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INTRODUCTION
Maryssa: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FrenchPod101.com. This is Business French for Beginners Season 1 Lesson 22 - Do You Like French Ads? Maryssa Here.
Aurore: Bonjour, I'm Aurore.
Maryssa: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to understand a radio advertisement. The conversation takes place at a radio station.
Aurore: It's a radio advertisement.
Maryssa: The speakers are voice actors doing advertisements, therefore, they will speak both formal and informal French. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
radio: Besoin de fournitures pour votre entreprise ?
radio: Papiers, stylos, agendas, enveloppes et tant d'autres, nous avons tout ce qu'il vous faut !
radio: Papex a plus de 1000 objets en papeterie et fournitures pour vous satisfaire !
: (pause)
radio: Chaque année plus de 100 000 chiens et chat sont abandonnés en France.
radio: Notre association combat l'abandon et la cruauté. Vous aussi vous pouvez nous aider.
radio: Vous pouvez aussi faire un don en appelant le 88 80 12, ou directement sur notre site internet. Les animaux comptent sur vous.
: (pause)
radio: Promotion exceptionnelle dans tous nos supermarchés aujourd'hui: le kilo de carottes est à 1,99 euros seulement !
radio: Profitez-en !
Maryssa: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
radio: Besoin de fournitures pour votre entreprise ?
radio: Papiers, stylos, agendas, enveloppes et tant d'autres, nous avons tout ce qu'il vous faut !
radio: Papex a plus de 1000 objets en papéterie et fournitures pour vous satisfaire !
: (pause)
radio: Chaque année plus de 100 000 chiens et chat sont abandonnés en France.
radio: Notre association combat l'abandon et la cruauté. Vous aussi vous pouvez nous aider.
radio: Vous pouvez aussi faire un don en appelant le 88 80 12, ou directement sur notre site internet. Les animaux comptent sur vous.
: (pause)
radio: Promotion exceptionnelle dans tous nos supermarchés aujourd'hui: le kilo de carottes est à 1,99 euros seulement !
radio: Profitez-en !
Maryssa: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
radio: Do you need supplies for your company?
radio: Papers, pens, diaries, envelopes, and much more, we have everything you need!
radio: Papex has more than 1000 stationeries and supplies to satisfy you!
: (pause)
radio: Every year in France, more than 100,000 dogs and cats are abandoned.
radio: Our association is fighting against abandonment and cruelty. You can help us too.
radio: You can donate by calling 88 80 12, or online via our website. Animals are counting on you.
: (pause)
radio: Today, there’s a huge discount in our supermarkets: one kilo of carrots for only 1,99 euros!
radio: Don't miss it!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Maryssa: The conversation this time around was a little different, as it wasn’t a conversation at all.
Aurore: No, it was a series of advertisements.
Maryssa: That’s right. We heard advertisements for stationery, an animal charity, and a supermarket.
Aurore: They were all very different!
Maryssa: Advertisements are often regulated, and different countries have different rules for what is allowed.
Aurore: France is no different!
Maryssa: What kind of rules are there in France?
Aurore: The law is very strict around alcohol advertising.
Maryssa: Can you tell us a little more about this?
Aurore: You can’t use humans in any advertisements for alcohol.
Maryssa: Really? Is that the same regardless of whether it’s a media or print advertisement?
Aurore: It is. You can only show the product, not the consumers.
Maryssa: Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Maryssa: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is...
Aurore: fourniture [natural native speed]
Maryssa: "supplies"
Aurore: fourniture [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Aurore: fourniture [natural native speed]
Maryssa: Next we have...
Aurore: compter [natural native speed]
Maryssa: "to count"
Aurore: compter [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Aurore: compter [natural native speed]
Maryssa: Next we have...
Aurore: site internet [natural native speed]
Maryssa: "website"
Aurore: site internet [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Aurore: site internet [natural native speed]
Maryssa: Next we have...
Aurore: abandon [natural native speed]
Maryssa: "abandonment"
Aurore: abandon [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Aurore: abandon [natural native speed]
Maryssa: Next we have...
Aurore: association [natural native speed]
Maryssa: "association, charity"
Aurore: association [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Aurore: association [natural native speed]
Maryssa: Next we have...
Aurore: aider [natural native speed]
Maryssa: "to help"
Aurore: aider [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Aurore: aider [natural native speed]
Maryssa: Next we have...
Aurore: profiter [natural native speed]
Maryssa:"to enjoy, to take advantage"
Aurore: profiter [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Aurore: profiter [natural native speed]
Maryssa: And last...
Aurore: quatre-vingt dix neuf [natural native speed]
Maryssa: "ninety-nine"
Aurore: quatre-vingt dix neuf [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Aurore: quatre-vingt dix neuf [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Maryssa: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word is...
Aurore: ils comptent sur vous
Maryssa: meaning "they are counting on you."
Maryssa: Let’s look at this phrase in a little more detail.
Aurore: Compter is a verb.
Maryssa: It means "to count."
Aurore: In this situation, it doesn’t mean counting numbers.
Maryssa: It refers to relying on someone instead.
Aurore: That’s right.
Maryssa: Can you give us an example using this word?
Aurore: Sure. For example, you can say... Je peux compter sur toi pour ce projet.
Maryssa: ... which means "I can count on you for this project."
Maryssa: Okay, what's the next word?
Aurore: profitez-en !
Maryssa: meaning "don't miss it!"
Maryssa: Let’s look at this phrase in more detail, too.
Aurore: The keyword is profiter.
Maryssa: It means "to enjoy."
Aurore: You will hear this phrase a lot in advertisements.
Maryssa: It’s often used to show that you shouldn’t miss out on the product or a special deal.
Aurore: profitez-en !
Maryssa: Can you give us an example using this word?
Aurore: Sure. For example, you can say... Profitez des vacances !
Maryssa: ... which means "Enjoy the holidays!"
Maryssa: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

Maryssa: In this lesson, you'll learn about understanding a radio advertisement. Something that you’ll hear a lot in advertisements is adjectives. They’re often used to describe a product.
Aurore: I’ll tell you some of the more common ones.
Maryssa: Aurore will give us the adjectives in their masculine form first, then the feminine one. Some of them are the same, so listen out for those.
Aurore: First is extraordinaire, extraordinaire
Maryssa: "extraordinary"
Aurore: Le meilleur, la meilleure
Maryssa: "the best"
Aurore: inhabituel, inhabituel
Maryssa: "unusual"
Aurore: fabriqué, fabriquée
Maryssa: "made"
Aurore: apaisant, apaisant
Maryssa: "soothing." Next, let’s run through and review numbers in French.
Aurore: zéro
Maryssa: "zero"
Aurore: un
Maryssa: "one"
Aurore: deux
Maryssa: "two"
Aurore: trois
Maryssa: "three"
Aurore: quatre
Maryssa: "four"
Aurore: cinq
Maryssa: "five"
Aurore: six
Maryssa: "six"
Aurore: sept
Maryssa: "seven"
Aurore: huit
Maryssa: "eight"
Aurore: neuf
Maryssa: "nine"
Aurore: dix
Maryssa: "ten"
Aurore: onze
Maryssa: "eleven"
Aurore: douze
Maryssa: "twelve"
Aurore: treize
Maryssa: "thirteen"
Aurore: quatorze
Maryssa: "fourteen"
Aurore: quinze
Maryssa: "fifteen"
Aurore: seize
Maryssa: "sixteen"
Aurore: dix-sept
Maryssa: "seventeen"
Aurore: dix-huit
Maryssa: "eighteen"
Aurore: dix-neuf
Maryssa: "nineteen." How do we count in bigger numbers, say in hundreds?
Aurore: "hundred" is cent. You can then add the number before it.
Maryssa: So "three hundred" is...
Aurore: trois cents.
Maryssa: You can do that up to one thousand, which in French is…
Aurore: mille.

Outro

Maryssa: Okay, that’s all for this lesson. Thank you for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Aurore: A la prochaine!

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