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Savoir déguster le vin – Advanced French

Savoir déguster le vin – Advanced French

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Savoir déguster le vin – Advanced French – Learn French with Anne’s AUDIO

France is going to La Cave today, that’s her favorite the wine store, boutique. She wants to pick up a bottle of wine. She uses a lot of adjectives, which we’ll study in the companion worksheet. For instance, do you know that Il est gris doesn’t always mean : he is grey, but it can mean “He’s tipsy” and that isabelle is not only a girl’s name, but also a color? Also in the grammar points, is when to use apporter, emporter, amener and emmener. The Culture capsule brings us to this famous Médoc Marathon, where I’ve seen a few runners having to quit from drinking too much red wine en route. Leave it to the French to run a marathon and drink red wine!

In the companion worksheet – 11 pages

  • text
  • translation
  • wine terms
  • 2 verbs – SENTIR and RESSENTIR
  • demonstrative pronouns such as CELLE, CELUI AND CEUX (THE ONE/S)
  • practice

Text excerpt – transcribe it and check your answers

Savoir déguster le vin

À l’occase de la sortie du Beaujolais nouveau, le troisième jeudi de novembre, la cave de mon quartier avait organisé un cours pour savoir comment déguster le vin. Je dois dire que j’étais vraiment…

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Related: Wine terms . No corkscrew? No problem . Special colors . Médoc Marathon . Apporter, emporter, amener and emmener .

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piquette – French expression

piquette – French expression

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C’est de la piquette

What does the French expression ‘ de la piquette ‘ mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne Audio.

la piquette est un vin de très mauvaise qualité, un mauvais vin de table en français courant. Des synomymes de « piquette » sont « bibine, pinard, vinasse »

la piquette – the little poke – means “a very bad quality wine”, “a bad table wine” in everyday French. Other ways to say that are “bibine, pinard, vinasse“.

  • « Non, ne bois pas ce vin-là, c’est vraiment de la piquette. »
  • “No, don’t drink this wine, it’s really bad quality.”

Try using this expression today.

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English words in French – French Beginner’s Course

English words in French

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English words in French. It’s really easy to learn French. Start with this list, first lesson of Anne’s weekly podcast.

Semaine 1

Who said French is hard to learn? There are tons of English words used in the French language – with a French accent, of course. Here is a list of some that I hear often in French. Note that most of them are masculine. My favorite one is un pin’s. What’s your favorite? Do you know another one? Feel free to Leave a Reply below.

  1. m …. babyfoot …. foosball, table football
  2. m …. barman …. barman
  3. m …. basket …. basket-ball
  4. f …. basket …. tennis shoe
  5. m …. best-seller …. best-seller book
  6. m …. bifteck …. steak (beef)
  7. m …. blazer …. blazer, suit jacket
  8. m …. blogue …. blog
  9. m …. bluff …. bluff
  10. m …. boss …. boss
  11. m …. bouledogue …. bulldog
  12. m …. boycott …. boycott
  13. ø …. boycotter …. to boycott
  14. m …. brainstorming …. brainstorming session
  15. m …. business …. business
  16. m …. businessman …. businessman
  17. m …. caddy …. store cart
  18. m …. camping …. camp site
  19. m …. casting …. casting
  20. m …. challenge …. challenge
  21. m …. cocktail …. cocktail party
  22. m …. cowboy …. cowboy
  23. m …. crash …. crash
  24. ø …. customiser …. to customize
  25. m …. dancing …. club (dancing)
  26. m …. dressing …. dressing-room
  27. m …. drive-in …. drive-in establishment
  28. m …. duffel-coat …. duffle coat
  29. m/f …. fair-play …. fair play
  30. m …. ferry …. ferry-boat

Continue in the companion worksheet

Related: French words in English . Gender of Nouns 2 .

 

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une dinde – French expression

une dinde – French expression

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une dinde, quatre dindes

What does the French expression ‘ une dinde ‘ mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne Audio.

une dinde. The word ‘dinde‘ means ‘turkey hen’. It’s also a horrible term to describe a stupid woman, and only a woman, though. French is not as gender neutral as English is. There’s the word ‘goose, silly goose’ to translate une dinde, however dinde doesn’t mean ‘silly’ at all, it just means plain stupid. A dummy, maybe?

  • « C’est pas la peine de lui demander quoi que ce soit, à cette dinde-là. Elle [n’]a rien dans le ciboulot. »
    “It’s not worth asking this dummy anything. She has nothing upstairs.”

There are many other expressions you probably won’t find in your textbook on frenchetc.org. Venez nous voir.

Related: Thanksgiving Vocabulary . Food Expression Game . Article “on n’est pas des dindes’ .

 

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Thanksgiving Vocabulary

Thanksgiving Vocabulary

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Faites revenir les canneberges avec les oignons.

Thanksgiving – French terms – La journée d’action de grâce – Vocabulaire – How do you talk about Thanksgiving in French? How do you pronounce Thanksgiving terms in French?

Listen to the AUDIO below, with a native accent

English

Standard French

When is dinner? (It is when that we eat?) Quand est-ce qu’on mange ?Quand mange-t-on ?
It smells good. Ça sent très bon.
I’m very hungry. J’ai très faim.
I ate too much. (I have the skin of the belly well stretched) J’ai trop mangé. Je suis plus que rassasié/e/.
I’m full. Je n’ai plus faim. Je suis plus que rassasié/e/.

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appetizer f entrée
cocktail m apéro [fam.] = apéritif
corn m maïs
corn on the cob m épi de maïs
cranberry f canneberge, airelle
dinner roll m petit pain
fall, autumn m automne
family gathering f réunion de famille
feast, fancy meal m festin, banquet
football m football américain
game m match
gobble gobble gobble m glouglou, glouglou glouglou
grateful, thankful m/f reconnaissant/e
gravy f sauce au jus
guest m/f invité/e
harvest f récolte
harvest festival f fête des récoltes
holiday (day) m/f férié/e, jour férié
holiday (vacation, day off) m congé
horn of plenty f corne d’abondance
leftovers mp restes
Marshmallows mp Chamalos
mashed potatoes f purée
Native American m/f Amérindien/ne
oven m four

Continue with these two tables in the Premium area here.

Related: Play online game – Make Flashcards .

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Beaujolais nouveau – Fill in the blanks

Beaujolais nouveau – Fill in the blanks

J’ai soif. On va prendre un pot ?

Beaujolais nouveau – Fill in the blanks

Beaujolais Nouveau, ‘Collection 2012’

Today’s French – FRENCH ETC. features a new task five days a week to keep you on your toes.

Listen to the AUDIO here and fill in the blanks with (or without for more challenge) the words provided.

Banque des mots : ambassadeur, beaujolais, concours, duré, issu, monde, nées, point, raffinement, vins

Mais quel est le 1.__________ commun entre le 2.__________  nouveau et la mode ? Il est en fait ici question de3. __________  de glamour, de qualité, mais pas seulement. 4.__________ d’un savoir-faire traditionnel unique, le beaujolais nouveau est, autant que la mode, un 5.__________ de la France dans le 6.__________entier. Pour habiller le beaujolais nouveau 2012, Inter Beaujolais, l’interprofession des 7.__________ du Beaujolais, a organisé un 8.__________ avec l’école ESMOD de Lyon.  De ce concours, qui a 9.__________ trois semaines, sont 10.__________soixante créations étonnantes.

Réponse et traduction – Answers and translation

Mais quel est le point commun entre le beaujolais nouveau et la mode ? Il est en fait ici question de raffinement, de glamour, de qualité, mais pas seulement. Issu d’un savoir-faire traditionnel unique, le beaujolais nouveau est, autant que la mode, un ambassadeur de la France dans le monde entier. Pour habiller le beaujolais nouveau 2012, Inter Beaujolais, l’interprofession des vins du Beaujolais, a organisé un concours avec l’école ESMOD de Lyon.  De ce concours, qui a duré trois semaines, sont nées soixante créations étonnantes.

 

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