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June 29, 2014


Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the thirteenth 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:

- Some information about French Culture. I explain some French Etiquette when eating out

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

- A quick French Grammar Explanation. 10 embarrassing pronunciation mistakes that you should avoid in French.

- 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 supermarché supermarket/grocery store
les provisions groceries
le tapis roulant conveyer belt
la boulangerie bakery
la confiserie confectionary/sweets section
les fruits fruits
les produits surgelés frozen food
la nourriture pour animaux pet food
la caisse till/cash register

French Expressions from this Podcast Episode:

Ne quittez pas. Please hold.
Ça bouge ? How's it going?
Ça me prend la tête ! That drives me crazy!
Je comprends un peu. I understand a little.
C'est bon It's good
C'est surprenant It's surprising
Je vous le passe. I'm transferring your call.

Some mispronunciation mentioned in the podcast

  • Cou = neck / Cul =ass
  • Coup = A hit/ shot
  • C’était un joli coup (it was a nice shot). But you can be « un bon coup » = a good shag
  • Joli cul = nice ass
  • J’ai mal au cou (My neck hurts) not J’ai mal au cul ( My ass hurts)
  • Bulle (bubble) Boule (balls)
  • Salut (Hi) Salaud / Salop (Asshole)
  • Merci beaucoup (thank you very much) not Merci beau cul (thank you nice ass)
  • Vladimir Putin not Vladimir Putain (Vladimir Fuck)
  • Cheveux (hair) vs Chevaux (horses)
  • Canard (duck) vs Connard (asshole)
  • Duck Confit (confit de canard not confit de connard)
  • But « C’est un canard/ il fait le canard (he acts like a duck) = a yes man to his girlfriend)
  • Con (a jerk) vs Quand (when)
  • Branly (place in Paris) vs Branler (to jerk off)
  • Baisser (to lower) Baiser (to fuck)

Also on iTunes

This podcast is also available on iTunes, so if you prefer to listen on your device, please check it out on iTunes and give me an honest review here . I updated the RSS feed so all the information is available there.

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About the author 

Frederic Bibard

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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