Speak French fast by making your own flash cards with build in memory tricks. Or download ours 1 by 1 or buy a complete French flashcard program all at once.
Fast and fun way to learn French
Illustrated French flash cards are a fast and fun way to learn French only:
when the flash cards are fun of course and
when the flash cards incorporate memory techniques
Take the above example… What do you see in the picture?
You see a chicken PULLing a blue cart filled with eggs.
The memory technique in this flashcard associates PULLing with:
the French word for chicken: "POULE", which is more or less pronounced the same like the English word “pull”;
Next time you are looking for the translation of chicken:
your memory recalls the chicken pulling the blue cart and
immediately you remember "poule"
Where to find French flash cards using memory techniques?
You can buy the Fun French Flashcard Program from the complete French Memorization Tools and Techniques Package. These French flash cards will teach you 1000 of the most commonly used French words (with their English counterparts) using memorizing techniques, in as little as 15 minutes a day.
Or you can download our French flashcards 1 by 1 or… you can make your own: just put the word in a “funny or silly” English situation that comes close to the French word. Of course: spot on is always best (like “pull” for “poule”), but it’s using the creative part of your brain, so you can stray away a bit like: a flashcard image with lot’s of golden products from French luxury goods company Dior, to remember the French word for gold: “or”.
Studying endless list of French vocabulary can get tedious, which doesn’t do language students – or their teachers – any good. But learning French words from French flash cards you made yourself, is another proven memory technique to remember the words faster.
Personally I suggest you buy a few flash cards to get you going and then add your own cards.
How to make and use your own French flash cards
Choose a format and stick to it. My French flash cards are 300x400pixels which I print out, fold double and glue together so they are strong. Laminate each flash card if you want your children and grand children to benefit from them as well.
Put a picture on one side and write the French word or phrase on the other side. Do use pictures as this will make memorizing easier. Why? Because your mind will not be slowed down by the English word: you will see an image and your brain will go straight to "your French memory" for the translation.
For nouns: add ‘un‘ or ‘une‘ in front of the word. Learning the gender of French words just comes naturally after repeating the words over and over.
Put a rubber band around your flash cards and carry them in your pocket or purse wherever you go. Use them when you’re waiting at the doctor’s office, sitting on a bus, riding a train, during advertisements on TV…
For even better memorization results, you can bundle your flashcards by topic. E.g. restaurant vocabulary, shopping vocabulary.
When you meet a French person for the first time it is common to shake hands, as you would in most English cultures. It is also commonplace to use more formal greetings and phrases that use the polite word for you: "vous".
If you are meeting a French friend (male or female), or someone that you have met several times before, then use "Salut!". Men and women or women and women follow up with a kiss on both cheeks.
If somebody wants to know your name, they will use the phrase: "Comment vous appelez-vous?" (literary: how do you call yourself?) The correct way to answer is "Je m’appelle …" followed with your name like e.g. "Je m’appelle Bond, James Bond."
Learn to pronounce the 2 most used ways of how to say hello in French: ‘salut’ and ‘bonjour’ and learn when it’s appropriate to use these French words.
We already mentioned there are French flash cards on our site and in the shops with in built memory techniques. Another way of learning French words is using post-its. On any object in the house, you can put a post-it with the French translation of the English word.
And for those who have been on a holiday to France or to any French speaking country, you will have noticed you can buy all sorts of souvenirs like a coffee cup that greets you each morning saying "salut", which translates to "hello". I am sure you can buy them online as well
The easiest way how to say hello in French
The end letter ‘-t’ in salut is not pronounced and you have to pucker your lips as if you are about to give somebody a kiss, to get the correct "u" sound.
What’s great about the French word salut is that you can use it both in casual situations:
to say Hi as well as
to say Bye (both in a casual way).
Most used of all French greetings: bonjour : Good day! Good morning! Good afternoon! Hello!… All can be translated with Bonjour!
How to answer a French greeting
French greetings are some of the first phrases that will you need when learning French. Equally important are the responses to the greetings. If you have a sharp ear, you can get by with just repeating the same phrase as the one you hear when French people greet you.
When you study French in France or travel to a French speaking country, you will hear these greetings and expressions on a daily basis, so they will quickly become internalized.
How to say hello in French summarized
Casual ‘Hi", ‘Hello’ : Salut
Casual and formal : Bonjour
Hello on the phone when you want to make sure that the line is clear: Allo?
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Speak French faster with French flash cards.
Our French students always speak French faster and drop out less than the students of my colleagues because we use fun French Flash Cards with inbuilt memory techniques.
Learn French has to be fun and as easy as possible after you return from a hard days work.
Fun French flash cards are brain friendly and a fun way to speak French fast!
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