Bonjour
mes
étudiants
French Accent Marks
• Whether you're writing an essay for class
or an email to a colleague, knowing and
using the appropriate French accent
ma...
The Five French Accent Marks
• There are five French accents; four go with
vowels and one goes on the letter C. There
are ...
Chart of French Accent Marks
Name of Mark What It Looks
Like
Letters Used
With
Example
Accent aigu or
acute accent
é Only ...
Accents Used with Vowels
• There are four accent marks used with
vowels. These are the accent aigu, accent
grave, accent c...
Accent Aigu
• The accent aigu may be the easiest for
students to remember because it is very
frequent and can only be used...
• Some common words that use an accent
aigu include:
• L'école (school)
• Étudier (to study)
• Méchant (mean)
Accent Grave
• An accent grave may be used only with
vowels A, E, and U:
• Austère (austere or stern)
• Où (where)
• À (th...
Accent Circonflexe
• The accent circonflexe may appear over
any vowel and signifies that an S used to
be in the word, foll...
Accent Tréma
• The tréma is also called an umlaut and appears
only over the vowels E, I and U. Whenever you
see accent tré...
Accents Used With Consonants
• There is only one French
accent mark used with a
consonant.
• Accent cedille, or the cedilla, is also easy
for most students to remember since it's
only found under the letter C. The...
A little bit of trivia
about the language
and
the country from
which it originated.
France
• France, officially the French Republic, is a
unitary semi-presidential republic located
mostly in Western Europe,...
• Capital: Paris
• Dialing code: 33
• Population: 65.43 million (2011) World Bank
• President: François Hollande
• Governm...
Monuments and important
architecture of France
La palais de
Louvre
La palais de Louvre/ La musée de Louvre
La joconde
• The Louvre Museum in English, the Louvre Museum or
simply The Louvre is one of the world's large largest
museums, and a ...
Centre Georges
Pompidou
• Centre Georges Pompidou is a complex in the
Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near
Les Halles, rue Mont...
L’ Arc de
Triomphe
L’ Arc de Triomphe
• The Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile is one of the MOST
famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the center...
• The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the
Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer
Gustave Eiffel...
Basilica of the Sacré Cœur
• The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly
known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica, is a Roman Catholic
church and minor b...
Stade Vélodrome
• he Stade Vélodrome is a football stadium in
Marseille, France. It is home to the Olympique
de Marseille football club of...
Musée d'Orsay
Musée d'Orsay
• The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank
of the Seine. It is housed in the former ...
The
Panthéon
• The Panthéon is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris.
It was originally built as a church dedicated to St.
Genevieve...
The Pont du Gard
• The Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge
that crosses the Gardon River in Vers-Pont-du-Gard
near Remoulins, ...
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Accents

  1. 1. Bonjour mes étudiants
  2. 2. French Accent Marks
  3. 3. • Whether you're writing an essay for class or an email to a colleague, knowing and using the appropriate French accent marks is essential for proper spelling in French. Accent marks in French change the pronunciation and meaning of the word. To avoid mistakes or confusion, be sure to choose the appropriate marks.
  4. 4. The Five French Accent Marks • There are five French accents; four go with vowels and one goes on the letter C. There are two common ways to learn French accents: memorize the spelling of individual words, including the accent marks, or learn to distinguish between the different sounds a letter makes depending on the accent on it (or lack of an accent). The accented letter é is not pronounced the same as the accented letter è; if you can hear the difference, you'll also know how to spell the word.
  5. 5. Chart of French Accent Marks Name of Mark What It Looks Like Letters Used With Example Accent aigu or acute accent é Only used with E étudiant (student) Accent grave or grave accent à, è, ù Used with A, E, U où (where) Accent circonflexe or accent circumflex â, ê, î, ô,û A, E, I, O, U forêt (forest) Accent tréma or umlaut ë, ï,ü E, I, U naïve (naïve) Cedille or cedilla ç Only with letter C garçon (boy)
  6. 6. Accents Used with Vowels • There are four accent marks used with vowels. These are the accent aigu, accent grave, accent circonflexe, and accent tréma. Accents may change how a word is pronounced or distinguish between two words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.
  7. 7. Accent Aigu • The accent aigu may be the easiest for students to remember because it is very frequent and can only be used with the letter E. The accent makes the pronunciation of the E change to 'ay'.
  8. 8. • Some common words that use an accent aigu include: • L'école (school) • Étudier (to study) • Méchant (mean)
  9. 9. Accent Grave • An accent grave may be used only with vowels A, E, and U: • Austère (austere or stern) • Où (where) • À (the preposition 'to')
  10. 10. Accent Circonflexe • The accent circonflexe may appear over any vowel and signifies that an S used to be in the word, following the vowel. • Hôpital (hospital) • Forêt (forest) • Embûche (pitfall) • S'il vous plaît (please) • Dégâts (damage)
  11. 11. Accent Tréma • The tréma is also called an umlaut and appears only over the vowels E, I and U. Whenever you see accent tréma, you must pronounce each vowel separately. • Words using the accent tréma include: • Naïve (naïve, or innocent) • Noël (Christmas) • Ambigüe (ambiguous)
  12. 12. Accents Used With Consonants • There is only one French accent mark used with a consonant.
  13. 13. • Accent cedille, or the cedilla, is also easy for most students to remember since it's only found under the letter C. The cedilla changes the pronunciation of the letter C from a hard sound to a soft sound. • Look for accent cedille under such words as: • Garçon (boy) • Soupçon (misgivings)
  14. 14. A little bit of trivia about the language and the country from which it originated.
  15. 15. France • France, officially the French Republic, is a unitary semi-presidential republic located mostly in Western Europe, with several overseas regions and territories.
  16. 16. • Capital: Paris • Dialing code: 33 • Population: 65.43 million (2011) World Bank • President: François Hollande • Government: Semi-presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state • Currencies: Euro, CFP franc
  17. 17. Monuments and important architecture of France
  18. 18. La palais de Louvre
  19. 19. La palais de Louvre/ La musée de Louvre
  20. 20. La joconde
  21. 21. • The Louvre Museum in English, the Louvre Museum or simply The Louvre is one of the world's large largest museums, and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement. Wikipedia • Established : 1793 • Hours :Closed on Tuesday. - See all • Address : 75001 Paris, France
  22. 22. Centre Georges Pompidou
  23. 23. • Centre Georges Pompidou is a complex in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais.It was designed in the style of high-tech architecture. • Opened : 1977 • Address : 19 Rue Beaubourg, 75004 Paris, France • Phone : +33 1 44 78 12 33 • Architectural styles : Brutalist architecture , High-tech architecture ,Postmodern architecture • Architects : Renzo Piano , Richard Rogers , Peter Rice , Mike Davies
  24. 24. L’ Arc de Triomphe
  25. 25. L’ Arc de Triomphe • The Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile is one of the MOST famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Elysees. • Construction started : August 15, 1806 • Opened : 1806 • Height : 50 m • Address : Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France • Architectural style : Neoclassicism • Architect : Jean Chalgrin
  26. 26. • The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. • Height: 324 m • Construction started: January 28, 1887 • Opened: March 31, 1889 • Floors: 3 • Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
  27. 27. Basilica of the Sacré Cœur
  28. 28. • The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. • Opened: 1914 • Hours: Tuesday hours 6:00 am–10:30 pm - See all • Address: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France • Architectural styles: Ancient Roman architecture, Byzantine architecture • Architects: Paul Abadie, Honoré Daumet, Lucien Magne
  29. 29. Stade Vélodrome
  30. 30. • he Stade Vélodrome is a football stadium in Marseille, France. It is home to the Olympique de Marseille football club of Ligue 1, and was a venue in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2007 Rugby World Cup. • Capacity: 42,000 • Address: 3 Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
  31. 31. Musée d'Orsay
  32. 32. Musée d'Orsay • The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, an impressive Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. • Construction started: 1897 • Established: 1986 • Hours: Tuesday hours 9:30 am–6:00 pm - • Address: 5 Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France • Architectural style: Beaux-Arts architecture • Architects: Gae Aulenti, Victor Laloux, Émile Bénard
  33. 33. The Panthéon
  34. 34. • The Panthéon is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, ... • Height: 83 m • Address: Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France • Architectural style: Neoclassical architecture • Architects: Jacques-Germain Soufflot, Jean-Baptiste Rondelet • Burials: Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, • SCOREOVERALL 26 Sign in for full scores and summary •
  35. 35. The Pont du Gard
  36. 36. • The Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins, in the Gard département of southern France. • Total length: 274 m • Opened: 60 AD • Location: Vers-Pont-du-Gard • Address: 400 Route du Pont du Gard, 30210 Vers-Pont- du-Gard, France • Architect: Henri Pitot

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