The Quick French Vocabulary Guide For Busy Beginners: Part 1
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I do not cover “extra" items that can be complementary but non-essential to a particular module. These can be obtained in any French class you take or textbook you purchase (or I may create another course for these additional items if time and interest are shown by many students). What I present you here are concrete and practical French terms that you can use in SPECIFIC real-life situations.
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|Section 1: Introduction: About This French Course, Its Instructor + Why You Should Take It|
Bonjour! Allow Me To Introduce Myself...Preview
A Quick Course DescriptionPreview
Watch Two Quick Video Lesson SamplesPreview
How Can You Benefit From This CoursePreview
|Section 2: Learn Most Common Ways of Greeting Someone In French|
How To Greet Somebody In A Formal Manner In French
Vrai ou Faux? True or False
How To Greet Somebody In An Informal Manner In French
How To Answer The Question "Comment Vas-Tu?" In Several Ways
Learn Several Colloquial Ways of Saying "How Are You Doing" In French
|Section 3: Never Be Mistaken Again About "Tu" And "Vous" In French When Addressing Somebody|
Listen To An "Informal" (Tu) Dialog In French
Listen To A "Formal" (Vous) Dialog In French
Vrai ou Faux? True or False
The 3 Safe Criteria For Using "Vous" To Address Someone In French
Learn 4 Safe Criteria For Using "Tu" In French
Vrai ou Faux? True or False Quiz
|Section 4: Five Most Common Ways To Say Take Leave And Say "Good Bye" In French|
Simply "Good Bye" In French
Telling Somebody "I'll See You Soon" In French
This Single French Words Means Both "Good Bye!" And "Hi!"
Saying "See You Later" In French + Learning Its Abbreviated Form
How To Tell Someone: "See You On... (Monday/Next Week/Tomorrow, etc.) In French
Complete the following dialogue with the right French words or phrases
|Section 5: Master Different Ways of Introducing Yourself Or Others In French|
How To Introduce Yourself Formally In French
How To Introduce Yourself Informally In French
How To Introduce Other People In A Formal Way In French
How To Introduce Others Informally In French
|Section 6: Understanding Gestures And Body Language Around French Greetings|
Kissing or Hugging?
Understand Gender-Based Attitudes Around French Greetings
Learn A Few Gesture-Related French Expressions
|Section 7: French Words And Expressions To Welcome Somebody|
Simply Saying "Welcome!" In French
Four Important "Welcoming" Expressions In French
|Section 8: Giving Words of Praises and Congratulations In French|
Congratulating Simply In French
Expressing How Happy You Are For Someone In French
Saying Bravo And Well Done In French
Congratulating Friends For Their Wedding
|Section 9: Learn How To Request Help And Express Your Gratitude In French|
How To Politely Request Help In French
Sentence-Examples of Polite Requests In French
Making An Informal Request For Help In French
Master These 3 Ways To Express Your Gratitude In French
Multiple Choice Questions - Choose the most logical expression of politeness
Learn How To Say You Are Welcome In French In Various Ways
|Section 10: How To Express Well-Wishes In French|
Giving Well-Wishes During The Day In French
How To Give Well-Wishes For Specific Events
Multiple Choice Questions
|Section 11: Describing Family Relationships In French|
Presenting A Family Tree In French
Describing Each Member of The Nuclear Family in French
Let's Not Forget About The In-Laws
Talking About Grandparents and Grandchildren In French
Presenting Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, Cousins And Nephews
|Section 12: Learning Age-Related Expressions In French|
How To Express Various Age Groups In French
French Expressions About Childhood
How To Speak About Age In French
Saying If Somebody Is Younger Or Older In French
Learning More Age-Related Expressions In French
The Subject of Life and Death In French
|Section 13: Discussing Love And Emotions In French|
Falling In Love
French Expressions About Making Love
French Expressions For When The Relationship Gets Serious
Learning More Love Expressions In French
|Section 14: French Words And Words To Talk About Engagement and Marriage|
French Vocabulary For When You're Getting Engaged
Additional French Glossary Surrounding The Topic of Marriage
Discussing Various Union Types In French
|Section 15: Talking About Marriage Life and Life After Marriage In French|
Talking About Raising Kids In FrenchPreview
French Expressions About DivorcePreview
|Section 16: How To Say How Much You Love In French Someone or Something In French|
Expressing Degrees of Love For People In FrenchPreview
Expressing Degrees of Love For ThingsPreview
|Section 17: Learning More Emotions In French|
French Expressions For Joy
How To Talk About Happiness In French
How To Express Feeling of Sadness In French
French Vocabulary Related To Fear
Talking About Anger In French
Things To Say In French When You're Bored
Talking About Being Surprised In French
|Section 18: Talking About Moral Qualities and Flaws In French|
French Words Related To Hard Work Vs Laziness
Discussing The Values of Sociability Vs Unfriendliness In French
Expressing The Ideas of Generosity Vs Selfishness In French
Talking About Honesty and Dishonest In French
How To Talk About Being Humble Vs Pretentious In French
How To Express Being Gentle Vs Being Insensitive In French
|Section 19: How To Characterize Somebody Emphatically In French|
Expressing The Ides of "Awesomeness" And "Greatness" In French
How To Express "Awesomeness" And "Greatness" - Part 2
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