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November 9, 2014

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Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the thirty-second 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. Discover a new area of France that you might not have heard of yet: Pays Basque

– Some French Words with an English Translation.

– Some Great Tips for Learning French: How to pronounce the sound “U” in French

– Some French Expressions and their translations


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.


Listen to this Podcast Episode Now

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French Vocabulary Included in this Episode:

la pompe à bière beer tap
la bière beer
La machine à café coffee machine
le barman bartender
les noix nuts
le rhum coca rum and coke
le tabouret de bar bar stool
le seau à glace ice bucket
les noix de cajou cashew nuts

French Expressions from this Podcast Episode:

Tout va le mieux du monde. Everything is going beautifully.
Tu es toujours dans mon chemin You're always in my way
entrer à pied to walk in
le jour tombe it's getting dark
Tu parles! You must be joking!
Essaie un peu pour voir! Just you try it!
être à jour to be up to date

To practice the sound U

U and Ou (oo)

  • Du tout
  • Tu surjoues
  • Dessus dessous

Ou and u

  • Goutu
  • Moulu

What to visit in Pays Basque?

Biarritz

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(source:https://www.collegecevenol.org/index.php/post/2010/09/15/Biarritz23septembre” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>collegecevenol)

Musée de la Mer

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/MuséedelaMer.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/MuséedelaMer1024×560.jpg” alt=”Musée de la Mer” width=”960″ height=”525″ />

(source:baldelli-guirao-architectes)

Bayonne

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Bayonne.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Bayonne.jpg” alt=”Bayonne” width=”926″ height=”558″ />

(source:https://www.euskoguide.com/placesbasquecountry/france/bayonnetourism/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>euskoguide)

Musée Basque

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/MuséeBasque.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/MuséeBasque.jpg” alt=”Musée Basque” width=”900″ height=”613″ />

(source:https://www.monpaysbasque.fr/accueil/avoir/visitesgourmandes/DEGAQU064FS0004Omuseebasquedupastoralismeetdufromagefromagerieagour” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>monpaysbasque)

St-Jean-de-Luz

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(source:https://www.hotellamarisa.com/en” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>hotel-lamarisa)

Ascain

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Ascain.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Ascain1024×576.jpg” alt=”Ascain” width=”960″ height=”540″ />

(source:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ascain_depuis_la_Rhune.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>commons.wikimedia)

The Nive Valley

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/TheNiveValley.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/TheNiveValley.jpg” alt=”The Nive Valley” width=”715″ height=”536″ />

(source:france-voyage)

La Rhune

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/traindelarhune007.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/traindelarhune0071024×768.jpg” alt=”train de la rhune” width=”960″ height=”720″ />

(source:https://www.bearnaisdeparis.org/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>bearnaisdeparis)

Ainhoa

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Ainhoa.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Ainhoa1024×682.jpg” alt=”Ainhoa” width=”960″ height=”639″ />

(source:https://www.gopixpic.com/520/ainhoaestunemarquedeproduitsbeaut%C3%A9venuedespagne/http:%7C%7Cshoppingaddict*free*fr%7Cbeaute%7Cainhoa%7Cainhoa*jpg/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>gopixpic)

St-Jean-Pied-de-Port

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/St_Jean_PieddePort.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/St_Jean_PieddePort1024×717.jpg” alt=”St_Jean_Pied-de-Port” width=”960″ height=”672″ />

(source:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St_Jean_PieddePort.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>wikimedia)

What to eat in Pays Basque?

Agneau de lait « Chilindron » au piment d’espelette

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Agneaudelait-«-Chilindron-»-aupimentdespelette.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Agneaudelait-«-Chilindron-»-aupimentdespelette1024×574.jpg” alt=”Agneau de lait « Chilindron » au piment d’espelette” width=”960″ height=”538″ />

(source:https://marphyl.canalblog.com/archives/2013/08/27/27906009.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>marphyl.canalblog)

Poulet basquaise au jambon de Bayonne

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/PouletbasquaiseaujambondeBayonne.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/PouletbasquaiseaujambondeBayonne1024×664.jpg” alt=”Poulet basquaise au jambon de Bayonne” width=”960″ height=”622″ />

(source:https://camcookandco.blogspot.com/2011_09_01_archive.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>camcookandco)

Piperade basque

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Piperadebasque.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Piperadebasque1024×680.jpg” alt=”Piperade basque” width=”960″ height=”637″ />

(source:https://curedbybacon.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/basquepiperadewithfresheggs/dsc06280/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>curedbybacon)

Poêlée de scampis au piment d’Espelette

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/PoêléedescampisaupimentdEspelette.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/PoêléedescampisaupimentdEspelette1024×685.jpg” alt=”Poêlée de scampis au piment d’Espelette” width=”960″ height=”642″ />

(source:https://sylvabar.blogspot.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>sylvabar)

Langoustines rôties aux saveurs basques

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Langoustinesrôtiesauxsaveursbasques.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Langoustinesrôtiesauxsaveursbasques1024×768.jpg” alt=”Langoustines rôties aux saveurs basques” width=”960″ height=”720″ />

(source:https://www.stainlesssteelthumb.com/2011_09_01_archive.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>stainlesssteelthumb)

Axoa

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/axoa.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/axoa.jpg” alt=”axoa” width=”800″ height=”532″ />

(source:https://blog.laruchequiditoui.fr/axoadeveauaupimentdespelette/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>blog.laruchequiditoui)

Fromage Basque Cheese : Ewe

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/FromageBasqueCheeseEwe.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/FromageBasqueCheeseEwe1024×768.jpg” alt=”Fromage Basque Cheese Ewe” width=”960″ height=”720″ />

(source:https://sandyschopbach.blogspot.com/2013/05/itscheesegromit.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>sandyschopbach)

Soufflés au chocolat et au piment d’Espelette

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/SoufflésauchocolatetaupimentdEspelette.jpeg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/SoufflésauchocolatetaupimentdEspelette.jpeg” alt=”Soufflés au chocolat et au piment d’Espelette” width=”1024″ height=”862″ />

(source:https://www.paperblog.fr/6475940/souffleauchocolatetchantillyauxframboises/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>paperblog)

Gâteau basque à la cerise

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Gâteaubasque-à-lacerise.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Gâteaubasque-à-lacerise.jpg” alt=”Gâteau basque à la cerise” width=”800″ height=”600″ />

(source:https://www.nutrigood.fr/gateaubasquealacerisenoireditxassou/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>nutrigood)

kanouga

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/kanouga.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/kanouga.jpg” alt=”kanouga” width=”1024″ height=”683″ />

(source:https://www.lepetrin.fr/recettes/desserts/lekanougat/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>lepetrin)

What to drink in Pays Basque?

Patxaran

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Patxaran.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Patxaran.jpg” alt=”Patxaran” width=”900″ height=”900″ />

(source:https://patxaranbaranano.wordpress.com/productos/patxaranes/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>patxaranbaranano)

Izarra

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Izarra.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Izarra.jpg” alt=”Izarra” width=”758″ height=”500″ />

(source:https://www.supertoinette.com/fichecuisine/334/izarra.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>supertoinette)

Irouleguy

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Irouleguy.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Irouleguy768×1024.jpg” alt=”Irouleguy” width=”768″ height=”1024″ />https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Irouleguy.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>

(source:https://foodsnobblog.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/laregaladeparis/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>foodsnobblog)

Jurancon

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Jurancon.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Jurancon1024×575.jpg” alt=”SONY DSC” width=”960″ height=”539″ />

(source:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vin_de_Juran%C3%A7on_cave_des_producteurs_Jurancon_Gan_gamme_bouteilles_AOC_-_Wine_french_France.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>commons.wikimedia)

Manseng (Petit and Grand)

https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/MansengPetitandGrand.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.talkinfrench.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/MansengPetitandGrand.jpg” alt=”Manseng (Petit and Grand)” width=”800″ height=”532″ />

(source:wine.scoutology)

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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 Instagram

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