Talk in French Podcast #11 – French Pastries 101. What makes them so delicious? The Difference between Il est and C’est in French.

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June 17, 2014

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

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In this episode:

- Some information about French Culture. French Pastries 101. Discover what makes the French Pastries so delicious

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

- A quick French Grammar Explanation: Today I explain a very common mistake. What's the difference between "Il est" and "C'est"

- 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:

le serveur the waiter
la carte menu
le pourboire tip
les ingrédients ingredients
la serveuse the waitress
l’addition bill
une boisson beverage
la salade salad
épicé spicy
la restauration rapide fast food

French Expressions from this Podcast Episode:

Ça ne fait rien That's OK, it doesn't matter.
Ça ne vaut pas la peine. It's not worth it.
Ça se voit. That's obvious.
Ça va bien I'm doing well
Ça va mal Not well
J'ai craqué. I couldn't resist.
Nous vous sommes extrêmement reconnaissants. We are very grateful to you.

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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

  • Hi Fredrick,
    I am not sure if it is just me but I cant get the latest episode (11) to play. I have tried on 2 devices and I keep getting the error 404 not found 🙁

  • I just discovered your podcasts and I think they’re great. About this one in particular, i have been in both Italy and France twice and I totally agree with you that Italians have much better coffee than the French, but French food (I think) and pastries are to die for!!

    Thanks for the information on when to use il est and c’est. I have found myself confused on which one to use. I’m not sure your explanation was in depth enough, but I’ll have another listen.

    Merci beaucoup!

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