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

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

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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 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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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

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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 - 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.

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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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accroc du boulot – French expression

accroc du boulot - French expression

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What does the French expression ‘ accroc du boulot ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence?

un accroc du boulot, une accroc du boulot. être accroc du boulot means to be a workaholic. accroc - without pronouncing the final C - is short for accroché/e, to be hooked on. boulot is familiar French for work. Another common way to say a workaholic is un bourreau du travail.

  • « De toutes façons, tu [ne] vas pas la voir avant 21H00. Tu sais bien qu'c'est une accroc du boulot. »
  • "In any case, you won't see her before 9 tonight. You know she's a workaholic."

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se méfier de – French expression

se méfier de - French expression

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se méfier de means 'to be wary of'. SE MÉFIER DE is a regular –ER reflexive verb.

  • « Elle se méfie des cartes sans puce. »
  • "She’s wary of credit cards without a microchip."

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