French Connection- School Supplies

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Hi there! The summer is certainly flying by, and we will soon be shopping to get ready for the new an de scolaire. So for this lesson, I wanted to discuss the names of several school supplies, and questions and statements associated with them.

If you were shopping for school supplies in France, you would ask for these:

A backpack: un sac a dos

A pencil case: une trousse

A pencil: un crayon

A pen: un stylo

A book: un livre

A notebook: un cahier

A binder: un classeur

A piece of paper: une feuille de papier

A ruler: une regle

An eraser: une gomme

A pencil sharpener: un taille-crayon

A calculator: une calculatrice

A dictionary: un dictionnaire

And you may also need these to help with schoolwork and to contact home if necessary:

A laptop: un portable

A cellphone: un mobile

Of course, there may be a day where you forget your pencil or pen, so these questions should prove useful:

What do you need?- De quoi tu as besoin?

What do you need for math?- Qu’est-ce qu’il te faut pour les maths?

Could you lend me a pencil?- Tu pourrais me preter un crayon?

Do you have a book that I could borrow?- Tu as un livre a me preter?

Here.- Tiens.

Sorry, I don’t have a pencil.- Desole(e), je n’ai pas de crayon. 

And, if someone asks what you need for a particular subject, you will need to know how to answer:

I need a piece of paper.- J’ai besoin d’une feuille de papier. 

I need a ruler.- Il me faut une regle. 

You can use both expressions to respond to that question.

Thanks for reading! A new French Connection will publish next Thursday!


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