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Who washes thee? My mother washes me.

Qui a caché le livre?

Who has hidden the book?

Je cache le

I hide the

livre. Qui a bu la bière ? Il a

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Go through, as in Lesson 4, Je parle, I speak; je lave, I wash; je frappe, I hit; also je me lave, I wash myself, like je me lève.

Lesson 6.

Qui a parlé ?

Who has spoken?

Le père de Georges a
The father of George
George's father has

parlé. Que dit-il ?*

says he

Il dit que

spoken. What does he say? He says that

je me lève à midi. Il a pu lire

myself raise

I get up at noon. He has been able to read

le livre. Émile sera sage. Si tu



the book. Emile will be good. If you

es (è) sage, ta mère achètera le piano.



are good, your mother will buy the piano.

Ma mère a

su cela. Le dîné

My mother has known that. The dinner


Papa se


will vex.

will finish. Papa will be vexed.

N.B.-Notice that in verbs of the 1st conjugation, the participle ends in e and the future third person ends in ra. Parler (é), to speak; parlé, spoken; il parlera, he will speak.

Go through the other verbs in Lessons 3 and 4 in the same manner. Also fâcher (é), to vex; acheter

(é), to buy.

The t in dit is sounded because of the vowel i that follows.

Lesson 7.

La petite Aline lira le Télémaque. The little Aline will read Télémaque.

Caroline a déchiré sa robe de gaze. Le

dress of gauze.

Caroline has torn her gauze dress. The rivage sera le refuge du pilote fatigué.

pilot weary.

shore will be the refuge of the weary pilot.

Le camarade de Jerome a avalé une pilule. The schoolfellow of Jerome.

Jerome'sschoolfellow has swallowed a pill. Maxime a tiré une fiole de sa poche. Maxime has drawn a phial from his pocket

La rapidité de la rivière a diminué. The rapidity of the river has diminished

Le nuage a caché la lumière de la lune. The cloud has hidden the light of the moon

Cacher (é), to hide; il cache, he hides; il cachera, he uill hide; il cacha, he hid; il a caché, he has hidden. In the same way go through the verbs in Lessons 3 and 4. Also déchirer (é), to tear; fatiguer (é), to weary; avaler (é), to swallow; tirer (ė), to draw.

Lesson 8.


Le (mas.), La (fem.), L' (m. & f.), before a vowel or h mute, the.

Ma (fem.), my.

Sa (fem.), his, her, its.

Translate the following sentences into French. The words are all to be found in Vocabulary 1.

1. Who has seen the moon? 2. The cloud hides its light. 3. He has drunk the beer. 4. She has read the book. 5. Who has said that? 6. She tears her

dress. 7. I speak to my mother. 8.



Thou washest thyself. 9. He has been



able to smoke. 10. The wasp stings me.

Lesson 9.

De, of; du, of the, (m.); de la, of the, (f.); de l', (m. & f.) before a vowel or h mute.

Du père, of the father; de la mère, of the mother; de l'élève, of the pupil.

Une (fem.), a, an.

"The father's book" is, in French, "the book of the father."

Translate into French: (See Vocabulary 1.)

1. He has raised the horse's head (head of the horse). 2. My mother has torn her dress. 3. She washes the pupil's head (head of the pupil). 4. He draws a fig from his pocket. 5. Who will swallow



a wasp? 6. He will wash himself at noon. 7. She has seen the moon's light (light of the moon). 8. The pupil's mother (mother of the pupil) has known that.

N.B.-Other sentences may be made at the teacher's discretion.

Lesson 10.

Ui is sounded like u with i pronounced rapidly after it.

Oi is sounded like the English syllable wah.
Ou is sounded like the English oo.

Gn is sounded like ny put before each vowel, and making one syllable with it.

Ill is sounded like ee followed by y, French people sound an 1 between the ee

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