Talk in French Podcast #14 – French Parenting – 5 French Verbs misused by English Speakers

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July 6, 2014

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Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the fourteenth 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. 

french podcast: french parenting

In this episode:

- Some information about French Culture. I explain about French Parenting. The good/ The bad

- Some French Words with an English Translation. Ideal when you cook, run, commute....

- A quick French Grammar Explanation. 5 French Verbs misused by English Speakers

- Some French Expressions and their translation.


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:

l’aiguille needle
la pelote à épingles pincushion
le dé à coudre thimble
le tricot knitting
la pelote de laine ball of yarn
labobine defil thread reel

French Expressions from this Podcast Episode:

Cela dépend de That depends on
Cela me ferait grand plaisir. I would be delighted.
Plus on est de fous, plus on rit. The more the merrier.
Quoi qu'il arrive whatever happens
Comme le temps passe ! How time flies!
D'autant plus ! All the more reason!
Entredonc ! Come on in!

Articles and vocabulary Mentioned in This Session:

  • Courses
  • Grammar articles
  • Vocabulary List articles
  • Learning Method
  • French Parenting: The secret behind well-behaved children.
  • Misused verbs:
    • Nager (to swim/ a physical activity) Se baigner ( to play in the water)
    • Sembler / Paraître (to seem) = Sembler means "to seem":- Il me semble déprimé.(but we can also say, Il a l'air = He looks like)
      - He seems (looks) depressedParaître is used in a situation.Il paraît que oui.
      So it seems, That seems to be the case.
    • To be = être / avoir / faire
    • J'ai froid (I have cold) = I am cold
    • Je suis fatigué = I am tired
    • Il fait froid (it makes cold) = It is cold outside
    • Ca me fait = It makes
    • It makes me angry = Ca m'énerve

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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

  • Merci. On a bien rigole. La video est une bonne idee.

    Peut etre aussi qu’il faudrait ecrire les mots, que les gens puissent avoir un visuel.

    A bientot.

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