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Shapes

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Shapes - Les formes

  • m .... carré .... square .... carré .... carrée
  • m .... cercle .... circle .... encerclé .... encerclée
  • m .... cube .... cube .... cubique .... cubique
  • m .... hexagone* .... hexagon .... hexagonal .... hexagonale
  • f .... ligne tordue .... uneven, crooked line .... en ligne tordue .... en ligne tordue
  • m .... losange .... diamond .... en losange .... en losange
  • m .... parallélépipède[1] .... parallelepiped .... parallélépipédique[2] .... parallélépipédique
  • m .... rectangle .... rectangle .... rectangulaire .... rectangulaire
  • m .... rond .... circle[3] .... rond .... ronde
  • m .... triangle  .... triangle .... triangulaire .... triangulaire
  • m/f . flat …. plat[4] .... plate

*Note: the word Hexagone - with a capital H -is another ways to say France, because of its shape


[1] don’t think PARALLÉLÉPIPÈDE is not common, it’s used all the time

[2] notice the slight change of accent

[3] the word CIRCLE has 2 translations in French: CERCLE and ROND

[4] plat and plate is RAPLAPLA in familiar French

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Manuel

Wines from France

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Vingt vins français

Wines from France - Les vins français

A quick reminder of French vignobles – wine regions, their cépage – varietals[1], and terroir – combination of soil, climate and region.

Vignoble             Bordeaux

  • Cépage              Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
  • Terroir              Médoc, Graves, Sauternais, Saint-Émilion, Pauillac

Vignoble            Alsace

  • Cépage              Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Blanc
  • Terroir                        Riesling, Gewürztraminer

Vignoble            Loire Valley

  • Cépage              Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir
  • Terroir             Anjou, Gamay, Saumur, Nantais

Vignoble            Champagne

  • Cépage              Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier
  • Terroir             Champagne

Vignoble            Burgundy

  • Cépage              Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
  • Terroir             Pouilly-Fuissé, Chablis, Vézelay

Vignoble            Rhône Valley

  • Cépage              Syrah and Grenache
  • Terroir             Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas


[1]Note that there is no mention of Zinfandel because it’s not a French varietal.

 

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About France

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Jeff Koons in Versailles

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Market Day

Jour de marché et journée au village : good listening comprehension and work on the imparfait and on vocabulary in general.

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Manuel

nautical terms

Nautical terms - Termes nautiques

25 basic words to get you going

  1. anchor ... f ... ancre
  2. beaconing ... m ... balisage
  3. boat ... m ... bateau
  4. buoy ... f ... bouée
  5. channel ... m ... chenal
  6. dinghy ... m ... dinghy, youyou
  7. docking ... m ... amarrage
  8. galley ... m ... cuisine
  9. hull ... f ... coque
  10. knot ... m ... nœud
  11. mile ... m ... mille (marin ou nautique)
  12. nautical ... m/f ... nautique
  13. old (wooden) boat ... m ... vieux gréement
  14. port ... m ... port
  15. port side ... m ... bâbord
  16. regatta ... f ... régate
  17. rigging ... m ... gréement
  18. rope ... m ... bout[1]
  19. sail ... f ... voile
  20. sailboat ... m ... voilier
  21. sea ... f ... mer
  22. starboard ... m ... tribord
  23. to rig ... ø ... gréer
  24. to sail ... ø ... faire de la voile
  25. yar[2] ... m/f ... paré - Anne’s translation 🙂

 

Note that un bateau is masculine in French.

  • My she is yar.
  • Ben dis-donc, il est paré.

Related: Get detailed PDF . online game . *Through the French Canals .

 


[1] pronounce boute. The real translations for rope are corde or cordage, but it’s considered bad luck to even think that word on a boat.

[2] Yar is also the name of a cute little river in Brittany, France

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Manuel

avoir is to be (?!)

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J’ai soif. On va prendre un pot aux Deux Magots ?

avoir is to be = avoir est être (?!)

This is a list of French expressions with AVOIR - to have, where the English translation is TO BE.

  • avoir chaud -- to be hot/warm
  • avoir faim -- to be hungry
  • avoir froid -- to be cold
  • avoir honte -- to be ashamed
  • avoir peur -- to be afraid
  • avoir raison -- to be right
  • avoir soif -- to be thirsty
  • avoir tort -- to be wrong

And the infamous

  • avoir X ans -- to be X years old

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