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French verb practice – s’agir de

French verb practice – s'agir de

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Dans ce conte, il s’agit d’un petit prince.
This tale is about a little prince.

S'AGIR DE – TO BE ABOUT – French verb practice – Exercice – How is this verb conjugated? What does it sound like? Listen to Anne.

S’AGIR DE is a defective verb

S’AGIR DE is a defective verb – it doesn’t have all the forms of a regular verb. Its structure is a bit different in French.

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It has many translations. Here are the most common ones

to be

to be about

to be in question

to be a question of

to have to make sure

to be necessary

must, to have to

concerning, to be a matter of

Note : DE becomes

DU when preceding a masculine noun

du café

DE LA when preceding a feminine noun

de la menthe

DE L’ when preceding a noun starting with a vowel

de l’eau

DES when preceding a plural noun

des thés

Translate the sentences

  1. It was a question of finishing decorating.
  2. I would understand if it had been about a little bit of money, but here, it's a huge amount of money.
  3. We'll have to make sure we don't put the cousin next to the brother-in-law.
  4. In this novel, a little prince goes from one asteroid to another one.
  5. Is it about the boy or about the girl in your story?

Réponses

1. Il s'agissait de finir la déco à temps.

2. Je comprendrais s'il s'était agi d'un peu d'argent, mais là, c'est une somme énorme.

3. Il s'agira de ne pas mettre la cousine avec le beauf.

4. Dans ce roman, il s'agit d'un petit prince qui voyage d’astéroïde en astéroïde.

5. S'agit-il du garçon ou de la fille dans votre histoire ?

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French verb conjugated – s’agir de, to be about

 French verb conjugated – s'agir de, to be about

French

Dans ce conte, il s’agit d’un petit prince.
This tale is about a little prince.

S'AGIR DE – TO BE ABOUT – French verb conjugated – Verbe Conjugué – How is this verb conjugated? What does it sound like? Listen to Anne.

Indicatif - Indicative Mode  --- statements

présent --- present tense

il s’agit de --- it is about

il ne s’agit pas de --- it is not about

imparfait --- imperfect

il s’agissait de --- it was about

il ne s’agissait pas de --- it wasn’t about

passé composé --- preterit or present perfect

il s’est agi de --- it was about

il ne s’est pas agi de --- it wasn’t about

futur simple --- future tense

il s’agira de --- it will be about

il ne s’agira pas de --- it won’t be about

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il s’agit de – French expression

il s’agit de – French expression

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What does the French expression ‘ il s'agit de mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne’s audio.

il s’agit de - it to itself is acting of. il s’agit de means it’s about. That might sound simple, however, the construction of il s’agit de makes it a bit different. Look at this example:

  • « Dans le roman La Dame Aux Camélias, il s’agit du destin tragique de Marguerite Gautier. »
  • [In the novel The Lady of the Camellias, it is about the tragic destiny of Marguerite Gautier]
  • “The novel The Lady of the Camellias is about the tragic destiny of Marguerite Gautier.”

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Office Vocabulary

Office Vocabulary

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Office Vocabulary - What are the Office terms used in French? How do you say them?

List of main objects you’ll find in an office:

  1. appointment book....m....agenda
  2. binder....m....classeur
  3. blotter (paper)....m....buvard
  4. blotter holder....m....sous-main
  5. board....m....tableau
  6. box....f....boite
  7. calculator....f....calculatrice, calculette
  8. calendar....m....calendrier
  9. computer....m....ordi/nateur
  10. desk....m....bureau (meuble)
  11. desk chair....m....siège, fauteuil
  12. drawer....m....tiroir
  13. eraser, rubber....f....gomme
  14. external drive....m ....disque externe
  15. fax machine....m....fax
  16. file....m....fichier
  17. folder....m....dossier
  18. hole puncher....f....perforatrice
  19. letter opener....m....coupe-papier, ouvre-lettres
  20. mouse....m....souris
  21. office....m....bureau (pièce)
  22. paper clip....m....trombone
  23. paper cutter ....m/f....massicot
  24. paper (sheet of)....f....(feuille de) papier
  25. paper stack....m....paquet de papier
  26. pen....m....stylo, bic
  27. pencil....m ....crayon
  28. pencil (colored)....m....crayon (de couleur)
  29. pencil-sharpener....m....taille-crayon
  30. portable device....m ....portable
  31. printer....f....imprimante
  32. rubber band....m....élastique
  33. rug....m....tapis
  34. shelf....f....étagère
  35. staple remover....m....dégrafeur
  36. stapler....f....agrafeuse
  37. stool....m ....tabouret
  38. tape dispenser....m....rouleau de scotch[1]
  39. telephone....m....téléphone
  40. thumb tack....f ....punaise
  41. wastepaper bin....f ....corbeille à papier

Work related terms

  1. away, on a business trip .... ø .... en déplacement
  2. bonus .... f .... prime
  3. boss .... m/f .... chef, patron/ne
  4. contact information, details .... fp .... coordonnées
  5. deadline .... f .... date butoir
  6. development .... m .... suivi de projet
  7. employee .... m/f .... employé/e
  8. employment .... m .... chômage technique*
  9. executive .... m/f .... cadre
  10. overwhelmed .... m/f .... débordé/e
  11. temporary layoff .... m .... chômage partiel*
  12. time clock .... f .... pointeuse
  13. to be fired, sacked (fam) .... ø .... être viré/e
  14. to be late .... ø .... être en retard
  15. to clock in/out .... ø .... pointer
  16. to employ .... ø .... embaucher
  17. to fire .... ø .... licencier
  18. to fire, to sack .... ø .... virer
  19. to leave work (time) .... ø .... débaucher
  20. to resign .... ø .... démissionner
  21. to start work (time) .... ø .... embaucher
  22. to type (on the computer) .... ø .... taper (à l’ordi)
  23. unemployment .... m .... chômage
  24. to work .... ø .... travaill
  25. work .... m .... travail
  26. work (fam) .... m .... boulot

 

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[1] French people use the brand name most of the time. I never hear “ruban adhésif” that I read sometimes in text books.

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Les chapeaux – Hats

Les chapeaux - Hats

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Les chapeaux - Hats - What are different hats in French?

  1. beret .... m .... béret
  2. Borsalino hat .... m .... Fédora
  3. bowler hat .... m .... chapeau melon
  4. cap .... f .... casquette
  5. crown .... f .... couronne
  6. fabric sun hat .... m .... bob
  7. head band .... m .... serre-tête
  8. headdress .... f .... coiffe
  9. headgear .... m .... couvre-chef
  10. helmet .... m .... casque
  11. milliner, hat maker .... m/f .... modiste
  12. panama hat .... m .... panama
  13. peak hat .... m .... képi
  14. riding hat .... f .... bombe
  15. ski mask, balaclava .... f .... cagoule
  16. small woman’s hat .... m .... bibi
  17. top hat .... m .... haut de forme
  18. visor .... f .... visière
  19. wide-brimmed hat .... f .... capeline
  20. wool hat .... m .... bonnet

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Sauver le béret – Français Tel Quel

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Sauver le béret - Learn even more French with this very advanced post featuring French people talking and Anne’s worksheets.

                  Sauver le béret. Écoutez ce reportage sur une boîte des Pyrénées-Atlantiques qui tente de sauver la tradition du bérêt.  Le locuteur nous fait entendre son charmant accent du sud, ce qui le rend difficile à comprendre quelquefois et pourtant, c’est bien utile, comme vous entendrez différents accents lorsque vous serez en France. Mais ne vous inquiétez pas, je suis là pour vous aider.

                  Listen to this newsreel about a company in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département trying to save the beret tradition. The speaker has a nice southern accent, making it harder to understand sometimes, yet, I find it helpful as you will hear many different accents when you are in France. And no worries, I’m here to get you through it.

In the companion worksheet –  12 pages

  • text
  • translation
  • different types of hats and headgear
  • how to express quantities in French
  • practice on all of the above

Text excerpt – Transcribe it first and check your answers

Sauver le béret

C’est finalement le groupe Cargo Promodis qui reprend Béatex. Client à l’origine de l’entreprise, le groupe…

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