Podcast #24 – How Do French People Celebrate Their Birthday, How to Use “Dessus/Dessous” (Above/Below) In French?


Last Updated: May 23, 2023

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Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the twenty-fourth 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 celebrate their birthday. I explain the differences.
  • Some French Words with an English Translation. Ideal when you cook, run, commute...
  • A quick French Grammar Explanation. Learn when to use "dessus/dessous" (above/ below) and their nuances
  • Some French Expressions and their translation (literal translation too)

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 couloir/le hall = hallway
la fleur = the flower
la cour = the garden / the yard
la pelouse = the grass (lawn)
l'herbe = the herb
le lac = the lake
la chaîne de montagnes = the mountain range (*I said Mountain Chain in the podcast so sorry for this mistake)
le fleuve / la rivière = the river
l'océan = the ocean
la plante = the plant

French Expressions from this Podcast Episode:

se monter le bourrichon (informal) to get ideas
on dirait que you'd think that
en peu de temps in a short time
en temps voulu in due time
prendre ses jambes à son cou to run off
être dans le coup (informal) to be in on it
perdre la raison to go out of one's mind

How to pronounce the sound u

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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

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