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Phrase of the week 2019/2020

lundi 24 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 10 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 le trois février

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 27 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 20 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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lundi 13 janvier

Bonne Année

This phrase means ‘Happy New Year’

It is pronounced ‘bon annay’

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lundi 16 décembre

Joyeux Noël

This phrase means ‘Happy Christmas’

It is pronounced ‘j-why-uh  no-el’

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lundi 9 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 2 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 25 novembre

Excusez-moi

This phrase means ‘Excuse me’

It is pronounced ‘ex coo say mwa’.

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lundi 18 novembre

Pas de problème

This phrase means ‘no problem’.

It is pronounced ‘pa deuh prob lem’

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lundi 11 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’

The 11th November is always a public holiday in France to mark Armistice Day.  Villages, towns and cities across the country usually pay their respects by parading through the streets and then laying a wreath at the war memorial in the town centre.  In France, the symbol of remembrance is ‘le bleuet’ (not a poppy).  As in Britain, these are sold to raise money to help former soldiers, war widows and victims of more recent conflicts.

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lundi 4 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 28 octobre

A plus tard

This means ‘See you later’

It is pronounced ‘a ploo tar’

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lundi quatorze octobre

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

It is pronounced ’a bee an toe’

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lundi trente septembre

merci’ which means ‘Thank you’.

It is pronounced mer-see’

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lundi 23 septembre

Au revoir’ which means ‘Goodbye’.

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

EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES CHALLENGE

As you know, we will be celebrating European Day of Languages on Thursday 26th September.

Can you find five words that are the same as or have been ‘borrowed’ from another language?

For example ……’dinosaur’ comes from a Greek word meaning ‘terrible lizard’.

Please write your words onto a piece of paper with your name and class at the top and give it to your class teacher.

All children who complete the challenge will be awarded two dojos.  The entry with the most interesting words (judged by Madame Allenby) will receive a prize.

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lundi 16 septembre

‘Salut’

This phrase means Hi’

It is pronounced ‘Sa - loo’

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lundi neuf septembre

‘Bonjour’

This phrase means Hello’

 It is pronounced ‘Bon-j-or’