Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the thirty-eighth 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. Are the French rude? My opinion about this common question.
- Some French Words and expressions.
- French nouns with two genders: How the gender of a word changes a sentence immensely. Like saying "This is a basement" to "This is an idiot".
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:
|un haut||a top|
|un jogging||a tracksuit|
|un maillot de foot||a football shirt|
|un polo||a polo shirt|
|un pull||a jumper|
|un sweat||a sweatshirt|
|une chemise||a shirt|
|une jupe||a skirt|
|une robe||a dress|
|une veste||a jacket|
French Expressions from this Podcast Episode:
|c’est kif-kif et bourricot||it's even, it's all the same|
|Sauter au plafond||To show extreme signs of happiness|
|une bonne bête good||natured person good beast|
|Tenir quelqu’un à l’oeil||To watch someone|
|C'est dans la poche||It's in the bag|
|Chassez le naturel mais il revient au galop||You never hide / can rid of your natural tendencies|
|bête à manger du foin||dumb enough to eat hay|
Confusing French Words with a double meaning
- le cave – (familiar) idiot, sucker vs la cave – basement, cellar
- le livre – book vs la livre – pound (currency and weight)
- le manche – handle vs la manche – sleeve la Manche – English Channel. Also an expression: “Il s’y prend comme un manche”. Listen the podcast to learning the meaning
- le mémoire – memo, report, memoirs vs la mémoire – memory
- le mi-temps – (work) part-time vs la mi-temps – (sports) half, half-time
- le mode – method, way, mood vs la mode – fashion
- le moule – mold vs la moule – mussel
- le physique – physique, face vs la physique – physics
- le plastique – plastic vs la plastique – modeling arts, body shape
- le platine – platinum vs la platine – turntable, deck, strip of metal
- le poêle – stove vs la poêle – frying pan
- le tour – tour, turn, trick vs la tour – tower, rook (chess)
Links to Articles and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Tutoring services
- Why Russians smile less than Westerners (in French). A perspective that can be similar with the French.
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