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Clothing is the ninth (assuming read left to right) skill in the French language tree. It contains three lessons that teach all there is to know about clothing from your head to your feet.

TipsEdit

Idiomatic PluralsEdit

As you may have noticed from le jean, French sometimes describes things that are plural in English in the singular. Two other examples are le legging and le short.

AccentsEdit

There are five accents that are important in French pronunciation:

  • The accent aigu (é) changes the pronunciation to that of an "ee" sound.
  • The accent grave (è) changes the pronunciation to a long "a" sound. When used with other letters, the accent grave distinguishes between two words with the same pronunciation (for example: ou meaning "or" and meaning "where")
  • The cedille (ç) indicates that the pronunciation is similar to an "s" sound rather than a hard "k" sound.
  • The accent circumflexe (ê) appears in words where traditionally they were spelled with S's following them. For example, île ("island") used to be isle.
  • The trema (ë) means that the vowel is to be pronounced independently of the vowel(s) preceeding it.

LessonsEdit

Lesson 1Edit

  • le sac = bag
  • la poche = pocket
  • le vêtement = clothing
  • le pantalon = pants
  • le chaussure = shoe
  • le ceinture = belt

Lesson 2Edit

  • la chemise = shirt
  • la jupe = skirt
  • la botte = boot
  • le costume = costume
  • le portefeuille = wallet
  • le manteau = coat
  • le chapeau = hat

Lesson 3Edit

  • la chaussette = sock
  • la veste = vest
  • le jean = jeans
  • la parapluie = umbrella
  • la gant = glove
  • la casquette = cap
  • l'écharpe = scarf

ReferencesEdit

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/fr/Clothing


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