French conversation patterns....Four


Practice these questions and answers with a partner, substituting your own variations:

Combien...?          How much/many            wieviel               quanto                 cuánto
Deux Euros. How much is a kilo of tomatoes?
Two Euros.
                                       How much is a large pizza?
  How much is it
to get in?
Mille. How many grams are there in a kilo?.
                                  Cent centimetres. How many centimetres are there in a metre?
Un mètre quatre-vingt-un. How tall are you?
One metre 81.
         ...were you?
         ....will you be?
Deux kilos et demi. How much
does it weigh?
Il a soixante-dix-sept
ans, mais seize ans
dans sa tête.
How old is he?
77, but
16 in his heart.



NB: Note that Claire does not say the 's' in "dans un kilo" - the Académie Française would not be amused!



Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age

Claire Martel
Jrôme Choron

Compigne, near Paris
Compigne, near Paris
July 4th, 2002
July 4th, 2002




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