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Easy French Video – L’Abbaye de Beauport in Paimpol

Camille Chevalier-Karfis By Camille Chevalier-Karfis on November 12, 2018
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Practice your French with this video in easy French and discover the Beauport Abbaye in Paimpol.

Bonjour à tous !

Time for another video in easy French. This time I am taking your to l’Abbaye de Beauport in my hometown of Paimpol, Brittany.

1 – How to Pronounce Abbaye in French

I suggest you watch the video since having the audio will help!

  • Abbaye = a bĂ© i \a.be.i\

The “y” acts like 2 i’s. The first one pairs with the secon a of Abbaye to make a sound “Ă©” and then there is one “i” left !

Wait a minute? Isn’t “ai” in French pronounced like an open “Ăš” sound? Yes, it should. Now, it’s a sound that is being butchered a lot by the French: lazy mouth habits, we don’t open our mouth as much as we should and then the Ăš sounds like an Ă©…

Try to say “a bĂš i”… it’s quite a mouthful! So I think that this word probably switched pronunciation naturally to accommodate how people were saying it: “a bĂ© i” (just a theory of mine though…)

Watch out – a French “i” sounds like “ee” in English. It’s a long sound!

You also need to be careful about your liaisons and elisions in front of this word which starts with a consonant:

Une N-abbaye
L’abbaye
Des Z-abbayes

2 – L’Abbaye de Beauport Video Vocabulary

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  1. longer – to walk along something
  2. la cĂŽte – the coastline
  3. le chemin – the path
  4. mener – to lead
  5. ĂȘtre refait – to be redone
  6. la marĂ©e haute/ basse – high / low tide
  7. y – this letter is called “i grec” in French (Greek i)
  8. dater du – to date back to
  9. ĂȘtre en ruine – to be in ruins, barely standing
  10. ça fait rĂȘver – it makes you dream
  11. N’est-ce pas ? – right? Doesn’t it?
  12. Un puits – a well – note this “puits” ends in a silent “ts” and has the same plural form
  13. Une glycine – wisteria

3 – Abbaye de Beauport Easy French Video

4 – Abbaye de Beauport Pictures

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La glycine blanche

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La vue de l’Abbaye de Beauport le soir

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Leyla quand elle Ă©tait plus jeune Ă  L’Abbaye de Beauport

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