French Lesson Dialogue 2 - People
Mark : "I'm back from my niece's place who lives in the south. We've celebrated her baby's first birthday. "
Caroline: "Is she the one that already has an older son aged 15?"
Mark: "No, she only has another young (early-aged) daughter. You're getting confused with my horrible sister-in-law's kids."
Caroline: "Don't you think you're a bit rough? I had never heard anybody speak like this before! Except my husband, when he's alluding to my mother!"
Mark: "But you don't know Madam! Because she's famous, she thinks she can look down on everybody!"
Carolyn: "What's her name? (What is she called?")
Mark: "Who's that? Lady Passion-killer?"
Caroline: "Why? Is she really that ugly?"
Mark: "It's funny! Because if that would be the only trouble, I would have forgiven her! But what's more she's completely silly and that's what's annoying (where the shoe pinches)!"
Caroline: "It seems that you are working your hardest (doing your utmost) to attribute all the faults of the world to this poor old woman!"
Mark: "Me? If there were someone to sympathise with in this story, it would be me! No one can endure this shrew!"
Caroline: "You mean that your long love story together has nothing to do with the fact that you're angry with her for so many years?"
Mark: "Well, if you don't trust me; believe the people surrounding her! According to the latest news; she had gone home in a very cheerful mood after one of her memorable drunken parties, and had crashed into her neighbour's car, while she was trying to park hers!"
Caroline: "Ouch! And was the gentleman/Sir/Mister's car old?"
Mark: "No, exactly! The man was awoken at about 2 in the morning, same as most of the adults in the neighbourhood, and he even ended up getting a crowd of teens together who were mooching around."
Caroline: "So, there was a crowd! And how did her children react?"
Mark: "Them? The Miss/young lady left home the day before, when she learned that her mother was going to a party! And the youth/young man is already living with his father!"
la mégère (f) = shrew
supporter (v) = to put up with, bear, endure, withstand
Monsieur = gentleman, Mister, Sir
traîner (v) = to hang around, to drag
traînaient (present particple) = hanging around
dans les parages = around there (ie. the neighbourhood)
d'arrache pied = relentlessly, unremitting, unremittingly, continuously - without stopping
les adolescents : abbr. ados = adolescents/teenagers
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