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This lesson will tell you how to introduce yourself, and ask a few basic questions to someone you just met.
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We will ask for their name and age.
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Remember that French has both formal and informal ways of asking questions.
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We will study both here.
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First, here is how you ask someone's name politely.
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Quel est votre nom?
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Quel
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Quel est
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votre
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votre nom
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Ask again about their name.
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Quel est votre nom?
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The same question informally will be:
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Quel est ton nom?
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ton nom
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Ask their name again, informally:
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Quel est ton nom?
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Both the formal and informal questions work for either men or women.
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Repeat the question, first formally, then informally
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Quel est votre nom?
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Quel est ton nom?
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When asked about your name, you can reply:
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Je m'appelle ...
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and add your name.
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Repeat again:
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m'appelle
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Je
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Je m'appelle...
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If your name is John, you'll say:
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je m'appelle John.
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Now let's ask about age.
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In French, you ask "what age have you?":
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Quel âge avez-vous?
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...avez-vous
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Quel âge...
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Quel âge avez-vous?
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Similarly, in French, you say "I have 20 years".
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J'ai 20 ans.
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J'ai
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ans
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Vingt ans
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J'ai 20 ans.
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Do you remember how to ask someone's age?
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Quel âge avez-vous?
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You can ask the same question informally this way:
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Quel âge as-tu?
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as-tu
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Quel âge as-tu?
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