French Lesson Dialogue: Food - Meat, Seafood & Drinks - Podcast

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This French lesson dialogue covers the words learned in Lesson 20 of exceltra's 200 Words a Day! Learn French vocabulary course #1:
Food - Meat, Seafood and Drinks.

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Food - Meat, Seafood and Drinks


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  • Marc: « C'est gentil de nous avoir invité à dîner chez vous! »


  • Sarah: « Oh mais je t'en prie ! C'est bien normal, qu'est-ce que je te sers en apéritif ? »
Mark: "It's kind of you to have invited us for dinner at your place!"
Sarah: "You're welcome! It's fine, what do you want as an aperitif?"
  • Marc : « Je prendrai une bière et pour ma femme ce sera de la limonade ; Elle ne boit pas d'alcool. »


  • Sarah : « Tu es sûr qu'elle ne veut pas une autre boisson ? Nous avons du cidre également... »
Mark: "I'll have a beer and it will be some lemonade for my wife; she doesn't drink alcohol."
Sarah: "Are you sure she doesn't want another drink? We have cider as well..."
  • Marc : « Non, non, de la limonade c'est très bien, il lui arrive de boire du jus de fruits aussi de temps en temps. »


  • Sarah : « Je vais déboucher une bouteille de vin, nous n'allons pas tarder à passer à table. Ta femme mange-t-elle de la viande ou préfère-t-elle le poisson ? »
Mark: "No, no lemonade is (very) fine; she also drinks fruit juice from time to time."
Sarah: "I'm going to uncork a bottle of wine; we'll go sit up at the table in a short while (we won't delay going to the table). Does your wife eat meat? Or does she prefer fish?"
  • Marc : « Je sais qu'elle n'aime pas les saucisses et le saucisson, par contre elle adore les rôtis et le jambon grillé. Mais en général, elle nous cuisine du bœuf, du poulet ou bien des côtelettes. »


  • Sarah : « Oui, c'est vrai que c'est bien plus pratique et rapide de cuire des biftecks que de faire mijoter un canard à l'orange par exemple. »
Mark: "I know she doesn't like sausages and boloney; on the other hand she loves roasts and roasted ham. But she usually cooks beef, chicken or chops."
Sarah:" Yes, it's really more convenient and faster to grill beefsteaks than to stew duck with orange juice for instance."
  • Marc : « Bizarrement, moi j'apprécie davantage les coquillages et fruits de mer. Elle me grille un steak de thon le vendredi en général. »


  • Sarah : « Tu as soif? Je te ressers du vin ou tu veux de l'eau? »
Mark: "Strangely, I'm fonder of shellfish and seafood. She generally grills a tuna steak for me on Fridays."
Sarah: "Are you thirsty? Do you want more wine or would you like some water?"
  • Marc : « Non merci, je vais attendre le café. »


  • Sarah : « Et ta femme, elle boit du café aussi ou elle prend du thé ? »
Mark: "No, thank you. I'm waiting for coffee."
Sarah: "And does your wife drink coffee as well or does she prefer tea?"
  • Marc : « Elle a l'habitude de prendre du thé avec un nuage de lait. »


  • Sarah : « Nous, nous restons fidèles au café après le dessert, coutume française oblige ! »
Mark: "She usually drinks tea with a drop of milk."
Sarah: "We still faithfully drink a coffee after dessert; the French habit requires it!"


The words highlighted above are taught in Lesson 20 of the 200 Words a Day Learn French Course 1, using Memory Triggers to EMBED them in your mind.

This dialogue and narrative is used to consolidate your knowledge of the vocabulary and broaden it with the exposure to more vocab, much of it from the course....

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