Podcast #31 – Discover a New Area of France: French Alps, 5 Small Words to Sound More French


Last Updated: May 23, 2023

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Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the thirty-first 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. 

french alps

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 comprimé multivitaminé multivitamins
l’analgésique painkiller
la pommade ointment
le médicament pour la toux cough medicine
les soins dentaires dental care
le sirop syrup
le sédatif sedative/sleeping pill
l’écran solaire sunscreen
les gouttes drops

French Expressions from this Podcast Episode:

Ne quittez pas. Please hold.
Au temps pour moi My mistake!
Cela me ferait grand plaisir I would be delighted.
Avec tous mes remerciements With thanks
C'est moi qui te le dis. Take my word for it.
Faire bon accueil to welcome
N'importe quoi Anything

Small words to sound more French

1) Au fur et à mesure  “while” or “gradually” or “as you/we go”
2) Profitez!   “Enjoy yourself!” “Have fun!”
3) En fait* “actually” or “in fact”
4) Voilà  I“there is,” voilà"  “so, ok”, “and, yeah”, “you know”
5) Et ben, puis…puis    “and so…then…”

What to visit ?








elephants fountain chambery

(source: dailytravelphotos)

Thermal towns of Thonon

Thermal towns of Thonon


Thermal towns Evian

evian resort

(source: evian-tourisme)

Courchevel, France

Courchevel, France




(source: fineartamerica)

La Grave – La Meije

La Grave – La Meije

(source: chalet-montagne)

Les 3 vallées - Val Thorens

Les 3 vallées - Val Thorens

(source: skieur)

What to eat ?


Farcement ou farçon

Farcement ou farçon

(source: destination-montblanc)

Fondue Savoyarde

Fondue Savoyarde

(source: chartreuse-tourisme)



(source: monmenu)

Salade savoyarde

Salade savoyarde


Reblochon, tommes, Abondance, Beaufort, bleu de Termignon (perhaps type « savoy cheese » or « fromage de savoie »)

Reblochon, tommes, Abondance

(source: lepoint)

Diots, pormoniers (one of the two, delicatessen)

Diots, pormoniers

(source: thislittlepiggylovesfood)

Pâtes : crozets

Pâtes crozets

(source: lacuisinedefabrice)

Gratin dauphinois

Gratin dauphinois

(source: albertbartlett)

Le matafan, les rissoles

le matafan, les rissoles

(source: chatel)



(source: edauphine)

Bescoin, croix de Savoie, Saint-Genix


(source: odelices)

Gateau de savoie

Gateau de savoie


What to drink ?




Marc de Savoie / Gnôle

Marc de Savoie

(source: flickr)


Vin de Savoie

Vin de Savoie

(source: villes-de-france)

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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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