Non, je n’aime pas___________ (No, I don’t like___________)
1. J’aime et je n’aime pas
J’aime jouer aux dames.
J’aime jouer à l’ordinateur.
J’aime jouer au tennis.
Je n’aime pas jouer aux échecs.
Je n’aime pas jouer au volleyball.
Je n’aime pas jouer au football.
Je n’aime pas faire mes devoirs.
Je n’aime pas lire.
Je n’aime pas nager.
1. Like and don’t like
I like playing checkers.
I like playing computer games.
I like playing tennis.
I like swimming.
I like reading.
I like horse riding.
I don’t like playing chess.
I don’t like playing volleyball.
I don’t like playing football.
I don’ t like doing homework.
I don’ t like reading.
I don’ t like swimming.2. QU’EST-CE QUE TU AIMES FAIRE?
2. Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire?
Qu ‘est -ce que tu aimes faire?
Je n’aime pas __________.
2. What do you like doing?
What do you like doing?
I like __________.
I don’t like ____________.
Sports using the verb “jouer”
le foot(ball)- soccer jouer au football le football américain- football jouer au football américain le hockey- hockey jouer au hockey le volley(ball)- volleyball jouer au volleyball le basket(ball)- basketball jouer au basketball le baseball- baseball jouer au baseball le golf- golf jouer au golf
Sports using “faire”
le vélo- biking faire du vélo
l’équitation (f)- horse-back riding faire de l’équitation
le ski- skiing faire du ski
le ski nautique- water skiing faire du ski nautique
la natation*- swimming faire de la natation
(*nager (verb)= to swim))
la planche à voile – wind-surfing faire de la planche à voile
une promenade – a walk faire une promenade
In many places besides France people speak French! I wanted to share a bit about one of the French-speaking countries in Africa (learn more about all of them here), because of a fun custom there (scroll down to find out!).
In Senegal, greetings are a very important part of their culture. A greeting in Senegal is unlike one in America, where you may have a short salutation (Hello/How are you?) without much response given or expected. In Senegal, greetings can take up to 15 minutes (and sometimes even longer!). That is because they not only say hello and how-are-you, but, they also ask about your family and how they are as well, and they really want to hear your response.
There are many countries in Africa where the official language is French, along with other dialects. There are hundreds (even thousands!) of different dialects all over the HUGE continent. It’s fun to learn about other languages and cultures, n’est-ce pas?
Maybe, like Ms. Amanda, you don’t really care a whole lot about dressing in “fashion”, but you do have to choose what clothes to wear! The French people are rather fashionable- they are well known for their fashion and in fact, la mode, (French for fashion), is used in English…have you heard “apple pie à la mode”? It means apple pie with ice cream, which is “in style”.
A “boubou” is a flowing robe worn in Western (and Northern) Africa. It is more commonly worn among men, but in Senegal and a few other countries in Africa, women wear them. This may be called a “m’boubou”.
Have you ever worn anything as a tradition or that represents your family’s culture?
Have a great two weeks off! If you are inspired to continue “French is Fun” at home, check out some of the links on this page or elsewhere on the internet (check out this resources page for a starting point!).
Bonnes Vacances…On se voit en deux semaines!
Have a great vacation…We’ll see each other in two weeks!
Parce que Français est amusant, n’est-ce pas?! French is Fun. Right now we are having fun learning French; some basic words from the language, as well as information about France, other French-speaking countries, and other cultures.
You will have your own reasons you may choose to learn French in the future. Here are some you may not have thought of: