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déménager
to move out
emménager
to move in
louer
to rent
la maision
house
un appartement
apt
une cave
basement; cellar
une cuisine
kitchen
un escalier
staircase
un immeuble
building
un jardin
garden
un logement
lodgings/ housing
un loyer
renter
une pièce
room
un quartier
area, neighborhood
un résidence
residence
une salle à manger
dining room
un salon
formal living room
un studio
apt
la salle
room
la chambre
bed room
un couloir
hallway
une armoire
wardrobe
describe making a bed in french

refer to study guide pic 1
example answer

il fait la lit. Il est dans sa chambre avec un couverture et un oreiller et les draps.
un lavabo
bathroom sink
un meuble
piece of furniture
un placard
closet, cupboard
un tiroir
drawer
les toilettes (f)

or (W.C. (m))
bathroom
la salle de bains
bathroom
un baignoire
tub
describe coming home and putting away groceries

refer to study guide pic 2
example answer

elle est dans la cuisine. Elle range beaucoup de norriture dans le frigo.
Describe ironing clothes

refer to study guide pic 3
il repase dans la pièce â coté de son chambre. Il repasse ses pantalon et beaucoup de chemises.
une douche
shower
describe cleaning house or a room of your house

refer to study guide pic 4
Example answer

Elle est dans sa maision. Sa maision est très très sale. Maintenant, elle passe l'aspirateur et range la pièce.
match name to room

Study guide pic 1
d. la cuisine
Match name to room

Study guide pic 2
b. la salle à manger
Match name to room

Study guide pic 3
a. le salon
Match name to room

Study guide pic 4
e. la salle de bains
Match name to room

Study guide pic 5
c. la chambre
describe your house in great detail
for this you should probably refer back to the assignment you turned in for class
le tapis
rug
le fauteuil
armchair
le miroir
mirror
le balcon
balcony
une fleur
flower
la salle de séjour
living/ family room
le canape
sofa/ couch
le sous-sol
basement
le garage
garage
la commode
dresser
chest of drawers
un lit
bed
le mur
wall
les affiches (f)
posters
la lampe
lamp
les étagères
shelves
les (m) rideaux
drapes
curtains
(f) agence de location
rental agency
bail (m)
lease
caution (f)
security deposit
charges (f)
basic utilities
chauffage (m)
heating
électricité (f)
electricity
locataire
tenant
petites announces (f)
(rental) ads
un locotaire
tenant who pays rent
un propriétaire
owners
la banlieue
suburbs - poor
un pavillion
garden - poor
un balaie
broom
une couverture
blanket
les draps (m)
sheets
un oreiller
pillow
what do adverbs in french describe?
how, when, where
actions take place
what do adverbs modify
adj
v
other adv
change to an adverb:

actif
feminine singular:
active

adverb:
activement

actively
how do you form an adv from an adj that ends in a consonant
take feminine singular form
add -ment to the end
change to an adverb:

franc
feminine singular:
franche

adverb:
franchement

frankly
change to an adverb:

heureux
feminine singular:
heureuse

adverb:
heureusement

fortunately
change to an adverb:

malheureux
feminine singular:
malheureuse

adverb:
malheureusement

unfortunately
change to an adverb:

nerveux
feminine singular:
nerveuse

adverb:
nerveusement

nervously
dernièrement
lately
change to an adverb:

constant
constamment

constantly
how do you form an adverb from an adj that ends in an -ant or -ent in the masculine singular?
replace the -ant ending with -amment
replace the -ent ending with -emment
change to an adverb:

courant
couramment

fluently
change to an adverb:

différent
différemment

differently
change to an adverb:

évident
évidemment

obviously
patiemment
patiently
indépendamment
independently
irregular adj to adv

bon
bien

well
irregular adj to adv

gentil
gentiment

nicely
irregular adj to adv

mauvais
mal

badly
form adv from adj

rapide
rapidement


fast
vite
fast
verb of frequency

de temps en temps
from time to time
verb of frequency

en général
in general
verb of frequency

quelquefois
sometimes
note
place an adverb that modifies an adj or another adv before the word it modifies
EXAMPLE:

la pièce est assez grande. = the room is pretty large

Ils font très vite les rénovations. = they're remodeling very quickly
note
place an adverb that modifies a verb immediately after the verb
EXAMPLE:

Elle parle bien le francais? = does she speak french well?

ils déménagent constamment = they move constantly
note
in the past tense place short adv before the past participle

long ones after the past participle
EXAMPLE:

ils ont vite emménagé = they moved in quickly

ils ont gagné facilement = they won easily
What is the imparfait used to talk about?
actions that took place repeatedly or habitually during an unspecified period of tme
débarrasser la table
clear the table
enlever/ faire la poussière
to dust
essuyer (la vaisselle/ la table)
to (dry dishes/ wipe the table)
faire la lessive
to do the laundry
faire le ménage
to do housework
laver
to wash
mettre la table
set the table
passer l'aspirateur
to vacum
ranger
to tidy up
to put away
salir
to soil
to make dirty
sortir la/ les poubelle(s)
to take out the trash
propre
clean
sale
dirty
un appareil électrique/ ménager
electrical/ household appliance
une cafetière
coffee maker
un grille-pain
toaster
un lave-linge
washing machine
un lave-vaisselle
dishwasher
un sèche-linge
clothes dryer
une tâche ménagère
household chore
balayer
to sweep
faire le lit
to make the bed
repasser (le linge)
to iron (the laundry)
un congélateur
freezer
un cuisinière
stove top
un fer à repasser
iron
un four
(microwave) oven
un micro-ondes
microwave
un frigo
fridge
un évier
kitchen sink
boxon (m)
shambles
gourbis (m)
pigsty
plaule (f)
pad
room
souk (m)
mess
dégueulasse
disgusting
impeccable
spic-n-span
ringard
cheesy
old fashioned
crécher
to live
semer la pagaille
to make a mess
facts about passe compose vs imparfait
they are not interchangeable

they vary on context

context varies on POV
Uses of PC
- express actions that started and ended in the past and are viewed by speaker as completed

- to express the beginning or end of an action in the past

- narrate series of events or past actions
Uses of imparfait
- to describe an ongoing past action with no reference to its beginning or end

- to express habitual past actions

- to describe mental, physical, and emotional states or conditions
Expressions that signal pc

soudain
suddenly
Expressions that signal PC

tout d'un coup
all of the sudden
Expressions that signal PC

une (deux, etc) fois
once (twice, etc)
Expressions that signal Imparfait

autrefois
in the past
Expressions that signal Imparfait

d'habitude
usually
Expressions that signal Imparfait

parfois
sometimes
Expressions that signal Imparfait

souvent
often
Expressions that signal Imparfait

toujours
always
Expressions that signal Imparfait

tous les jours
everyday
reconnaître
to recognize
What does HLM stand for?
subsidized housing
What percentage of the French population lives in public housing in the suburbs?
15%
What social class are apt's reserved for?
low income families
More than half of the French live in what?
individual houses
hôtels particuliers
old mansions
town houses
What have many old hôtels particuliers been transformed into?
apts
type of housing in Paris
house with small garden
type of housing in North France
brick houses with slate roofs
briques
brick
toits en ardoise
slate roof
type of housing in Alsace-Lorraine
old wood mansions with parts of wood wall
bois
wood
type of housing in West France
thatched roof houses
dont
of which
type of housing in South France
Mediterranean-style villas with red tile roofs

and

Provencal stone farmhouses
grands ensembles
high-rise buildings
assez
rather
chaume
thatch
tuiles
tiles
habitations à loyer modéré
low cost government housing
mas
farmhouses
pierre
stone
how many rooms does the Frontenac Castle have?
618
taille
size
how many floors does the Frontenac Castle have?
18
list a few features of Frontenac Castle
gourmet restaurant
swimming pool
sports center
what is Frontenac Castle?
luxury hotel
2 festivals in new orleans
carnival of Mardi Gras
Jazz Festival in April
where is Frontenac Castle located?
quebec
when was Frontenac Castle built?
between the late nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century
la moitié
1/2
Where is the old French quarter or the old square? (in america)
new orleans
demonstrative pronouns help what
avoid repitition
what is new orleans known for
Creole culture
nightlife
music
list the demonstrative pronouns

masculine
SINGULAR:
celui


PLURAL:
ceus
what do visitors come to do in new orleans
come to participate in its festivals
list the demonstrative pronouns

feminine
SINGULAR:
celle

PLURAL:
celles
oldest cathedral in the US in New Orelans
Saint Louis Cathedral
when is the jazz festival in new orleans
april
un quart
1/4
un tiers
1/3
feature of french lobbys
there is usually a door leading to a garden
are french or american apt's/ houses bigger?
american
necessary appliances in a french kitchen
stove top
oven
microwave, fridge
un sur cinq
one in five
explain the bathroom in France
there are 2 rooms

1 room has the actual toilet
the other room has the sink and shower
how do the windows open in france
they open to the interior of a room
what is different from french hallways and american hallways in homes
france has mailboxes in the halls
mousiquaires
screens
mosquito nets
what is different from french homes/ hotels and american holmes/ hotels as mode of transportation?

(stairs etc)
france has stairs

america has elevators
do french windows have screens
no
principal industries of Alsace
Brewing beer
forest harvesting
Automotive
Tourisim
principal villages in Alsace
Colmar
Mulhouse
Strasbourg
would you most likely find a dishwasher in an french or US apt
US
where are washing machines located in french apt/homes
in the kitchen
volets
shutters - as for a window
In 1919, what document makes Alsace and Moselle to France
treaty of versailles
How many times Alsace and Moselle have they changed their nationality
since 1871
5 times
how did jeanne d'arc die?
Joan of Arc was convicted of heresy. She was burned at the stake May 30, 1431. They burned her body thrice.
At what time of year the mix of cultures, it is particularly
visible in Alsace
The mixture of cultures is visible at Christmas with German and French traditions (Christmas trees, St. Nicolas, markets)
describe the type of houses in Central and West Africa
the houses are constructed on stilts with a rice loft
describe the type of houses in North Africa
houses in Pisa (red earth mixed with straw) built around a central courtyard and often with a rooftop terrace
describe the type of houses in the Caribbean
wood all colors with metal roofs
describe the type of houses in French Polynesia
bungalows on stilts

or
houses on the ground often bamboo with roofs of straw or coconut leaves
describe the type of houses in Vietnam
houses on stilts built on lakes or rivers just above the ground
What is the main ingredient of sauerkraut
Shredded cabbage fermented in a barrel with salt and juniper berries. Then the cabbage is cooked in white wine or beer and ate sausages with alascienne and potatoes
pilotis
stilts
who particularly appreciated sauerkraut?
Sailors because of the long journeys
grenier à riz
rice loft
Why is Strasbourg a major city?
In france

Holds seat of Council of Europe

Holds headquarters of European Court of Human rights and European Union Parliament
terre
clay
What is one of the role of the Council of Europe
European integration
mélangée
mixed
why did Jeanne d'Arc go to war
In 1429, when France was at war with England, Joan of Arc decided to go into battle to liberate her country. She was the head of an army and liberated the city of Orleans from the English.
paille
straw
What foreign language teaching is there for small Alsatians
The Alsatian language is a Germanic dialect and German is now taught in primary schools
feuilles de cocotier
coconut palm leaves
au-dessus du sol
off the ground
anciens hôtels particuliers
former private mansions
bénéficient de certains équipements collectifs
benefit from certain shared facilities
hall
entryway
bôites aux lettres
mailboxes
conduit à
leads to
s'il y en a un
if there is one
au milieu de
in the middle of
cour
courtyard
bâtiment
building
plus petites que
smaller than
un seule
only one
séparée
separate
la plupart (de)
most (of)
s'ouvrent
open
par contre
on the other hand/
on the contrary
Premier ministre
prime minister
roi
king
la maision natale
birthplace
la famille princière
the prince and his family
conjugate in imparfait

savoir
je savais
tu savais
il savait
nous savions
vous saviez
ils savaient
conjugate in imparfait

connaître
je connaissais
tu connaissais
il connaissait
nous connaissions
vous connaissiez
ils connaissaient
Where is l'hôtel Matignon located and who resides there
in France

residence of the Prime Minister
Where is le Palais royal de Rabat located and who resides there
Morocco

residence of the prince and his family
Where is la Pagerie located and who resides there
Martinique

birthplace of Josephine de Beauharnais - wife of Napoleon Bonaparte
Where is Le Palais du Prince located and who resides there
Monaco

residence of the prince and his family
Where is le Palais presidentiel de Dakar located and who resides there
Senegal

residence of Senegal's president in a tropical garden
how do you conjugate the imparfait?
conjugate nous in the present tense
drop the ons on the end
add the new endings
conjugate parler in imparfait

parler = parlons = parl...
je parlais
tu parlais
il/elle parlait
nous parlions
vous parliez
ils/elles parlaient
conjugate finir in imparfait

finir= finissions= finiss...
je finissais
tu finissais
il/elle finissait
nous finissions
vous finissez
ils/elles finissaient
conjugate vendre in imparfait

vendre = vendons = vend...
je vendais
tu vendais
il/elle vendait
nous vendions
vous vendiez
ils/elles vendaient
conjugate boire in imparfait

boire=buvons=bu...
je buvais
tu buvais
il/elle buvait
nous buvions
vous buviez
ils/elles buvaient
conjugate être in imparfait
j'étais
tu étais
il/elle était
nous étions
vous étiez
ils/elles étaient
Conjugate savoir
to know facts

je sais
tu sais
il/elle sait
nous savons
vous savez
ils/elles savent

past tense
su
conjugate connaître
GIVE PAST TENSE
to know or be familiar with a person, place or thing

je connais
tu connais
il/elle connaît
nous connaissions
vous connaissez
ils/elles connaissent

past tense
connu
Gustave Dorésculptor
illustrator
painter


from Alsace

1832-1883
Auguste Bartholdi
sculptor

sculpted statue of liberty in NY


from Alsace

1834-1904
Albert Schweitzer
doctor
won Nobel Peace Price in 1952

from Alsace

1875-1965
Principal industries in Lorraine
automobile industry
food processing
wood for paper
metal work
Principal villages in Lorraine
Forbach
Metz
Nancy
épinal
Georges de la tour
painter

from Lorraine

1593-1652
Bernard-Marie Koltès
playwright

from Lorraine

1948-1989
Patricia Kaas
singer

from Lorraine
1966-