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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Words For Places
Eric: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FrenchPod101.com. I'm Eric.
Yasmine: And I'm Yasmine!
Eric: This is Must-Know French Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 21. In this lesson you'll learn Words For Places.
Eric: When someone asks you where something is, you can answer with these.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Yasmine: cinoche
Yasmine: Hexagone
Yasmine: Paname
Yasmine: piaule
Eric: Yasmine, what's our first expression?
Yasmine: cinoche
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "movie theater."
Yasmine: [SLOW] cinoche [NORMAL] cinoche
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: cinoche
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about the movie theater.
Yasmine: Cinoche is a cute way of saying "cinéma".
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Qu'est-ce qui passe au cinoche cette semaine? [SLOW] Qu'est-ce qui passe au cinoche cette semaine?
Eric: "What is there at the movie theater this week?"
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Qu'est-ce qui passe au cinoche cette semaine?
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Yasmine: Hexagone
Eric: literally meaning "hexagon." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "France."
Yasmine: [SLOW] Hexagone [NORMAL] Hexagone
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: Hexagone
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about France, which is shaped like a hexagon.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Quelle partie de l'Hexagone préférez-vous? [SLOW] Quelle partie de l'Hexagone préférez-vous?
Eric: "Which part of France do you like best?"
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Quelle partie de l'Hexagone préférez-vous?
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Yasmine: Paname
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "Paris."
Yasmine: [SLOW] Paname [NORMAL] Paname
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: Paname
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about Paris and its suburbs.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Je vais à Paname pour le week-end. [SLOW] Je vais à Paname pour le week-end.
Eric: "I'm going to spend the weekend in Paris."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Je vais à Paname pour le week-end.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Yasmine: piaule
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "bedroom."
Yasmine: [SLOW] piaule [NORMAL] piaule
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: piaule
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about your bedroom. It's mostly used with friends.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Je dois ranger ma piaule. [SLOW] Je dois ranger ma piaule.
Eric: "I need to tidy my room."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Je dois ranger ma piaule.
QUIZ
Eric: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Eric: You might have been to this country whose capital is Paris.
Yasmine: Hexagone
Eric: "France"
Eric: You can go there on a date, or with friends. They usually sell popcorn and snacks there.
Yasmine: cinoche
Eric: "movie theater"
Eric: You sleep in this room, and sometimes your parents want you to clean the mess inside.
Yasmine: piaule
Eric: "bedroom"
Eric: You might hear Parisians say this to talk about their own city.
Yasmine: Paname
Eric: "Paris"

Outro

Eric: There you have it; you have mastered four French Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at FrenchPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Yasmine: Au revoir!

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