Ask a French Teacher – When to use EN?


hi everybody
Candace here welcome to ask a teacher but I answer your most common French
questions the question for this lesson is when and how do you use on Oh is a
pronoun that you used to replace a noun this is to make your sentences shorter
and easier to say it’s used in three ways first on can be used as a pronoun
in place of uncountable nouns or indefinite plural nouns let’s dive into
some examples so you can learn how to use all correctly let’s look at this
short conversation one person says to a deeper meaning are you buying apples the
other responds with Jonah shit a kilo meaning yes I’m buying one kilogram of
them here all refers to the palm or apples it’s simpler than saying we
should include a poem yes I’m buying one kilogram of apples we also use on for a
countable nouns like water du Loup or milk delay for example if someone asks
you to vu du Loup meaning do you want some water you can reply with genre
beyond message meaning yes I would like some thank you the second use of o is as
a pronoun for verbs that use the preposition do for example I will only
do meaning to feel like consider do to advise and sister will do to make us off
so if a friend asks you to believe on a film do you want to go see a film but
you’re not really in the mood you can respond generally passages I don’t feel
like it the third way you can use R is as a preposition to describe something
for example investing here is a leather jacket
literally this is invest a jacket or career in leather here o is used to
describe what the noun in this case jacket is made of another example would
be if you ask a shop clerk at a clothing store the question excuse I visit vest
on blue which means do you have this jacket in blue in this example o is used
to describe the color of the jackets that’s it for now I hope that makes more
sense now if you have any more questions please leave them in the comments below
and I try to answer them aDNA – see you soon

53 Replies to “Ask a French Teacher – When to use EN?”

  1. your videos are very informative. Our teacher never tells us all of the uses and it can be quite confusing if you are reading a book or something. Thank you😊

  2. Ok… J'ai beau savoir parlé le français, la vidéo a l'air très compliquée, et encore plus pour quelqu'un qui est en train d'apprendre la langue… Essayer de rendre vos explications plus claires et moins ''lourdes'' ; sans y rajouter des détails non-utiles pour la leçon première de la vidéo… En tout cas, bonne continuation. ^^'

  3. From what i know En can be used as "by" in gerund? I don't really get the concept of Gerund though (indonesian here). Please make a video if you don't mind. Merci beaucoup

  4. when do you use it instead of le/la/l' ?

    EDIT: I mean, I see it sometimes when you're using le/la to replace a noun etc. eg. Je le trends, il la vu. – It's not in these examples but something like j'en ai besoin – I'm not sure if I'm using it right here, but I hope you understand my query

  5. I read this statement before "j'en perds mes mots" and it didn't make a sense to me, here "en" is supposed to represent "mes mots" but at the same time they both there at the statement, actually I couldn't get it,, it's really confusing !

  6. This is a great video. Thanks for the really clear explanations. I'm going to take a while to master case 2, but I think I can use 1 fairly easily. Just need to figure out where to use en and where to use de and where to use en and where to use dans. Then all will be better!

  7. So ''en'' is pretty much like ''lo'' in spanish, isn't it? f.e. Quiero ese coche -> Lo quiero, Je veux cette voiture -> J'en veux

  8. Hello, thank you very much for your hep. I found the following construction: "J'en visité beaucoup de régions", but I can't exactly place this. Could you help?

  9. Can you please explain when to use 'en' and when to use 'à'? For example, why is it incorrect to say, 'J'habite à Paris' instead of the correct 'J'habite en Paris'? Merci beaucoup!

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