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Walk by the Lake – French Story + Translation + Video

Camille Chevalier-Karfis By Camille Chevalier-Karfis - updated on Oct 22, 2020

Practice your French with this video in easy French and discover the Poulafret recreational lake area in Paimpol, Brittany.

Bonjour à tous !

Time for another video in easy French. This time I am taking you to the lake of Poulafret in my hometown of Paimpol, Brittany, where I often go to jog or just to enjoy a nice walk. It’s 5mn away from my house!

1 – French Lake Vocabulary

  1. la marée basse / haute – low/high tide
  2. jusqu’ici – until here
  3. plusieurs fois par semaine – several times a week
  4. à disposition de – at the disposal of
  5. je vous y emmènerai- I’ll take you there (note how I glide over the e of the “erai” future ending)
  6. trouver ça étrange – to find it weird
  7. comme ça – this way
  8. le sol – the ground
  9. recouvrir – to cover up
  10. cet espace – this space
  11. on est arrivés – we’re here
  12. la base de loisirs – literally “leisure base” – meaning place to practice sports
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  1. les sports aquatiques et nautiques – water-based and nautical sports
  2. la gym – exercises
  3. arriver à – to manage to
  4. un lac artificiel – artificial lake
  5. retenir – to keep
  6. une plage – a beach
  7. un moulin – a mill
  8. une écluse – a (water) lock
  9. par ici – this way
  10. un panneau – a sign
  11. faire du jogging – to jog
  12. faire des abdominaux – to do situps
  13. faire des pompes – to do pushups
  14. là-dessus – over there
  15. une oie – goose
  16. un canard – duck
  17. un cygne – swan
  18. être petit(e) – in the context of age, to be young
  19. surtout – above all
  20. formidable – great
  21. un paysage – landscape, view
  22. au gré – according to as in following the will of
  23. j’espère que ça vous a plu – I hope you liked it

2 – Poulafret Easy French Video

Now that you know the vocabulary, watch my easy French video and learn about the Poulafret artificial like in Paimpol, Brittany, France.

3 – Pictures of Poulafret Lake

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Can You Understand Today’s Spoken French?

It’s not just slang. The French everybody speaks in France today is NOT the overly enunciated, extremely formal French usually taught to foreigners.