Lesson 2 of French for beginners: introduce someone in French

French lesson 2 of communication: introduce someone in French

Introduce someone in French


After learning to simply introduce yourself with lesson 1 introduce yourself in French, learning to introduce someone is the second thing you need to learn in French. This will be very useful in your first exchanges with French speakers. The video below will teach you how to simply introduce someone in French. For a person whom you wish to introduce in French, you will be able to express his/her first name, his/her age, his/her nationality, the place where he/she live (his/her city, his/her country), his/her occupation (his/her profession):


eak of a person in French, for a man, we use “il” and for a woman, we use “elle”:

1) You will learn to say what the name of the person is. That is to say express his/her first name. For example, for a man: “Il s’appelle (son prénom).” = “His name is (his first name)” and for a woman: “Elle s’appelle (son prénom).” = “Her name is (her first name).

2) You will learn to tell his/her age. For example, for a man: “Il a (son âge) ans.” = “He is (his age) years old.”. And for a woman: “Elle a (son age) ans.“ = “She is (his age) years old.”.

3) You will learn to express his/her nationality. For example, for a man: “Il est (sa nationalité).” = “He is (his nationality).” and for a woman: “Elle est (sa nationalité).” = “She is (her nationality).”.

4) You will learn to say where the person lives. That is to say in which city the person lives. For example, for a man: “Il habite à (sa ville).” = “He lives in (his city) and for a woman: “Elle habite à (sa ville).” = “She lives in (her city).”.

5) You will learn to express his/her occupation. That is to say the profession that the person exercises. For example, for a man: “Il est (son métier).” = “He is (his occupation).” and for a woman: “Elle est (son métier).” = “She is (her occupation).”.

To be able to introduce someone in French,  watch this video several times, repeating after the teacher. When the teacher says: “Il s’appelle....”, say : “Il s'appelle (adding your best male friend’s first name).” When the teacher says: “Elle s’appelle.”, say: “Elle s’appelle (adding your best female friend’s first name).”, etc.

Learn to introduce yourself in this way, without thinking too much, in a natural way, without asking yourself questions about grammar, conjugation, etc.

Speaking activity to introduce someone in French

Using the models below as inspiration, introduce your best male friend and your best female friend by making a video and posting your video to Flemotion's Vimeo group: https://vimeo.com/groups/flemotion


Je vous présente mon meilleur ami.
Il s’appelle (son prénom).
Il a (son âge) ans.
Il est (sa nationalité).
Il habite à (sa ville).
Il est (son métier).


Je vous présente ma meilleure amie.
Elle s’appelle (son prénom).
Elle a (son âge) ans.
Elle est (sa nationalité).
Elle habite à (sa ville).
Elle est (son métier).

Writing activity to introduce someone in French

Using the models above (those in the speaking activity) as inspiration, introduce your best male friend and your best female friend by writing a comment under our Youtube video “introduce someone in French”: https://youtu.be/L37WkNJgrNk We will respond to all comments.

This second French communication lesson is part of the French course 2: learn to introduce someone in French which includes 8 additional videos and articles of conjugation, lexicon (vocabulary) and grammar.


Are you a FLE (Français Langue Étrangère = French as a foreign language) teacher? Recommend this article and this video to your beginner learners in French. You will find more explanations in this article: the first lesson of a FLE teacher: lesson 0.


Once you have mastered this second French lesson for beginners “introduce someone in French”, you can move on to the following French communication lesson:


Lesson 3 of French for beginners: greet and take leave with tu in French


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