Do the French say puis je?
“Puis-je” – Extremely Formal and Nowadays Outdated. In extremely formal and old-fashioned French, we used to say: “puis-je”.
Can mean in French?
French: pouvoir être capable.
What is pouvoir?
Pouvoir is a very useful verb with a highly irregular conjugation. It is used to express ability, and it’s translated as ‘can,’ ‘could,’ or ‘may. ‘ It is a semi-auxiliary verb, which means that it is often (but not always) followed by an infinitive.
When we can in French?
To say “we can” in writing, the nous form would be nous pouvons. So to say “we can come”, the form would be nous pouvons venir. But remember that in everyday, informal spoken French, nous isn’t used very much.
Can I help you French?
Originally Answered: What is the translation of “may I help you” to French? You can say “how can I help you”: Comment je peux t’aider? Comment je peux vous aider?
What do the French call a bathroom?
Note that the term les toilettes referring to the bathroom is always plural. You may also use the word les cabinets. If you do, you’d say, “Où sont les cabinets, s’il te plaît,” but it’s a bit old-fashioned.
Can I call you meaning in French?
Can I call you? Je peux t’appeler ?
Why does peux become puis?
Hi juliestarling, puis is an old conjugation form of the verb pouvoir (not “pouvre” ;)). => peux form can’t be used: “peux-je” is plenty wrong in FR. => peux form can be used.
Why is Canada French?
Canada’s two colonizing peoples are the French and the British. They controlled land and built colonies alongside Indigenous peoples, who had been living there for millennia. They had two different languages and cultures. The French spoke French, practiced Catholicism, and had their own legal system (civil law).
WHAT IS A in France?
Using a in French
In French, there are 3 ways of using the indefinite articles “ a,” “ an,” “ some” or “ several.” A or An + masculine noun = un. A or An + feminine noun = une. Some or Several + any plural noun = des.
What is the word I in French?
The French letter ‘I’ is pronounced more or less like the ‘EE’ in “fee,” but without the Y sound at the end. An ‘I’ with an accent circonflexe, î or tréma, ï, is pronounced the same way. This is also true for the letter ‘Y’ when it’s used as a vowel in French.
What does Devoir mean?
Definition of devoir
1 : duty, responsibility. 2 : a usually formal act of civility or respect.
What is the meaning of vendre?
[vɑ̃dʀ ] Full verb table transitive verb. to sell. vendre qch à qn to sell sb sth.
Is manger avoir or etre?
Whether you use avoir or être basically depends on the main verb. In the above examples, manger, like most verbs, uses avoir. But tomber is a special verb that uses être instead.