Season 1 – Lesson 39 – Coffee Break French

In today’s episode, we have a special dialogue for you. We’ll be listening to a conversation recorded on the beach in Sainte-Marie where Anna talked with a French family.

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11 thoughts on “Season 1 – Lesson 39 – Coffee Break French”

  1. I seem to be struggling with some of the french now as it is getting more difficult, when there is a tricky french word or phrase I think it would be helpful if you spelt it out because sometimes it is difficult to pick it up..just thought it would be helpful

  2. A lovely change, thank you. It was good to be able to try and work out what was being said – but to have you tell us exactly what was said, a difference in places! Many thanks, Mark. Merci Beaucoup.

    • Madelyn, I think the “il faut…confiel” is actually “il faut comme fin” or “il faut comme fin-la.” Literally, it must be (the) end. The colloquial translation, I think, is something like “it’s late” or “we must end it.”

      • What we’re actually saying is “il faut qu’on file” – “we need to go” or “it’s necessary that we go”. Hope that helps.

  3. I can’t believe nobody is mentioning how “super mignon” these kids are! This episode was truly something special; very well done.

  4. I was wondering how the younger sister’s name is spelled in French. It sounds vaguely like the French word “horreur,” which of course means HORROR, but I can’t believe anyone would give their child such a prénom.


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