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Unformatted text preview: Chapitre 2: La famille p. 52 : Pronunciation Le son [r] • The French [r] is very different from the English counterpart. There are three keys to pronouncing the French [r] correctly. 1. Keep the tip of your tongue against your lower front teeth. 2. Arch the back of your tongue toward the back of your mouth, as for the sounds [ k ] (c at) or [ g ] (g et). Practice saying [go], then gros [gro]; gant [gã] grand [grã]. 3. Keep your lips from moving! Set your lips in position for the vowel that comes before or after the [r], and make sure that they don’t move for the [r]. Pronounce the following sound combinations, checking the corners of your mouth with your fingertips to make sure your lips don’t move. k [ka] car [kar] qui [ki] cri [kri] p. 55 : Expressing Ownership • The possessive adjective agrees in number and gender with the noun following it. oncle (masculine) son tante (feminine) sa parents (masc./pluriel) ses cousines (fem./pluriel) ses- Notice that it does not matter whether the possessor is a male or a female. The adjective agrees with the noun that follows it. son frère ( his/her brother) sa soeur ( his/her sister) • For singular words beginning with a vowel sound, always use the masculine adjective even if the noun is feminine. son avocate mon étudiant e masculin féminin pluriel my mon oncle ma tante mes parents Page 1 of 8 Chapitre 2: La famille your ton oncle ta tante tes parents his/her/it s son oncle sa tante ses parents our notre oncle notre tante nos parents your votre oncle votre tante vos parents their leur oncle leur tante leurs parents p. 57 : Pointing out People and Things • Demonstrative adjectives are used to point out or clarify, and, like all adjectives, they agree in number and gender with the noun they modify....
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