression of a final unstressed vowel immediately before another word beginning with a vowel.

  1. Definite articles: le and la
  2. Negative markers: ne
  3. Subject pronouns: je and ce
  4. Other words: de, me, te, se, si, que
Liaison et élision
09:53

In this lecture, we have talked about, 5 French accents (which is known as Les signes diacritiques in French):

  1. L'accent aigu - é
  2. L'accent grave - è, à, ù
  3. L'accent circonflex - ê, â, û, ô, î
  4. Tréma - ë, ï
  5. Cédille - ç
Les signes diacritiques
08:28

In this lecture we talk about 2 ligatures in French. They are rarely used in French words, but still we need to know them and their pronunciation.

Les ligatures
02:11

In this lecture, we have discussed some pronunciation tips.

In general, we don't pronounce the final consonant of the French word, however, if the word ends with c, r, f & l, then the final consonant is pronounced. But remember NOT all words ending with c,r,f & l is pronounced. There are exceptional words, which you need to learn.

Prononciation tips
13:42

There are 4 forms of definite articles in French. It is equivalent to 'the' in English.

  1. Le - Masculine singular 
  2. La - Feminine singular
  3. L' - Masculine or feminine in front of a vowel or mute 'h'
  4. Les - Masculine or feminine plural


Les article définis
05:13

There are 3 forms of indefinite articles in French. It is equivalent to 'a/an/one' and plural corresponds to 'some' in English.

  1. Un - Masculine singular 
  2. Une - Feminine singular
  3. Des - Masculine or feminine plural
Les articles indéfinis
02:58

There are 4 forms of partitive articles in French. It is equivalent to 'some/any' in English.

  1. Du - Masculine singular 
  2. De la - Feminine singular
  3. De l' - Masculine or feminine in front of a vowel or mute 'h'
  4. Des - Masculine or feminine plural
Les articles partitives
06:51

This quiz will help you to revise, what you learnt today.

Quiz for Day 1
15 questions
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Day 2
6 Lectures 52:46

Animated nouns refer to person, animal or any moving creature. To change masculine nouns into feminine nouns, remember the following points: 

  1. The masculine nouns which ends by e does not change when converted to feminine form. 
  2. In most of the cases, we add e at the end of the masculine nouns, to change it to feminine nouns.
  3. When the masculine nouns ends with er, then the feminine noun ends with ère.
  4. When the masculine nouns ends with en, then the feminine noun ends with ènne.
  5. When the masculine nouns ends with teur, then the feminine noun ends with teuse or trice.
  6. When the masculine nouns ends with eur, then the feminine noun ends with euse.
  7. Certain nouns are completely different in their masculine and feminne form.
Les noms animés
15:04

Inanimate nouns refer to nonliving objects and abstract things. You need to remember whether the inanimate nouns are masculine or feminine. There is no logic behind it, however, if you remember following rules, you can identify whether the nouns are masculine or feminine. But remember there are many exception.

1. The nouns are masculine, if they ends with:

  • phone
  • eau
  • ment
  • ème
  • age
  • on

2. The nouns are feminine, if they ends with:

  • ette
  • tion
  • ie
  • ée
  • ion
  • eur


Les noms inanimés
14:25

To change singular nouns into plural nouns, remember the following points. 

  1. Generally, to form plural of nouns, we add s at the end of its singular form.
  2. The singular nouns which ends with s, z, and x does not changes in its plural form.
  3. When the singular nouns ends with eau or eu, then its plural form is formed by adding x at the end.
  4. When the singular nouns ends with al or ail, then the plural of it is formed by replacing al or ail with aux.
  5. Certain nouns changes completely in its plural form.
Le pluriel des noms
11:34

In this lecture, you will learn french numbers from 0 to 20.

Numbers 0-20
05:16

In this lecture, you will learn the days of the week in french.

Les jours de la semaine
03:02

In this lecture, you will learn the months of the year in french.

Les mois de l'année
03:25

This quiz will help you to revise, what you learnt today.

Quiz for day 2
17 questions
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Day 3
5 Lectures 57:35
Les pronoms sujets
11:11

Le verbe être
13:52

Le verbe avoir
15:58

Numbers 21-60
05:53


This quiz will help you to revise, what you learnt today.

Quiz for day 3
17 questions
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Day 4
7 Lectures 54:36
Les prépositions de lieu
02:39

Numbers 61-100
05:57

Les nombres ordinaux
08:21

La date
06:33

L'heure
14:08

Les couleurs
16:07

Les animaux
00:51

This quiz will help you to revise, what you learnt today.

Quiz for day 4
17 questions
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Day 5
12 Lectures 58:03
Les grand nombres
04:52

Les parties du corps
03:49

La maison
03:21

Les vêtements
02:23

Les fruits et les légumes
04:00

Les directions
03:24

Les salutations
02:42

Les saisons
06:46

Il y a, C'est et Ce sont
04:35

Comment ça va?
03:31

La fiche de renseignements
03:20

Se présenter
15:20

This quiz will help you to revise, what you learnt today.

Quiz for day 5
18 questions
About the Instructor
Shivi Srivastava
4.3 Average rating
5 Reviews
68 Students
1 Course
Website designer & French Teacher.

I am an Indian living in Switzerland. With my native language as Hindi and the fact I speak French, I realised many of my fellow compatriots would benefit from learning French in a language which they are comfortable with. So I started this course. Currently I am teaching many Indians online in their native language.

Apart from teaching French, I am a computer professional who also builds websites and help local business reach their consumers.