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

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.

la cantine

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

les interros écrites ou orales

Written or oral tests

les interros

Pop quizzes

les rédactions


les exposés

Oral presentations

les devoirs


Ça n'a pas l'air d'aller.

You look like something's wrong.

Qu'est-ce qui se passe?

What's going on?

Qu'est-ce qui t'arrive?

What's wrong?


Tell me!

passer une journée épouvantable

To have a horrible day

entendre le réveil

to hear the alarm clock

rater le bus

to miss the bus

rater une marche

to miss a step


to fall


to rip, tear

arriver en retard à l'école

to arrive late to school

rendre les interros

to return tests

avoir une mauvaise note

to get a bad grade

être collé(e)

to have detention


to lose

recevoir le bulletin trimestriel

to recieve one's report card

Comment ça s'est passé?

How did it go?

Comment s'est passée ta journée?

How was your day?

Comment s'est passé ton week-end?

How was your weekend?

Comment se sont passées tes vacances?

How was your vacation?

C'était incroyable!

It was amazing/unbelievably bad!

Ça s'est trés bien passé!

It went really well!

Quelle journée!

What a day!

Quel week-end!

What a weekend!

J'ai passé une journée horrible!

I had a terrible day!

C'est pas mon jour!

It's just not my day!

Tout a été de travers!

Everything went wrong!

Oh là là!

Oh no!

C'est pas chance, ça!

Tough luck!

Pauvre vieux/vieille!

You poor thing!


Hang in there!

T'en fais pas.

Don't worry.

C'est pas grave.

It's not serious.

Je suis assez bon (bonne) en...

I'm pretty good at...

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

I'm best in...

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

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

...isn't my best subject.

J'ai du mal à comprendre.

I have a hard time understanding.

Je suis pas doué(e) pour...

I don't have a talent for...






Well done!

C'est inadmissible.

That's unacceptable.

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!

Ne recommence pas.

Don't do it again.

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