If you’re confused about how to translate “DO” in “Don’t you want to do that?” or “I don’t know”, this episode is for you! I’ll give you helpful tips on how to choose the right verb for your sentence and will even expand on your new skill…then you’ll be able to test yourself with a short exercise!
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
Faire = to do, to make
Il n’aime pas le chocolat.
Il aime le chocolat?
I do my homework = Je fais mes devoirs.
I don’t do my homework = Je ne fais pas mes devoirs
Tu ne veux pas (Vous ne voulez pas) faire ça ? = Don’t you want to do that ?
I will call you tomorrow = Je t’appellerai demain
Can you translate the following sentences? (or at least identify the verb/tense)
- I do what I want.
- Don’t do just what you want!
- The student doesn’t understand the lesson.
- Did the student learn the lesson?
- Je fais ce que je veux.
- Ne fais pas juste ce que tu veux !
- L’étudiant ne comprend pas la leçon.
- Est-ce que l’étudiant a appris la leçon ?
LINKS and RESOURCES
- Episode 111: “”Questions in French (Part 1): the 3 ways to ask a question”: www.frenchyourway.com.au/podcast111
- Episode 115 : Questions in French (Part 2): The different translations of “what…?” : frenchyourway.com.au/podcast115
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