Module 1: Bienvenue!

Leçon 3: Un Renseignement ? 

LEÇON 3 🎯 :

In this first lesson, you’re going to learn how to ask for information in French. Make sure you watch the videos in order and download your pdf to follow along the lesson.

Vidéo 1:

Excusez-moi madame. Un renseignement s’il-vous plaît. est le marché ?

Excusez-moi: Excuse-me

Un renseignement: an information

Où: where

est: is

le marché: the market

Vidéo 2:

Le marché? Il est rue de l’Opéra. Voici un plan.

Il est: it is

Rue: street

Un plan: a map

Vidéo 3:

Vous allez à gauche. C’est la rue de la Gare. Ensuite vous allez à droite. C’est la rue de l’Opéra. Le marché est là.

Vous allez: you go

à gauche: to the left

Ensuite: then

à droite: to the right

Le marché est là: the market is there

Vidéo 4:

D’accord. À gauche et ensuite à droite dans la rue de la gare. Merci beaucoup. 

D’accord: yes/okay

Merci beaucoup: thank you very much



Le Pendu




La bise 💋:

So what is la bise

It literally means “the kiss and it’s a typical way for French people to say bonjour. But be careful, la bise doesn’t work in every situation. We only do la bise to people we know and are friends with. Otherwise, a handshake will do just fine. 

LEÇON 3 - F.A.Q 💡:

“Salut” is used for a more casual tone – you would say “Salut” to your friends but you wouldn’t say “Salut” to your boss for example. “Bonjour” is more formal and general so in doubt, just use that one ;).

Also, you can use “Salut” to say both Hi and Goodbye.

We use “Tu” with talking to people we know (friends, family members, colleagues…).

We use “Vous” when talking to people we don’t know like the waiter at a restaurant or an employee at the bank. It’s called “la forme de politesse” (the polite form).

The difference between Tu and Toi is mainly grammatical. Tu is a pronoun subject (pronom sujet)  meaning you will use Tu with a verb:

  • Tu parles français = You speak French.
    (Tu + verb parler)

Toi is a stressed pronoun (pronom tonique) meaning you will use Toi when you want to put an emphasis on the person you’re referring to. Toi is not used with a verb and is a great tool to use to keep a conversation going without building long sentences.

  • Je parle français. Et toi?