If you’ve decided to learn French , you’re in good company. France has the fifth largest economy, and is a language spoken on all five continents, making it a valuable language in business. Many people are drawn to it because they find the accent of the French language alluring and mysterious. Regardless of your reason, one of the ways to get off to a great start is by first learning how to pronounce some basic phrases.
To ensure you have accurate pronunciation, Rosetta Stone has embedded its TruAccent® technology in every lesson. This patented speech recognition engine uses technology to compare your voice to native speakers, and issues you immediate corrections, based on the quality of your pronunciation. TruAccent is a valuable tool to help you speak like a local. You will need to practice each day so you’ll have conversational confidence when speaking French wherever you go.
Learning Common French Phrases
At the start, you may be tempted to focus mainly on memorizing lists of French vocabulary words and phrases. But memorizing vocabulary isn’t usually an effective way to learn French. Assuming your purpose for learning French is not simply vocabulary acquisition, you should plan on first learning how to pronounce commonly used words and short phrases. This allows you to develop the ability to comfortably and confidently understand and speak French in real-world situations.
Here are some of the most common useful phrases and greetings that show up frequently in everyday conversations:
- Comment vous appelez-vous? = What is your name?
- Parlez-vous anglais? = Do you speak English?
- Je m’appelle = My name is
- Comment allez-vous? = How are you doing?
- Quelle heure est-il? = What time is it?
- Pouvez-vous m’aider? = Can you help me?
Rosetta Stone has French language-learning programs designed to build confidence in both speaking and understanding the language. We teach you a skillset beyond vocabulary with an immersive approach to learning. This combines learning vocabulary with real-world situations and builds a greater contextual understanding of key French phrases. Rosetta Stone’s Dynamic Immersion® method is designed to prepare you to adapt in new conversations by applying the context of what you already know to new words and phrases. This allows you to learn the language and build upon it with your own experiences.
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