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Phrase of the week 2019/2020

lundi 18 novembre

Pas de problème

This phrase means ‘no problem’.

It is pronounced ‘pa deuh prob lem’


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.


lundi 4 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 28 octobre

A plus tard

This means ‘See you later’

It is pronounced ‘a ploo tar’


lundi quatorze octobre

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

It is pronounced ’a bee an toe’


lundi trente septembre

merci’ which means ‘Thank you’.

It is pronounced mer-see’


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’.


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.


lundi 16 septembre


This phrase means Hi’

It is pronounced ‘Sa - loo’


lundi neuf septembre


This phrase means Hello’

 It is pronounced ‘Bon-j-or’