Podcast #41 – Discover Some Unique (Sometimes Weird) French Superstitions


Last Updated: March 22, 2023

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Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the forty-first 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:

  • Discover some Weird French superstitions
  • Learn some recently created French Words (Noniste, Zénitude... ) and how they appear in a dictionary
  • Some French Words and expressions

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:

indépendant independent
sérieux  serious
curieux curious
attentionné attentive
naïf naïve
équilibré balanced
têtu stubborn
généreux generous
méchant mean
raffiné sophisticated 

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

  • Pipole
  • Noniste
  • Vapoteur (Cigarette électronique) / vapoter (verb)
  • Candidater/ postuler
  • Annus horribilis
  • Post-ethnique
  • Marée verte
  • Scud (fam/ colloquial)
  • Surinterpréter
  • Zénitude or zenitude

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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

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