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French Class 1: S'Appeler

Learning a language is always exciting. The Language of the Hexagonal country is even more exciting. Let's begin right away.

S'Appeler is a verb in French, it means to call oneself. It is usually used to introduce oneself.

Example: Je m'appelle Marc.

Je m'appelle Annie.

The verb takes 2 l's (appelle) when used with the word/pronoun Je which means I.

Se and me are reflexive pronouns that become s' and m' in front of a vowel.

Se means oneself/himself/herself/itself. Me means myself

The sentences mean I call myself Marc and I call myself Annie literally. The simpler meaning is

My name is Marc.

My name is Annie.

Et vous? means And you? to continue the conversation.

Type your name in the comments. You never know when you would need to add it to your swag.

The Culture tip: As a bonus on the first day, the introductory sentence had a culture tip which you can identify and mention in the comments.

Today's tip: The Mona Lisa Painting is housed in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

The French call the Mona Lisa "La Joconde" and they say so based on the mid-century 16th century biography of Leonardo da Vinci by Giorgio Vasari, wherein many historians believed that the painting is a portrait of Madam Lisa Giocondo, wife of a wealthy Florentine. It is from Giorgio Vasari that the painting received the name Mono Lisa, also known as La Gioconda in Italian or La Joconde in French.


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