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INTRODUCTION
Brandon: Hi everyone! Welcome to FrenchPod101.com. This is Lower Beginner Season 2, Lesson 1: You'll Need a Hat to Survive the French Summer! I’m Brandon!
Yasmine: Bonjour. I'm Yasmine.
Brandon: So, what are we going to learn in this lesson?
Yasmine: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use possessive pronouns to express ownership.
Brandon: The conversation takes place in a garden.
Yasmine: And it’s between Anne and Bernard.
Brandon: Since the speakers are friends, they’ll be speaking informal French. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Anne : Tu cherches quelque chose ?
Bernard : Oui, je cherche mon chapeau. Où est-il ?
Anne : Ha, est-ce ce chapeau ?
Bernard : Non c'est ton chapeau, ce n'est pas le mien.
Anne: C'est vrai, je porte un chapeau quand il fait chaud en été.
Brandon: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Anne : Tu cherches quelque chose ?
Bernard : Oui, je cherche mon chapeau. Où est-il ?
Anne : Ha, est-ce ce chapeau ?
Bernard : Non c'est ton chapeau, ce n'est pas le mien.
Anne: C'est vrai, je porte un chapeau quand il fait chaud en été.
Brandon: Now lets hear it with the english translation.
Anne : Tu cherches quelque chose ?
Anne: Are you looking for something?
Bernard : Oui, je cherche mon chapeau. Où est-il ?
Bernard: Yes, I'm looking for my hat. Where is it?
Anne : Ha, est-ce ce chapeau ?
Anne: Ah, is it this hat?
Bernard : Non c'est ton chapeau, ce n'est pas le mien.
Bernard: No, this is your hat; it's not mine.
Anne: C'est vrai, je porte un chapeau quand il fait chaud en été.
Anne: That's true; I wear a hat when it's hot during the summer.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Brandon: Yasmine, what do French people like to do in the summer?
Yasmine: Well, many people take a long vacation during the summer and travel around the country. French people really enjoy visiting seaside resorts. During the summer, famous French cities and regions by the coast, like the French Riviera, attract a lot of visitors.
Brandon: What do you like best about the summer?
Yasmine: When I was a kid, I really appreciated les grandes vacances, or the “summer holidays!” I really enjoyed having no school for two months, even if I missed my friends. I always went to the sea with my parents, or with my cousins and grandparents.
Brandon: That sounds like fun. Can you give us that phrase again?
Yasmine: Les grandes vacances, literally meaning, the “big holidays.” During les grandes vacances, students don’t have to attend school during July and August. Kids can really enjoy summer in France thanks to this big vacation.
Brandon: Okay, now on to the vocabulary.
VOCAB LIST
Brandon: Let’s review the vocabulary words from this lesson. The first word is...
Yasmine: ...chercher. [natural native speed]
Brandon: “To look for; to get; to search.”
Yasmine: Chercher. [slowly - broken down by syllable] Chercher. [natural native speed]
Brandon: Next we have...
Yasmine: ...chapeau. [natural native speed]
Brandon: “Hat.”
Yasmine: Chapeau. [slowly - broken down by syllable] Chapeau. [natural native speed]
Brandon: Our next word is...
Yasmine: ...vrai. [natural native speed]
Brandon: “True.”
Yasmine: Vrai. [slowly - broken down by syllable] Vrai. [natural native speed]
Brandon: Next...
Yasmine: ...chaud. [natural native speed]
Brandon: “Hot.”
Yasmine: Chaud. [slowly - broken down by syllable] Chaud. [natural native speed]
Brandon: Next we have...
Yasmine: ...ton. [natural native speed]
Brandon: “Your.”
Yasmine: Ton. [slowly - broken down by syllable] Ton. [natural native speed]
Brandon: Our next word is...
Yasmine: ...mon. [natural native speed]
Brandon: “Mine.”
Yasmine: Mon. [slowly - broken down by syllable] Mon. [natural native speed]
Brandon: Next...
Yasmine: ...où. [natural native speed]
Brandon: “Where.”
Yasmine: Où. [slowly - broken down by syllable] Où. [natural native speed]
Brandon: The next one is...
Yasmine: ...porter. [natural native speed]
Brandon: “To wear.”
Yasmine: Porter. [slowly - broken down by syllable] Porter. [natural native speed]
Brandon: Our final word is...
Yasmine: ...été. [natural native speed]
Brandon: “Summer.”
Yasmine: Été. [slowly - broken down by syllable] Été. [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Brandon: Let's have a closer look at some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first phrase is...
Yasmine: ...porter un chapeau.
Brandon: Meaning "to wear a hat."
Yasmine: Porter means "to wear; to carry; to bring; or to support.” In this case, it means “to wear.” Un is the indefinite article of chapeau, which is a masculine word meaning “hat.”
Brandon: When can we use this phrase?
Yasmine: You can use this phrase if you want to describe what you are wearing. You can combine porter with another object such as clothes, a bag, or glasses. For example, porter une robe...
Brandon: Means “to wear a dress.” Then, when can we not use this expression?
Yasmine: Well, if you’re speaking in the future tense, it's better to use the verb mettre, meaning "to put." For example, je mettrai mon chapeau bleu pour ton mariage.
Brandon: Meaning, "I will wear my blue hat for your wedding." Okay, can you give us a sentence with our key phrase?
Yasmine: Sure! Je porte un chapeau pour me protéger du soleil.
Brandon: "I'm wearing a hat to stay safe in the sun." Okay, next we have...
Yasmine: ...chercher.
Brandon: Meaning "to look for."
Yasmine: That’s right. And the preposition “for” is included in the verb itself.
Brandon: Can you give us an example with this verb?
Yasmine: Sure! Here’s a question and answer: tu cherches quelque chose ? Oui j'ai perdu mes clés.
Brandon: Meaning, "Are you looking for something?" "Yes, I lost my keys."
Yasmine: In an informal conversation, chercher also means “to look for trouble." For example, s'il me cherche, il va me trouver.
Brandon: Meaning, “When he's looking for me, he's looking for trouble.” I guess he’d better stay out of trouble! Okay, now on to the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

Brandon: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use possessive pronouns, such as “mine” and “yours,” to express ownership about an object.
Yasmine: In the dialogue, Bernard said, non c'est ton chapeau, ce n'est pas le mien.
Brandon: Meaning, “No, it's your hat; it's not mine.”
Yasmine: Throughout the previous lessons, many possessive adjectives have been introduced here and there. Since there are several forms to remember, this lesson will offer a complete overview of all possessives.
Brandon: Let’s go through each singular pronoun. Yasmine will give you the pronoun’s masculine, feminine, and plural form, and I’ll give you the English translation. Let’s get started.
Yasmine: Mon, ma, mes.
Brandon: “My.”
Yasmine: Ton, ta, tes.
Brandon: “Your.”
Yasmine: Son, sa, ses.
Brandon: “His” or “her.”
Yasmine: For the first and second person singular possessives, “my” and “your,” there are masculine, feminine, and plural forms. Just like the articles le and la, possessives offer a great way to tell the gender of a noun.
Brandon: Now, let’s go through the plural pronouns. Plural pronouns don’t have a feminine form, so Yasmine will give you the masculine and plural forms. Here we go.
Yasmine: Notre, nos.
Brandon: “Our.”
Yasmine: Votre, vos.
Brandon: “Your.”
Yasmine: Leur, leurs.
Brandon: “Their.” It’s important to note that the plural form of their has an s at the end of it. Now, let’s review the other pronouns, which are called absolute possessive pronouns. These stand in place of a noun in a sentence. Yasmine will give you the singular and plural pronouns in the masculine and feminine forms, and I’ll give you the English translation. Follow along with the chart in the lesson notes.
Yasmine: Le mien, la mienne, les miens, les miennes.
Brandon: “Mine.”
Yasmine: Le tien, la tienne, les tiens, les tiennes.
Brandon: “Yours.”
Yasmine: Le sien, la sienne, les siens, les siennes.
Brandon: “His, hers, or its.”
Yasmine: Le nôtre, la nôtre, les nôtres, les nôtres.
Brandon: “Ours.”
Yasmine: Le vôtre, la vôtre, les vôtres, les vôtres.
Brandon: “Yours.”
Yasmine: Le leur, la leur, les leurs, les leurs.
Brandon: “Theirs.” Now, we’ve reviewed all of the possessive pronouns. Check out the lesson notes for more details and examples.

Outro

Brandon: Thank you for listening, everyone. See you next time!
Yasmine: À bientôt!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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What do you usually do in Summer?

 

Allen
Saturday at 2:53 am
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In the first example for "Mon," manteau is translated as "hat." Shouldn't that be "coat?"

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Saturday at 12:14 am
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Merci Deanna pour votre commentaire ! :smile:


Attention il faut dire : "je lis au soleil", car le verbe "lire" est ici conjugué à la première personne du présent !


A bientôt !

Marie Alice

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Deanna
Thursday at 10:55 am
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En l'été, je passe beaucoup de temps au soleil. Je mange au soleil, je lire un livre au soleil, je me promène au soleil....

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Wednesday at 4:33 am
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Bonjour Ahmed,


Thank you for your comment !

This lesson is in season 2 only ! :smile:


Have a nice day !

Marie Alice

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Ahmed
Tuesday at 5:29 am
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Bonjour Yasmine,


I like this lesson and I have a small question, is this lesson in season 1?


Salut