School Day

Daily routines

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During term time we have a routine that we follow every day, day after day! If we want to tell someone about it, we can use these phrases:

Je me reveille. - I wake up.

Je me lève. - I get up.

Je me lave. - I wash.

Je me brosse les dents. - I brush my teeth.

Je me douche. - I have a shower.

Je m'habille. - I get dressed.

All these phrases are REFLEXIVE – that means that you do them TO YOURSELF, hence the me part. Je me lave literally means 'I wash myself'.

Je me lave. - I wash myself.

Je me couche. - I go (literally, put myself) to bed.

Other things you do every day aren't reflexive:

Je prends le petit déjeuner. - I have breakfast.

Je vais à l'école. - I go to school.

Je sors à huit heures. - I leave home at 8 o'clock.

Je retourne chez moi. - I go home.

You can make longer sentences with these phrases. For example:

Je me reveille à sept heures. - I wake up at 7 o'clock.

Je me douche et je prends le petit-déjeuner. - I shower and have breakfast.

Now you have a go!