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BEGINNER1. LESSON #33. A L'HÔPITAL

- Jacqueline, je vois combien de patients aujourd’hui ?
- Je compte, docteur : 5, 10, 11, 12, 13. Il y a 13 patients sur ma liste. (Le téléphone sonne). Excusez-moi. Oui.. oui… d’accord. Il y a 14 patients, en fait.
- C’est vraiment beaucoup ! Pourquoi pas 15 ou 16 ?
- Peut-être, il y a parfois des urgences.
TRANSLATION
- Jacqueline, how many patients do I see, today ?
- I’m counting, docteur : 5, 10, 11, 12, 13. There are 13 patients on my list.
(phone ringing). Excuse-me. Yes… yes… ok. There are 14 patients, actually.
- It’s really a lot ! Why not 15 or 16 ?
- Maybe, there are emergencies sometimes.
Voir : to see.
Patient (masc.) : patient.
Combien : how many.
Compter : to count.
Liste (fém.) : list.
Excusez-moi : excuse me.
Vraiment : really.
Peut-être : maybe.
Urgence (fém.) : emergency.
Here we meet new numbers. Let’s count together (from eleven to nineteen).
Onze, douze, treize, quatorze, quinze, seize, dix-sept, dix-huit, dix-neuf.

Il y a is a very commonly used expression that means there is or there are. We use it with a singular noun as well as plural nouns. It doesn’t matter. Lots of French sentences begin with such an expression.
Il y a un patient, il y a 14 patients.
Il y a un garçon, il y a une fille.
Translate in French :
1. Do you see ?
2. Maybe, sometimes.
3. It's a lot of candies.

Translate in English :
1. Je vois la mairie de Paris.
2. Tu as combien d'enfants ?
3. Tu vois un patient à 8 heures.

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