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Having some problems with my french

 
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glenn



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:52 pm    Post subject: Having some problems with my french Reply with quote

Hello everybody.
I'm having some problems with my french.

Here is my problems:

1. Does the LL sound like in spanish? (Like in "une fille")

2. C'est or Il est

3. J'ai or je suis (when I say my age people say I should use j'ai, is there any other times I should do that?)
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Julien



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These aren't very explicit questions. Could you elaborate a bit more?
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Jim



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:39 am    Post subject: Re: Having some problems with my french Reply with quote

glenn wrote:
Hello everybody.
I'm having some problems with my french.

Here is my problems:

1. Does the LL sound like in spanish? (Like in "une fille")

2. C'est or Il est

3. J'ai or je suis (when I say my age people say I should use j'ai, is there any other times I should do that?)


1. The 'ill' sound varies: it is sometimes "eel" as in "feel", sometimes 'ee' as in "feet"; e.g. ville = veel; fille = fee.

2. Don't understand your question. (??)

3. A person "has" an age in French rather than "is" an age.

e.g ... J'ai vingt ans - I am 20; quand il aura soixante ans - when he's
sixty.

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Robert



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: Having some problems with my french Reply with quote

glenn wrote:
2. C'est or Il est


Il est = He is.

C'est = It is.
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Jim



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Having some problems with my french Reply with quote

Robert wrote:
glenn wrote:
2. C'est or Il est


Il est = He is.

C'est = It is.


This is problematical as well:

il est can be it is: Où est mon portable? Il est sur la table.

C'est can also mean that is. Qui est cela? C'est mon frère.


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