French conversation patterns....Six
these questions and answers with a partner, substituting your own variations:
Requests Anfragen requêtes richieste peticiones
|Mais bien sûr,
I take a chocolate please? Sure, go ahead,
|Bien sûr.||Could you pass me the salt? Sure.|
|Pass the salt please.|
||Could you speak more slowly please? Sorry!|
|Would you mind talking more quietly please?|
|Could you let me past please?|
Clarification Abklärungen clarifications chiarimenti clarificaciones
dès le premier regard.
|What does 'coup de foudre' mean? Falling in love at first sight.|
|Excuse me, I didn't understand, could you repeat that please?|
|Les anglais disent
'such is life'.
|What do you mean
by 'c'est la vie'? The English say "such is life".
|On dirait 'oh-la-la' ou
alors 'ah!' ou juste 'ah bon'.
|How would you say 'Gosh' in French? You'd say 'oh-la-la'. or 'ah!' or just 'oh'.|
Conditional Questions bedingte Fragen questions conditionelles domande condizionali preguntas condicionales
|Will you marry me if I ask you? Of course, no problem.|
|Je pense que oui.||Would you marry me if I asked you? I think so.|
||Would you have married me if I'd asked you? Probably not.|
The End Ende Fin Fine Fin
|Oui, ça y est.||Is that it? Yes, that's it - that's all.|
|Oui, c'est tout.||That's all? I'm afraid so.|
|Oui.||Is that the postman at the door? Yes.|
|Oui c'est moi mon amour.||Is that you darling? Yes,
Our warmest thanks go to ...
|Speaker||Geographical origin||Date of recording||Approx age|
Compiègne, near Paris
July 4th, 2002