How to introduce yourself in French
And an introduction to
“les verbs reflexifs”
Introduce yourself in French to someone
Ask someone else’s name
Know whether or not to use tu or vous!
Identify a reflexive verb, and know what it is!
Correctly produce liaisons between words that end
with vowels, and begin with consonants
Know how to Conjugate regular –er reflexive
verbs in the imperatif (Present tense) !
Sing along with our adorable petit sourris- ami,
Je m’appelle [Name]. Comment t’appelles tu?
Je m’appelle [Name] . Comment vous appellez –
French has two ways
to say the word
Vous ( Formelle)
people you don’t know,
your boss, teachers!
friends, people your
own age, family!
English had this
same system until the
C’est important noter que: Apeller is a verb that
begins with un voyelle! [ A, E, I, O, U ]
When you have a pronoun that ends in s [Nous,
Vous], the S sound becomes a Z sound next to a
word that begins with a vowel, and that Z sound
links them together!
This part of pronunciation is called “un liaison”,
en français! The ~ mark here denotes where to
make the liaison!
Comment vous~ appellez-vous?
A reflexive verb [fr: verbe reflexif] is a verb that is
used when the subject and direct object of a sentence
are the same.
A reflexive verb uses a subject pronoun, and then an
[Subj. pronoun] + [Obj. Pronoun]+[Conjugated verb]
Review: «Tu manges un pomme»
If your friend were an apple (which they’re probably
not!) you could say «Tu te manges!»
“Appeller” is just
a simple -er verb
It has a stem, and
an ending, like
any other -er verb!
we make it
Madness? This is French Class!
Like in english, sometimes the French have
vowels that they don’t say
When there is an unspoken vowel, we
replace it with an apostrophe ( ‘ )
English: I can’t go out tonight!
(Cannot = can’t)
French Je m’appelle Jean
Wait a minute… wasn’t there an “e” there a
second ago? Yes, there was! The ‘ mark always
replaces the e on the object pronoun, not the
Choose a pronoun!
Match it up!