French Level 1|
In order for you to be able to shop correctly, you really need to be able to talk about your purchases. The verb, Acheter makes it possible for you to accomplish this task. Look at the ending of this new verb. You'll notice that this is another "-er" verbs, however, this verb has one small difference. You will see what I mean in a moment.
Look at the chart below and say these words and phrases with me:
You notice that with the je, tu, il, elle, ils, and elles forms of "ACHETER", the first "e" gains an accent grave (è) which changes the sound of the verb. This is because without this change, the verb form would be nearly impossible to pronounce (and it would sound very strange if you did try to pronounce it this way!).
Let's try a few of sentences about clothing using the verb "ACHETER":
Great! In the next leçon (interlude), M. Charon has some other irregular "-er" verbs to share with you. When he has finished, I am going to give you all of the inside information about shopping in Paris! À bientôt!