🇫🇷1- French Lesson - The alphabet

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🇫🇷Welcome to my virtual French classroom! 🇫🇷

Lesson #1 – Let’s learn the Alphabet 🔤

1- The French Alphabet counts 26 letters from A to Z:

A–B–C–D–E–F–G–H–I–J–K–L–M–N–O–P–Q–R–S–T–U–V–W–X–Y–Z

📝Fun fact: The letter “I” is pronounced as “E” and the letter “E” is pronounced as “EU”. The letters G and J are inverted to J and G!
2- Let's spell the following words:

- Bonjour (Hello)

- Au revoir (good bye)

- À bientôt (see you soon!)

- Français (French)

- Merci (Thank you)

- De rien (You are welcome)

- Le bébé (the baby)

- La mémé (the grandma)

- La mère (the mother)

- Le père (the father)

- Noël (Christmas)

- Où (where)

- La fête (the party)

- Août (August)

- un œuf (an egg)

- Le jeûne (fasting)

- Jeune (young)
3- In addition to the 26 letters, the French language counts many accents to change sounds, to replace the letter S, or to simply annoy you!!! 🤣

- L’accent aigu: é (gives a “et” sound to the letter “E” – le café, la mémé, le pépé, etc.)

- L’accent grave: è (gives a “ai” sound to the letter “E” – la bière, la mère, le père, le frère)

- L’accent grave: à or ù (changes the meaning of a word: “a” means “has”, but “à” means “at” or “to”. Equally, “ou” means “or”, whereas “où” means “where”.

- L’accent circonflexe: â, ê, î, ô (also called “petit chapeau” or “little hat” in English. It replaces the letter S used in the old days – so we say “La Forêt” instead of “La Forest”, “l’île” instead of “L’isle”, “l’hôpital” instead of “’hospital”, “les pâtes” instead of “les pastes”.

📝Fun Fact: The letter “S” is still present in all these English words…. So perhaps, someday, the English Language will adopt the accent circonflexe!!!

- L’accent circonflexe: û (changes the meaning of a word – for example: “Mur” means “wall”, but with the accent, “Mûr” means “ripe”)

- Le tréma: ë and ï (creates a better flow between the vowels – So we say, for example Noël, Canoë, Maïs, etc.

- And last, but not least, Le C Cédille: ç (this little comma placed under the letter C is there to change its sound from a “K” sound to a “S” sound: la leçon (the lesson), le garçon (the boy), etc.

So you have it! you know the French alphabet!

Voilà, c’est tout pour aujourd'hui!!!! You survived your first lesson “en français”!
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📬If you have questions, or if you would like me to send you homework, please do not hesitate to contact me at: Bbunclody@gmail.com
Credits:

- 🎶 Music: Parisian Café – Aaron Kenny

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