La Vie à Lyon

Living, learning and loving in Lyon !

Bonne chance, bon courage

I have exams at the moment. The end result of my semester will be (hopefully) passing the DELF A1 exam – Diplôme d’Etude de la Langue Française, the national French language exam. There are 6 levels (A1 – like me, up to C2 – like French people!)  in the DELF. 

It’s mid semester now (déja!) and this week we have listening and speaking exams, next week it’s reading and writing. The thing I find most difficult is the use of articles – how many ways can one say ‘a’ or ‘the?’  This many…

1. Les différentes formes des articles en français

 
masculin
un
le, l’
du, de l’
au
du, de l’
féminin
une
la, l’
de la, de l’
à la, à l’
de la, de l’
pluriel
des
les
des
aux
des

———

And don’t get me started on words having genders! 

 Interestingly enough, those who want to become French citizens only have to pass the oral exam at level B1. No reading or writing required! I wonder how that affects the literacy rate?

Bisous!

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