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English Words In French – Today’s French

English Words in French

Mots anglais en français

This post is an excerpt of Week 1 of Anne’s ‘French 1 – A1’ course, a 30-week French course for the total beginner.

Who says 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.

Most of all, listen, repeat out loud and learn how to pronounce these words. That’s how you’ll start sounding like a French person, by copying my voice and my intonation.

  1. m …. babyfoot …. foosball, table football
  2. m …. barman …. barman, bartender
  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[1] …. businessman
  17. m …. caddy …. store cart
  18. m …. camping …. camp site
  19. m …. casting …. casting, distribution
  20. m …. challenge …. challenge

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Exercice – Practice

Remplacez les tirets avec les mots de la liste et la traduction. — Fill in the blanks with the words from the list and the translation.

L’été dernier, on était au « 1._____ des Lilas ». On jouait tous les jours au 2._____ et au 3._____. On a sympathisé avec le 4._____. Un jour, il nous a demandé de faire les courses pour lui : il voulait 5 caisses de bière. C’est très lourd ! Quand nous sommes arrivés au supermarché, il n’y avait pas de 5._____. On est donc revenus les mains vides et les gens au camping ont presque fait la révolution. On se souviendra de ce jour-là toute notre vie !

ENGLISH

Last summer, we were staying at the ‘Lilacs 1.Campsite’. We would play 2.basketball and 3.foosball every day. We became friendly with the 4.bartender. One day, he asked us to go shopping for him: he wanted 5 crates of beer. It’s very heavy! When we arrived at the supermarket, there were no 5.carts. So we came back empty-handed and people at the campsite almost had a revolution. We will remember that day forever!

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ACHETER – Practice conjugating – Today’s French

ACHETER – Exercice de conjugaison – Le français d’aujourd’hui

Listen to the conjugated verb – many times. I need you to get to the point that you can say the tenses without thinking. Then practice with the exercise to check if you know how to conjugate ACHETER in French.

ACHETER – Verbe Conjugué

Indicatif – Indicative Mode …. statements

présent …. present tense

j’achète …. I buy

je n’achète pas …. I’m not buying

tu achètes …. you buy

elle achète …. she buys

il achète …. he/it buys

on achète …. we buy

nous achetons …. we buy

vous achetez …. you buy

elles achètent …. they buy

ils achètent …. they buy

 *also I’m buying…

imparfait …. imperfect

j’achetais …. I used to buy*

je n’achetais pas …. I didn’t use to buy*

tu achetais …. you used to buy

elle achetait …. she used to buy

il achetait …. he/it used to buy

on achetait …. we used to buy

nous achetions …. we used to buy

vous achetiez …. you used to buy

elles achetaient …. they used to buy

ils achetaient …. they used to buy

 *also I would buy…

passé composé …. preterit or present perfect

j’ai acheté …. I bought, I have bought

je n’ai pas acheté …. I didn’t buy

tu as acheté …. you bought

elle a acheté …. she bought

il a acheté …. he/it bought

on a acheté …. we bought

nous avons acheté …. we bought

vous avez acheté …. you bought

elles ont acheté …. they bought

ils ont acheté …. they bought

futur simple …. future tense

j’achèterai …. I will buy

je n’achèterai pas …. I will not buy

tu achèteras …. you will buy

elle achètera …. she will buy

il achètera …. he/it will buy

on achètera …. we will buy

nous achèterons …. we will buy

vous achèterez …. you will buy

elles achèteront …. they will buy

ils achèteront …. they will buy

Exercice – ACHETER

Remplacez les tirets avec les mots de la liste et la traduction. — Fill in the blanks with the words from the list and the translation.

Mots pour les tirets – achetait, achèterai, achetions.

  1. On ____________ toujours notre pain dans cette boulangerie en bas de l’immeuble.
  2. Je ne ____________ jamais cette bicoque.
  3. Elle ____________ une trousse à outils pour faire ses rénovations.
  1. We (on) always used to buy our bread at this bakery at the bottom of the building.
  2. I’ll never buy this shack.
  3. She bought a tool kit (bag) to remodel.

Réponses - Answers

  1. On achetait toujours notre pain dans cette boulangerie en bas de l’immeuble.
  2. Je n’achèterai jamais cette bicoque.
  3. Elle a acheté une trousse à outils pour faire ses rénovations.

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un sac de noeuds (nœuds) – a bag of knots. As you can imagine if you have to untangle knots in a bag, it’s a difficult task to accomplish. In everyday French, un sac de noeuds means exactly that: a difficult situation to deal with. In English, it’s ‘a can of worms’.

  • « Toute cette paperasse est un véritable sac de noeuds. On n’arrive pas à s’en sortir. »
    • “All this paperwork is a can of worms. We can’t cope.”
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Je fais une rando sur le sentier GR 20, en Corse cet été.
I’m going on a hike on the GR20 trail, in Corsica this summer.

  1. backpack …. m …. sac à dos
  2. drinkable water …. f …. eau potable
  3. hike …. f …. randonnée, rando
  4. hiking shoe …. f …. chaussure de marche
  5. pocket knife …. m …. canif
  6. shelter, mountain refuge …. m …. refuge
  7. sleeping bag …. m …. duvet, sac de couchage
  8. tent …. f …. tente
  9. to hike …. ø …. randonner, faire  une randonnée
  10. trail …. m …. sentier

Exercice – Practice

Remplacez les tirets avec les mots de la liste et la traduction.
Fill in the blanks with the words from the list and the translation.
Mots pour les tirets – chaussures de marche, faire des randonnées/la rando, sac à dos

  1. Mon _____ est lourd.
  2. Ses _____ sont trop petites.
  3. Aimes-tu _____ ? Aimes-tu _____ ?
  1. My backpack is heavy.
  2. His walking boots are too small.
  3. Do you like hiking?

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Verbs with À – What pronoun?

Les verbes en À – Quel pronom ?

French verbs come in many different flavors. They come with or without a preposition, and this will determine the choice of the pronoun you need.

This lesson is about verbs that use the preposition À.

Here are 2 examples of French verbs with the preposition À.

  • Tu demandes à ta prof de t’expliquer les pronoms.
    • You’re asking your teacher to explain the pronouns to you.
  • Il arrive à comprendre les prépositions.
    • He’s able to understand French prepositions.

Sometimes, you want to sound more sophisticated. That’s when you will want to replace what comes after the preposition À with a pronoun. The question is: “which pronoun?”

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Exercice – Practice

Verbs with the preposition À and their pronouns

Phrases

Replace the underlined words with the pronouns LUI/LEUR or Y.

  1. Vous ne servirez pas de dessert aux invités ?
  2. On a réfléchi à ta proposition.
  3. Il a conseillé à son père de ne pas le faire.

English

  1. You (vous) won’t serve dessert to the guests? You (vous) won’t serve them dessert?
  2. We (on) thought about your proposal. We (on) thought about it.
  3. He advised his father to not do it. He advised him not to do it.

Réponses - Answers

  1. Vous ne leur servirez pas de dessert ?
  2. On y a réfléchi.
  3. Il lui a conseillé de ne pas le faire.


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Étudiez cette liste – Study this list

  1. airport …. m …. aéroport
  2. boarding pass ….  f …. carte d’embarquement
  3. check-in …. m …. enregistrement
  4. customs ….  fp …. douanes
  5. gate …. f …. porte
  6. luggage ….  m …. bagage
  7. passport ….  m …. passeport
  8. plane …. m …. avion
  9. seat ….  m …. siège
  10. suitcase ….  f …. valise

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