Podcast #40 – Being Gay in France


Last Updated: March 22, 2023

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Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the fortieth episode of the Talk in French Podcast!

This podcast is intended for beginner to intermediate French language learners and French culture enthusiasts. For advanced level learners, I also have an all-French Podcast which you would probably enjoy more. You can check the Advanced Podcast here. 

Being gay in france

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

What's in This Podcast?

French Travel and Culture

Discover some interesting aspects of French travel and culture.

Vocabulary and Expressions

Learn useful French vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.

French Grammar Explanation

Get to know important grammar points and learn how to use it.

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French Vocabulary Included in This Episode:

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 from This Podcast Episode:

être comme les moutons de Panurge to act like a bunch of sheep
être à cheval sur ses principes to be very strict, to be a martinet
bête à… so stupid that… [so] stupid that…
Sauter du coq à l’âne To go from one subject to the other
avoir un coeur bien accroché to have nerves of steel
faire le cochon pendu to hang one's knees from a bar
Saisir la balle au bond To seize the opportunity

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.

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About the author 

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 Instagram

  • hello Frederic
    I was reading a children’s book and saw the expression “chut”. Was wondering how that was pronounced.
    Merci d’avance

  • Je viens de trouver votre site. Je suis un prof d’anglais au Quebec, Canada. It’s very interesting, but I was hoping to find you doing the podcast in French, not English. Do you have some podcasts where you speak only in French? Thanks

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