Conversational French in Immersion
I have just posted 3 texts for beginners in Immersion (Category "other"). They are aimed at showing natural conversations between French speakers (from France). Please tell me if this is useful. Thanks.
Yes, could you please provide the links for us, or, if not, then the titles of the articles. I just went looking for them and could not find them.
Here are the links to two of the articles; I can't find the third:
EDIT: I see that you beat me to it, Dessamator! :-)
Yes, they were very useful! Merci. :-)
I didn't understand the jokes in "J'ai lu un truc marrant" (maybe someday I will understand).
It has to do with their surnames:
- "Robert Grossetête" = Robert Gross (Big ) tete (Head) = Scholar.
- Bargeot comes from barjot = Risk taker/mad person = Since it is a "contraptonymn". It somehow relates to a psychologist which is the opposite of a mad person.
I didn't really understand it at first either. It took a bit of investigating. Humour is not universal, since it is sometimes based on common sense, which is not universal either.
We say "avoir la grosse tête" which means "to have a big ego" or "to be overconfident", which could explain the first joke.
And barjot is a mad person, as in "crazy".
And a bourrelet is a "love handle", or an extruding piece of fat, usually hanging from the abdomen.
Je les ai bien aimée. Il m'a tellement fait rire que j'aimerais bien avoir plus. Les deux autres m'a fait souvenir de mes cousins à Quebec.
I knew it had to do with the names! (I was able to decipher "Fat Head", but not the rest).
It means an odd or funny thing. Truc is used like thing or thingamajig in English. Marrant is often used in speech e.g if a shop is closed unexpectedly or to describe an odd or funny person.
Thanks Sitesurf. I like that we get to follow Bart through his day. Very useful.
Sera implies certainty, whereas serait is conditionnal and would need a contition to complete the sentence : "[...] serait bien utile si je ne l'oublie pas d'ici à ce que j'en aie besoin." ([...] that it would be useful if i don't forget it before I need it.) Just an example.
That's so beneficial and attractive. I did read the whole article because I liked it , I didn't use to do that. Hope you upload more and more and increase the difficulty gradually to keep up with those articles (texts)