Supper in French – A Story

French short Story, Grammar + Video clips about eating supper and wanting more:

C’est l’heure de manger
It’s time for food, time to eat, time for dinner, suppertime …

Nous voulons un peu plus!
We want some more!

Ça y est     there, that’s it
ça suffit    that’s enough
d’accord   ok
Tout est terminé  it’s all gone

“Les chiens me suivent avec leurs yeux”
The dogs follow me with their eyes

Read the grammar below + do the exercise after watching the videos:

Repeat with Audio in French AND English:

Video transcript in French:
(translate it into English, then check with the video clip)

C’est l’heure de manger.
Les chiens me suivent avec leurs yeux!   
Ils ont faim!

Maggie mange très vite!
Billy aussi mange très vite.
Ça y est.  Tout est terminé!
Billy a encore faim:

“Nous voulons un peu plus.”

“Bon d’accord.  Un peu de dessert …
Un pour Billy.
Quelles dents, Maggie!
Un pour toi aussi.”

Billy adore ça et mange très vite.
Maggie adore ce dessert aussi.

“Non Billy, ça suffit.”
Pauvre Billy!

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Grammar Note:
Me‘ is a direct object pronoun:
Notice how pronouns go in front of the verb in French, but they go after the verb in English.

Leurs‘ is a possessive adjective.
LeurS‘ describes the word ‘yeux’ (eyes) and is plural because ‘yeux’ is in the plural, and adjectives need to agree with what they describe.

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Do people ever follow you with their eyes?

a)   Choose one of these:
une glace  = an ice-cream
un packet de chips  = a packet of crisps
une barre de chocolat  = a bar of chocolat

 b)  Choose two friends.

c)   Now say what you have and that those friends are following you with their eyes!
e.g:
J’ai une pizza.  = I have a pizza
Paul et Marie-Alix me suivent avec leurs yeux!

(Paul and Marie-Alix follow me with their eyes!)

Suivre = to follow
Present tense:
(Note:  ‘je suis’ also means ‘I am’!)

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