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Céline: Bonjour à tous!
Sam: Hello, Sam here. And welcome back to FrenchPod101.com, the fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn French. I'm of course joined by…
Céline: Céline. Hello everyone, great to have you back.
Sam: This audio lesson is part two of our Introduction Series on FrenchPod101.com.
Céline: Now, please, don’t forget the audio lesson is just one part of our powerful language learning system.
Sam: In part one we introduced you to our system and explained how to use it, so you can use it to learn French at your own pace. We also showed you some of the system’s powerful tools and how they work together with the audio lessons. Today we’re going to present another audio lesson and how to use some new system tools to master every aspect of this lesson.
Céline: In this lesson we will learn how to make a perfect self-introduction in French.
Sam: That’s right - perfect. Don’t think it will work? We’re going to teach you how to make a first impression that wows by combining four parts of our system.
Céline: We mean really, really impress.
Sam: First we’re going to introduce you to the phrases and break them down in this audio lesson.
Céline: Next, we’re going to show you how to use four powerful tools from our system to ensure you perfect the introduction and that it sticks.
Sam: So if you haven’t done so already, go to FrenchPod101.com and sign up for the free lifetime account. You’re going to need the free account to access the tools we’re going to use.
Céline: Because to perfect this lesson, you’re going to need the lesson notes, of course.
Sam: And several new tools - Line by Line Audio, the Voice Recording Tool, and the Review Track from the site. Used together, you’ll learn how to flawlessly introduce yourself in French and make it stick.

Lesson focus

Céline: Okay, Sam. Let’s get into the lesson, shall we?
Sam: Of course, let’s do just that. What’s the setting for this conversation?
Céline: This conversation is between two people meeting for the first time.
Sam: So they’ll be introducing themselves. And where does the conversation take place?
Céline: The conversation takes place at a café.
Sam: And the conversation is between…?
Céline: A man and a woman on their first blind date, “rendez-vous” in French.
Sam: So this is a dialogue you can use whenever you meet someone for the first time. Here we’ll be using polite language as these two are meeting for the first time. Alright, let’s listen to the conversation.
Céline: Bonjour, je suis Céline. Enchantée.
Sam: Bonjour, je suis Sylvain. Enchanté Céline.
Sam:Here we’re going to go over the conversation again, but we’re going to slow it down, so that you can catch everything.
Céline: Bonjour, je suis Céline. Enchantée.
Sam: Bonjour, je suis Sylvain. Enchanté Céline.
Céline: This time we’re going to give you the conversation one more time, with the English.
Céline: Bonjour, je suis Céline. Enchantée.
Céline: Hello, I am Céline. Nice to meet you.
Sam: Bonjour, je suis Sylvain. Enchanté Céline.
Sam: Hi, I am Sylvain. Nice to meet you Céline.
Sam: Okay, Céline, let’s talk a little bit about the etiquette when introducing yourself.
Céline: Great suggestion. When French meet, they shake hands or they kiss.
Sam: French kiss?
Céline: Non, kiss on the cheek. One kiss, two kisses, three kisses, depends on which part of France you are from.
Sam: Okay, well let’s take a closer look at some of the words and phrases in this lesson. what do we have first?
Céline: Bonjour.
Sam: “Hello”. Can you break it down for us?
Céline: Bonjour. Bonjour.
Sam: And this is a polite way to say hello. It works during the day and in the afternoon, whenever you say “hello” in English, you should say “Bonjour” in French, but only during the day time. How about at night?
Céline: Bonsoir.
Sam: “Good evening” or “good night”.
Céline: Bonsoir. Bonsoir.
Sam: So, Céline, what do we have next?
Céline: Je suis Céline.
Sam: “I'm Céline.” Céline, let’s break it down and start with the first part. The first part is…
Céline: Je
Sam: “I”, and immediately after there is…
Céline: suis
Sam: “am”, “to be”. So, Céline, can you introduce yourself again?
Céline: Bonjour, je suis Céline.
Sam: Great. And if our listeners wanted to introduce themselves, they can just follow this pattern and simply just replace the name. So I can say “Je suis Sam”.
Céline: Great job. Okay, now lastly we have “enchanté(e)”.
Sam: “Nice to meet you.” Can you break that down for us?
Céline: Enchanté(e). Enchanté(e).
Sam: Great, so now you can introduce yourself again and add “nice to meet you”.
Céline: “Bonjour, je suis Céline. Enchantée.” Now, remember those all the tools we were talking about?
Sam: The Line by Line Audio, Voice Recording Tool and Review Track.
Céline: Now we’re going to see why they’re so powerful. Let’s start with the Line by Line Audio.
Sam: One of our most powerful tools for improving pronunciation quickly. It gives each line of the conversation with one click of a button, so you can listen to any phrase as many times as you need to.
Céline: You can hear us again and again.
Sam: Yes, with our Line by Line feature, you have the ability to rapidly improve your listening comprehension. Listen to the native French speakers in the bite-sized sentence and phrases so you can perfect every single aspect of your French listening comprehension. Then model them.
Céline: Model them?
Sam: Yes, repeat what you hear.
Céline: So listen to us and then repeat to perfect your pronunciation.
Sam: Then, time to test your pronunciation with the Voice Recording Tool. This tool lets you record your voice right into your browser - all you need is a mic.
Céline: Even better, it’s on the same page.
Sam: Right. You can listen to the native French speakers, model them and then record your voice. Then you can compare it side by side to the native French speakers. This is the perfect way to compare your pronunciation with a native French speaker.
Céline: You can keep practicing and recording your voice, listen and record, listen and record…
Sam: That’s right. You can keep recording until you refine your pitch and intonation, build your fluency and perfect your pronunciation.
Céline: I actually had fun recording my voice the first time.
Sam: Really?
Céline: Yes.
Sam: Of course, hearing your voice for the first time is interesting. Hearing yourself speak another language is surreal, it’s pretty fun.
Céline: It’s also powerful, very powerful.
Sam: Of course, we mentioned one more tool, right?
Céline: Yes, and that is the Review Track.
Sam: The Review Track is a short one to two minute audio file with the key vocabulary and phrases from each lesson. each word or phrase is followed by a short pause, giving you time to repeat the words aloud. Practicing aloud with proper pronunciation is one of the keys to fast fluency.
Céline: With these three tools, you will be speaking the words and phrases from each lesson fast.
Sam: Of course, to get these tools and see many more, visit FrenchPod101.com to get your free lifetime account, and try the powerful tools mentioned in this lesson.
Céline: We also have another reason to visit our site.
Sam: What’s that?
Céline: Well, if you are interested in how to say your name in French, just stop by FrenchPod101.com and leave us a comment.
Sam: Fantastic idea, we can help you there. Stop by and we’ll give you your name in French.
Céline: Our community is one of the strongest communities on French and France in general.


Sam: That’s right, Céline. And if you have any language questions, our teachers are always on the boards, answering questions and helping everyone practice their French. Also, we have a forum where you can talk about anything French and find other people who have similar interests as you do - French movies, French music, French food.
Céline: French history, art and so on.
Sam: So if you’re interesting in anything related to France, remember to stop by our forums. Just because you’re studying alone doesn’t mean that you’re alone. Our forum is one of the top destinations on the internet to find and talk about what you like about France. So I guess we’ll see our listeners at FrenchPod101.com.
Céline: Stop by and get your free lifetime account today. See you there. Au revoir!
Sam: Now, here’s the short conversation one more time. Bye-bye.


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Saturday at 06:30 PM
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Do you kiss when you meet someone? Do you feel awkward if someone gives you a kiss hello?

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Wednesday at 06:39 PM
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Bonjour Agni,

You can pronounce your name the same way you would in your own language.

Bonne journée,


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Agni B.
Sunday at 11:53 PM
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Je suis Anmol. I'm Indian.

How can I pronounce my name in french

Wednesday at 07:30 PM
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Bonjour Cera et David !

Merci pour vos messages.

Vous allez bien ?

@cera in French we would pronounce "sera". 😄

Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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Thursday at 08:25 PM
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Bonjour, je suis Cera. It's pronounced like Sara. How would you pronounce it in French?

Monday at 02:24 AM
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Bonjour, je m'appelle David. Comment vous appelle vous ? Comment allez-vous ? Je va bien, merci beaucoup. «regarde la montre» Ouf ! Je suis désolé. Je dois y aller ! A bientôt !

Wednesday at 03:14 AM
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Hi Ian,

Thanks for posting!

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Tuesday at 02:29 AM
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I'll stick with basic for now but Premium certainly does have some helpful tools. 👍

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Sunday at 04:57 PM
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Bonjour Amador !

Thank you for your comment!

In french we don't say 'Je suis + prénom". It is a literal translation for the english " I am + name".

If you want to introduce yourself, you have to say "je m'appelle ...".

Bon week-end !

Marie Alice

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Amador Cuenca
Wednesday at 11:17 PM
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What's the difference between?:

Je suis Amador


Je m'appelle Amador.

Which one is more polite? Can I switch them in a conversation?

Monday at 11:50 PM
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How would I say my name in French? It is Addison