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INTRODUCTION
Virginie: Bonjour tout le monde! Hello, everyone. This is Virginie.
Eric: Eric here. Gengo French, lesson 6. Don’t Miss Your Chance! How to Close the Deal in French.
Virginie: How are you Eric today?
Eric: I am doing pretty well. How are you?
Virginie: I am good. Thank you. Okay, so what are we going to see in this lesson?
Eric: Well, it looks like Manon and Joe have just arrived to Charles de Gaulle airport and they are on the arrival’s area.
Virginie: Let’s listen to our conversation.

Lesson conversation

Annonceur : Personnes avec passeports étrangers
Joe : Eh bien, enchanté.
Manon : Moi aussi, enchantée.
Joe : Au fait, voilà ma carte de visite. C'est mon adresse email, et ça, c'est mon numéro de téléphone.
Manon : Merci. J'ai une carte de visite aussi. Tiens, mon adresse email ..., mon numéro. Envoie-moi un mail.
Joe : Merci.
Manon : Merci. Bon séjour en France.
Joe : Salut.
Eric: One more time, a little more slowly.
Annonceur : Personnes avec passeports étrangers
Joe : Eh bien, enchanté.
Manon : Moi aussi, enchantée.
Joe : Au fait, voilà ma carte de visite. C'est mon adresse email, et ça, c'est mon numéro de téléphone.
Manon : Merci. J'ai une carte de visite aussi. Tiens, mon adresse email ..., mon numéro. Envoie-moi un mail.
Joe : Merci.
Manon : Merci. Bon séjour en France.
Joe : Salut.
Eric: One more time, with the translation.
Annonceur : Personnes avec passeports étrangers
Eric: Foreign passport holders this way.
Joe : Eh bien, enchanté.
Eric: Well, it was nice to meet you.
Manon : Moi aussi, enchantée.
Eric: Same here. Nice to meet you.
Joe : Au fait, voilà ma carte de visite. C'est mon adresse email, et ça, c'est mon numéro de téléphone.
Eric: By the way, here is my business card. Here is my e-mail address and here is my phone number.
Manon : Merci. J'ai une carte de visite aussi. Tiens, mon adresse email ..., mon numéro. Envoie-moi un mail.
Eric: Thank you. I have a business card too. Here you are. Send me an e-mail.
Joe : Merci.
Eric: Thank you.
Manon : Merci. Bon séjour en France.
Eric: Thank you. Enjoy your stay in France.
Joe : Salut.
Eric: Bye.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Finally, Joe got her phone number.
Eric: Excellent. That was fast.
Virginie: Yeah, anyway…
Eric: So in France, is it usually easy to get someone’s phone number?
Virginie: Well, you know, in our case, Joe and Manon were on a six-hour flight together. So…
Eric: Indeed, an intimate six-hour flight.
Virginie: Exactly. They had time to get to know each other. So…
Eric: Right.
Virginie: But usually you know in France, you – you can ask for a phone number if you feel that you have a connection with someone.
Eric: Okay, okay.
Virginie: That’s not a problem.
Eric: Okay. Well so Virginie, in your case, do you give out your phone number?
Virginie: I don’t, never, ever.
Eric: Never?
Virginie: No. Unless it’s a friend of a friend, you know.
Eric: Okay.
Virginie: But not to a stranger. That’s for sure.
Eric: Virginie does not trust strangers.
Virginie: Yeah.
Eric: What about your email?
Virginie: Okay. Email address is easier. It’s you know less of a commitment I think.
Eric: It’s true and I guess you can just not respond to their email if you want.
Virginie: Exactly, that way is very convenient.
Eric: Okay. So let’s have a look at some of the vocabulary.
VOCAB LIST
Eric: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Virginie: un étranger [natural native speed]
Eric: a foreigner
Virginie: un étranger [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: un étranger [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: un passeport [natural native speed]
Eric: a passport
Virginie: un passeport [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: un passeport [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: tiens [natural native speed]
Eric: here you go, here it is
Virginie: tiens [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: tiens [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: un e-mail [natural native speed]
Eric: an e-mail
Virginie: un e-mail [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: un e-mail [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: une adresse e-mail [natural native speed]
Eric: an e-mail address
Virginie: une adresse e-mail [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: une adresse e-mail [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: un numéro de téléphone [natural native speed]
Eric: a telephone number
Virginie: un numéro de téléphone [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: un numéro de téléphone [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: une carte de visite [natural native speed]
Eric: a business card
Virginie: une carte de visite [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: une carte de visite [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: enchanté(e) [natural native speed]
Eric: nice to meet you, pleased to meet you
Virginie: enchanté(e) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: enchanté(e) [natural native speed]
: 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]
: Next:
Virginie: un séjour [natural native speed]
Eric: a stay
Virginie: un séjour [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: un séjour [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: voilà [natural native speed]
Eric: here you are, here it is, here is
Virginie: voilà [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: voilà [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: salut [natural native speed]
Eric: hi, bye (informal)
Virginie: salut [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: salut [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: ou [natural native speed]
Eric: or
Virginie: ou [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: ou [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: Eh bien... [natural native speed]
Eric: well...
Virginie: Eh bien... [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: Eh bien... [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: moi aussi [natural native speed]
Eric: me too
Virginie: moi aussi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: moi aussi [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....
Virginie: Let's look at "tiens" first
Eric: Tiens is "here you are", right?
Virginie: Yes, you say it whenever you hand something to someone.
Eric: Like, if I give you this pen, here, I can say, "tiens"
Virginie: Yes. Now there's also the informal way of saying it.
Eric: To someone you don't know?
Virginie: Yes to the cashier for example. It will be "tenez"
Eric: OK, tenez.
Virginie: To sum up, it's tiens (informal) and "tenez", formal.
Eric: Alright, what do have next?
Virginie: let's take a look at the noun "etranger"
Eric: Ok. If I go to france, I will an etranger.
Virginie: Yes you will be a stranger. That's what it means, stranger.
Eric: OK now I am a man
Virginie: Yes you are.
Eric: And you are a woman.
Virginie: Yes I am.
Eric: How will you say etranger for a woman?
virginie: The female for etranger is etrangere.
Eric: Once a gain
Virginie: Etrangere.
Eric: Now in our dialogue, the announcer says "passeports etrangers"
Virginie: Yes, in that case, it's used as an adjective.
Eric: Passeports etrangers means "foreign passports".
Virginie: Absolutely. Let's look at "au fait" now Eric
Eric: Of course. Au fait is " by the way".
Virginie: Yes and the tone you will use to say it is very specific
Eric: I'm all ears
Virginie: Au fait Eric, did I tell you that I am not really French?
Eric: What?
Virginie: Yes, I'm from Moscow, I'm Russian.
Eric: You can't fool me. You eat way too much foie gras, you're definitely French.
Virginie: Alright.
Eric: And.. what about that word "une adresse email"
Virginie: I'm sure our listeners guessed what it is.
Eric: An email address!
Virginie: Yes, it's the same as in English only reversed. Une adresse email
Eric: so now Virginie is going to give all of us her numero de telephone
Virginie: My phone number? You're dreaming!
Eric: Well, I have it, we're friends. But people out there might be interested as well.
Virginie: Non. I won't give my numero de telephone.
Eric: Alright, alright.
Virginie: I prefer to talk about grammar right now.

Lesson focus

Eric: So what 's our grammar focus today?
Virginie: first we'll look at the possessive adjectives.
Eric: Oh, how to say "my"?
Virginie: Yes, in french it's a little more complicated than in English.
Eric: OK let's go. C'est parti.
Virginie: In our dialogue, Joe first uses a possessive adj when he says "c'est ma carte de visite"
Eric: This is my business card.
Virginie: Yes. Here my is "ma".
Eric: OK. but then he uses a possessive adj again.
Virginie: Yes, later on, he says "c'est mon numero de telephone"
Eric: This is my phone number.
virginie: But...did you hear the difference with the previous one?
Eric: Here we have mon
Virginie: and the possessive adjective in the first sentence was "ma".
Eric: OK that requires a little explanation
Virginie: Oui. In the end, it's very simple. Eric, can you tell us how that works?
Eric: OK. In French, the possessive adjectives agree to the gender of the possessed thing.
Virginie: Yes. Une carte de visite in French is feminine.
Eric: So the possessive adjective before it will be feminine as well, "ma.
Virginie; Now un numero de telephone in French is masculine.
Eric: Therefore the possessive adjective before it is masculine too, "mon".
Virginie: Easy!!
Eric: Oui c'est facile. But waht about adresse email?
Virginie: That's right, in the dialogue Joe also says "mon adresse email"
Eric: Yes, even though adresse email is feminine he uses "mon"
Virginie: That's because the first letter of "adresse" is a vowel.
Eric: and Every word starting with a vowel will have "mon" as a possessive adjective.
Virginie: That's for phonetics purposes.
Eric: Yes this way it sounds smoother.
Virginie: Quick recap- mon is the masculine for my
Eric: And ma is the feminine for my
Virginie: Finally all nouns starting with a vowel will have "mon" as a possessive.
Eric: OK what's next?
Virgine: We're almost done here.
Eric: Yes we would like before we closed this lesson, talk about what Joe says toward the end of the dialogue.
Virginie: He says "envoie-moi un mail"
Eric: Which is send me an email.
Virginie: The imperative mode with ER verbs
Eric: So ER verbs are verbs whose infinitive end with ER.
Virginie: Yes, just like envier, to send.
Eric: What's the rule?
Virginie: If you want to say "send me", you will first take the verb envoyer
Eric: OK I have it.
Virginie: You have it? good. Now conjugate it at the present tense with je
Eric: Envoie (spell)
Virginie: OK. There you have the imperative"envoie", send"
Eric: OK so far so good. What do I do next?
Virginie: Just add the pronoun moi
Eric: That's "me".
Virginie: Yes that's one way of saying "me.
Eric: so to recap
Virginie: Envoie-moi is "send me".
Eric: And what we just explained works for all verb ending with ER.
Virginie: OK that was some heavy grammar!
Eric: Thanks for listening!

Outro

Eric: That just about does it for today.
Eric: Before we go, we want to tell you about a way to drastically improve your pronunciation.
Virginie: The voice recording tool...
Eric: Yes, the voice recording tool in the premium learning center...
Virginie: Record your voice with a click of a button,
Eric: and then play it back just as easily.
Virginie: So you record your voice, and then listen to it.
Eric: Compare it to the native speakers...
Virginie: And adjust your pronunciation!
Eric: This will help you improve your pronunciation fast!

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Salut Haiying,


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Bonjour Virginie et Eric! J'aime bien le 'Gengo French'. Savez-vous que dans le Quebec, un e-mail est "un courriel"?

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