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Céline: Bonjour! Hello, this is Céline.
Sam: Sam here, and welcome to part three of our Introduction Series at FrenchPod101.com, the fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn French.
Céline: In the previous lessons we covered self-introductions and introduced you to several powerful tools to help you perfect your pronunciation and get you speaking right away.
Sam: In this lesson we’re going to introduce several more powerful tools that will speed up the learning process for you and make things stick.
Céline: With this lesson and the new tools we cover, we’re going to show you how to rapidly master and retain vocabulary and key phrases.
Sam: A rich vocabulary is one of the keys to fluency. And we’ve developed a powerful system to make this process fast and fun. It starts with the breakdown approach used in the audio lessons and continues with the following tools developed specifically by our team of linguists and technicians to help you learn vocabulary fast.
Céline: So, as you already know, first we introduce and breakdown the vocabulary in the audio lesson to make sure you can understand it and say it. Next, see the vocabulary and phrases in the lesson notes.
Sam: Now, see the words and hear the pronunciation in the same location. On the site, we have a rich vocabulary list for each lesson that includes the audio file so you can hear while you see each word. Hear the word again and again while seeing the definition.
Céline: We also have a solution for difficult words.
Sam: That’s right. You can save any word to your own word bank which lets you see and hear it any time.
Céline: Remember, the audio lesson you’re about to hear is one part of our system. After listening to this audio lesson…
Sam: Visit the site FrenchPod101.com and sign up for your free lifetime account. Next, experience the power of the tools designed for you to rapidly master vocabulary and key phrases effortlessly while having fun.
Céline: Use the vocabulary list, your own word bank and the video vocabulary to master the vocabulary.
Sam: By mastering the vocabulary each lesson, you’ll be able to engage in conversations fast. We’ve made a system that allows you, the listener, to master French in the fastest and easiest way possible.
Céline: Now, as you know, each lesson is based around a practical dialogue. So, in this lesson we’ll be looking at…
Sam: A dialogue between two people saying goodbye.
Céline: This conversation takes place at an airport between two friends. We’re going to listen three times. The first time at natural native speed…
Sam: So you can get used to the French used in the real world.
Céline: The second time nice and slow, so you can follow and pick up the words and pronunciation.
Sam: And the third time with the translation, so that you can fully grasp and understand the conversation.
Céline: Okay, so let’s listen in?
Sam: Sure, let’s do it.
Friend 1: Au revoir ! À Bientôt !
Friend 2: Oui, à bientôt ! Salut !
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.
Friend 1: Au revoir ! À Bientôt !
Friend 2: Oui, à bientôt ! Salut !
Céline: This time we’re going to give you the conversation one more time, with the English.
Friend 1: Au revoir ! À Bientôt !
Friend 1: Bye! See you soon!
Friend 2: Oui, à bientôt ! Salut !
Friend 2: Yes, see you soon! Bye!
Céline: This conversation is a really useful conversation. It’s simple but very common.
Sam: Yes, it can be used whenever you’re saying goodbye to a friend.
Céline: But the interesting thing is that there’s two goodbyes in there. One is formal and one is informal, so we have the best of both worlds.
Sam: That’s right, we certainly do. Okay, let’s take a look at the vocabulary and key phrases for this lesson.
Céline: First I’ll give you the word natural native speed.
Sam: Then I’ll give you the English.
Céline: Then I’ll break down the word by syllable.
Sam: So you can catch everything.
Céline: And say it right away. Then I’ll give you the word one more time, native speed.
Sam: Ready?
Céline: Yes.
Sam: First item?
Céline: Au revoir.
Sam: Goodbye.
Céline: Au revoir. Au revoir.
Sam: It’s perfect to use as a farewell. This is the polite form, right?
Céline: Yes, it is, but we use with friends as well. This is the most common and the safest.
Sam: So what do we have that can be used when we’ll see people soon?
Céline: A bientôt!
Sam: “See you soon.” And can you help with our listening?
Céline: A bientôt! A bientôt!
Sam: Is this also formal?
Céline: A bit less formal than “au revoir”.
Sam: How about the informal one?
Céline: Salut!
Sam: Bye.
Céline: Salut. Salut. This one is really casual so you may use it with family and friends.

Lesson focus

Sam: Yeah, let’s go over the pronunciation of the two goodbyes really quickly. What’s the one you use when you’re talking to a person you don’t know.
Céline: Au revoir!
Sam: What’s the one you use with people you’ll see soon?
Céline: A bientôt!
Sam: Thanks a lot, Céline. A great way to really practice these words is to review the phrases with the Line by Line Audio Tool.
Céline: And you will perfect your pronunciation.
Sam: Then grab the review track so you can keep the phrase fresh in your mind while listening anywhere, anytime.
Céline: Once you think you’ve mastered the phrase or got the hang of it…
Sam: Test yourself with the flashcards to make sure you got it. Quizzing yourself is one of the most well-known ways to make things stick in your mind.
Céline: There we have questions focusing on grammar and vocabulary so you can reinforce everything in the lesson quickly and easily.
Sam: All right, so, Céline, is there another word we should know?
Céline: Actually, yes. There is the word “adieu”.
Sam: That means “goodbye forever”. Literally this means “to god”. What’s the pronunciation?
Céline: Adieu. And yes, it means “to god”. You use this one when you will never see the person again.
Sam: Kind of sad, isn’t it?
Céline: Well, yes, but we hardly say this one. Or maybe when you break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend?
Sam: Oh, that’s not good.


Céline: Well, all the words will also appear in the lesson notes, vocab list, video vocabulary and the Review Track.
Sam: Visit FrenchPod101.com and see how easy it is to master words when you see and hear them in our system. Hear them in audio lessons, see them on the site, on your iPod and in the lesson notes.
Céline: Then see and hear them on the vocab list.
Sam: Finally, take them with you in video and audio format with Video Vocab and the Review Track.
Céline: The same Review Track mentioned before, right?
Sam: That’s right. This audio file is really useful. With our system, we make learning a new language fun and easy.
Céline: And above all, with our system progress is fast.
Sam: Yes indeed. Over these three Introduction lessons, we introduced you to our powerful language learning system and how it will help you learn French quickly in a fun environment.
Céline: We introduce you to some essential conversation for people new to French and to introduce the powerful tools and their benefits.
Sam: But at FrenchPod101.com we have all level types, from absolute beginner all the way to advanced. Now that you’re familiar with our system, please feel free to sample all of our levels.
Céline: In fact, we have a fast and simple way for you to get a sample lesson of all the levels we have.
Sam: The Sample Feed available at FrenchPod101.com is an easy to use web 2.0 technology that allows you to download all of our sample audio lessons for each type and all of the accompanying material.
Céline: The Lesson Notes, Review Track, Conversation-Only Track…
Sam: Which is just the key conversation so you can listen again and again. You can add the convo-only track and Review Track your MP3 player, iPod etcetera to practice again and again.
Céline: The video vocab and more.
Sam: All through iTunes with one click of a button.
Céline: This is our gift for you just for visiting FrenchPod101.com and signing up for a free lifetime account.
Sam: Also, if you have any questions on how to use certain words, or would like to share some feedback with us, just stop by the site and leave us a comment.
Céline: We, the teachers here at FrenchPod101.com, are really quick to respond.
Sam: Yes, FrenchPod101.com is a great place to interact with other students and people who are interested in similar things, but it’s also a great place to interact with the FrenchPod101.com staff.
Céline: So thank you again for joining us for this Introduction Series. Remember to stop by FrenchPod101.com and leave us a comment. Oh and before we say bye, remember, at the end of this audio lesson, the conversation is there again for you to reinforce everything you learned. Okay, so we’ll see everyone at FrenchPod101.com.
Céline: A bientôt!
Sam: See you!


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Sunday at 06:30 PM
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What is your usual farewell to people in a formal or informal situation when face-to-face? when writing a formal letter or a informal e-mail?

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Bonne journée,


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Saturday at 10:44 PM
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Hi. Nice explanation about the word adieu!!! We have also this word in Russian. It was borrowed from French) but it doesn't have such a meaning... it's closer to an informal farewell...

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Hello Christa,

Thank you for your question.

The Review audio is under the 'Lesson Audio'.

In the new interface you can find it at the 'Vocabulary' section (blue play button).

That's right, the writing questions appear after you clicked the 'Take Quiz' button.



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Where is the link for the review audio track? Are the writing questions near the flashcard section?

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Bonjour Dana !

Indeed, adieu means to god litterally, so it means you wont see the person again.

In the lesson we included "Adieu" because it's also a way to say "Goodbye".

A bientôt et bonne journée !

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This is Dana. I am a little confused and hope you can clear this up for me. In the verbal lesson, I understood adieu was meant to used a good bye forever or that you would never see each other again. But, in the lesson notes toward the top of page 3, adieu is used in the same phrase/sentence as a bientot. I am missing something here? Please help. Merci