French Lesson: Au restaurant – part 4

French Lesson: Au restaurant – part 4

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Au restaurant—part 4

Here are some tips and a few common expressions to help you communicate when going to a restaurant in France. This is the final part of the Au restaurant lessons.

The waiter may not bring you une carafe d’eau (a pitcher of water), especially if you’ve ordered some wine. You may have to ask for it—je voudrais une carafe d’eau s’il vous plaîtor for une bouteille d’eau minérale, (a bottle of mineral water), which comes plate ou gazeuse (flat or sparkling).

They will surely bring une corbeille de pain (a bread basket) avec du beurre (with butter) and since it’s so good, you might want some more: je voudrais un peu plus de pain s’il vous plaît.

Don’t hesitate to ask je voudrais du sel, du poivre, de la moutarde (I’d like some salt, some pepper, some mustard).

 

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Camille Chevalier-Karfis lives in Brittany and she’s been teaching today’s French language to adults around the world for over 19 years with her company, French Today. Please click on her name to learn more about her by reading her complete profile.

 

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Although born and raised in Paris, Camille lived in Boston for 16 years and has been teaching today's French language for 20 years to adults around the world in person, by phone and through Skype. Repatriating to Brittany, France, in 2008 to be closer to family and to practice a balanced lifestyle, Camille created French Today, offering original audio novels and audio courses based on the adult student needs and interests, and written and recorded using the modern French language. She is the author of a full French audio method called “À Moi Paris” comprised of 4 audiobooks for the French beginner and French intermediate learner. She is also the author of more than 15 other audiobooks and audio lessons on grammar, modern pronunciation and vocabulary. In October 2014, Camille was also chosen to be the About.com French Expert, the largest French web site in the world.

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