The word in French for beef is boeuf
The word in French for beef
which sounds a bit like BEUHFF.
Sounds a bit like BOTH, pronounced really badly. Like BOFF...
So to remember this word we get you to imagine the French soccer star Frank le Boeuf (Frank Beef) with slabs of beef hanging from BOFF sides of him.
.... we give you an picture to make learning this French word unforgettable... because your brain never forgets a picture (...according to scientists... they are all stored in your brain...)
This picture and Memory Trigger is taken from our Learn French - 200 Words a Day! Windows software programme available via download or on Windows CD.
By using Frank le Boeuf, a famous person, it makes it easier for you to remember the word, and more particularly .... its gender, or sex.
Because an added complication of learning French (or most European languages) is that all nouns are either masculine or feminine...
For a masculine word a male main character is used, and for a feminine word, a female.
And it is not always easy to remember which. Hence we add a GENDER TRIGGER to all nouns in all our courses.
This makes learning and remembering French words a breeze.
- Masculine nouns feature a male main character, and the voice recordings on these courses on their CD's is read by a male native French speaker. (Masculine nouns start with le, which means 'the'.
- Feminine nouns feature a female main character and the voice recordings on these courses on their CD's is read by a female native French speaker. Feminine nouns start with la, which also means 'the'.
When trying to remember whether a word is masculine or feminine, the answer lies in the picture.
To learn more about learning and remembering the gender of French nouns check out this link.
If you ever think "How do you say beef in French," and you have done our language learning courses, you will find that the Memory Trigger © picture tends to just pop into your mind. The hook is there in the subconscious. Sometimes, if it is a word that you have not heard or used for some time, just a part of the picture comes back, then this leads to remembering another part. If you keep using the words in actual conversation, you soon drop the need for the Memory Triggers, like wheels from a training bike.
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