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BEGINNER2. LESSON #5. AU MUSÉE DE L'ORANGERIE

- Quel est l’artiste que tu préfères, ici ?
- J’aime beaucoup les toiles de Soutine. J’ai travaillé sur lui pendant mes études.
- Moi j’aime beaucoup la peinture de Monet. C’est mieux d’aimer Monet quand on vient à l’Orangerie.
- Quelle salle on voit après ?
- La salle 21.
- On a déjà vu la salle 21. Alors la 22, à droite.
TRANSLATION
- Who’s your favourite artist here ?
- I love Soutine’s canvases. I worked on him when I was a student.
- I love Monet’s paintings. It’s best to like Monet when you come to the Orangerie.
- Which room do we see next ?
- Room 21.
- We already see room 21. So room 22, to your right.
Artiste (masc.) : artist.
Toile (fém.) : canvas.
Peinture (fém.) : paint, painting.
Salle (fém.) : room.
Droite : right.
Here we have a different form of the passé composé :
on a vu.

Just remember that some participles of the third group end with –u.
It concerns such verbs as voir, entendre, pouvoir, vouloir and some others too.
J’ai vu, j’ai entendu, tu as pu, tu as voulu, il a su.

You already know how to count to vingt. Let’s continue to discover numbers.

20

Vingt

21

Vingt et un

22

Vingt-deux

23

Vingt-trois

24

Vingt-quatre

25

Vingt-cinq

26

Vingt-six

27

Vingt-sept

28

Vingt-huit

29

Vingt-neuf


You can notice that’s quite simple. You put vingt then units. You join them with an hyphen.

That’s exactly the same with trente, quarante, cinquante or soixante.

30

Trente

31

Tente et un

32

Trente-deux

40

Quarante

41

Quarante et un

42

Quarante-deux

50

Cinquante

60

Soixante


Just remember there is always an exception with un : it follows the tens word but we join it with et and not with an hyphen.
And numbers that contain un agree in gender with the noun they go with.
Il y a vingt et un pompiers ici / Il y a vingt et une filles dans cette école.
The Musée de l'Orangerie is an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. It contains works by Paul Cézanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Rousseau, Soutine and many more…

Translate in French :
1. Who’ s your favourite man ?
2. It’s best to know that.
3. Which food do we eat next ?

Translate in English :
1. C’est mieux de tourner à gauche.
2. J’ai travaillé sur Rodin.
3. On a déjà vu cet étage.

Nourriture (fém.) : food.
Gauche : left.


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