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Beginning French Dialogue
French Listening Comprehension
Dialogue 1 - Greetings and Introductions
Transcript and Translation

Note the adjective ending differences between when a man or a woman speaks.

  Discussion entre Dominique et PatConversation between Dominique and Pat
Dominique Bonjour.Hello.
Pat Bonjour.Hello.
Dominique Comment ça va ?How's it going?
Pat Ça va très bien, merci. Et vous ?It's going very well, thank you. And you?
Dominique Ça va, merci. Comment vous appelez-vous ? Yes, it's going ok, thank you. What's your name?
Pat Je m'appelle Pat, et vous ? Comment vous appelez-vous ? My name is Pat, and you? What is your name?
Dominique Je m'appelle Dominique.My name is Dominique.
Pat Enchanté(e), Dominique.Nice to meet you, Dominique.
Dominique Enchanté(e), Pat. Nice to meet you, Pat.
Pat Et vous venez d'où, Dominique? And where are you from, Dominique?
Dominique Je viens de France. Je suis français(e). I am from France. I am French.
Pat Ah, vous êtes français(e). Je viens des États-Unis. Je suis américain(e).   Oh, you're French. I am from the United States. I am American.
Dominique Ah, vous êtes américain(e). Vous venez d'où exactement ?   Oh, you're American. Where are you from exactly?
Pat Je viens de Boston. Je suis étudiant(e). I'm from Boston. I am a student.
Dominique Ah, vous êtes étudiant(e). Moi, je suis professeur, professeur d'anglais. Oh, you're a student. Me, I'm a teacher, an English teacher.
Pat Ah, vous êtes professeur d'anglais ? Vous parlez anglais ? Oh, you're an English teacher? You speak English?
Dominique Oui. Et vous parlez français ? Yes. And you speak French?
Pat Oui. Un petit peu.Yes. a little bit.
Dominique OK. Je vais chez moi maintenant. OK. I am going home now.
Pat OK. Moi aussi. Au revoir. Bonne journée. OK. Me too. Good-bye. Have a nice day.
Dominique Au revoir. Bonne journée. Good-bye. Have a nice day.


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


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