Lille / Essential French Question for Beginners
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Podcast #29 Discover a new area of France: Lille / Essential French Question


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Here is the 29th 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: Lille

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

– A quick French Grammar Explanation. Learn some Essential Questions for Beginners.

– Some French Expressions and their translation

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Articles and vocabulary Mentioned in This Session:

What to visit in Lille?

Le Vieux Lille

le vieux lille


La grande place

Lille_grand_place (

Le Beffroi

lille beffroi

(source: )

Le Palais des Beaux Arts


(source: )

La Piscine (Museum)

La_Piscine_Roubaix musee


Modern Art Museum (LaM)



Manufacture des Flandres Musée Atelier du textile

manufacture des flandres textile


Le marché de Wazemmes

marché des wazemmes


What to eat (and drink):

La carbonnade flamandeCARBONNADE-FLAMANDE


La flamiche au maroilles

flammiche maroilles

(source: )

Le Welsh

le welsh


Les chicons au gratin

Chicons au gratin


Le Waterzooï


(source: )

La Fricadelle


(source: dailynord)

Le Potjevleesch


(source: )

Les Moules-Frites

moules frites

(source: )

Les Gaufres Meert

gauffres maert


Une Babelutte 

babeluttes de lille


La tarte al’sucLa tarte al'suc

(source: overblog )

Alcool de Genièvre





(source: les3brasseurs)


la bistouille

(source: )

French Conversation Fillers

How do you …?

pronounce this /write (bonjour)

Comment …?

le prononcez-vous / est-ce qu’on écrit (bonjour)

Could you please …?

repeat that speak more slowly write it down

Pourriez-vous …, s’il vous plaît?

répéter parler plus lentement l’écrire

Vous pouvez répéter s’il vous plait.

Coud you please repeat? Vous pouvez répéter s’il vous plait.

French Words in the Podcast

  • la fourchette – fork
  • le verre – tumbler/glass
  • la théière – teapot
  • la tasse – à thé tea cup
  • la nappe – tablecloth
  • le rond de serviette – napkin ring
  • la tasse à café – coffee cup
  • le coquetier – egg cup
  • l’assiette à soupe – soup bowl
  • l’assiette plate – dinner plate[/list]

French Expression in the Podcast

  • C’est injuste – Its unfair
  • à qui le dis-tu ? – you’re telling me!
  • C’est clair – It’s clear/obvious
  • Admettons que… – Let’s say/Suppose that…
  • Mettons les choses au point. – Let’s get things straight/clear.
  • mettre les voiles – be off (I am off)
  • mieux vaux tard que jamais – better than ever

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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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