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Newbie Lesson S1
Mastering the French Kiss...AGAIN?

Formal French Formal English Informal French Informal English Vocabulary Grammar Points Cultural Insight

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Formal French
Julie Dupont Robert Martin Julie Dupont Robert Martin Oh Robert ! Encore vous ! Bonsoir. Comment allez-vous ? Trs bien, merci. Bonne soire. bientt !

Formal English
Julie Dupont Robert Martin Julie Dupont Robert Martin Oh, Robert! You again! Good evening. How are you? Very good, thank you. Enjoy the party. See you soon.

Informal French
Julie Dupont Robert Martin Julie Dupont Robert Martin Oh Robert! Encore toi ! Salut. Comment tu vas ? Trs bien, merci. plus. bientt !

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Informal English
Julie Dupont Robert Martin Julie Dupont Robert Martin Oh, Robert! You again! Hi. How is it going? Very good, thank you. Later. See you soon.

Vocabulary
French encore bonsoir trs English still , again. good evening very Class adverb noun adverb Gender masculine

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aller comment toi to go how you verb adverb stressed pronoun (pronom tonique) corresponding to the 2nd person singular (Tu) adverb of time noun interjection adjective or adverb personal pronoun

bientt. soire merci bien tu

soon evening, party thank you good you

feminine

Vocabulary Sample Sentences


Il boit, mais il a encore soif. "He drinks, but hes still thirsty." Le client est encore revenu pour se plaindre. The customer came back again to complain. Il est encore ici. Demain il va encore Marseille. "He is still here. Tomorrow he is going to Marseille again." Bonsoir, Mesdames et Messieurs. "Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen." Le restaurant est trs bien. "The restaurant is very good." Il parle trs vite. "He speaks very fast." Trs bien. "Very good." Marie va en Egypte. "Mary goes to Egypt." Comment tu t'appelles ? "What is your name?" Comment a va ? "What's up? How are you?" Tu fais quoi, toi ? "What do you do?" Toi, tu viens avec moi. "You, you are coming with me." Au revoir, et bientt. "Bye, and see you soon." Bientt, je vais au travail. "Soon, I 'm going to work." Elles se prparent pour la soire. "They get ready for the evening." Quelle bonne soire. /Je vais une soire. "What a nice evening! / I am going to a party." Merci normment. "Thanks a lot." Mille mercis. "A thousand thanks." Ce n'est pas bien de mentir. "It's not nice to lie." Trs bien. "Very good." C'est bien. "It is good." Tu devineras la rponse. "You will guess the answer." Tu es tudiant. "You are a student."

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Grammar Points
The French Verbs aller and the question word comment Comment allez-vous ? "How Are You?" To ask "how (a person) is" in French, we use the verb aller. It literally means, "to go." Formal: 1. Comment allez-vous? "How are you?" 2. Je vais trs bien. "I am very well." 3. Trs bien. "Very well."

Informal: 1. Comment a va? "What's up?" 2. Comment tu vas? "How are you?" 3. a va? "What's up?" 4. Je vais bien. "I am fine." 5. Bien. "Fine."

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Note 1: Word order for comment can be placed at the beginning or end of a question. For example: 1. Comment tu vas? 2. Tu vas comment?

Note 2: Word order for aller: The verb aller can also change positions in the question "How are you?" For example: 1. Comment + subject + verb? Comment tu vas?

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- Comment + verb + subject? Comment vas-tu? - INCORRECT- Vas-tu comment?

Cultural Insight
Greeting With Kisses-Don't Be Surprised! For the French, kissing is a part of life and multiple kisses are normal. Paris adopted a four kiss greeting years ago and it has stuck ever since. The sequence is a kiss on each cheek, with each kiss alternating cheeks. In other regions they use a three kiss routine and in most other parts of France they employ a two kiss greeting.

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