Podcast #44 – Mardi Gras and Carnival 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 forty-fourth 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. 

france podcast: everything you need to know about mardi gras

In this episode:

  • Discover Mardi Gras and other cool Carnivals in France
  • Tips and Tricks on how to improve your French listening skills
  • 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:

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'estce que tu/vous me conseilles/ez? could you recommend something? 

French Expressions from This Podcast Episode:

Passer sur le billard To get an operation
la vache! expletive, exclamation like "hell!" or "damn!"
Il y a de l'eau dans le gaz Things aren't running too smoothly
avoir d'autres chats à fouetter to have other/better things to do, to have bigger fish to fry
Haut comme trois pommes About a person: small

French Language Point

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

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

Links to Articles and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Mardi Gras

Carnaval de nice

(Source: Blog66.com )

le beignet fantaisie1

(Source: Femme Actuelle)

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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

  • 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’.

  • Hi!
    Livemocha is no longer in business and that link no longer works.
    Also, site, https://www.lingq.com/, is an web and mobile language learning tool for learning languages in context. This is a great analog of Livemocha!

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