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Textbook: Allez, Viens! Holt French Level 2 Chapter 5 Vocabulary

arriver en retard à l'école

to arrive late to school

avoir une mauvaise note

to get a bad grade



Ça n'a pas l'air d'aller.

You look like something's wrong.

la cantine

Cafeteria. The order of lunch goes: first course, main dish with vegetables, then cheese, fruit, or yogurt. Lunch lasts about two hours.

carnet de corresondance (note culturelle)

A special notebook in which your behavior is recorded. (tardies, etc.) The carnet is used less with older students and parents must sign any notes written in the carnet so they are aware of their child's behavior.

Ça s'est trés bien passé!

It went really well!

C'est en.......que je suis le/la meilleur(e).

I'm best in...

C'est inadmissible.

That's unacceptable.

......., c'est mon fort. my strong point.

C'est pas chance, ça!

Tough luck!

C'est pas grave.

It's not serious.

.........,c'est pas mon fort.

...isn't my best subject.

C'est pas mon jour!

It's just not my day!

C'était incroyable!

It was amazing/unbelievably bad!


Well done!

Comment ça s'est passé?

How did it go?

Comment se sont passées tes vacances?

How was your vacation?

Comment s'est passée ta journée?

How was your day?

Comment s'est passé ton week-end?

How was your weekend?


Hang in there!


to rip, tear

les devoirs


entendre le réveil

to hear the alarm clock

être collé(e)

to have detention

les exposés

Oral presentations



les interros

Pop quizzes

les interros écrites ou orales

Written or oral tests

J'ai du mal à comprendre.

I have a hard time understanding.

J'ai passé une journée horrible!

I had a terrible day!

Je suis assez bon (bonne) en...

I'm pretty good at...

Je suis pas doué(e) pour...

I don't have a talent for...

Ne recommence pas.

Don't do it again.

Oh là là!

Oh no!

passer une journée épouvantable

To have a horrible day

Pauvre vieux/vieille!

You poor thing!


to lose

Quelle journée!

What a day!

Quel week-end!

What a weekend!

Qu'est-ce qui se passe?

What's going on?

Qu'est-ce qui t'arrive?

What's wrong?


Tell me!

rater le bus

to miss the bus

rater une marche

to miss a step

recevoir le bulletin trimestriel

to recieve one's report card

les rédactions


rendre les interros

to return tests

T'en fais pas.

Don't worry.


to fall

Tout a été de travers!

Everything went wrong!

Tu dois mieux travailler en classe.

You have to work harder in class.

Tu ne dois pas faire le clown en class!

You can't be goofing off in class!

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