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INTRODUCTION
Brandon: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FrenchPod101.com. This is Lower Beginner Season 2 Lesson 19, Meeting the Family in France. Brandon here!
Yasmine: Bonjour. I'm Yasmine.
Brandon: Yasmine, what are we going to learn in this lesson?
Yasmine: In this lesson, you’ll learn expressions to introduce someone.
Brandon: This conversation takes place in a house
Yasmine: It’s between Marion and Bruno
Brandon: The speakers are friends, so they’ll be using informal French. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Marion : Ho tu as une famille nombreuse !
Isabelle : Oui en effet. Je te présente ma tante et mon oncle.
Marion : Qui est à côté de ta mère ?
Isabelle : C'est mon cousin.
Marion : Et qui est cette femme âgée ?
Isabelle : Ma grand-mère.
Brandon: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
Marion : Ho tu as une famille nombreuse !
Isabelle : Oui en effet. Je te présente ma tante et mon oncle.
Marion : Qui est à côté de ta mère ?
Isabelle : C'est mon cousin.
Marion : Et qui est cette femme âgée ?
Isabelle : Ma grand-mère.
Brandon: Listen to the conversation with an English translation.
Marion : Ho tu as une famille nombreuse !
Marion: Wow, you have a big family.
Isabelle : Oui en effet. Je te présente ma tante et mon oncle.
Isabelle: Yes, I do. Let me introduce you to my aunt and my uncle.
Marion : Qui est à côté de ta mère ?
Marion: Who is that next to your mom?
Isabelle : C'est mon cousin.
Isabelle: That is my cousin.
Marion : Et qui est cette femme âgée ?
Marion: And who is that old woman?
Isabelle : Ma grand-mère.
Isabelle: My grandmother.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Brandon: Yasmine, how often do French people have family gatherings? Do they celebrate big events, like birthdays and Christmas, together?
Yasmine: Yes, it’s more common to see people enjoying big holidays with their family than alone.
Brandon: And it seems like having meals with your whole family to celebrate is very traditional in France on the big holidays.
Yasmine: That’s right. There’s generally a lot of food, and those meals take a lot of time. Sometimes they can last between 3 and 6 hours!
Brandon: Do you get a chance to see your family often?
Yasmine: Not really, because we aren’t living in the same city. I generally see everyone for Christmas. But I try to see each person regularly during the year.
Brandon: That’s good. Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Brandon: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.The first word is..
Yasmine: famille [natural native speed]
Brandon: family
Yasmine: famille [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: famille [natural native speed]
Brandon: Next we have..
Yasmine: nombreux [natural native speed]
Brandon: many, numerous, a large number of
Yasmine: nombreux [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: nombreux [natural native speed]
Brandon: Next we have..
Yasmine: en effet [natural native speed]
Brandon: indeed
Yasmine: en effet [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: en effet [natural native speed]
Brandon: Next we have..
Yasmine: présenter [natural native speed]
Brandon: to present, to show, to display, to introduce
Yasmine: présenter [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: présenter [natural native speed]
Brandon: Next we have..
Yasmine: tante [natural native speed]
Brandon: aunt
Yasmine: tante [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: tante [natural native speed]
Brandon: Next we have..
Yasmine: oncle [natural native speed]
Brandon: uncle
Yasmine: oncle [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: oncle [natural native speed]
Brandon: Next we have..
Yasmine: mère [natural native speed]
Brandon: mother
Yasmine: mère [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: mère [natural native speed]
Brandon: Next we have..
Yasmine: cousin [natural native speed]
Brandon: cousin
Yasmine: cousin [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: cousin [natural native speed]
Brandon: Next we have..
Yasmine: grand-mère [natural native speed]
Brandon: grandmother
Yasmine: grand-mère [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: grand-mère [natural native speed]
Brandon: Last we have..
Yasmine: âgé(e) [natural native speed]
Brandon: elderly, old
Yasmine: âgé(e) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: âgé(e) [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Brandon: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first phrase is..
Yasmine: famille nombreuse,
Brandon: meaning "large family."
Yasmine: Famille is a noun meaning “family,” and nombreuse is the feminine form of the adjective nombreux,
Brandon: which means “numerous,” or “many.” This expression implies a family with many members, like having four or more kids. You can say it as an exclamation, as in..
Yasmine: Vous êtes une famille nombreuse!
Brandon: meaning "What a large family you are!". It can also be a statement.
Yasmine: As in Nous sommes en effet une famille nombreuse,
Brandon: meaning "Indeed, we are a large family." Can you give us an example using this word?
Yasmine: Sure. Nous sommes une famille nombreuse. Et dans la tienne ?
Brandon: Meaning.. "We are a large family. What about your family?” Okay, what’s the next word?
Yasmine: présenter
Brandon: This means "to present,” “show,” “display,” or “introduce.” This word can have different meanings depending on the context.
Yasmine: But usually, présenter expresses showing something, like doing a presentation.
Brandon: Can you give us an example?
Yasmine: Sure. Je vais présenter mon rapport de stage demain.
Brandon: meaning "I will present my training report tomorrow." It can also be used with a reflexive pronoun when you’re introducing someone or something to someone else.
Yasmine: For example.. Je te présente ma fille,
Brandon: meaning "Let me introduce you to my daughter." Okay, now onto the grammar.

Lesson focus

Brandon: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to introduce family members in French. Yasmine, how would you introduce your family members to other people?
Yasmine: You can point to your family member and say C’est meaning “this is” or Ce sont meaning “these are.”
Brandon: Then you have to add a noun meaning “my.” Depending on the member you’re introducing you’ll use the feminine, masculine, or plural form.
Yasmine: That’s right. When you introduce them, you can put ma, mon, or mes before the noun for each family member. All together, this will be something like Ce sont mes or C’est ma.
Brandon: I think our listeners will want to know what to call their family members in French. let’s introduce them one-by-one
Yasmine: Brandon will give the English word, then I’ll give the French.
Brandon: You can find the same words in our lesson notes, so please check them out. Okay, first is.. “father.” Yasmine: You can say père. (slow) père.
Brandon: Okay, what about “mother?”
Yasmine: Mother in French is mère. (slow) mère. When you want to refer to your mother and father together as “parents” you can say parents.
Brandon: Okay, now let’s review brother and sister.
Yasmine: “Brother” in French is frère (slow) frère.
Brandon: And how would you say “older brother” and “younger brother”?
Yasmine: “Older” in French is grand, so “older brother” is grand frère. “Younger brother” is petit frère.
Brandon: Then what about “older sister” and “younger sister”?
Yasmine: “Sister” in French is soeur, so “older sister” is grande soeur, and “younger sister” is petite soeur.
Brandon: Okay. Then how do you refer to all of them with one word, something like “siblings?”
Yasmine: In French, that’s frères et soeurs.
Brandon: Okay. And we have four more words. Let’s start with “son”.
Yasmine: “Son” in French is fils (slow) fils.
Brandon: What about “daughter?”
Yasmine: That’s fille, (slow) fille.
Brandon: And all together you can say “children” or “child,” which is..
Yasmine: enfant (slow) enfant.

Outro

Brandon: Well, that’s all for this lesson. Thank you for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Yasmine: À bientôt!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Do you often see your family?

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Thursday at 06:39 AM
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Bonjour Caroline,


Où vit votre famille ?

Cela ne doit pas toujours être facile d'être loin de sa famille 😭


Bonne soirée

Marie Alice

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Caroline
Wednesday at 05:27 AM
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Non, je ne vois toujours ma famille parceque elle vivent loins de moi😞

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Wednesday at 06:15 AM
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Bonjour Michelle et Tukwasi, merci pour vos messages !


Vous avez de la chance de voir vos familles régulièrement, c'est agréable !


A bientôt !

Marie Alice

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Tukwasi
Wednesday at 05:59 PM
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Je vois toujours ma famille pendant les vacances. Ma famille est nombreuse aussi.

Michelle
Sunday at 03:23 PM
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Je vois souvent ma famille. Mon père vit près de moi. Ma soeur vit tout aussi proche. Nous nous voyons tous les deux semaines.