small talk in french 💬

⭐️ (for beginners) ⭐️

When talking to french people, focus on innocuous topics like the weather, current events (“avez-vous lu à propos de..?” Have you read about…?), and cultural topics like food, movies, art, music, and so on. And remember to use vous instead of tu!

I only speak a little French. Je ne parle qu'un peu le français.
I am learning French, but I am only a beginner. J'apprends le français mais je ne suis qu'un débutant.
I have been learning french for 2 days / 2 weeks / 2 months / 1 year / 2 years. J'apprends le français depuis deux jours / deux semaines / deux mois / un an / deux ans.
Will you please correct me? Peux-tu me corriger, s'il te plaît?
What does ___ mean? Que veut dire ___?
What does that mean? Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire?
Can you explain in French/English to me? Peux-tu m'expliquer en français / anglais?
What does that mean in this context? Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire dans ce contexte?
What is the French word for ___? Quel est le mot français pour ___?
Is this/that correct? C'est juste?
Am I wrong? Je me trompe?/Est-ce que j'ai tort?
Am I correct? Est-ce que j'ai raison?
Do you understand? Est-ce que tu me comprends?
I do not understand. Je ne comprends pas.
I want to improve my level in French. Je veux améliorer mon niveau de français.
I need to practice French. J'ai besoin de pratiquer le français.
Do you have time to speak with me? As-tu le temps de parler avec moi ?
Can you help me to learn French? Peux-tu m'aider à apprendre le français?
Do you mind if we speak in French? Ça te dérange si nous parlons en français?
Can you please speak in French? it helps me to learn. Peux-tu me parler en français s'il te plaît? Ça m'aide à apprendre.
How do you say ’___’ in French? Comment dit-on ’___’ en français ?
I struggle with spelling / reading / writing / listening / pronunciation. J'ai du mal avec l'orthographe / la lecture / l'écriture / la compréhension orale / la prononciation.
Can you please repeat? I did not understand. Pouvez-vous répéter s'il vous plaît ? Je n'ai pas compris.
I don’t speak French fluently. Je ne parle pas couramment le français.
I am confused. Je suis perdu(e).
I don’t know how to say it in French. Je ne sais pas comment le dire en Français,
Sorry (or ‘pardon’), what did you say? Pardon, qu'est-ce que tu as dit?
I’ve never heard of that. Je n'ai jamais entendu ça.
That makes sense. Ça se tient.
That does not make sense. Ça n'a aucun sens.
What’s happening? / What’s going on? Qu'est-ce qui se passe?
What do you mean by ’___’ ? Qu'est-ce que tu entends par ’___’? / Qu'est-ce que tu veux dire par ’___’?

⭐️ Personal Stuff ⭐️

Here is a list of phrases you can use and practice when giving and asking for personal information. Take note that the list makes use of the formal “vous”.
Comment vous appelez-vous? What is your name?
Je m'appelle Christine. My name is Christine.
Quel est votre nom? What is your name?
Comment allez-vous? How are you?
Je vais bien, merci. I am doing well, thank you.
Très bien, merci. Very well, thank you.
Quel âge avez-vous? How old are you?
J'ai # ans. I am # years old.
J'ai trente ans. I am thirty years old.
J'ai quarante-deux ans. I am forty two old.
Quelle est votre nationalité? What is your Nationality?
Je suis canadien(ne). I am Canadian.
Je suis américain(e). I am American.
Je suis chinois(e). I am Chinese.
Je suis coréen(ne). I am Korean.
Où habitez-vous? Where do you live?
J'habite en Californie. I live in California.
Quel est votre numéro de téléphone? What is your phone number?
Mon numéro de téléphone est le … My phone number is …
Où êtes-vous né(e)? Where were you born?
Je suis né(e) à… I was born in…
Êtes-vous marié(e)? Are you married?
Oui, je suis marié. Yes, I am married
Non, je ne suis pas marié. No, I am not married
Je suis célibataire. I am single
Est-ce que vous avez des frères et soeurs? Do you have any brothers and sisters?
Je suis fille unique. I am an only child/daughter
Je suis fils unique. I am an only child/son
J'ai - frère(s). I have - brother(s).
J'ai - soeur(s).  I have - sisters(s).
Je n'ai pas de frères. I don’t have any brothers.
Je n'ai pas de soeurs. I don’t have any sisters.
Quel est votre métier? What is your job?
Quelle est votre profession? What is your profession?
Que faites-vous dans la vie? What do you do for a living?
Je suis ingénieur. I am an engineer.
Je suis boulanger/boulangère. I am a baker.
Je suis médecin. I am a doctor.
Je suis infirmier/infirmière. I am a nurse.

⭐️ Interests ⭐️

Quel est votre sport préféré? What is your favorite sport? (formal)
Quel est ton sport préféré? 
What is your favorite sport? (informal)
Mon sport préféré est… My favorite sport is….
J'aime faire du sport et garder la forme. I like to do sports to keep fit.
Quelle saison préférez-vous? What season do you prefer? (formal
Quelle saison préfères-tu? What season do you prefer? (What season is your favorite?) (informal)
Quels sont vos passe-temps préférés? What are your favorite pastimes? (formal)
Quels sont tes passe-temps préférés? What are your favorite pastimes? (informal)
Mes passe-temps préférés sont… My favorite pastimes are…
Qu'est-ce que vous faites dans votre temps libre? What do you do in your free time? (formal)
Qu'est-ce que tu fais dans ton temps libre? What do you do in your free time? (informal)
Est-ce que vous avez un animal de compagnie? Do you have a pet?(formal)
Est-ce que tu as un animal de compagnie? Do you have a pet? (informal)
Non, Je n'ai pas un animal de compagnie. No, I don’t have a pet.
Oui, J'ai un chat. Yes, I have a cat.
Oui, J'ai un chien.Yes, I have a dog.
Qu'est-ce que vous aimez? What do you like?
J'aime le jazz. I like jazz.
J'aime le rock. I like rock.
J'aime le hip-hop. I like hip-hop.
Je n'aime pas le rap. I don’t like rap.
Je n'écoute pas de la musique très souvent. I don’t listen to music very often.
J'aime les films d'amour. I like romance films.
J'aime les films d'aventures. I like adventure films.
Je n’aime pas faire du ski. I don’t like skiing.
Qu'est-ce que vous aimeriez faire dans la vie? What would you like to do in life ?
J'aimerais être chef. I would like to be a chef.
J'aimerais être un bibliothécaire. I would like to be a librarian.

October 12, 2016 - Archaeopteryx (Archaeopteryx lithographica)

1,000th Bird

Requested by: @lady-lutra and @purdyssciencecorner

About the size of ravens, these prehistoric animals lived 145 million years ago during the Tithonian stage of the late Jurassic period. Their wing and tail feathers were similar to those of modern birds, suggesting at least some ability to fly or glide. The shape of their teeth indicates that they were probably carnivores and may have eaten small reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and insects. Twelve specimens have been found in Germany. When the first specimen, a single feather, was discovered in 1861, it was thought to be a hoax. Though there has been some scientific controversy over whether to classify them as birds or not, they were one of the first fossil discoveries to show a connection between modern birds and other dinosaurs.

Note: I’ve tried to keep this reconstruction of the Archaeopteryx as accurate as I can, but I definitely used my imagination to fill in some of the details.

I want to thank everyone again for your nominations and votes for my 1,000th bird! There was a great response and the voting got very close. It’s hard to believe I’ve made it to 1,000 and you’ve all been a big part of that. I’m grateful to everyone who has liked, followed, requested birds, or shared their bird stories or photos with me.

bcrrysiris  asked:

Various icons of Iris (couple with her in a bun also) and westallen?

Here for you! Loved Iris with that bun <3 I ended up making lots of different colors for that scene ^^ Sorry only two Westallen but I’ll definitely make more later, and other Iris icons too I took way too many screencaps.

Hope you’ll like it ♥

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paladincoolcats  asked:

_(:з」∠)_ hiiii ! kind of new to the mm thing but ive done all the routes and I'm a massive sucker for Jumin Han so if you can find it within you, could you hook me up with Jumin's reaction to MC going for a PLATONIC ride on Zen's motorcycle. c: tysm!!

Title: Metallic

Genre: Angst
Pairing: as requested, a Jumin x MC/Reader/You fanfic~

shoutout to this lovely person: paladincoolcats!! hello my friend! thank you for making this request. i hope to meet up to your expectations!!! c: squishes cheeks
ps. you dont want to listen to I know you by Skylar Grey. it broke my heart while writing lolol

this prompt is based on days 7 - 9 of Jumin’s route. fic contains a possible theme that might disturb some people. jumin is, as i’ve written him here, is extremely sensitive and confused of his emotions, just like what he’s been on those days i’ve mentioned. you’ve been warned!

Beep. Beep.
The number you have dialed is unattended at the moment. Please try calling again.

The number you have dialed is unattended at the moment. Please try calling again.

I ended the call and tried again. Same response. This is the 7th call I made that was unanswered. I assumed that at this time of the day, just like yesterday, MC would immediately pick up and tell me she’s reading the books at my private library or she went up to the garden to look at my fresh rose bushes. I told her to stay with me since the hacker issue has not yet been resolved by Seven and that her apartment has a bomb. Safety concerns, for the most obvious reasons. She said yes. I’m worried about her but for her, she’s more worried for me. Such selfless worries.

I certainly have gone frantic over the days since Elizabeth ran away. I always have these morbid thoughts that she might be gone the next morning as well. She assured me that she won’t be leaving until all matters gets solved. And that since the party is still a few days away, she can take care of contacting the guests while she’s with me. I’m worried about her safety– I can’t lose her. I’ve already lost Elizabeth and we still couldn’t find her.

I’m getting a bit paranoid.

I stared at the gadget on my hand and gripped it tightly, wondering what is happening at the moment. Beads of sweat formed upon my forehead and my mind wandered through many things– all arriving to a single question.

Why is she not answering her phone…?

I unconsciously tapped the table in front of me as I slouched my back on the swivel chair I am currently sitting at.

One. Two. Three.
Four. Five. Six. Seve–

“Mr. Han.” Assistant Kang’s voice brought me back to the present. I’m at a meeting and she carefully cleared her throat and leaned in to whisper something. I did not change my position. She was very careful of her distance as she relayed the words: “Please refrain from tapping your fingers on the table. The other directors… are not amused by the gesture.”

I lifted a brow at her statement as I slowly turned the chair around, facing the other board members of the meeting. The presenter standing in front stopped from his ramblings and focused his gaze upon me.
I heaved a sigh.

“Do continue.” I lifted my hand up and waved it at him. But he just stared at me. Did he not know it’s rude to stare? I shifted then my gaze to the other executives inside the room. “But stop before you give us the financial graphs. I’d like to adjourn this meeting before that.” I stated flatly as I stared back towards the front. I heard groans and protests from the others but that’s not really one of my concerns right now.

“Mr. Han, pardon me for interrupting. But we are slowly going to the financial aspect of the project. Can’t we just finish–” I lifted my gaze at one of the Directors of my Company. I think he’s from the Perfume & Scents Production Department.

“What are you implying, then? Would you rather me listening to a report when I’m out of my usual focus? Won’t that be much of a hassle for everyone here?” I reasoned out and I heard Assistant Kang groaned just beside me. She heaved a soft sigh right after. I became confused.

“No, of course not, Sir. Then…” He came back to his seat and everyone proceeded as planned. A few moments later, we finished up and wrapped up the matter. I called the meeting off to be scheduled on another day. I immediately rose up to my feet with Assistant Kang tailing me from behind.

“Mr. Han, you do know you can’t just go and cancel important sessions like that. All of the other directors have come despite their busy schedules….” She commented while tapping some buttons on her phone.

“They are getting worried because their departments have not been performing well for the term. If only they follow my lead then they’d be able to par up with my own department in terms of sales and revenues.” I sighed. This is another problem as well. I can’t see the reason why they couldn’t do what I could do.

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