Chapter 3
You Are the Subject
In This Chapter
• Hellos and goodbyes
• The verbs être and avoir
• Professions and countries
• Family members
• Possession
• Asking questions
A foolproof way to quickly immerse yourself in French is to find a foreign friend with a sympathetic ear. Then, just jabber away. Talk about anything and everything that interests you. Don’t worry about your mistakes. A real friend will politely let you get away with the less severe ones. Don’t be shy about asking for help and corrections. No one is perfect. By all means, use your dictionary or ask for help when you get stuck. Developing a friendship requires you to talk about yourself and to ask your new-found friend questions. Strike up a conversation by using the following phrases ...

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