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August 10, 2014

talk in french french podcast: NightLife

Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the nineteenth 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. How do French People hang out

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

- A quick French Grammar Explanation. French Idioms and Slang about Work.

- 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:

les soins pour la peau skincare
la pommade ointment
la poudre powder
la serviette hygiénique sanitary napkin
la seringue syringe
l’inhalateur inhaler
le protège slip panty liner
le rouge à lèvres lipstick
le baume pour les lèvres lip balm

French Expressions from this Podcast Episode:

Laisse-toi faire ! Come on, try it, it won't hurt you!
On aura tout vu ! That would be too much!
On est dans un beau pétrin We're in a fine mess
On ne lui donne pas d'âge. You can't tell how old he is.
On n'en voit pas la fin. The end is nowhere in sight.
On ne peut pas être à la fois au four et au moulin. You can't be in two places at once.
On s'en tire. We manage.

French Idioms related to work:

Une Grosse Legume = An important person in a company

Avoir un Poli Dans la Main = To be lazy

Il y a du Pain sur la Planche = There is a lot to do.”

En faire un fromage = dramatize

Links to Articles and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

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.

Once again your feedback will be greatly appreciated and it would help me develop more learning resources for you. If you have time, please leave a review in iTunes, too.

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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