XPress: French in 40 Hours


Business (les affaires)

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French Listen and Repeat
Write (r = response; f = first letter)
to work work,man,construction,building travailler  
a job un travail   
the boss le patron  
the employee Workplace, Team, Business Meeting l'employé  
the staff Crowd professional people team flat poster le personnel    
the money Canadian money l'argent  
to earn or make (money)  Freelance, Work, Job, Making Money gagner  
the schedule   l'horaire    
on time  Watching Time à l'heure    
a cheque   un chèque    
a business  Hiring agency, candidates and job interview une affaire    
an office  Office,office,indoors,people un bureau    
a meeting un rendez-vous; une réunion    
full time  Multitask business woman with many hands. à temps plein    
part time   à temps partiel    
a branch (of an office)  World, Map, Earth, Globe, Branch une succursale    
to hire   engager    
to fire  Getting fired. Angry boss pointing female employee on exit way. congédier    
a vacation  Couple in loungers on beach at Maldives des vacances    

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Helpful verbs

accepter, refuser, arriver, gagner, e.g.:

J'accepte votre proposition = "I accept your offer"
refuser de
Je refuse de travailler le samedi = "I refuse to work on Saturdays"
Il faut arriver à l'heure = "You need to arrive on time"
Ma mère gagne $30 de l'heure = "My mother makes $30 an hour"
You can learn the full conjugation of these verbs here.
You can use the BonPatron Grammar Guide to test your knowledge on a wide variety of verbs and nouns.

Grammar Point: Noun agreement

All French nouns are classified as either masculine or feminine. Make sure the determiner (e.g.: le, la, un, une) matches the noun for gender, e.g.: since the word for "thing" (chose) is feminine, you need to write une chose ("a thing"), not un chose (note that the noun's ending isn't always a good indication of gender, e.g.: un problème).
There is also agreement in terms of singular and plural, e.g.: les choses = "the things". You can learn more about noun agreement here.
Verb conjugation:
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