French - Lesson 2 - Dialog for Easy Vocabulary

A Dialog Showing the Use of the Easy Vocabulary Words

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This next lesson introduces a simple dialog with some easy vocabulary words, introduced in the previous lesson. Here is a suggestion on how to practice with this dialog:

  1. First, familiarize yourself with the vocabulary words. They are presented below, or you can go back to the Lesson 1 activities.
  2. Next, read through the whole dialog in French. Try to guess the meaning, but go ahead and look at the English translations if you need to.
  3. For further in-depth study, you can try to memorize the dialog in French. You can take small sections of the dialog and see if you can come up with the French while only looking at the English.
  4. You can also try the game or learning quiz to practice the dialog.

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Tim Visits François

Tim, from the U.S., is visiting his friend François who lives in France.

bon (m.) / bonne (f.) good
un jour a day
bonjour good day / hello
TIM: Bonjour, François!TIM: Good day, François!
FRANÇOIS: Bonjour, Tim!FRANÇOIS: Good day, Tim!
c'est this is / that is
très very
beau (m.) / belle (f.) beautiful
une maison a house
merci thank you
TIM: C'est une très belle maison.TIM: This is a very beautiful house.
FRANÇOIS: Merci.FRANÇOIS: Thank you.
il y a there is / there are
un chat a cat
sur on
le (m.) / la (f.) the
une table a table
TIM: Euh ... il y a un chat sur la table.TIM: Um ... there is a cat on the table.
FRANÇOIS: Bien sûr!FRANÇOIS: Of course!
mais but
pourquoi why
TIM: Mais pourquoi?TIM: But why?
parce que because
un chien a dog
sous under
un pupitre a desk
FRANÇOIS: Parce qu'il y a un chien sous le pupitre.FRANÇOIS: Because there is a dog under the desk.
Sometime later...
je vais I go / I'm going
à to
mon (m.) / ma (f.) my
un hôtel a hotel
maintenant now
TIM: Je vais à mon hôtel maintenant.TIM: I'm going to my hotel now.
c'est this is / that is
au revoir goodbye
TIM: C'est un bon chat. Et un bon chien. Au revoir!TIM: That's a good cat. And a good dog. Goodbye.
FRANÇOIS: Au revoir.FRANÇOIS: Goodbye.

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