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How to Answer the Most Common Questions in French?


hey guys it’s Pierre from France welcome back from more videos on French learning
today’s listen will be about ten casual questions that French people can ask you
and you should know how to earn through how to answer those questions
that’s important because usually when you meet french people they will there
is always some there are always some questions that it will ask you in a
certain way that you don’t learn in textbook so without further ado let’s
get started with something quite easy like what’s your name what’s your name
usually you know you learn at school that you said come on table – come on
Apple – but usually French people don’t say that and they say suitable como or
camasta Bell so this is for what’s your name chuta Bell como como esta Bell
what’s your name and the answer is like what you learn at school what you learn
in textbook je m’appelle Pierre Juma tell Pierre so
here you can see that we don’t do the inversion and that we can play we can
put como like here or here if you didn’t watch the video on casual French you
should watch it this is explained there so this one is quite easy like it
doesn’t really count let’s move on to the next one this one
doesn’t really count because it’s really easy but this one is also quite easy how
are you like how do you do you know it’s like
come over to usually you learned that in textbook come over to come over to but
usually French people don’t say that they say Sava with like question tone
Sava or even suburbia suburbia suburbia Sava so here as you can see there is
this kind of question tone or you can say como Safa Karman Sava or even true
value like question to that yeah and for all those three questions
you can answer like Java or suburbia or even Dravidian so here like yeah you can
just say Sabah you know it’s not like something that you have to say but here
you have to save yeah you cannot just say ribbit
so for example you can hear that in French Sava Sava so first person Sava
the answer is Sava Sava Saba so here is like how do you do how do you do
but it’s quite common in French to hear service ABBA
so here if you hear that don’t be surprised and just answer like Java or
Celebi on again this one is quite easy this is not like something quite
personal but then let’s move on to more personal questions so here is one of the
main question that you can hear it’s like where are you from trivial do
trivial do or even more accurate Chile under Kelvin like which which city or
which country Kelpie children the kelpie chief yada kelvil so which city trivia
no kelvil which country Chile under Calpe or like
more generic – viondra trivial – where are you from who is like where so here
you can answer with trivia like the typical answer for either of those
questions is like trivia and then you can add the city or the country but here
in French it’s a bit tricky as you may probably know nouns in French have a
gender like feminine or masculine it’s the same for countries and cities cities
it’s always feminine like Paris London tari long is always feminine so but
country you have to remember if it’s masculine
feminine or not like sometimes it’s even plural like United States it does unique
so this is kind of tricky and you need to learn your country so please check
for your country but if you’re one of those countries you have the example
here like it does we need it’s plural so with plural for this answer you have to
say the trivia the zetas uni trivia this attorney this is like the here and this
is like the pure form if the word is feminine so for every series it’s quite
easy but also for some country like France or Belgium you have to say do
trivia Delano you via the phone’s reveal the basic trivia dull man you like
Germany it’s feminine as well and have to say do but here cuz Germany starts
with an A in French all mine you have to do the contraction so trivia dull mania
so here like many countries of feminine most of the countries of feminine in
French but they are some that are masculine this is the case for Japan and
when the word is masculine you have to say dude which is the contraction of do
and look look is the masculine a word in French so here it’s like du Loup so it
becomes du du Japan trivia juice apple like if you come from Morocco you have
to say trivia Jumma hawk because Morocco is masculine
so this is what you can answer specific questions more general questions and
always the same answer and please you have to check for their country if you
are from England trivia don’t let the same as Germany angleterre
is something masculine and I’m gonna tell you something feminine feminine so
here trivia don’t litter with the contraction of the D so let’s move on to
the next one now it’s still about locations but now it’s where you leave
West could you abbott weskit rabbit this is quite common and maybe you’ve learned
that on textbook I think I would probably use one of those two sentence
if I have to ask a question to someone waistcoat rabbit whiskers rabbit or
tabby to tabby to or even true I’d be to here as you can see there is this
unusual contraction when you learn French you don’t learn this kind of
contraction because in the video I made a casual French I’m explaining the rule
for that but I’m gonna rip idli briefly say it again
so here true like true a bit in a casual way you can just do a contraction if
there is a vowel sound here so true a bit like vowel a bit so you can say
tabby to tabby to whiskers rabbit tabby – so one of those two questions you can
hear that and if you hear one of the one of these you have like to answer with
one of those questions so here again there is gender for like
countries and and cities so cities is still like always feminine but you have
to remember so here this is the important to remember that you have up
oh oh so here with plural so it has unique
which is plural you have to say oh silent X oh if it’s
feminine you have to say ah ah so like London like or any other city
you have to say rabbit island Oh rabbit island oh so here this is kind of easy
don’t forget the accent the a it’s not the verb evoi like to
have it’s like a preposition so not a verb be careful with that to distinguish
with the verb you add the accent and here geppu it’s like for all masculine
words please note that this is the same pronunciation for o and O but here since
there is a vowel here you have to do the RISM again there is a video on liaison
that is important and you can check if you don’t know the rules
so here oh is it as you need so I’m gonna say some other examples so if
you’re from England and you live in England you say Chabot oh no glitter so
here it’s another case this is feminine and for series it’s always up
but for OH when you have to use oh it’s when you have a country which is
feminine for example a bit of Holmes a bit on Nell manye I live in France or I
live in Germany so be careful this is only for a city and with countries it’s
Oh so Chabot Oh force is a bit of homes so
only for City the are here it’s like feminine but for country so be careful
because for city it’s always up but for country it’s um when it’s feminine so be
careful with that it’s really important all phones but maybe you don’t want to
be as accurate or maybe you’re living in France now and you’re living in the same
city than a friend and this friend want to know where you live because you want
to visit you so you can say like if you live close to the station for example
you can say Chabot pegleg ah Chabot Tredegar like close to the station close
to the station or if you live close to your university because your are like an
exchange students or like an international student you can say Chabot
play the university like University it’s like the same it does in English except
that we here it’s the e with an accent it’s a bit okay the university like
close to the university so this is quite common question and this is some sort of
answer here Mars more general here and here more specific like we’re in the
city we’re in the city of you living so now we’ve seen like some classic
questions I’m gonna explain some other questions which are kind of important
those two are quite easy like how old are you
Kalasha true usually you learn that Kel as a true how old are you but usually we
don’t say that in French with it we say tequila or true a collage here again
casual French so contraction between the two and the AH because here this is a
vowel like this is the same than here contraction
tequila tequila this is quite common question so here the answer is the same
that in the polite way savato revolto if you have 20 like you say not on here
another question which can be useful if you’re living in France and you have
French friends and some relationships with French people you can you may have
a phone number that you want to share with people or people want you to share
your phone number so here Cecotto nuevo means like what is
your phone number c’est quoi to numeral this is kind of
casual with friends you will learn that quite a lot and the answer is salut 0
sis 0 meet Catherine insists on concerns was on this advice for example but you
remember that in French when you say numbers phone numbers you always say
like 2 by 2 so here it’s like zero is zero it catalysis stuck on sank Swiss on
the set so I put the dots here that usually you don’t write when you write
your number but it’s like a way to explain that you just take them two by
two okay so sick watanabe ho salut 0c zeonetix it
extra extra so this is kind of common and maybe you know you’ve noticed that
forget this one this one is kind of special if you speak like as a non
native French speaker you can sometimes like you will not be understood and the
person will ask Oh what did you say something like that
and he would say in French come on or qua qua is a bit more it’s like more
it’s ruder than come on come on means like oh I didn’t understand I want you
to repeat though this is a kind of specific question this is like a casual
question and the answer to this question is just repeat or rephrase your sentence
so come on quote and please note that it’s not because someone like
some French people ask you to repeat liquid the kimono qua that it means that
you like not good at French it’s like even for French people sometimes we ask
this so don’t be worried about that come on so you just rip it so for
example I said Julian is destiny I said this sentence quite fast so you didn’t
understand and you want to you want me to repeat so you say come on or if you
want to be clear you can just say can you repeat please
so in French escucha pure petty escucha puh rapidly escrow to put a deputy so this is equivalent this is a question
equivalently como or quoi so if you hear that don’t be surprised and just try to
repeat or rephrase your sentence so that’s all for that let’s move on to
some more specific questions and different formulations so here like
concerning a birthday this is a question that you can be asked so here like this
is the first way to say it like clinical Tenneco so here again contraction
between two and a because there is a vowel a casual contraction new like born
and come come like when you can also add the the come here like cottony but it’s
more like it’s more common to say clinical it was like where you bought
when are you born so clinical this is quite a classic
question or if they weren’t specific like your birthday in particular they
would maybe say then there might be they might say second term in yourself second
tone anniversary sitcom to nine years they’re like when is your birthday
second anniversary again casual way maybe you have you you’ve learned in
your textbooks contest get on the new yourself contest add on and yourself
but here it’s like the more casual way to say that and the answer for that is
like for any questions you can answer any sentences so you can say just Renee
reduce of the meaning of song Katia van Dee’s just renamed rody shortly meaning
of song cat colonies I forgot to put the loop here which is really important
which is Renee load is only meaning of some cat colonies or you can say just
like check this sale again and say sailor digitally meaning of some
categories even if they ask you sicko University you can still answer with
just renamed each of them in Osaka trauma this just in a traditional minute
some cat colonies or maybe it would be more common to say cellar dish of the
middle of some cat colonies so here like some classic answers but be careful if
you hear those questions and not what you’ve learned in your textbooks and the
last three ones or like kind of long questions but French people often ask
those questions so be prepared for that so here three ways to say to ask the
same question I’m not gonna say it in English first I’m gonna read them so
Suffolk come beyond the top could you at home reef on say c’est fait combien do
Tom cut you up home reef Raza can you understand the meaning here I didn’t
write always that I didn’t write the translation in English because it’s a
good practice for you to try to translate before I’m giving you the
translation so here the question is okay maybe you’ve found the meaning of
that but let’s move on to the next one tap home Luhan said do come you know tom
tap home with considerable comment on the pony from say the pick me a little
so this one like same meaning or here Tacoma Seco upon very frosty Tacoma Seco
boundary faucet I forgot the question mark just here but like it’s roughly the
same meaning this one the if you translate this one
you have to say like it would be something like for how long have you
been learning French for how long have you been learning French Suffolk come be
on the top could you a Polly faucet or you can even do the contraction here
good tap on the faucet like I did the contraction here but you can also just
say – it’s like the same man here tackle a shoe a collage so here this one those
two sentences or like exactly the same translation like for how long have you
been learning French just to casual way to say two different casual way and the
last one is a bit different it’s like when did you start learning French when
did you start learning French in a casual way the camasta co-op hot water
faucet so here it’s like roughly the same
meaning so here the answer would be like one of those two sentences like for any
of those questions you can answer one of those two sentences saffet doors oh so
here you can see that there is a sapphic and the same than here even though you
can answer for any of those questions here you can see that it’s kind of the
same pattern it’s quite difficult to translate in English but the meaning is
here like I have been learning French for the two years douzo douzo it’s like
kind of short way to say that suffer here is like the verb like faith which
is like do to do this is quite common in French to say
Safa like for amounts or distance or like time you can
say Safiye so like if you want to say the price of thumb something you can say
Safa duzu Sofia do zoo like it costs 2 euros but in French you can say just
Suffolk Safa do zoo so here again it’s like sapphire ouzo
which is what you see here in the question like so how long have you been
learning French how Stafford is on satakam young don’t get you a pony
Francie Stafford douzo douzo but if you want to do something with like when you
started you want to use the verb start in French which is c’mon say you can say
gee c’mon see ya the zone so here Illya it’s like ago so here two years ago
so in French like he the ago is before the time so here jicama say in the other
zone I’ve started two years ago Elia do zone yet was oh yeah Plaza like
three hours ago but if you started French creepy hours ago that’s good but
it’s not that long so you’ve probably not you will probably not enter that
that’s question with this so jicama see ya do zone so this is kind of common way
to answer those questions and personally when I meet someone like I’m always
wondering when they start learning the language they learn and so that’s really
common question that you will probably hear if you go friends here is something
also related to you French learning it’s like how do you how did you translate
how did you learn French the next one is a bit like the previous one but it’s
focusing on your French learning but here it’s not
but it’s how like people are sometimes curious and they want to know how you
how you’ve learned French so here is to question that you can hear it’s like
applica mow roof on set-top que como live on set
come on Rico say here again you can see that there is this contraction that a
primo de francais up true so here if I asked you guys to apply como roof
instead applicable for sale you can answer like she applied a
university your answer is like really a university University
you remember we’ve seen that before it’s like in English University University
with the accent she happy a university so you’ve learned that University French
but another question like can be asked is like tap refrence a so here you can
see that we can ask liquid camo or ooh but it’s roughly the same meaning like
how and where you can say that in French but it’s yeah roughly the same meaning
because come on it’s like oh I’ve learned at university which is like I
was working at University this is the answer for where but it’s also the
answer for how because you like when you say je up here in your state it under
Pines that you’ve learned with the teacher so this it was your method
kind of method but another question another answer that you can ask like
maybe you like you are watching those videos and you’re learning by yourself
without using a teacher so here G a quick to sell to sell like
by myself or alone JRP to sell so this is a question like where did you learn
French tap purely from say you can say oh no where I’ve just learned by myself
so you can just say sherry – sir so here even if it’s ooh you can say JFK
to sir it’s not something really weird if you do that in French there picomolar
francais again you can say JFK to sell come on – sir
so here again the comment would be more related to cell and the would be more
related to I’d need a state but if you guys don’t do the disambiguation like if
you answer with the other ones it’s perfectly okay so again two questions
related to French learning and the last one is related to you trip in France
like when you meet like if you go to France and you meet some people they
might ask you like if it’s your first time in France or if you’ve ever been
inference before our questions like that so the way they can ask you that is
Silla premiere for Katrina phones like the polite way to say that would be
excuse Tilikum your for kajillion of course excuse in a premier for Katrina
of house so this is kind of polite or also casual but this one is more casual
select from your Katrina of homes set up from your couch even of homes so here if
I ask you set up come your for Katrina of house like you are like we are in
France you’re asking like I meet you and I’ll ask you seal upon your fuckin
trivial Foss if it’s your first time you can say oh yeah it’s my first time so
you just say oui c’est la première fois oui c’est la première fois but if it’s
not your first time you can say oh no it’s not my first time it’s like my
second times so you can say no Sylla do the m4 from EF ozium so no Silla do the
m4 do the m4 I’m gonna write du chien because maybe you want to know how to
say that do seeum so here you can say that
another question which is kind of the same meaning but like there is a subsidy
which is because it’s the opposite it’s like when they ask you to develop on
your horse Ivo today Java nuevo like here again contraction to a tip – Avenue
of hans-adam have you ever been to France before I’ve owned before ever
didja have you ever been to friends before I’ve been so today’s Avenue of
Hans Alvin your answer is that it can be Oh No I’ve never been to France
no Jonas regime ever knew of hans-adam no Jonas three Jame the opposite of DJ’s
drama didja Jean a venue of Hans other know Jonas regime a venue of hans-adam
or you can answer if you’ve been to France before you’ve been in France
before you can say – sweet – Avenue yeah doesn’t for example so here again you
see that in theaters on two years ago just a venue yeah douzo
okay so you’ve seen that French people can ask you questions
in many ways so you’ve seen like some classic questions don’t forget that the
contraction is really important then don’t do the inversion here chief Jung
joori and here question that French people can
ask you and sometimes you hear those questions
are lots and instead of just being like confused it’s better to be used to that
and just to answer those questions because you will know how to answer that
so now you will be confident enough to answer the questions and that’s really
good for your like your determination because if you go to France and you live
in France like other an international students or stuff like that
like I did you will hear those questions if you can directly answer those
questions without thinking about that that’s really good for your mind because
you say okay I can speak with native people and answer questions really
easily so this is kind of good for your self-confidence so please read those
sentences again and try to to be confident with that you can just read
those questions out loud and make your own response your own answers with your
own birthday or your own like when did you start learning French or how did you
like how did you how did you learn French so this was only a small amount
of sentences but I hope it would be good for you so that’s all for today well if
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