French Level 1

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French Level 1

Study commonly used French words and phrases, as well as grammatical concepts including gender, the present tense, the immediate future tense, and the past tense.

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Lessons in this Class


# Deck Name Num. of Cards
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Lesson 1

This deck covers basic pleasantries, personal pronouns, nouns, and adjectives. You will also learn the definite and indefinite articles, as well as some numbers and "être" and "avoir" in the present tense.

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Vocab Enrichment 1.1

Learn some common verbs as well as vocabulary terms related to basic math and comparatives. This roughly covers cards 300-360 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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3

Vocab Enrichment 1.2

This deck covers basic words and phrases having to do with both school and time. This roughly covers cards 360-430 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Vocab Enrichment 1.3

This deck introduces very basic terms dealing with travel and clothes. This roughly covers cards 430-480 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Lesson 2

This deck covers the present tense of both regular and irregular verbs. You will also learn about possessive adjectives, how to ask questions, and basic negation.

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Vocab Enrichment 2.1

Use this deck to memorize a variety of terms dealing with topics such as comparatives, superlatives, age, speech, and school. This roughly covers cards 480-530 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Vocab Enrichment 2.2

This deck presents basic vocab terms about food. This roughly covers cards 530-600 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Vocab Enrichment 2.3

This deck introduces beginner-level body and health words. This roughly covers cards 600-660 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Lesson 3

This deck covers demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, as well as school and family words. You will also learn about telling time, comparatives and superlatives, the construction "il y a," and the expressions "avoir besoin de" and "avoir envie de."

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Vocab Enrichment 3.1

Among other topics, this vocab deck covers basic animal and nature words. This roughly covers cards 660-720 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Vocab Enrichment 3.2

In this deck, you will learn some basic verbs along with words and phrases dealing with time and the state of being inside vs. outside. This roughly covers cards 720-780 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Vocab Enrichment 3.3

Learn words dealing with life, age, singing, and school. This roughly covers cards 780-840 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Lesson 4

In this deck, you will learn about the gerund and the present progressive. You will also learn the basic colors and vocabulary terms dealing with the household.

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Vocab Enrichment 4.1

Use this deck to learn vocabulary terms about sleep, sound, and taste, among other topics. This roughly covers cards 840-890 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Vocab Enrichment 4.2

This deck introduces basic words and phrases having to do with weather and business. This roughly covers cards 890-960 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Vocab Enrichment 4.3

Learn vocabulary covering such topics as change, color, direction, and drinks. This roughly covers cards 960-1020 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Lesson 5

This deck covers the immediate future tense, ordinal numbers, duration words, and location words. You will also learn vocabulary centered on hobbies and sports.

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Vocab Enrichment 5.1

Here you will learn terms that deal with, among other things, emotion, home, and importance. This roughly covers cards 1020-1070 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Vocab Enrichment 5.2

Use this deck to learn words and phrases dealing with a variety of themes, including length, love, and intelligence. This roughly covers cards 1070-1140 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Vocab Enrichment 5.3

This deck contains a range of basic vocabulary, including fundamental technology terms. This roughly covers cards 1140-1200 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Vocab Enrichment 5.4

A variety of vocabulary is covered here, including words dealing with light and movement. This roughly covers cards 1200-1260 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Lesson 6

This deck presents the basic past tense, called "le passé composé." It also covers days, months, and dates, as well as the passive voice and the causative usage of "faire."

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Vocab Enrichment 6.1

The main themes of this deck are basic sports and speech vocabulary. This roughly covers cards 1260-1340 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Vocab Enrichment 6.2

Common travel-related words make up the majority of this deck. This roughly covers cards 1340-1400 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Vocab Enrichment 6.3

This deck introduces commonly used words dealing with washing/cleaning, winning/losing, and the basics of art. This roughly covers cards 1400-1460 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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Vocab Enrichment 6.4

Most of this deck is focused on basic vocabulary relating to countries. This roughly covers cards 1460-1540 of our 9000+ French vocabulary cards, which Brainscape's linguists have ordered from most fundamental (“hello”) to most esoteric (“fluorescent”).

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French Listening Practice 1

Use this deck to hone your French listening comprehension skills!

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French Translation Practice 1

This deck serves as a way to both develop your translation skills and learn a wide range of common colloquial French phrases.

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