Mardi Gras and Carnival in France - Podcast #44 - Talk in French
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Mardi Gras and Carnival in France – Podcast #44


Listening Time:  33 minutes.

Here is the 44th session of  Talk in French Podcast! You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here via iTunes.

In this episode:

– Discover Mardi Gras and some cool Carnivals in France.

– How to improve your listening skills. I shared with you some tips and advices.

– Some French Words and expressions.

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Mardi Gras

Carnaval de nice

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(Source: Femme Actuelle)

French Language Point

How to improve your listening skills?  An additional article, click here

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

Apprendre le Français avec TV5 monde. 

Journal en Français Facile

Master the pronunciation first

Live Mocha

French Words in the Podcast

  • donner (verser) un pourboire- to tip 
  • une serveuse – a waitress / un serveur – a waiter
  • c’est moi qui paye (/paie) la note / allez, je te l’offre/ c’est ma tournée – don’t worry about it. I’ll pick up the tab
  • le menu enfant – children’s menu
  • le plat du jour  -the dish of the day /today’s special
  • tu prends quoi comme plat principal -what do you pick as main course?
  • qu’est-ce que tu/vous me conseilles/ez? could you recommend something? 

French Expressions of the week

  • Passer sur le billard
  • la vache!
  • Il y a de l’eau dans le gaz
  • avoir d’autres chats à fouetter
  • Haut comme trois pommes

Listen the podcast to know the meaning.

You can also buy an Ebook if you like this part:


365 days of French Expressions.


It includes: 
French Expression/ Meaning / Literal Translation/ MP3/ Weekly Recap and Quizz

Available on:

french book available on amazon

barnes noble french ebook


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About the Author Frederic

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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  • Marcy says:

    I believe it should be “C’est moi qui PAIE”, not “paye”.

  • Agnieszka Karch says:

    Thanks for the useful expressions! What kind of pastry is it in one of the pictures? It looks like something we have in Poland for ‘Fat Thursday’ called ‘faworki’.

  • Алиса Дементьева says:

    Livemocha is no longer in business and that link no longer works.
    Also, site,, is an web and mobile language learning tool for learning languages in context. This is a great analog of Livemocha!

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