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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 22! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to People &Homes. These are five common types of places to live in France. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at FrenchPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
J ason: Ingrid, what’s our first word?
Ingrid: Appartement
Jason: apartment
Ingrid: (slow) Appartement (regular) Appartement
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Appartement
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Apartments in Paris are known to be particularly expensive, but it remains the main type of housing in big French cities. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Les étudiants des grandes villes louent généralement de petits appartements chers
Jason: Students in big cities usually rent very small but expensive apartments.
Ingrid: (slow) Les étudiants des grandes villes louent généralement de petits appartements chers
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Pavillon
Jason: Detached house
Ingrid: (slow) Pavillon (regular) Pavillon
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Pavillon
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: There are many detached houses in big city suburbs. It is a residential area where mainly families and elderly people live. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Les pavillons sont populaires car de plus en plus de familles françaises préfèrent vivre dans des quartiers calmes
Jason: Detached houses are becoming popular because more and more French families prefer to live in quiet districts.
Ingrid: (slow) Les pavillons sont populaires car de plus en plus de familles françaises préfèrent vivre dans des quartiers calmes
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Villa
Jason: Villa
Ingrid: (slow) Villa (regular) Villa
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Villa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: In France, the word villa mainly designates the 2nd family house, the one used for holidays. It is also called “a holiday villa”.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Les villas en France sont surtout situées en bord de mer ou à la campagne
Jason: French villas are mainly located on sea coasts or in the countryside.
Ingrid: (slow) Les villas en France sont surtout situées en bord de mer ou à la campagne
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Colocation
Jason: Shared house
Ingrid: (slow) Colocation (regular) Colocation
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Colocation
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Shared houses are houses where several young people (often students) live and share common areas in order to split the rent. In French, roommates are called "collocataires".
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Les colocations sont très repandues en France
Jason: Shared houses are very common in France.
Ingrid: (slow) Les colocations sont très repandues en France
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: Auberge espagnole
Jason: Exchange student house
Ingrid: (slow) Auberge espagnole (regular) Auberge espagnole
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Auberge espagnole
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Auberge espagnole, which literally means "Spanish inn", is the word used in French to refer to big apartments or houses shared by many foreign students who are living in France.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) L'expression "auberge espagnole" vient du titre d'un film français très connu
Jason: The expression "auberge espagnole" comes from the title of a famous French movie
Ingrid: (slow) L'expression "auberge espagnole" vient du titre d'un film français très connu
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: Appartement
[pause]Jason: apartment
Ingrid: Pavillon
[pause]Jason: Detached house
Ingrid: Villa
[pause]Jason: Villa
Ingrid: Colocation
[pause]Jason: Shared house
Ingrid: Auberge espagnole
[pause]Jason: Exchange student house

Outro

Jason: There you have it – five places to live 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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Where would you like to stay when you arrive in France?

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Excellent lesson

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Bonjour Zohre,


Tu es déjà allé à Paris?:smile:


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j'aime pari