Going out in a French-speaking country? Learn these French words first! Just listen to the audio and follow the French pronunciation. When it comes to entertainment in France, many French words are the same or very similar to those in English. CD, DVD, iPod, film and cinéma, are just a few examples.
However, if you’re planning to catch a French film or a show, or a quiet night in with French TV, knowing these common words and phrases will help you join in the conversation with your French-speaking friends.
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La séance est à quelle heure ?
At what time does the movie start?
Il y a un bon film à la télé ce soir !
There is a good movie on TV tonight!
C'est combien le billet ?
How much is the ticket?
Nous irons au restaurant demain
We will go to the restaurant tomorrow
France has its own popular celebrity magazines and one which combines French current affairs with world issues and showbiz events, is the Paris Match. For years it was the leading "revue magazine" bringing lives of international celebrities to the public.
Here are some key words referring to everyday entertainment:
The stereo unit
The café or restaurant
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