Read Easiest French Example Stories

You Can Read these Easy French Example Stories:

You will be able to read and understand each of the following stories in French because of the many words that look like English.

It will be clear to you even though written in a foreign language.

You will understand the meanings of the main words, so you will be able to figure out the meanings of the other French words.

(The only tip you need is that Je or J' means "I".)

In these Dual Language stories, with parallel texts in each language, each line of French is printed above the English version, to make your beginning French reading as painless as possible.

The foreign version is placed first to encourage you to look for and recognize foreign words similar to ones in English -- and deduce what the foreign words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.

However, try to read the French all the way through without looking at the English version. It's simple.

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FIRST Easy French Example Story You Can Read:

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LE RENDEZ-VOUS À PARIS

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J'arrive à Paris en train.

I arrive at Paris on the train.

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Je continue en taxi.

I continue by taxi.

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Je continue le long du grand boulevard jusqu'à ma destination.

I continue along the grand boulevard to my destination.

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J'arrive au restaurant pour le rendez-vous.

I arrive at the restaurant for the rendezvous.

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Je dîne avec mes parents et mes cousins.

I dine with my parents and my cousins.

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Je converse avec mes parents à table.

I converse with my parents at the table.

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J'amuse mon cousin.

I amuse my cousin.

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Ah! J'adore le champagne. "Super!"

Ah! I adore the champagne. "Super!"

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J'adore le dessert aussi.

I adore dessert also.

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"Non! Je refuse!"

"No! I refuse!"

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La police arrive au restaurant.

The police arrive at the restaurant.

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Je tremble devant le danger.

I tremble at the danger.

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SECOND Easy French Example Story You Can Read:

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THE PICNIC

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J'arrive au pique-nique dans le cul de sac.

I arrive at the picnic in the cul de sac.

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"Bon Appétit!"

"Bon Appétit."

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Je dîne d'un hamburger avec de la mayonnaise, et des fruits.

I dine on a hamburger with mayonnaise, and fruit.

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Robert prefere un hot dog et une orange.

Robert prefers a hot dog and an orange.

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Barbara prefere un sandwich avec olive et du melon.

Barbara prefers a sandwich with olive, and some melon.

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Marie prefere les hors d'oeuvre d'escargot et la haute cuisine du chateau.

Marie prefers hors d'ouvres of escargot and haute cuisine at the country estate.

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Pour le jogging, je prefere un T-shirt et mon Walkman.

For jogging, I prefer a T-shirt and my Walkman.

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Pour la soirée au club, je prefere les jeans.

For the soirée at the club, I prefer jeans.

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Après le ski, les nouveau riche preferent le bar ou une chaise longue.

After skiing, the nouveau riche prefer the bar or a chaise lounge.

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THIRD Easy French Example Story You Can Read:

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LE ZOO

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J'arrive au zoo.

I arrive at the zoo.

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Une cage confine les lions.

One cage confined the lions.

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Je tremble devant la grandeur du lion.

I tremble at the grandeur of the lion.

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Je tremble devant le long serpent.

I tremble at the long serpent.

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La parade des éléphants m'amuse.

A parade of elephants amuses me.

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J'adore cet animal.

I adore this animal.

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Je converse avec une mule.

I converse with a mule.

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FOURTH Easy French Example Story You Can Read:

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MON HÔTEL EN FRANCE

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Je réside en France. I reside in France.

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Je réside dans un hôtel spécial.

I reside in a special hotel.

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Je déplore le décor de mon hôtel.

I deplore the decor of my hotel.

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Je déplore la prétention.

I deplore pretention.

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Je déplore la température extrême.

I deplore extreme temperature.

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Je désire un crédit.

I desire credit.

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Je persévere.

I persevere.

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Je récite une poème éloquent.

I recite an eloquent poem.

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