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  1. The Little Mermaid - Les Poissons
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    • What does "cuisine" mean in French?
      1. "Cuisine" means "Kitchen"
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    • What is "Les Champs-Elysées?
      1. Les Champs-Elysées is a main tree-lined avenue in Paris. It is a cobble stone street that beings at the Arc de Triomphe and ends at La Place de la Concorde.
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    • Who was Maurice Chevalier?
      1. Maurice Chevalier was a famous French singer and actor who lived from 1888-1972.
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    • Why is Chef Louis singing "Les poissons?"
      1. He is probably singing "Les poissons" because he is cooking fish and that's what "les poissons" means in French.
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    • What does "mais oui" mean?
      1. "Mais oui" means "but yes" or "but of course." It's very common for the French to put the word "mais" in front of their sentences.
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    • What does "Zut alors" mean?
      1. "Zut" is an exclamation of surprise and usually gets translated as "Darn." "Alors" technically means "so" but is added here purely for emphasis and would not get translated.
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    • What does "Sacré bleu" mean?
      1. Literally, this means "Sacred blue," which in English makes no sense. This is a French expression of shock and usually gets translated as "Oh no!"
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    • What does "Quel dommage" mean?
      1. "Quel dommage" is the French way of saying "What a shame" or "What a pity." Notice the article for "a" is not there!
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    • Why might Chef Louis say "Au revoir" to his "poisson" instead of "Adieu?"
      1. "Au revoir" is used to mean goodbye, but meaning they'll see them again, as opposed to "Adieu" which has a finality to it. He'll see the fish again soon when he takes it out of the boiling water to serve it!
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    • What song is being played in the background as Chef Louis is chasing his poisson?
      1. The Can-Can is playing. This a a classic French dance song commonly used in places such as "Le Moulin Rouge" at the turn of the century around 1900. This period in France was known as "La Belle Epoque."
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    • What are French stereotypes that you notice about Chef Louis?
      1. He's a chef. His mustache. His name is Louis. He laughs very stereotypically. He loses in his fight against his poisson.
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