Note culturelle (p. 80) In large stores in France, customers are expected to place their items on the conveyer belt and then remove and bag them as well. Most stores provide small plastic sacs, but many shoppers bring their own basket (un panier) or net bag (un filet).
Note culturelle (p. 80) Since space is limited in small stores and boutiques, browsing inside these stores is not as common. In some cases, items and their prices are placed in window displays. Most people window-shop until they are ready to make a purchase.
Note culturelle (p. 80) A sign that reads Entrée libre* indicates that browsers are welcome. * entrée = entrance * libre = free
un cahier de textes a memo book or personal calendar for young people
Check this out: —Tu as un crayon ? —Oui, j’ai un crayon. Tu as un stylo ? —Non, je n’ai pas de stylo, mais j’ai un feutre.
Translate these: I have –a notebook. –a calculator. I have –the notebook. –the calculator. I have –some notebooks. –some calculators. I have –the notebooks. –the calculators. I don’t have –a notebook. –any notebooks. –a calculator. –any calculators. I don’t have –the notebook. –the notebooks. –the calculator. –the calculators.
Check your answers: J’ai –un cahier. –une calculatrice. I have –le cahier. –la calculatrice. J’ai –des cahiers. –des calculatrices. J’ai –les cahiers. –les calculatrices. Je n’ai pas –de cahier. –de cahiers. –de calculatrice. –de calculatrices. Je n’ai pas –le cahier. –les cahiers. –la calculatrice. –les calculatrices.