A Conversation for The H2G2 French Language Help Desk

Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 1

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Here are some exercises from the Facon de Parler 1 courses.smiley - smiley

Bonjour messiers-dames.
Good day, ladies and gentlemen.

Bienvenue a Grays!
Welcome to Grays!



Bien tout
Kat


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 2

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

I am having problems remembering the difference between (pronounciation) femmine words and masculine ie ecossaise and ecossais. I am alright with femmnine words but with masculine words my mind goes blank.smiley - smiley

I am having problems remembering how to pronounce words like Comment vous applez-vous or quelle est votre nationite. I get the phrases comment vous applez-vous and comment allez-vous mixed up. Please help me to remember.smiley - smiley

Merci beaucoup


Kat


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 3

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Si vous plait assistance.smiley - smiley


Kat


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 4

Lou, (Listy) Not around too much, don't be offended if I don't reply.. I'LL TRY!

Appeller = to call
Aller = to go, (loosely made into how goes you... how are you smiley - winkeye)

Erm

Comment appellez-vous - pronounced comm-ant ap-ell-ay vo-os?

Comment allez-vous - pronounced comm-ant al-ay vo-os?

Appeller = to call... erm. Maybe remember Je m'appelle as I am called, and remember that comment allez-vous is without the 'pel' smiley - ermsmiley - rofl hard to explain... smiley - smiley


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 5

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Merci beaucoup Lousmiley - smiley


Kat


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 6

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Please tell me how to pronounce Rheims and Quimper?smiley - ta

Si vous plait - when is it appropriate to use the words nous or tu?smiley - smiley

Si vous plait - could I use the phrases Comment ca va or ca va, merci here, even if I have not met them.smiley - smiley

Merci beaucoupsmiley - smiley


Kat


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 7

Lou, (Listy) Not around too much, don't be offended if I don't reply.. I'LL TRY!

Bonjour

Pronoucning - not sure... :-S

nous is for "we"
Tu is for "you" informal and singular. Any "You" plural is Vous.

Ca va just means ok, or I'm ok, or alright smiley - smiley

Lou smiley - biggrin


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 8

Lou, (Listy) Not around too much, don't be offended if I don't reply.. I'LL TRY!

Bonjour

Pronoucning - not sure... :-S

nous is for "we"
Tu is for "you" informal and singular. Any "You" plural is Vous.

Ca va just means ok, or I'm ok, or alright smiley - smiley

Lou smiley - biggrin


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 9

Lou, (Listy) Not around too much, don't be offended if I don't reply.. I'LL TRY!

Bonjour

Pronoucning - not sure... :-S

nous is for "we"
Tu is for "you" informal and singular. Any "You" plural is Vous.

Ca va just means ok, or I'm ok, or alright smiley - smiley

Lou smiley - biggrin


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 10

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Merci beaucoup Lousmiley - smiley

Kat


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 11

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Please can anyone tell me what is the French for the following phrases:

What is your name?
How much is it?
Here is your bill?
Toasted cheese and ham sandwich?

Please tell me what does un s au fromage mean?

merci beaucoup


Kat


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 12

Loup Dargent

smiley - run

"What is your name?" woud be "Comment vous appelez-vous?!" or/and "Quel est votre nom?!" [the last one being a more literal translation]....

"How much is it?" is "C'est combien?!"

"Here is your bill" is "Voici votre addition"
[or "voila votre addition" "voila" covers a few things like "here we are"... "here it is"...smiley - biggrin


"Toasted cheese and ham sandwich" ==> "sandwich jambon/fromage toaste"
[the longest version would be: "sandwich au jambon et au fromage toaste"... oh and "jambon" is "ham" while "fromage" is "cheese"... the fact that i use a different order in the translation could be confusing...smiley - smiley]

There is an accent on the "e" of "toaste" by the way... I still haven't had a chance to work out how to make accents while posting yet i'm afraid...smiley - blush

"un s au fromage" I suspect/assume that you meant "un sandwich au fromage" which would be then "a cheese sandwich"...smiley - disco

smiley - ok... Talk soon... Got a few things to do before i manage to migrate the h2g2/LDers Space account [smiley - yikes]... hopefully i will manage to do that as soon as possible as there is now a rather big "things to do" list regarding its pages...smiley - wahsmiley - silly

smiley - surfer

loupsmiley - fullmoon


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 13

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Merci beaucoup loup for the very helpful information and translations.smiley - smiley

kat


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 14

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

loup I am posting at the library because I could not get back on my digibox.smiley - smiley

kat


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 15

Loup Dargent

The site seems to have been down for a while unfortunately [personal spaces disappearing etc..] so it might have been the cause then... hopefully you will be able to go back through the digibox soon...smiley - smiley

Of course that [the site going down] didn't help me with what i wanted to do today...smiley - yikes
_Another_ delay to be added to the delays list...smiley - biggrin

smiley - ok talk soon...smiley - smiley

If you have any other queries regarding french post them anyway... I will try to answer them as soon as possible [unless someone else has answered them by the time i'm having a look again at this page's convos...smiley - biggrin]...smiley - disco

On my way offline now... back soon[ish] hopefully...smiley - surfer

[Will also have a look at more french songs for next time i post to this page...smiley - star]


loupsmiley - fullmoon


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 16

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Merci beaucoup monsieur loup, je avec got back via the registration route. Comment allez vouz, Would vous ami cafe au lait or bouteille de vin rouge, si vous plait?smiley - smiley

a bient toutsmiley - smiley


mlle kat


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 17

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Si vous plait are the names of different types of shops in French: Bakers etc.smiley - ta

Si vous plait the difference between creme (male) or creme (female)?smiley - ta

Si vous plait the main fruits and vegetables in French?smiley - ta

Merci Beaucoup


kat


Facon de Parler - Premiere unite

Post 18

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

smiley - sorryPardon Je forget to ask for the words in French for dairy products.smiley - ta

merci beaucoup


kat


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Post 19

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Can anyone be of assistance si vous plait?


RSVP



kat


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Post 20

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Bonjour everyonesmiley - smiley

kat


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