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Lecture 2

FREA96H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Mon Oncle, Mexican Peso, Grammatical Gender


Department
French
Course Code
FREA96H3
Professor
Caitlin Gaffney
Lecture
2

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FREA96 – Lecture 2 – Lesson 2 Copain,
Copine & Lesson 3 Ça va?
Lesson 2 Copain, copine
o o Grammatical gender and singular articles
oAll nouns have gender
oGender of nouns referring to people depends on whether the person is
male or female
oArticles – words used to modify or refer to nouns (e.g. the, his, her,
their, our, my, your, a, an, this & these)
Indicates whether a noun is masculine or feminine
oNouns referring to objects have a gender
Arbitrary!
Names of languages – masculine
Words recently borrowed from other languageusually
masculine
Nouns indicating professions – Masculine/ Feminine
Un étudiant vs. une étudiante
Un acteur vs. une actrice
Un chanteur vs. une chanteuse
oNouns endings
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oConversation dirigée
oMon frère s’appelle Migo
oMa cousine s’appelle Debbie
oMa amie s’appelle Ericka
oLes photos
oVoici ma cousine. Elle s’appelle Julie.
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oVoici mon prof de maths. Il s’appelle Monsieur Dumas
oVoici mon copain. Il s’appelle Philippe
oVoici mon oncle. Il s’appelle Philippe Vallée
oCognates
oLe journal pg. 16
oPolitics – The President Elections is in October
oEconomy – Devaluation of the Mexican peso
oRugby – Victory of France vs. Australia  15 to 0
oDiversity of news – Arrest of dangerous terrorists in Marseille
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