French Lesson Meeting Minutes

French Lesson Meeting Minutes is chapter 11 of the Hands free Business Frnech course. You can get the free french lessons here on this site and also have a look at the audiobook to accompany the training here

  1. “a record”: « des notes »

Example sentence French Lesson Meeting Minutes

“I made a record of our meeting.”

« J’ai pris des notes sur notre réunion. »


  • “I made”: « j’ai pris »

So that’s “TO TAKE”: « PRENDRE », in the passé composé, the standard past tense. 

“TO MAKE” is usually « FAIRE », but it’s a set phrase, it’s a different expression here. 

So, you’re not going to say « j’ai fait des notes », you will say “I have taken notes”: « j’ai pris des notes ».

  • “a meeting”: « une réunion »

You may say « un meeting » because in business French, you will borrow a lot of English words. 

  • “our”: « notre »

It’s a possessive pronoun. You need to learn all 6 of the possessive pronouns and their different variations, it’s very important. 

Quick tip: “To take notes”

How do you say to take notes?

Well it’s the exact same French expression. 

“to make a record” or “to take notes” is going to be « prendre des notes ».

This is going to happen a lot, sometimes you have several expressions in English and only one good translation in French. Sometimes it’s the other way around.

Thank you for taking a look at this free French Lesson for Business. We hope you have found it useful and enjoyable – dont forget to take a look at the audiobook to accompany your learning. There are also many other interesting lessons like this one here