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Phrase of the week

lundi 17 juin

J’ai oublié’

This means ‘I have forgotten’

It is pronounced ‘Jay oo-blee-ay’

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lundi dix juin

‘Je sais’ and ‘Je ne sais pas’

These mean ‘I know’ and ‘I don’t know’

They are pronounced ‘Jeuh say’ and  ‘Jeuh neuh say pa’

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lundi trois juin

‘Répétez s’il vous plaît’

This means ‘Repeat please’

It is pronounced ‘Reh peh tay see voo play’

The password required to access Linguascope on our school website has changed.  The username is still ‘stonebow’, the password is now ‘langs4life’.  This interactive, language learning resource can be found by clicking on ELearning and then clicking the yellow link.

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lundi 20 mai

‘Je ne comprends pas’

This means ‘I don’t understand’

It is pronounced ‘Jeuh neuh com-pron pa’

The password to access Linguacope has changed.  The username is still ‘stonebow’.  The password is now ‘langs4life’.  Linguascope can be found by clicking on E-Learning on the school website.

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lundi 13 mai

‘Je peux aller aux toilettes s’il vous plaît’

This means Can I go to the toilet please?’

It is pronounced ‘Jeuh peuh allay oh twa-let see voo play’

This is obviously not a phrase that you would need at home but one that is very useful at school!

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mardi 7 mai

‘Je peux emprunter ...?’

This phrase means Can I borrow...?

   It is pronounced ‘Jeuh peuh om-pron-tay ...’

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lundi 29 avril

‘Je voudrais ...’

This phrase means I would like …’

 It is pronounced ‘Jeuh voo-dray’

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There is no new phrase of the week this time.  Instead, please take a look at the French pages on our school website where you will find lots of new photos and videos showing the work that we do in class and in French Club.  

As part of our topic work this term, the children in Mrs Lakin and Mrs Street’s classes were filmed introducing themselves and these videos were sent to our link school in Epinal.  French Club were curious about life in France so we also sent a video of them asking our French friends some probing questions.  You will also find some footage of children in Year 2 getting very bossy and using imperative verbs in French.

Over Easter the written work produced by Upper KS2 will be posted to our link school.  The children have written a postcard to describe Loughborough and we hope that we will receive some postcards describing Epinal in return.

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lundi 25 mars

‘Je ne comprends pas’

This means ‘I don’t understand’

It is pronounced ‘Jeuh neuh com-pron pa’

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lundi dix-huit mars

‘Plus lentement s’il vous plaît’

This means ‘More slowly please

It is pronounced ‘Ploo lon-teuh-mon see voo play’

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lundi 11 mars

‘Répétez s’il vous plaît’

This means ‘Repeat please’

It is pronounced ‘Reh peh tay see voo play’

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lundi quatre mars

Ce n’est pas ...

This means ‘It isn’t ...’

It is pronounced ‘Seuh nay pa’

For example – ‘Ce n’est pas lundi, c’est mardi’ (It isn’t Monday, it’s Tuesday)

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lundi 25 février

C’est ...

This means ‘It is ...’

It is pronounced ‘Seh’

We use it in our French lesson every week to start the date eg. ‘C’est lundi 25 février’  (It’s Monday 25th February).

 The days of the week and months of the year do not begin with a capital letter in French.

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lundi 11 février

As-tu soif / faim / froid / chaud ?

‘As-tu…?’ literally means ‘Have you …?  When used before the four words above we would say ‘Are you …? in English

For example – ‘As-tu froid?’ means ‘Are you cold?’

                                                                       ‘As-tu faim?’ means ‘Are you hungry?’

It is pronounced ‘A too’

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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’

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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’

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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’

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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’

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mardi 8 janvier

Bonne Année

This phrase means ‘Happy New Year’

It is pronounced ‘bon annay’

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lundi 17 décembre

Joyeux Noël

This phrase means ‘Happy Christmas’

It is pronounced ‘j-why-uh  no-el’

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lundi 10 décembre

Pardon

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. 

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lundi 3 décembre

Voilà

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’

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lundi 26 novembre

Excusez-moi

This phrase means ‘Excuse me’

It is pronounced ‘ex coo say mwa’

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lundi 19 novembre

Pas de problème

This phrase means ‘no problem’.

It is pronounced ‘pa deuh prob lem’

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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’

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lundi 5 novembre

Désolé(e)

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’.

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lundi 29 octobre

A plus tard

This means ‘See you later’

It is pronounced ‘a ploo tar’

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lundi 15 octobre

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

It is pronounced ’a bee an toe’

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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’.

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lundi premier octobre

merci’ which means ‘Thank you’.

It is pronounced mer-see’

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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’.

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lundi 17 septembre 2018

Salut’

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.