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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 9! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography &Nature. These are five common animals 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: Cheval
Jason: Horse
Ingrid: (slow) Cheval (regular) Cheval
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Cheval
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Horses have always been very important in France. In the past, they were used as a means of transportation, and these days, horse-back riding is very popular.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) En France, un proverbe dit que le cheval est la plus belle conquête de l'Homme
Jason: In France, a proverb says that the horse is the greatest conquest of Man.
Ingrid: (slow) En France, un proverbe dit que le cheval est la plus belle conquête de l'Homme
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Chat
Jason: Cat
Ingrid: (slow) Chat (regular) Chat
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Chat
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Cats are the most common pet in France. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Les chats noirs sont souvent suspectés de porter malheur
Jason: Black cats are often thought to bring misforturne.
Ingrid: (slow) Les chats noirs sont souvent suspectés de porter malheur
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Chien
Jason: Dog
Ingrid: (slow) Chien (regular) Chien
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Chien
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Dogs are the second most common pet in France. There are also many guide dogs in France.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) En France, un proverbe dit que le chien est le meilleur ami de l'Homme
Jason: In France, a proverb says that the dog is Man's best friend.
Ingrid: (slow) En France, un proverbe dit que le chien est le meilleur ami de l'Homme
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Cochon
Jason: Pig
Ingrid: (slow) Cochon (regular) Cochon
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Cochon
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Pigs have always been part of French culture, as they are a really common animal on French farms.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) En France, un proverbe dit que tout est bon dans le cochon
Jason: In France, a proverb says that every part of a pig is edible.
Ingrid: (slow) En France, un proverbe dit que tout est bon dans le cochon
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: Coq
Jason: Rooster
Ingrid: (slow) Coq (regular) Coq
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Coq
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The rooster has been the symbol of France for a long time. The cry that it makes in French,"cocorico", is used by French people to show pride in their country.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le cri du coq se prononce "cocorico" en France
Jason: The cry of a rooster in French is pronounced “cocorico”.
Ingrid: (slow) Le cri du coq se prononce "cocorico" en France
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: Cheval
[pause]Jason: Horse
Ingrid: Chat
[pause]Jason: Cat
Ingrid: Chien
[pause]Jason: Dog
Ingrid: Cochon
[pause]Jason: Pig
Ingrid: Coq
[pause]Jason: Rooster

Outro

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

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Are there any wild animals in your country? Can you tell us in French?