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asking for something

74 [soixante-quatorze]


demander qc.

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Can you cut my hair? Po----------- m- c----- l-- c------ ? Pourriez-vous me couper les cheveux ? 0 +
Not too short, please. Pa- t--- c----- s--- v--- p----. Pas trop court, s’il vous plait. 0 +
A bit shorter, please. Un p-- p--- c----- s--- v--- p----. Un peu plus court, s’il vous plait. 0 +
Can you develop the pictures? Po----------- m- d--------- l-- p----- ? Pourriez-vous me développer les photos ? 0 +
The pictures are on the CD. Le- p----- s--- s-- l- C-. Les photos sont sur le CD. 0 +
The pictures are in the camera. Le- p----- s--- d--- l--------- p----. Les photos sont dans l’appareil photo. 0 +
Can you fix the clock? Po----------- m- r------ l- m----- ? Pourriez-vous me réparer la montre ? 0 +
The glass is broken. Le v---- e-- c----. Le verre est cassé. 0 +
The battery is dead / empty. La p--- e-- v---. La pile est vide. 0 +
Can you iron the shirt? Po----------- m- r------- l- c------ ? Pourriez-vous me repasser la chemise ? 0 +
Can you clean the pants / trousers? Po----------- m- n------- l- p------- ? Pourriez-vous me nettoyer le pantalon ? 0 +
Can you fix the shoes? Po----------- m- r------ l-- c--------- ? Pourriez-vous me réparer les chaussures ? 0 +
Do you have a light? Po----------- m- d----- d- f-- ? Pourriez-vous me donner du feu ? 0 +
Do you have a match or a lighter? Av------- d-- a--------- o- u- b------ ? Avez-vous des allumettes ou un briquet ? 0 +
Do you have an ashtray? Av------- u- c------- ? Avez-vous un cendrier ? 0 +
Do you smoke cigars? Fu-------- d-- c------ ? Fumez-vous des cigares ? 0 +
Do you smoke cigarettes? Fu-------- d-- c--------- ? Fumez-vous des cigarettes ? 0 +
Do you smoke a pipe? Fu-------- l- p--- ? Fumez-vous la pipe ? 0 +

Learning and reading

Learning and reading belong together. Of course, this is especially true when learning foreign languages. He who wants to learn a new language well must read many texts. When reading literature in a foreign language, we process entire sentences. Our brain learns vocabulary and grammar in context. This helps it to save the new content easily. Our memory has a harder time remembering individual words. By reading, we learn which meaning words can have. As a result, we develop a sense for the new language. Naturally, the foreign-language literature must not be too difficult. Modern short stories or crime novels are often entertaining. Daily newspapers have the advantage that they are always current. Children's books or comics are also suitable for learning. The pictures facilitate the understanding of the new language. Regardless of which literature you select – it should be entertaining! That means, a lot should happen in the story so that the language is varied. If you don't find anything, special textbooks can also be used. There are many books with simple texts for beginners. It's important to always use a dictionary when reading. Whenever you don't understand a word, you should look it up. Our brain is activated by reading and learns new things quickly. For all words that one does not understand, one compiles a file. This way those words can be reviewed often. It also helps to highlight unfamiliar words in the text. Then, you'll recognize them right away the next time. You will progress much quicker if you read a foreign language daily. For our brain learns quickly to imitate the new language. It can happen that you even think in the foreign language eventually…