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Does Roast Beef mean “I’m ready to settle down?”

Backward Investors

Old Dream

Low-fat croissants

Parlez-vous Restaurantian ?

Calorie Count

To be or not to be… speaking French ?

Keep on asking and you will receive

It’s going south

License to speak

Tour de Food

Who wants to live in Whatever-sur-Mer ?

EXpress yourself

How’s your skin today?

The nose job

Mission impossible?


Charity work

Sleepless in Paris



Tacos fever

Bon voyage !

À la vôtre !

Blind date

Pastis anyone ?

No plan B


La muse et le coq

La victoire de Michelle

Act #10: License to speak

DIRE (to say), LIRE (to read), ÉCRIRE (to write)

The irregular verbs dire, lire and écrire are very common verbs and have similar conjugations. Look carefully at the forms of these verbs in the present tense.

DIRE (to say)

DIRE (to say)

je dis
tu dis
il/elle dit
nous disons
vous dites
ils/elles disent

Les enfants disent la vérité.The children say the truth.
Elle dit bonjour à son amie.She says hello to her friend.
Je dis toujours ce que je pense.I always say what I think.
Pourquoi tu dis cela ?Why do you say that ?

Dire means “to say” (to say something or to tell someone something) while parler means ‘to speak (to speak to someone about something or to speak a language). Dire is often used to start a phrase or to get someone’s attention.

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