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INTRODUCTION
Virginie: Bonjour à tous!
Eric: Hello! Eric here. Welcome to Gengo French lesson 1 - Where Did You Learn to Speak French Like That?
Virginie: I am Virginie and I am here with Eric.
Eric: Hello, and welcome to Gengo French, the fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn French.
Virginie: In this lesson, our character Joe talks on Skype at 5:30 PM on a Saturday night with his French tutor Cecile.
Eric: This conversation is between Joe and his French tutor Cecile.
Virginie: Our speakers will speak formally.
Eric: Let’s have a listen to the conversation.

Lesson conversation

Joe : Bonjour Cécile, comment allez-vous ?
Cécile : Je vais bien. Et vous ? Comment ça va ?
Joe : Ça va bien !
Cécile : Oh, au fait. Demain, est-ce que c'est bien dimanche ?
Joe : Oui, demain c'est dimanche.
Cécile : C'est super ! Bon voyage alors !
Joe : Merci Cécile ! À bientôt !
Eric: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Joe : Bonjour Cécile, comment allez-vous ?
Cécile : Je vais bien. Et vous ? Comment ça va ?
Joe : Ça va bien !
Cécile : Oh, au fait. Demain, est-ce que c'est bien dimanche ?
Joe : Oui, demain c'est dimanche.
Cécile : C'est super ! Bon voyage alors !
Joe : Merci Cécile ! À bientôt !
Eric: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Joe : Bonjour Cécile, comment allez-vous ?
Eric: Hello Cécile, how are you?
Cécile : Je vais bien. Et vous ? Comment ça va ?
Eric: I'm fine. And you? How are you?
Joe : Ça va bien !
Eric: I'm well!
Cécile : Oh, au fait. Demain, est-ce que c'est bien dimanche ?
Eric: Oh, by the way. Is tomorrow Sunday?
Joe : Oui, demain c'est dimanche.
Eric: Yes, tomorrow is Sunday.
Cécile : C'est super ! Bon voyage alors !
Eric: That's great! Have a nice trip!
Joe : Merci Cécile ! À bientôt !
Eric: Thank you, Cécile! See you soon!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Eric: So Joe and Cecile use vous to talk to each other?
Virginie: Oui, they do. Vous is the formal you in French.
Eric: Do teachers always use vous with their students.
Virginie: Yes, they do. It's a mark of respect.
Eric: And it keeps distance.
Virginie: Oui. In elementary school, you can say tu though.
Eric: Tu is the informal you in French. So little kids can say tu to their teachers.
Virginie: Yes, they say tu. And do you know how we call our elementary school female teachers in France?
Eric: No.
Virginie: We call them "maitresse". That can also mean "lover"
Eric: Interesting... I guess in another context. And what about a male elementary school teacher?
Virginie: We say Maitre. Maitre and Maitresse.
VOCAB LIST
Eric: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
Virginie: bien [natural native speed]
Eric: well, good
Virginie: bien [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: bien [natural native speed]
Eric: The next one
Virginie: vous [natural native speed]
Eric: you (formal)
Virginie: vous [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: vous [natural native speed]
Eric: Next
Virginie: comment [natural native speed]
Eric: how
Virginie: comment [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: comment [natural native speed]
Eric: Ok
Virginie: super [natural native speed]
Eric: great
Virginie: super [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: super [natural native speed]
Eric: Suivant
Virginie: oui [natural native speed]
Eric: yes
Virginie: oui [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: oui [natural native speed]
Eric: Next
Virginie: demain [natural native speed]
Eric: tomorrow
Virginie: demain [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: demain [natural native speed]
Eric: Suivant, the next one.
Virginie: bon [natural native speed]
Eric: good
Virginie: bon [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: bon [natural native speed]
Eric: Next
Virginie: au fait [natural native speed]
Eric: by the way
Virginie: au fait [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: au fait [natural native speed]
Eric: Ok
Virginie: Et vous? [natural native speed]
Eric: And you?
Virginie: Et vous? [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: Et vous? [natural native speed]
Eric: Next
Virginie: Je vais bien. [natural native speed]
Eric: I'm well.
Virginie: Je vais bien. [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: Je vais bien. [natural native speed]
Eric: Ok
Virginie: Bon voyage! [natural native speed]
Eric: Have a nice trip!
Virginie: Bon voyage! [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: Bon voyage! [natural native speed]
Eric: Ok
Virginie: à bientôt [natural native speed]
Eric: See you soon.
Virginie: à bientôt [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: à bientôt [natural native speed]
Eric: le suivant
Virginie: lundi [natural native speed]
Eric: Monday
Virginie: lundi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: lundi [natural native speed]
Eric: le suivant
Virginie: mardi [natural native speed]
Eric: Tuesday
Virginie: mardi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: mardi [natural native speed]
Eric: Next
Virginie: mercredi [natural native speed]
Eric: Wednesday
Virginie: mercredi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: mercredi [natural native speed]
Eric: The next day of the week
Virginie: jeudi [natural native speed]
Eric: Thursday
Virginie: jeudi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: jeudi [natural native speed]
Eric: Next
Virginie: vendredi [natural native speed]
Eric: Friday
Virginie: vendredi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: vendredi [natural native speed]
Eric: Next
Virginie: samedi [natural native speed]
Eric: Friday
Virginie: samedi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: samedi [natural native speed]
Eric: And finally
Virginie: dimanche [natural native speed]
Eric: Sunday
Virginie: dimanche [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: dimanche [natural native speed]
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Eric: Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Virginie: The first word/phrase we’ll look at is....
Eric: First of all I love that Cecile says "super" with her French accent.
Virginie: Oh yes we say super a lot.
Eric: C'est super! That's great!
Virginie: We also say "cool" a lot. C'est cool.
Eric: These are easy words to remember!
Virginie: English is sneaking into the French language!
Eric: Ok now what about the word Demain?
Virginie: Demain means tomorrow. Slowly- demain
Eric: OK. And to say see you tomorrow what would you say?
Virginie: You would say "a demain!"
Eric: So you just add the preposition a right before demain.
Virginie: Exactly. And to say see you soon
Eric: Which actually Joe in our dialogue says
Virginie: You will say "a bientot!" . One more time slowly.
Eric: Same thing as "a demain". The preposition "a" is placed right before the word "bientot".
Virginie: And once again it's a bientot.

Lesson focus

Virginie: So the focus of this lesson is basic greetings with the verb aller "to go",
Eric: Yes that's the basics as to show your interest in the person you're greeting.
Virgniie: There are of course plenty of ways to say How are you?
Eric: Today we'll look at two phrases, "comment ca va?" and comment allez-vous?
Virginie: the first one, comment ca va literally means "how is it going?
Eric: It is (slowly) comment -
Virginie: And that's how
Eric: (slowly) ca va?
Virginie: and that's is it going? Comment ca va?
Eric: And this can be used with anyone in any situation, formal and informal
Virginie: Now our second phrase is "comment allez-vous?
Eric: And that means "how are you?
Virginie: Just like comment ca va it uses the verb aller, to go.
Eric: The first word is again, comment
Virgniie: And then allez is go and vous is the formal you
Eric: Literally - How go you?
Virginie: Comment allez-vous?
Eric: Now what does Joes tutor Cecile, answer to that.
Virginie: She says - Ca va bien merci!
Eric: One more time - ca va - it is going
Virginie: And then "bien"
Eric: Which is "well". Ca va bien.
Virginie: And finally she says merci!
Eric: the indispensable "thank you!

Outro

Virgnie: OK, now is time for us to say merci for listening,
Eric: Thank you for listening.
Virginie: a bientot!

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m jack
Thursday at 12:08 AM
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Bonjour. I have been trying to upload my written assignment for the Gengo french unit 1, but have been unable to :(. I am posting it here as I am not sure where else to put it :).


Bonjour! M’appelle Michelle. Je suis d’ American. Je veux comprendre

parler français. Je va å Paris en mars. Je veux apprendre beaucoup alors je peux comprendre les gens d’ France.


This is for the written Genga unit 1 assignment.


Merci! Michelle

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Hello Stephanie,


Thank you for your question.

Gengo is a set of 30 dialog lessons (each with a dialog and grammar points/vocab) and a set of 30 "bonus" lessons that have in-depth information on France, French culture, French pronunciation, conjugation, and more. Every lesson has audio and accompanying PDF notes.


Gengo is geared towards absolute beginners in French, so I would recommend it if you are just starting out in French. It's an intensive course designed to take someone from Newbie level to High Beginner/Low Intermediate level. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.


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Stephanie
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Should Gengo French be completed before or after the Lower Beginner lessons? Where does it fit in the Beginner series?

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Hello Nicole,


Gengo in french means language : "langage".


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Nicole
Wednesday at 06:37 PM
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I speak Japanese so I understand the word 'gengo'. However, what is 'gengo French' and does it follow on from Beginner Season 1?

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Bonjour Denise,


She's saying "Bon voyage", which translate to"Have a nice/safe trip".

Your sentence in French would be :


Est-ce que ce contexte s'applique à un voyage que Joe va faire, ou est-ce que Cécile veut simplement dire "passe une bonne journée"?

Hope this helps!

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Denise
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Does > in this context apply to an actual trip Joe is taking or does Cecile simply mean "have a nice day"?


Je suis désolé, je ne peux pas traduire cette phrase en français.

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