Going out in French

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.

Going out to the movies in France

Talking about going out in French

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La télé


La séance

Movie screening

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.

French cafes

Here are some key words referring to everyday entertainment:

Once you are out in France you will probably need to know this useful French vocabulary:

À bientôt !

Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team

La chaîne

The stereo unit

La boîte

The nightclub

Les infos

The news

Le bistro

The café or restaurant

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