1. Education

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Beginning French Dialogue

French Listening Comprehension
Dialogue 1 - Greetings and Introductions
Introduction and Sound Files


Listen to a short conversation between two people meeting for the first time, and note in particular how the adjectives change dependong on whether a man or a woman is speaking. Some of these are not audible, but you should be able to spot them in the transcript.

The sound files for this listening exercise are MP3s. If you don't have the correct software, your computer may prompt you to download it in order to listen. You can also save the file to listen offline. If you don't know how to do this or are having trouble accessing the sound file, read help with sound files.

After the sound files are links to some vocabulary from the dialogue that you may wish to learn / review.


Normal  |  Slow


Greetings Introductions
Nationalities Professions

While or after listening to the sound file, use this navigation box to access the French transcript and English translation. (If you want to listen and view the text at the same time, you'll need to open the transcript or translation in a new window.)

Beginning French Dialogue
French Listening Comprehension Exercise
Listen   Transcript   Translation
Dialogue authors: Allen Kalik and Camille Chevalier
Used with permission of Camille Chevalier Karfis
Audio book & podcast author at French Today
Listening Index     French for Beginners


The free, twice-weekly About French newsletter keeps you informed about changes to this site, including new lessons, articles, and forum discussions. Subscribe today!

Subscribe to the Newsletter


Related Video
French Dialogues: Eating Out
French Dialogues: Shopping

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.