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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 20! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation and Around Town. These are five common chain stores 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: Carrefour
Jason: Carrefour, a supermarket/hypermarket chain
Ingrid: (slow) Carrefour (regular) Carrefour
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Carrefour
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Carrefour is the name of the biggest supermarket/hypermarket chain stores in France. It is known to be one of the most expensive chain stores.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Carrefour à récemment ouvert de plus petits supermarchés appelés "Carrefour City", qui sont situés dans les grandes les villes
Jason: Carrefour recently opened smaller supermarkets called Carrefour City that are located in big cities.
Ingrid: (slow) Carrefour à récemment ouvert de plus petits supermarchés appelés ""Carrefour City"", qui sont situés dans les grandes les villes
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Decathlon
Jason: Decathlon, a sporting goods chain store
Ingrid: (slow) Decathlon (regular) Decathlon
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Decathlon
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Decathlon is a chain store entirely dedicated to sporting goods and outdoor activities. They cater to nearly every popular sport in france, from soccer to horseback riding. They sell both famous big-name brands, and a cheaper brand owned by the store.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Décathlon est maintenant devenu une marque internationale
Jason: Decathlon has now become an international brand.
Ingrid: (slow) Décathlon est maintenant devenu une marque internationale
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Nicolas
Jason: Nicolas, a shop specializing in wine and alcoholic beverages
Ingrid: (slow) Nicolas (regular) Nicolas
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Nicolas
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Nicolas is a shop specializing in wine and alcoholic beverages. It is always located in downtown areas, and offers a large selection of wines and beverages.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Aller chez Nicolas est une bonne idée quand on ne connaît pas bien les vins car les vendeurs donnent de bons conseils
Jason: Going to Nicolas is a good idea if you don't know wines very well, since a sales assistant can give you advice.
Ingrid: (slow) Aller chez Nicolas est une bonne idée quand on ne connaît pas bien les vins car les vendeurs donnent de bons conseils
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: L'Occitane
Jason: L'Occitane, a natural cosmetics chain
Ingrid: (slow) L'Occitane (regular) L'Occitane
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: L'Occitane
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: L'Occitane is a chain store specializing in natural cosmetics whose ingredients come from La Provence, a southern region of France. Their products are now known all over the world.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Rapporter des produits de chez L'Occitane dans votre pays fera plaisir aux filles que vous connaissez
Jason: Bringing back L'Occitane products to your country as gifts/ will make girls you know happy.
Ingrid: (slow) Rapporter des produits de chez L'Occitane dans votre pays fera plaisir aux filles que vous connaissez
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: Picard
Jason: Picard, a chain store specializing in frozen food products
Ingrid: (slow) Picard (regular) Picard
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Picard
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Picard is the name of a chain store that only sells frozen food products. You can basically find anything, but everything is in plastic packages presented in large freezers. It is a very successful chain because the products are convenient and good.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Même si les produits sont bons, il ne vaut mieux pas dire que l'on a acheté chez Picard quand on invite des amis à dîner
Jason: Even if it tastes good, it's better not to say you went to Picard when you invite some friends for a dinner!
Ingrid: (slow) Même si les produits sont bons, il ne vaut mieux pas dire que l'on a acheté chez Picard quand on invite des amis à dîner
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: Carrefour
[pause]Jason: Carrefour, a supermarket/hypermarket chain
Ingrid: Decathlon
[pause]Jason: Decathlon, a sporting goods chain store
Ingrid: Nicolas
[pause]Jason: Nicolas, a shop specializing in wine and alcoholic beverages
Ingrid: L'Occitane
[pause]Jason: L'Occitane, a natural cosmetics chain
Ingrid: Picard
[pause]Jason: Picard, a chain store specializing in frozen food products

Outro

Jason: There you have it – five 5 popular chain stores in France! We have more vocab lists available at FrenchPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!

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