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French Questions Masterpost

Hi guys. I finally got to posting the French master post I told you guys about. Hopefully it’s helpful. Btw I’m thinking about posting another mp on how to use passe comopose for French (Maybe Next Week). Anyways please message me if you have questions or just want to be friends :) Bye!

New Speakers

  • Oui/Non (whee/no) - yes/no
  • S'il vous plaît (see voo play) - Please
  • Parlez-vous anglais? (parlay vooz ong-glay) - Do you speak English?
  • Merci (mair-see) - Thank you
  • Voici (vwah-see) - Here is
  • Voilà (vwah-la)- There is
  • De rien (du-rhee-en) - You’re welcome
  • Je ne comprends pas (zhe nhe comp-rehn pah) - I don’t understand
  • J'ai besoin d'aide (zhay buh-swahn ded) - I need help
  • Excusez-moi (escoosay mwah) - Excuse me
  • Je ne sais pas (zhe-nhe say paw) - I don’t know
  • Il y a (eel ee aw) - There is

Greetings

  • Bonjour (bon zhoor) - Good morning
  • Bonsoir ( bon swar) - Good night/evening
  • Bon après-midi (bon ah-pray mee-dee) - Good afternoon
  • Madame (mah-dahm) - Miss (or Mrs. preceeded by a last name)
  • Monsieur (mihn-see-yuh) - Sir
  • Comment allez-vous?(co-mo-tah-lay-voo) - How are you?
  • Au revoir (o-rhe-vwa) - Goodbye

Informal Greetings  

  • Salut (saw-loo) - Hi
  • Ça va? (saw-vaw) - How’s it going?
  • Ça va bien (saw-vaw-bee-en) - I’m fine

Question Words

  • Combien? (comb-bee-en) - How much?
  • Où? (oo) - Where?
  • Quand? (kond) - When?
  • Quelle/Quel/Quelles/Quels? (kell) - What?
  • Pourquoi? (por-kwah) - Why?
  • Comment? (co mo) - How?

On the Go

  • à droite (ah la dwaht) - to the right or on the right
  • à gauche (ah go-sh) - to the left or on the left
  • au marché (oh mar-shay) - the market
  • au restaurant (oh rest-o-rahn) - to the restaurant
  • à la plage (ah lah plaj) - to the beach
  • à l'hôtel (ah low-tell) - to the hotel
  • l'aéroport (l'air-o-por) - airport
  • par avion (pahr ah-vee-ohn) - by plane
  • aux toilettes (oh twa-lett) - bathroom

Other Questions 

  • Do you speak English?

Est-ce que vous parlez anglais?

ehs-kuhvoohpahr-leyahN-gleh?

  • How are you?

Comment allez-vous?

koh-mahN-tah-ley-vooh?

  • Would you help me please?

Pourriez-vous m’aider?

poh-ree-eyvoohmey-dey ?

  • What’s your name?

Comment vous appelez-vous?

koh-mahNvooh-zah-pley-vooh?

  • What time is it?

Quelle heure est-il ?

kehluhreh-teel?

  • What’s the weather like?

Quel temps fait-il?

kehltahNfeh-teel?

  • How much does … cost?

Combien coûte…?

kohN-byaNkooht… ?

  • Where can I find …?

Où est-ce que je peux trouver…?

oohehs-kuhzhuhpuhtrooh-vey….?

  • Where are the bathrooms?

Où sont les toilettes?

oohsohNleytwah-leht?

  • Do you have… ?

Avez-vous…?

ah-veyvooh… ?

  • Where is… ?

Où est…?

ooh eh…?

  • Could you please speak more slowly?

Pourriez-vous parler plus lentement,s’ilvous 

plaît?

pooh-ree-ey-voohpahr-leyplewlahNt-mahN,seelvoohpleh?

  • Could you repeat that, please?

Pourriez-vous répéter,s’ilvous 

plaît?

pooh-ree-ey-voohrey-pey-tey,seelvoohpleh?


Resources: French for Dummies and Lovetoknow

Gosh there is just something so satisfying about watching Imperial Star Destroyers be destroyed. They just look so indestructible, something about the design (I think the stark white paint job has something to do with it) just makes them seem so imposing and completely impervious to damage, like a force of nature. But it’s a lie. They’re just as destroyable as anything else.

The battle to save the NHS from TTIP


Leaders of nearly every major British and Northern Irish political party (not including David Cameron) have signed an appeal to prevent the NHS from being taken over by US business interests as a result of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).  
The appeal, drafted by trade union Unite, says “TTIP must not restrict the scope for decisions by any level of government, public authority or NHS organisation relating to public healthcare [and] must not give US investors new rights that they could use to sue any level of government, public authority or NHS organisation because of policies relating to healthcare.” This fear has come about due to TTIP’s proposed creation of a new court, the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), which would allow private companies to sue governments if they thought that a country’s regulatory framework has cost them profit.
Unite’s general secretary Len McCluskey said “David Cameron needs to add action to warm words. Expert legal advice confirms that there are clear dangers arising from TTIP that could impact the NHS unless political leaders are ready to use the veto to deliver a robust carve-out. The NHS unites us all. The people of this country do not believe it is right for the NHS to be part of this trade deal.”
The appeal has been signed by Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon, UKIP’s Nigel Farage, the Green Party’s Natalie Bennett, Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood, the DUP’s Peter Robinson and Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness.
Nicola Sturgeon has also written to the Prime Minister saying “I urge the government to ensure that the NHS is fully exempt from TTIP and, if that is not the case, to use its veto at the European Council to prevent TTIP progressing.”
Lawyer Laurens Ankersmit has said on TTIP “It is a discriminatory legal tool…it sidelines the EU courts with a quick route to legal damages that could run into billions of euros.”
TTIP could risk the NHS’s future as much, if not more so, than the Tories’ backdoor privatisation. According to the War on Want, there is little chance of a deal before the end of Barack Obama’s term so there is still time to organise and campaign against it and if it does have to happen, to get as many concessions as possible.

Prompt 10: Dream

Thrawn-centric drabbles written for the Star Wars Fictober Challenge. All completed prompts can be found bundled up in my fic The Contemplative Man.

  • Characters: Thrawn
  • Rating: G
  • Word Count: 644

On how the Chimaera got its lovely emblem.


Thrawn did not put much stock in dreams. They were by-products of neurochemistry, the mind consolidating information gathered throughout the day while one slept. A non-sense experience of the mind which possessed no discernable rhyme or reason. The nights Thrawn remembered his dreams were rare, given he slept little and couldn’t be bothered to recall what might have lingered at the edge of his consciousness upon waking.

But Thrawn had to admit. Sometimes he did remember. And sometimes, of that small pool of dreams, they proved to be quite useful.

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