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INTRODUCTION
Jason: Hi everyone, I’m Jason.
Ingrid: And I’m Ingrid!
Jason: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential French Vocabulary, Lesson 1! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Daily Life. These are five National Holidays in France. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at FrenchPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Jason: Ingrid, what’s our first word?
Ingrid: La fête nationale
Jason: National Day
Ingrid: (slow) La fête nationale (regular) La fête nationale
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: La fête nationale
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: National Day is on July 14th. It is the most important national holiday that celebrates the French revolution, and more precisely, the fall of the Bastille, which is a symbol of the French revolution victory.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Au 14 juillet, des bals sont organisés dans la rue
Jason: On July 14th, balls are organized in the streets.
Ingrid: (slow) Au 14 juillet, des bals sont organisés dans la rue
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: La fête du travail
Jason: Labor Day
Ingrid: (slow) La fête du travail (regular) La fête du travail
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: La fête du travail
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The "premier mai" or "fête du travail" is Labor day in France, and it falls in May 1st. Usually all companies and stores are closed on that day. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Au premier mai, les gens offrent souvent du muguet à leurs amis et famille
Jason: On May 1st, people usually offer lily of valley flowers to their friends and family
Ingrid: (slow) Au premier mai, les gens offrent souvent du muguet à leurs amis et famille
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Le jour de l'an
Jason: New year's day
Ingrid: (slow) Le jour de l'an (regular) Le jour de l'an
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Le jour de l'an
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: "Le jour de l'an" or "Le premier de l'an" is the 1st day of the year which celebrates the New Year, as in many countries. Most companies and stores are closed in France.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Pendant la nuit du jour de l'an, les gens boivent souvent du champagne
Jason: On New year's night, French people usually drink champagne.
Ingrid: (slow) Pendant la nuit du jour de l'an, les gens boivent souvent du champagne
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Le lundi de Pâques
Jason: Easter Monday
Ingrid: (slow) Le lundi de Pâques (regular) Le lundi de Pâques
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Le lundi de Pâques
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Easter Monday is the first Monday after Easter. Businesses and stores are likely to be closed on this day.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le lundi de Pâques, les enfants mangent beaucoup de chocolat
Jason: On Easter Monday children eat a lot of chocolate
Ingrid: (slow) Le lundi de Pâques, les enfants mangent beaucoup de chocolat
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: La Toussaint
Jason: All Saint's Day
Ingrid: (slow) La Toussaint (regular) La Toussaint
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: La Toussaint
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:
La Toussaint, which is on November 1st, is All Saints' Day in France, celebrating the memory of people who have passed. People usually go to cemeteries on that day and many businesses are closed too. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le jour de la Toussaint, les gens vont mettre des fleurs sur la tombe de leurs proches
Jason: On All Saint's Day, people go to put flowers on their relatives' graves.
Ingrid: (slow) Le jour de la Toussaint, les gens vont mettre des fleurs sur la tombe de leurs proches.
QUIZ
Jason: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Ingrid will give you the French – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Ingrid: La fête nationale
[pause]Jason: National Day
Ingrid: La fête du travail
[pause]Jason: Labor Day
Ingrid: Le jour de l'an
[pause]Jason: New year's day
Ingrid: Le lundi de Pâques
[pause]Jason: Easter Monday
Ingrid: La Toussaint
[pause]Jason: All Saint's Day

Outro

Jason: There you have it – 5 National Holidays in France! We have a more complete list at FrenchPod101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!

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Do you know of any other French public holidays?

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Thank you Richard for your comment !


Keep going on, and you will know everything about France one day ! :smile:


Cheers !

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Not yet. But I will get to know them all. :)

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Hi Ouassima!


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no accents on my keyboard so I can't do the writing tests properly :(

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Hello "name",


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Could you listen to the lesson? if not please let us know!

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:sob: i cant do it but this will be good for more romance \

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