Being Gay in France And Unique French Sounds
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Being Gay in France Podcast #40


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Here is the 40th session of  Talk in French Podcast! You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here via iTunes. There is a button where you can download the Podcast.

In this episode:

– Some information about French Culture. What It’s Like to Be Gay in France

– Some French Words and expressions.

– The French language point: Some French sounds (not words) to well… “sound” French.

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French Language Point

Hein (nasal sound) = Huh?

Pfff =  To express exasperation or discontent

Hhrrr ( from top of throat) = To show a sign of exasperation.

Euh = Umm, uhh, like

Bah/ Ben = several meaning, a kind of reverse “duh” (state the obvious) or a sign of hesitation.

Learn the right pronunciation by listening this podcast.

French Words in the Podcast

  • gauche – left
  • droite – right
  • tout droit – straight ahead
  • tourner – to turn, to go around
  • aller – to go
  • prendre – to take
  • traverser – to cross
  • devant – in front
  • derrière – behind
  • à côté de – next to
  • en face de – opposite
  • sur – on
  • au dessous de – above
  • sous – under
  • dans – in
  • entre – between

French Expressions of the week

  • Donner du fil à retordre – To make life difficult
  • Avoir le cœur sur la main – to be generous
  • Avoir d’autres chats à fouetter – To have other things to do
  • Avoir du chien – to be a very attractive man / woman
  • Trouver chaussure à son pied – To find the right person  
  • Être comme une poule qui a trouvé un couteau – To be at a complete loss 

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Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Twitter and Google +

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