Today, we'll look at vocabulary words, alternatives to using "not" too often.
I'll give you an example right away. Instead of saying he is not happy, you can say instead, he is unhappy. You will know the right word to use to talk about something or a situation, to describe someone or a situation, in a negative way.
And that will allow you to make simpler sentences because you won't have to put the "don't". She's not happy, she's unhappy.
You see, it's a slightly simpler sentence on the one hand, but at the same time you're using more complex vocabulary words, more advanced, which show that you have a good knowledge of French.
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Let's go back to our video where we'll see antonyms, opposite words, opposite adjectives. It can be really interesting for you, to enrich, to develop your French vocabulary.
Let's get started! Let's start right away with the first word.
Something that is not real is something that is unreal. It was a dream, it was not real. It's true that what I experienced in my dream was unreal. It couldn't be real. It is unreal.
Not effective, ineffective. When something is not effective, does not work, it is said to be ineffective.
This medication is not effective in treating my disease, it is not effective. It is ineffective.
Not generous, stingy. Here the word is very different. When someone is not generous, he is stingy. He is close to his money, he doesn't like to spend money very much. My new boyfriend is not generous.
We went to the restaurant three times and I paid all three times. He is stingy, he is not generous. He is stingy.
Not guilty is someone who is innocent. If you are not guilty, you are innocent. He didn't commit the murder. He is not guilty, he is innocent.
Not happy, unhappy. Chloé is not happy in Paris. She would like to move to the south of France. Chloe is unhappy in Paris. She would like to move to the south of France.
No way, impossible. I can't believe Michael Jackson is dead. I can't believe it. I can't believe Michael Jackson is dead. It's not possible.
Not possible, impossible.
Not logical, illogical. Illogical means that it doesn't make sense.
Uncooked, something that is not cooked, is something that is raw. Chicken is uncooked, it is inedible. The chicken is raw, it is inedible.
Not easy, difficult. This one you may already know. This calculation is not easy, I will use a calculator. This calculation is difficult, I will use a calculator.
Not heavy, light. This box is not heavy, I can carry it alone. This box is light, I can carry it alone.
This one is a little bit difficult, moreover, often the natives will make a sentence in the negative and will not use the right vocabulary word. It's a little more sustained language, we'll say.
When a fruit is not ripe, it is said to be green. Green as in the color. It doesn't necessarily mean it's green in color. It means it's not ripe. It's not going to be good to eat.
Do not eat this fruit, it is not ripe, it is still green.
Not positive, negative. Pierre thinks he will fail his French exam, he is not positive. Pierre thinks he will fail his French exam. He is negative.
Not opaque, transparent. Here, the two words are quite difficult. Something that is not opaque is something that is transparent. You can see through it.
These curtains are not opaque, I can see through to my neighbors. These curtains are transparent, I can see through to my neighbors.
That's it for today, I hope you enjoyed this video and especially that you were able to learn new vocabulary, enrich your vocabulary, enrich the French you already knew.
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