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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 2! In this lesson, you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food &Drink. These are five common French foods. 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: Pot au feu
Jason: French beef stew
Ingrid: (slow) Pot au feu (regular) Pot au feu
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Pot au feu
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: This dish is beef stew gently cooked for a long time, served with several vegetables, such as carrots, turnips, leeks, celery, and onions.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le pot-au-feu est un plat d'hiver
Jason: French beef stew is a winter recipe.
Ingrid: (slow) Le pot-au-feu est un plat d'hiver
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Blanquette de veau
Jason: veal ragout
Ingrid: (slow) Blanquette de veau (regular) Blanquette de veau
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Blanquette de veau
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Veal ragout is often served with rice and butter sauce. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) La blanquette de veau se mange généralement avec du riz
Jason: Veal ragout is usually prepared with rice.
Ingrid: (slow) La blanquette de veau se mange généralement avec du riz
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Cassoulet
Jason: Bean pot stew
Ingrid: (slow) Cassoulet (regular) Cassoulet
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Cassoulet
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: This is a unique dish containing meat, such as pork sausages, duck, and sometimes mutton and white haricot beans that are put together in a casserole called "cassole". This recipe comes from southwest France. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le cassoulet est un plat typique du sud ouest de la France ville de Toulouse
Jason: Bean pot stew is a typical recipe from the southwest of France, particularly the city of Toulouse.
Ingrid: (slow) Le cassoulet est un plat typique du sud ouest de la France (ville de Toulouse)
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Sole meunière
Jason: Pan-fried sole
Ingrid: (slow) Sole meunière (regular) Sole meunière
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Sole meunière
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: This is a classic dish consisting of sole, which is a white flat fish, covered with flour and then fried in butter. It is served with butter sauce and lemon. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) La sole Meunière est plat très apprécié par les amateurs de poisson
Jason: Pan-fried sole is a dish that is appreciated by seafood lovers.
Ingrid: (slow) La sole Meunière est plat très apprécié par les amateurs de poisson
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: Croque-monsieur
Jason: toasted sandwich with ham and cheese
Ingrid: (slow) Croque-monsieur (regular) Croque-monsieur
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Croque-monsieur
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: This is a hot ham and cheese toasted sandwich. It is served in cafés and bars. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le croque-monsieur est un sandwich toasté que l'on mange souvent à midi
Jason: The croque monsieur is a toasted sandwich often eaten at lunch.
Ingrid: (slow) Le croque-monsieur est un sandwich toasté que l'on mange souvent à midi
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: Pot au feu
[pause]Jason: French beef stew
Ingrid: Blanquette de veau
[pause]Jason: veal ragout
Ingrid: Cassoulet
[pause]Jason: Bean pot stew
Ingrid: Sole meunière
[pause]Jason: Pan-fried sole
Ingrid: Croque-monsieur
[pause]Jason: toasted sandwich with ham and cheese

Outro

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

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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What else do you know about French cuisine? 

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Saturday at 1:42 am
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Bonjour Sixpence !


Thank you for your comment !

I undesrtand what you want to say in French but there is a little mistake.

You have to say : "Apprendre le français c'est difficile mais je m’entraîne !


Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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sixpence319
Thursday at 7:33 pm
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Apprendre française c'est difficile but je suis en train!

Does this make any sense>:flushed:

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Hi Daadoor,


Thank you for your comment !


You can find on our website lessons about pronoun and spelling. :smile:

Don't worry if you practice with constance you will improve !


Cheers,

Marie Alice

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daadoor
Sunday at 9:21 am
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IT very nice and helpful on the nearest future hopefully I will improve in French language which I doing hard to learn from beginning and now I start with pod101,i appeal to all those to help me get fast in the language ,I have a problem regarding the spelling and pronoun which is very difficult up to now.

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Monday at 4:54 pm
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Hi El Gee,

We have a different lesson that explains talking about allergies :)

https://www.frenchpod101.com/2010/06/14/survival-phrases-49-explaining-allergies-in-french/

I hope this helps!


Jessi

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El Gee
Monday at 11:06 am
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I think it is essential to teach about how to say that I have serious allergies to certain foods, and how to say the categories of food that this applies to.

When travelling anywhere, it is can be life-saving to know these words in the local language. For example: j'ai une tres grave allergie aux fruits de mer.