- 1 Where do we use de?
- 2 When should we use de?
- 3 How do you say the word to in French?
- 4 What quoi mean in French?
- 5 WHAT IS A in French?
- 6 How do you know when to use à or EN in French?
- 7 What does De mean in names?
- 8 What is De in French names?
- 9 Is Merci formal?
- 10 What did you say in French?
- 11 How do you express gratitude in French?
- 12 What word takes 3 hours to say?
- 13 What is the hardest word to say?
- 14 Why is French so hard to pronounce?
Where do we use de?
The preposition de is generally summarized as ” of, from, or about,” but it has quite a few more meanings and uses than that. When de is followed by the definite article le or les, the two words must contract. However, de does not contract with the direct objects le and les.
When should we use de?
De is an essential and versatile preposition that allows you to say “of” in French, “some,” or simply an unspecified quantity. But that’s not all; de has many different meanings and uses in French. As a preposition, it lets you construct a number of noun and verb phrases.
How do you say the word to in French?
The French translation for “to” is à.
What quoi mean in French?
Quoi [“Kwah”] in French usually means “what.” But not always!
WHAT IS A in French?
Generally speaking, à means “to,” “at,” or “in,” while de means “of” or “from.” Both prepositions have numerous uses and to understand each better, it is best to compare them. Learn more about the preposition à.
How do you know when to use à or EN in French?
First you may need to review what we mean by “feminine” and “masculine” in French grammar.
- Places ending in “E” = feminine = use “en”
- Places ending in any other vowel = masculine = use “au”
- Places ending in a consonant = masculine = use “au”
- Places ending in “S” are usually masculine, but not always.
What does De mean in names?
In many European languages family names are often preceded by a preposition (de, da, di, von, and van all mean “of ”), an article (le and la mean “the”) or both (du, des, del, de la, della and van der all mean “of the”).
What is De in French names?
Some French last names include the word De- ( “of” ) or Du- (contraction for de + le = “of the”).
Is Merci formal?
If you want to thank a person for something specific, add pour (for) after merci: Merci beaucoup pour (thank you very much for…) Merci pour votre/ton aide (thank you (formal/informal) for your help)
What did you say in French?
qu’est-ce que vous avez dit? More French words for what did you say? qu’est-ce que tu as dit?
How do you express gratitude in French?
Expressing gratitude in French: merci mille fois.
What word takes 3 hours to say?
You will be surprised to know that the longest word in English has 1, 89,819 letters and it will take you three and a half hours to pronounce it correctly. This is a chemical name of titin, the largest known protein.
What is the hardest word to say?
The Most Difficult English Word To Pronounce
Why is French so hard to pronounce?
The French language tends to be difficult to pronounce at first because there are simply sounds that native English speakers aren’t used to making. To begin with, French is more evenly stressed. This means that while some parts of a word are stressed, it’s not as distinct as in English.