This vlog was a labor of frustration. I recorded it earlier today, and then spent the rest of the afternoon trying to figure out how to fix a video where the audio and video are not synced. I never did get it to work, so I had to re-record it when my hair was flat and my makeup tired. Can you believe the indignity?
Anyway, here is another vlog – and this one much more practical than scolding your kids in French. It contains cultural tips for dining in France, and some of the vocabulary you’ll need.
Here is the vocabulary covered:
Table water – use carafe d’eau
House wine – use verre de vin (wine sold by the glass)
Coffee with milk – un café au lait, un café crème, or une grande crème
The menu – la carte
The fixed price menu – le menu or la formule or le prix fixe
The bill – l’addition
Where are the bathrooms – ou sont les toilettes?
And remember! Don’t ask for a doggie bag! One thing I forgot to mention in the video, if you’re getting takeaway specifically (like pizza or sushi) it’s called à emporter.