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INTRODUCTION
Brandon: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FrenchPod101.com. This is Lower Beginner, Season 2 Lesson 6, Don't Let Your Emotions Get the Better of you in France! I’m Brandon.
Yasmine: Bonjour. I'm Yasmine.
Brandon: In this lesson you’ll learn how to express and describe basic emotions. The conversation takes place in the street
Yasmine: It’s between Julie and Arnaud.
Brandon: The speakers are friends, so they’ll be using informal French. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Julie: Félicitations. Comment vas-tu ?
Arnaud: Je suis tellement content.
Julie: Mon fils est dans ta classe. Il est heureux, lui aussi.
Arnaud: Certains professeurs sont un peu énervés.
Julie: Ils sont jaloux.
Brandon: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
Julie: Félicitations. Comment vas-tu ?
Arnaud: Je suis tellement content.
Julie: Mon fils est dans ta classe. Il est heureux, lui aussi.
Arnaud: Certains professeurs sont un peu énervés.
Julie: Ils sont jaloux.
Brandon: Listen to the conversation with English translation
Julie: Félicitations. Comment vas-tu ?
Julie: Congratulations. How do you feel?
Arnaud: Je suis tellement content.
Arnaud: I'm so happy.
Julie: Mon fils est dans ta classe. Il est heureux, lui aussi.
Julie: My son is a student in your class. He is happy, too.
Arnaud: Certains professeurs sont un peu énervés.
Arnaud: Some teachers are a bit angry.
Julie: Ils sont jaloux.
Julie: They're jealous.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Brandon: Yasmine, did you win a lot of awards while you were at school in France?
Yasmine: Well.. I won quite a few! In France, each school organizes different contests throughout the year. So students get a lot of chances to win awards.
Brandon: That’s nice.
Yasmine: I agree! And as well as awards for all of the students at a school, teachers can also propose contests for their classes. But it’s not usually compulsory for students to participate.
Brandon: I see. So how do you say “to win an award” in French?
Yasmine: You can say.. Gagner un prix. Gagner is the word meaning “to win” and Prix means “an award.”
Brandon: That’s good to know. Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Lets take a look at some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Brandon: The first word is..
Yasmine: tellement [natural native speed]
Brandon: so, that much
Yasmine: tellement [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: tellement [natural native speed]
Next we have..
Yasmine: heureux [natural native speed]
Brandon: happy
Yasmine: heureux [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: heureux [natural native speed]
Next we have..
Yasmine: gagner [natural native speed]
Brandon: to win
Yasmine: gagner [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: gagner [natural native speed]
Next we have..
Yasmine: aussi [natural native speed]
Brandon: too, also
Yasmine: aussi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: aussi [natural native speed]
Next we have..
Yasmine: certain [natural native speed]
Brandon: sure
Yasmine: certain [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: certain [natural native speed]
Next we have..
Yasmine: professeur [natural native speed]
Brandon: teacher
Yasmine: professeur [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: professeur [natural native speed]
Next we have..
Yasmine: enervé [natural native speed]
Brandon: angry
Yasmine: enervé [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: enervé [natural native speed]
Next we have..
Yasmine: jaloux [natural native speed]
Brandon: jealous
Yasmine: jaloux [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: jaloux [natural native speed]
and last is...
Yasmine: content [natural native speed]
Brandon: glad
Yasmine: content [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Yasmine: content [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.
Yasmine: First up is grave
Brandon: This means "serious" and “grave,” but also “deep.” Can you give us an example?
Yasine: Mon père parle avec une voix grave.
Brandon: which means.. “My father speaks with a deep voice.”
Yasmine: Grave is a pretty common adjective in French. You can use it when you are talking about a situation, as in Il a été renvoyé pour faute grave ..
Brandon: .. meaning “He was fired for gross misconduct.” You can use it to talk about an injury or illness too, right?
Yasmine: Yes, for example, Sa blessure n'est pas grave meaning “His injury is not serious.” Also, you can talk about an air or a mood, as in avoir l'air grave meaning “to be solemn.”
Brandon: Finally, this word can also be used in informal language by young people with different meanings. For example,
Yasmine: Ce film est grave bien ! meaning “This movie rocks!”
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Yasmine: Next we have.. jaloux
Brandon: meaning "jealous".. This is an adjective that means “jealous”, “possessive,” and “envious.”
Yasmine: In the feminine form, jaloux becomes jalouse. In the feminine and plural form, it’s jalouses. The pronunciation remains the same but the spelling changes.
Brandon: This word is common and it’s used in formal language, to speak about a person or an animal's mood or someone's attitude.
Yasmine: That’s right. You can also use the adjectives envieux meaning “envious” and possessif meaning “possessive”, which are synonyms of jaloux. For example, you can say Je suis envieux de sa réussite meaning “I am envious of his success” or C'est quelqu'un de possessif meaning “He is a possessive person.”
Brandon: But this word is a negative adjective, so don't use it with someone you don't know, or someone you are not intimate with. Okay, what’s the next word?
Yasmine: tellement
Brandon: This means "so much". It’s an adverb of quantity.
Yasmine: With the verb avoir, it is often followed by de + noun. So you can say Elle a tellement de chance ! meaning “She is so lucky.”
Brandon: This word is not specific. It's vague. It expresses an intensity about a subject or an object. You can use it in a positive way, such as..
Yasmine: .. tu es tellement gentil
Brandon: meaning “you are so nice.”
Yasmine: And in a negative way, such as je déteste tellement les maths meaning “I hate math so much.”
Brandon: But if you want to talk precisely about a subject or enumerate it, you cannot use this word.
Yasmine: That’s right. Tellement can be used in front of countable and uncountable nouns, for example, Il a tellement d'argent qu'il ne sait pas quoi en faire..
Brandon: which means..“He has so much money, he doesn't know what to do with it.” Okay, now onto the grammar.

Lesson focus

Brandon: In this lesson, you'll learn how to talk about feelings in French, such as being happy, sad, and so on.
Yasmine: First of all, we need to talk about the French verb “to be”, être. This is one of the most important French verbs.
Brandon: And the conjugations for this verb are irregular. Can you give us the conjugations of this verb please?
Yasmine: Sure! Je suis
Brandon: “I am.”
Yasmine: Tu es
Brandon: “You are.”
Yasmine: Il est
Brandon: “He is..”
Yasmine: elle est
Brandon: “She is..”
Yasmine: Nous sommes
Brandon: “We are..”
Yasmine: Vous êtes
Brandon: “You are”.., plural
Yasmine: Ils sont
Brandon: “They are..”
Yasmine: When you describe your feelings, you can simply use one of these words, then add the words for feelings or moods.
Brandon: Let's learn some of those words for feelings and moods in sample sentences.
Yasmine: Okay, first we have.. Je suis triste.
Brandon: meaning “I am sad.”
Yasmine: triste means “sad”. If you want to say “They are sad,” you can say.. ils sont tristes.
Brandon: Okay, and next?
Yasmine: Next we have.. ému meaning “moved.” For example, you can say.. Je suis ému.
Brandon: This means “I’m moved.”
Yasmine: And when you want to say someone is shy, you can use the word timide, as in Tu as timide.
Brandon: meaning.. “You are shy.”
Yasmine: Also, you might hear the word énervé many times too.
Brandon: And it means “angry”, right?
Yasmine: That’s right. You can use this word, for example, in the sentence Ils sont énervés.
Brandon: Which means “They are angry.” Yasmine, how do you say “depressed”?
Yasmine: You can use the word déprimé. For example, Je suis déprimé.
Brandon: “I’m depressed.” Listeners, make sure to check the lesson notes where you can find more vocabulary related to feelings and moods.

Outro

Brandon: Well, that’s all for this lesson. Thanks 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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What awards have you got when you were young?

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Friday at 05:27 AM
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Bonjour John !


Merci pour votre commentaire.

Hooo c'est impressionnant ! Bravo ! :thumbsup:

Surtout que la danse classique est une discipline très stricte et exigeante !


Bonne journée

Marie Alice

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John
Thursday at 05:28 AM
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Quand j'ai avais 18 ans, j'ai participé à un concours de danse classique en Suede. J'ai remporté le deuxième prix!