French in Quebec vs France - 10 French double syllable words
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Talk in French Podcast #17: French in Quebec vs France |10 French double syllable words

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Here is the 17th session of  Talk in French Podcast!

You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here via iTunes. There is a button where you can download the Podcast.

In this episode:

– Some information about French Culture. I explain about some differences between French in Quebec and in France including some misleading expressions.
– Some French words with English translation. Ideal for listening when you cook, run, commute….
– A quick French grammar explanation. 10 French double syllable words (e.g: Bonbon), easy to remember and will make you sound more like a native.
– Some French expressions and their translation

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Articles and vocabulary Mentioned in This Session:

10 double syllables French words (listen to the podcast for more details):

baba = dumbfounded. To be knocked for a loop. Je suis baba de ce restaurant

bobo = superficial wound (pain) / bourgeois bohemian

bouiboui = low dive

chichi = manner/ way

cucul / gnangnan = silly/ nuts qu’est-ce qu’il est cucul la praline.

foufou =crazy / cracked

fute-fute = stupid / nice way  (futé / smart) . Not smart/ idiot (but a nicer way)

toctoc = crazy

toutou = doggie / puppy

zinzin = crazy

Listen to the french grammar point discussed in the podcast for more information.

French Words in the Podcast

  • la table basse – coffee table
  • le canapé – sofa
  • la cheminée – fireplace
  • la pendule – clock
  • le tableau painting
  • le rideau – curtain
  • le plafond – ceiling

French Expressions in the Podcast

  • D’accord. – OK
  • Dans ce temps-là – at that time
  • Dans un deuxième temps – subsequently
  • D’après moi – In my view
  • D’autant plus! – All the more reason!
  • En aucun cas (with a negative statement) – no matter what happens
  • En bon état – in good condition

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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 Twitter and Google +

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