5 Dans la rue
In the street
You want to find out where some places are
in the village. The important thing is to know
what to ask for, then people will point you in
the right direction.
Pardon madame, la boulangerie s’il vous plaît? excuse me, where is
the baker’s please?
Try to guess which places are mentioned in the following examples.
a Pardon monsieur, la poste s’il vous plaît?
b Pardon mademoiselle, l’office du tourisme s’il vous plaît?
c Pardon madame, le supermarché s’il vous plaît?
d Pardon madame, le garage Citroën s’il vous plaît?
Un peu de grammaire
A bit of grammar
So far you may have noticed three different ways of spelling the
word for good:
This is because in French, nouns (words which represent objects,
people or ideas) have a gender; they can be either feminine or
masculine. Un voyage a journey is masculine, une année a year is
feminine, des vacances holidays is feminine but also plural.
The gender of nouns does not follow any logical pattern so you
will need to be aware of the gender of every noun you learn.
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