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LESSON NOTES

3-Minute French S1 #22


Ordering at a restaurant

CONTENTS
2 French
2 English
2 Vocabulary
3 Sample Sentences
3 Grammar
5 Cultural Insight

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FRENCH

1. Je peux voir le menu?

2. Que recommandez -vous?

3. Un café pour moi.

4. Je voudrais un café.

ENGLISH

1. Can I see the menu?

2. What do you recommend?

3. A coffee for me.

4. I would like a coffee.

VOCABULARY

Fr e nc h English C lass Ge nde r

voudrais would like verb

je I pronoun neuter

peux can verb

voir see verb

le the article masculine

menu menu noun masculine

que what pronoun

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recommandez recommend verb

vous you pronoun neuter

un a article masculine

café coffee noun masculine

pour for preposition

stressed pronoun
moi me (pronom tonique)

SAMPLE SENTENCES

J e m'appelle Anne Pr oust . Vous avez eu vot r e paie?

"My name is Anne Proust." "Did you get your pay?"

C'est le 2 2 Août . Que fait es-vous dans la vie?

"It's August 22nd." "What do you do?"

Vous êt es invit é. Quel âge avez -vous?

"You are invited." "How old are you?"

Un mar t ini, s'il vous plaît . C'est pour t oi.

"A martini, please." "T his is for you."

J e suis pour l'équipe r ouge. Allons à la plage t oi et moi !

"I'm for the red team." "Let's go to the beach, you and
me!"

Moi je suis cont ent e.

"Me, I'm happy."

GRAMMAR

In this lesson you will learn how to order at a restaurant or coffee shop.

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Regist er French English Impor t ant
Not es

Phr ase 1 infor mal Je peux voir le Can I see t he


menu? menu?

Word 1 je I

Word 2 peux can conjugated


verb

Word 3 voir see

Word 4 le the

Word 5 menu menu

Que What do you


recommandez r ecommend?
Phr ase 2 for mal
-vous?

Word 1 que what

Word 2 recommandez recommend conjugated


verb

Word 3 vous you

Phr ase 3 infor mal Un café pour A coffee for


moi. me.

Word 1 un a

Word 2 café coffee

Word 3 pour for

Word 4 moi me

Phr ase 4 for mal Je voudrais un I would like a


café. coffee.

Word 1 je I

Word 2 voudrais would like conjugated


verb

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Word 3 un a

Word 4 café coffee

CULTURAL INSIGHT

Even if "the customer is king" in general, in France people are quite polite when ordering, and
say "thanks, have a nice day", for example, when they are leaving a restaurant.

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