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French Class 5: Étudiant

Learning is like lighting a lamp. It lights up not only itself but also the surrounding. Let's begin today. Étudiant. It means student. Je suis étudiant. Je suis étudiante.

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The étudiant with an e stands for a student. (feminine) The e has an acute accent. (l'accent aigu) While pronouncing étudiante, there is a stress on the t, and the listener understands the student is feminine.

Je suis étudiant. I am a student.

« Je suis » is an important phrase. It means I am. Je suis professeur. I am a teacher/professor. Je suis medecin. I am a doctor.

je suis avocat. I am a lawyer.

je suis journaliste. I am a journalist.


Marc: Bonjour. Je m'appelle Marc. Et vous?

Annie: Bonjour. Je m'appelle Anne.

Marc: Je suis professeur. Et vous?

Annie: Je suis journaliste. ... …

Marc: Bonne soirée.

Annie: Bonne soirée.

Begin the sentence with je suis, google your profession and type it out in the comments section. Yes here is a word for blogger too!

Now you can introduce yourself in French, say what you do and you can order yourself a cup of coffee.

Culture tip:

The modern era of French Education began at the end of the 19th century. Jules Ferry, a minister of Public instruction in 1841, is widely credited for creating the modern school by requiring all children between the ages of 6 and 12, both boys and girls to attend. He also made public instruction mandatory, free of charge, and secular.

Before Jules Ferry, it was Napoleon who began French University and Secondary education systems.


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