Meet an Étudiant Français


Say salut to Gabin, the teenage son of a friend from my choir. Gabin was kind enough to sit down with me and answer some questions about himself and his life in France. 

What do you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?:

For breakfast, I eat cereal or toast with butter or nutella and hot chocolate. Sometimes I'll even have coffee. For lunch, it depends. When I eat at home it’s different than at school. At school, we eat specialities of the region, like lentils. But we might also eat rice with fish or meat with pasta. Sometimes we eat burgers with French fries. I don’t know why they're called 'French fries,' because it isn't a French food! For dinner, I eat a meal similar to lunch. In winter, I usually eat homemade soup. 

What is your house like?:

My house is a flat in the old city center. We’ve got three floors. There is a medium-sized kitchen, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living rooms, and a terrace. We also have an attic and cellar. I think this building was built between the 13th or 16th centuries. 

What chores do you have at home?:

I have to wash the dishes, set and clear the table, hang clothes to dry, and put away the dishes. I also have to clean my cat’s litterbox.