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Lazy in French

Lazy in French

In this short lesson you will learn how to say lazy in French. This is one of my favorite adjectives as I enjoyed being lazy each and every day! If you are a man in you want to say I am lazy you would say, “Je suis paresseux.” This is the masculine form of the adjective. If you are a woman you must use the feminine form. Hence, you would say, “Je suis paresseuse“. Notice that the “eux” ending becomes “euse” in the feminine form.

In the video I say that I like to play with Samantha (my cat) when I’m lazy. In French, that’s “je joue avec Samantha quand je suis paresseux“. Then, I ask you what do you like to do when you are lazy? To say that in French you would say, “Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire quand tu es paresseux(euse)?” To respond, you would say, “Je + verb + quand je suis paresseux(euse)“. Please note that you have to conjugate the verb in the first person so it corresponds to je or “I”.

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David Issokson

David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on his site,, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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