Podcast #27 Discover a new area of France: Alsace / 10 Ways to express Agreement and Disagreement - Talk in French
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Podcast #27 Discover a new area of France: Alsace / 10 Ways to express Agreement and Disagreement

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Listening Time:  44 minutes.

Here is the 27th 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. Discover a new area of France that you might not have heard yet: Alsace with a very interesting history

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

– A quick French Grammar Explanation. Learn 10 ways to express Agreement and Disagreement.

– Some French Expressions and their translation

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Articles and vocabulary Mentioned in This Session:

What to visit in Alsace?

Strasbourg

strasbourg cathedral

(source:deviantart)

Colmar

colmar christmas

(source:whenonearth)

Kaysersberg

Kaysersberg

(source:wikimedia.org)

Le château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Haut-Koenigsbourg-Serge-Lohner

(source:wikimedia)

Museums in Mulhouse

cite du train

(source:http://www.citedutrain.com/)

cite de l'automobile

(source:cite de l’automobile)

L’éco musée

éco musée alsace

(source:wikimedia.org)

Le camp de Struthof

entree-du-camp-du-struthof

(source:wikimedia.org)

La ligne Maginot

 

line maginot (source: academic)

 

What to eat (and drink):

Choucroute

 
choucroute

(source: farmhouseculture)

Flammekuecheflamekueche

(source: chocomea)

Baeckeoffe

Baeckeoffe

(source: wikmedia)

Kouglof

kouglof

 

(source: overblogkiwi)

Bretzel

bretzel alsace

(source: blogspot)

Vin d’Alsace

vin d'alsace

(source: trimbach)

Bière d’Alsace

fischer biere

(source: prixing.fr)

Traditional Outfit

costumer alsacien

10 Ways to express Agreement and Disagreement

DisagreementDésaccord
I understand your point butje comprends ce que tu veux dire mais
I am against itje suis contre
Don’t be upset, but …ne t’énerve pas mais
I am sorry but …je suis désolé(e) mais…
I hope you won’t be offended if …j’espère que tu ne le prendras pas mal si…
AgreementDésaccord
Without questionsans aucun doute / sans nul doute / Incontestablement
Without a doubtProbablement
Exactly / Exactly rightexactement !
Admittedly that is true, but …admettons que ce soit vrai, mais…
That’s one way to say itc’est une des façons de le dire
That’s an interesting thoughtc’est une idée intéressante

French Words in the Podcast

  • la houppette – powder puff
  • le pinceau – brush
  • la lime à ongles – nail file
  • le masque de beauté – face pack
  • le correcteur – concealer
  • le fard à paupières – eye shadow
  • l’autobronzant – self-tanning cream
  • les soins de beauté – beauty treatments
  • l’antiride – anti-wrinkle cream[/list]

French Expression in the Podcast

  • du matin au soir – from morning till night
  • À l’âge de dix-huit ans, on est majeur. – At eighteen years of age, you are legally responsible
  • Je suis occupé.- I’m busy.
  • Je ne sais pas comment vous remercier. – I don’t know how to thank you.
  • Il faut – It’s necessary to
  • Il est dans la fleur de l’âge. – He is in the prime of life.
  • Il faut réfléchir avant d’agir. – Look before you leap.[/list]

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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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