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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute French Season 1, Lesson 23 - Asking for the check. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask for the check and verify the change in French.
Body
Becky: Here's the formal way to ask 'Can you bring the bill, please?' in French.
Yasmine: [Normal] Apportez l'addition s'il vous plaît.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'bring'
Yasmine: [Normal] apportez [Slow] apportez
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'the'
Yasmine: [Normal] l' [Slow] l'
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'bill'
Yasmine: [Normal] addition [Slow] addition
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'please'
Yasmine: [Normal] s'il vous plaít [Slow] s'il vous plaít
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Can you bring the bill, please?'
Yasmine: [Slow] Apportez l'addition s'il vous plaît. [Normal] Apportez l'addition s'il vous plaît.
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask, 'Where can I pay the bill?'
Yasmine: [Normal] Je peux payer où?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Yasmine: [Normal] je [Slow] je
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'can'
Yasmine: [Normal] peux [Slow] peux
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'pay'
Yasmine: [Normal] payer [Slow] payer
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'where'
Yasmine: [Normal] où [Slow] où
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Where can I pay the bill?'
Yasmine: [Slow] Je peux payer où? [Normal] Je peux payer où?
Becky: Here's a sentence meaning 'Excuse me, the change is wrong.'
Yasmine: [Normal] La monnaie n'est pas correcte.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'the'
Yasmine: [Normal] la [Slow] la
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'change'
Yasmine: [Normal] monnaie [Slow] monnaie
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'not'
Yasmine: [Normal] n'...pas [Slow] n'...pas
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Yasmine: [Normal] est [Slow] est
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'correct'
Yasmine: [Normal] correcte [Slow] correcte
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'Excuse me, the change is wrong.'
Yasmine: [Slow] La monnaie n'est pas correcte. [Normal] La monnaie n'est pas correcte.
Becky: Here's a formal expression meaning, 'Keep the change.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Gardez la monnaie.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'keep'
Yasmine: [Normal] gardez [Slow] gardez
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'the'
Yasmine: [Normal] la [Slow] la
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'change'
Yasmine: [Normal] monnaie [Slow] monnaie
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'Keep the change.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Gardez la monnaie. [Normal] Gardez la monnaie.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Yasmine: In France, the tip is already included in the bill for tax purposes, so you can tip a little bit if you want, but you don't have to.

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Listeners! What would you say if someone gave you the wrong change?

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Friday at 10:16 PM
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Bonjour Saeyoung,

Merci pour ton commentaire ! Dans ce contexte là, on aurait plutôt tendance à dire "Vous avez fait une erreur, il n'y a pas assez OU il y a trop de monnaie".


Belle journée,

Marion

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Saeyoung
Wednesday at 01:26 PM
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La monnaie n'est pas correcte...