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Phrase of the week

lundi 4 février

J’ai faim

Literally translated this phrase would be ‘I have hunger’ but obviously we would say ‘I’m hungry’

It is pronounced ‘jay fam’


lundi 28 janvier

J’ai soif

Literally translated this phrase would be ‘I have thirst’ but obviously we would say ‘I’m thirsty’

It is pronounced ‘jay swaf’


lundi 21 janvier

J’ai chaud

Literally translated this phrase would be ‘I have hot’ but obviously we would say ‘I’m hot’

It is pronounced ‘jay show’


lundi 14 janvier

J’ai froid

Literally translated this phrase would be ‘I have cold’ but obviously we would say ‘I’m cold’

It is pronounced ‘jay fwa’


mardi 8 janvier

Bonne Année

This phrase means ‘Happy New Year’

It is pronounced ‘bon annay’


lundi 17 décembre

Joyeux Noël

This phrase means ‘Happy Christmas’

It is pronounced ‘j-why-uh  no-el’


lundi 10 décembre


You would use this to apologise to someone, for example if you had bumped into them or dropped something.  You can also use it to get someone’s attention

It is pronounced with emphasis on the ‘on’ at the end. 


lundi 3 décembre


This means ‘Here it is’ or ‘There you go’.  You could use this word when you handing or giving something to someone.

It is pronounced ‘vwa la’


lundi 26 novembre


This phrase means ‘Excuse me’

It is pronounced ‘ex coo say mwa’


lundi 19 novembre

Pas de problème

This phrase means ‘no problem’.

It is pronounced ‘pa deuh prob lem’


lundi 12 novembre

De rien

You would use this phrase to mean ‘No problem’ when someone thanks you for doing something for them.

It is pronounced ‘duh ree ann’


lundi 5 novembre


This means ‘Sorry’. 

It is pronounced ‘day so lay’.  The extra ‘e’ at the end of the word would be added if you are writing the word and you are female.  The word is still pronounced the same with the extra ‘e’.


lundi 29 octobre

A plus tard

This means ‘See you later’

It is pronounced ‘a ploo tar’


lundi 15 octobre

A bientôt!’ which means ‘See you soon!’ 

It is pronounced ’a bee an toe’


lundi 8 octobre

s’il vous plaît’ and ‘s’il te plaît’ which both mean ‘please’. 

You would use ‘s’il vous plaît’ when speaking to someone formally, speaking to more than one person or speaking to elders.  You would use ‘s’il te plaît’ when speaking to friends or family.

They are pronounced ’see voo play’ and ‘see t play’.


lundi premier octobre

merci’ which means ‘Thank you’.

It is pronounced mer-see’


lundi 24 septembre 2018

Au revoir’ which means ‘Goodbye’.

It is pronounced Oh revwar’.  The ‘ar’ at the end of the word is the same as in ‘star’.


lundi 17 septembre 2018


This phrase means Hi’

 It is pronounced ‘Sa - loo’

Each week I will let you know the word or phrase for the coming week via the letter in your child’s Reading Journal, it can also be found on the school website under ELearning – French – Phrase of the Week.   For those of you in Year 4, 5 or 6 these phrases will be very familiar as you should recognise them from last year.  The intention is that by the end of Year 6 the children will leave Stonebow with a good phrase bank ready for their language learning at secondary school and to use if they travel to a French speaking country.