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.
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:
|tout droit||straight ahead|
|tourner||to turn, to go around|
|à côté de||next to|
|en face de||opposite|
|au dessous de||above|
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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I was reading a children’s book and saw the expression “chut”. Was wondering how that was pronounced.
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
Not for the moment, probably in April. I am too busy to produce both in French and English.