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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 5! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food &Drink. These are five common French desserts. 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: Profiteroles
Jason: Cream puffs with chocolate sauce
Ingrid: (slow) Profiteroles (regular) Profiteroles
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Profiteroles
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Profiteroles are small balls made of choux pastry filled with cream, pastry cream, or ice cream. Profiteroles are usually served covered with chocolate sauce. It is a hot/cold dessert since the inside is often cold while the sauce should be hot.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Les profiteroles se mangent avec une sauce au chocolat
Jason: Profiteroles are eaten with a chocolate sauce
Ingrid: (slow) Les profiteroles se mangent avec une sauce au chocolat
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Fraisier
Jason: Strawberry cake
Ingrid: (slow) Fraisier (regular) Fraisier
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Fraisier
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: This is a strawberry cake made of entire strawberries and pastry cream -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Les filles aiment souvent les fraisiers
Jason: French girls generally love strawberry cakes.
Ingrid: (slow) Les filles aiment souvent les fraisiers
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Mille-feuille
Jason: a dessert made with puff pastry and cream
Ingrid: (slow) Mille-feuille (regular) Mille-feuille
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Mille-feuille
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Mille-feuille literally means "a thousand sheets". It is a complex pastry cake made of several slices (vanilla, cream and custard) often covered with a sugar and chocolate icing. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le mille-feuille est sans doute le dessert français le plus connu
Jason: The mille-feuille is certainly the most famous French dessert
Ingrid: (slow) Le mille-feuille est sans doute le dessert français le plus connu
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Eclair
Jason: eclair
Ingrid: (slow) Eclair (regular) Eclair
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Eclair
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: "Eclair" literally means flash of lightning. This dessert has a long shape and it is garnished with cream and covered with icing. There are two main flavors: chocolate and coffee. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Les éclairs peuvent être au chocolat ou au café
Jason: éclairs can be chocolate or coffee flavored
Ingrid: (slow) Les éclairs peuvent être au chocolat ou au café
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: Mont-blanc
Jason: chestnut and cream dessert
Ingrid: (slow) Mont-blanc (regular) Mont-blanc
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Mont-blanc
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Mont-blanc is originally an Italian dessert which became so popular in France that it has kept its French name now. It is made of chestnut cream, covered with whipped cream. The name is the same as that of the highest European mountain located in the French Alps.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le Mont-Blanc est un gâteau mais aussi le nom d'une marque de crème dessert française
Jason: Mont-blanc is a cake, but it is also the name of a French dessert cream
Ingrid: (slow) Le Mont-Blanc est un gâteau mais aussi le nom d'une marque de crème dessert française
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: Profiteroles
[pause]Jason: Cream puffs with chocolate sauce
Ingrid: Fraisier
[pause]Jason: Strawberry cake
Ingrid: Mille-feuille
[pause]Jason: a dessert made with puff pastry and cream
Ingrid: Eclair
[pause]Jason: eclair
Ingrid: Mont-blanc
[pause]Jason: chestnut and cream dessert

Outro

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

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Do you like sweets and desserts? What's your favorite one? 

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Hello Jane de Vries,


Thank you for your comment !

FrenchPod101.com was founded in March 2008. :smile:


Bonne journée !

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Maintenant, J'ai faim! Ce n'est pas juste! I love this section although i am bouncing around and browsing all the sections. How long has French pod been around? mille merci.