Bonne année à tous et qu’elle soit pleine de bonheur et de réussite pour chacun !
Happy new year everyone! I hope for happiness, health and success for you all !
It was a blast to bring in the new year in Paris with friends. Unforgettable experience. Although this the third time I have spent a winter celebrating Christmas and the New Year in France, the experience was as exciting as ever!
C’était un incroyable de passé le jour de l’an à Paris avec des amis. Une expérience inoubliable. Bien que ceci est le troisième fois que j’ai passé un hiver, célébrer Noël et le Nouvel An, en France, quand meme l’expérience a été aussi passionnant que jamais!
I made a presentation with comparisons between Australia and France on different levels. I have put up the slides as videos on YouTube for reference. Please note the music is irrelevant, and was just added on YouTube from the automatic selections.
I am having an amazing time in France, studying Commerce International and living in Compiegne ! I am incredibly busy with study and this time of year :-) I would love to stay in touch with you all more and as my Facebook page is linked to this blog, as a reminder, please feel free to connect via Facebook. The page is facebook.com/VoilaSophieBlog. Social media provides a fantastic way to stay up to date with the blog and I am able to post small updates immediately, I don’t want you all missing out on this! So if you have Facebook take advantage, comment, share, like and be inspired.
Thank you all for your support and continued commitment to being inspired to learn and appreciate different cultures, in this case French!
Please find a list of all major and important French Numbers.
Scroll down to the bottom to find amazing and perfect videos from an English University lecturer describing the French number system in detail and the ins and out of French marking. These are very much worth a watch and the professor provides incredible simple and insightful information.
1. un (a)
2. deux (dew)
3. trois (twa)
4. quatre (cat)
5. cinq (sank)
6. six (seez)
7. sept (set)
8. huit (wheat)
9. neuf (nef)
10. dix (deez)
14. quatorze (cat-orze)
15. quinze (cans)
16. seize (se-z)
20. vingt (van)
21. vingt et un
31. trent et un
41. quarant et un
51. cinquant et un
61. soixant et un
100. cent (sont)
101. cent un
102. cent deux
1,000. mille (mil)
2,000. deux mille
1,000,000. un million (mily-on)
1,000,000,000. un milliard (mily-ard)
Conjoined numbers are written with hypens e.g. 44 (quarante-quatre) or are written with et un e.g. 41 (quarante et un)
Etiquette and social customs are important in any society and essential to life in France. France prides it self on social etiquette, manners and politeness, as a refined society and reflection of your social esteem.
When in France or amongst French peoples these codes and conventions govern behavior of individuals in public life. Ignorance of some social graces may be an indication of lack of civility, grace, education or qualities.
Etiquette seen as important by the French
punctuality: arrive at the correct time for an appointment
telephone calls: it is impolite to call a friend after 10pm in the evening.
spitting: this is seen as the height of rudeness and is strictly forbidden.
burp: do not burb in public with out excuses
yawn: when yawning in public, one must place their hand over the mouth
sneeze: it is polite to sneeze discreetly and cover with a tissue
crossing the road: in the street it is most polite to cross at the lights or the designated crossing zone
public transport: refrain from loud conversations, it is polite to offer your seat to someone elderly, frail, pregnant woman or a child
staring: it is considered rude to stare at someone in the street or in the elevator
the bill: it is best to split the bill evenly at the end of a meal
queue: it is polite to wait patiently in the queue and not push
Greetings and salutations
thank yous: say thank you, please, excuse me as often as possible
madame, monsieur: to address someone it most polite to use madame, monsieur or mademoiselle at all times
vous: use of the formal form of you is the most polite way to approach someone
le petit bisou: greeting someone with bonjour followed by a small kiss on the both cheeks is customary in France
introductions: when meeting someone for the first time it is polite to say “Enchante”, or “ravi de vous rencontre”
the bisous, is also important in France, acknowledging someone with a kiss
TO GET THERE
Transport to Stade Jean Bouin or Stade de Prince
Take Metro Line 9, all the way to Exelmans or Porte de St Cloud.
For me I must travel from Compiegne to Paris du Nord. I take metro line 1 from Paris du Nord direction La Defence, Grande Arche and hop off at Franklin D. Roosevelt. At Franklin D. Roosevelt I take Metro Line 9 towards Pont de Sevres and hop off at Exelmans or Porte de St Cloud.
Take metro line 9 direction, Marie de Montreuil, hop off at Franklin D. Roosevelt. Then take train to Paris du Nord. Then SNCF to Compiegne.