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MeryThursday 10th of March 2005 01:10:45 AM
Vocabulaire 01 - Salut,

Je vais poster quelques mots de vocabulaire pour permettre aux débutants de pouvoir participer aux discussions.

Apparently some beginners have problems to contribute to our discussions, so I'm going to post a few words to help you answer the four questions about 'les rencontres sur internet'.

[color=blue]1. Les gens = people [/color]

un ami - des amis = a (male) friend - friends
une amie - des amies = a (female) friend - friends
un garçon(s) = a boy
une fille(s) = a girl
un homme(s) = a man
une femme(s) = a woman
un copain(s) = a boyfriend or a male friend depending on the context, we also use un petit ami to refer to a boyfriend
une copine(s) = a girlfriend or a female friend, we also use une petite amie, but it sounds a bit old-fashioned (same for petit ami).
un menteur(s) = a liar
une menteuse(s) = a liar (a female)
un séducteur(s) = a seducer (when it's a male)
une séductrice(s) = a seducer (when it's a female)

[color=red]Note:[/color] 's' written in parenthesis indicates the plural form. Usually you just have to add a 's', but there are some exceptions.

[color=blue]2. Adjectifs - adjectives [/color]

gentil(le) = kind
génial(e) = great, fantastic
cool = cool
intelligent(e) = clever
bizarre, étrange = weird
séduisant(e) = attractive
beau = handsome
belle = pretty
méchant(e) = wicked
pervers(e) = perverted

[color=red]Note:[/color]when you see 'e' or 'le' written in parenthesis, it indicates the feminine form.
e.g. = il est très intelligent (he's very clever)
= elle est très intelligente (she's very clever)
! Be careful to the exceptions such as 'gentille'!


[color=blue]2. Verbes = verbs [/color]

rencontrer = to meet
aimer = to like / to love
détester = to hate
Classroomter = to Classroom
surfer = to surf
mentir = to lie
arrêter = to stop
chercher = to look for
séduire = to seduce
harceler = to harass

[color=blue]4. Quelques expressions - some expressions[/color]

être accro à = to be addicted to
tomber amoureux de... = to fall in love with...
être amoureux de... = to be in love with..

[color=red]Note:[/color]the feminine form of amoureux is amoureuse

[color=blue]5. Quelques mots utiles = some useful words[/color]

un ordinateur = a computer
un site d'apprentissage de langues = a language website
un mensonge = a lie
une déception = a disappointment
un rendez-vous = an appointment / a date

Names such as discuss, Classroomroom etc. are the same in French.

[color=blue]6. Quelques adverbes = some adverbs[/color]

souvent = often
parfois = sometimes
jamais = never
rarement = rarely
toujours = always
très = very
de temps en temps = from time to time
beaucoup = many, a lot

Last comment: on MSN = sur MSN, on the internet = sur internet etc.

Voilà :)

Feel free to add more words, to try to write sentences etc.