Podcast #32 Discover a new area of France: Pays Basque/ How to pronounce the sound U in French.

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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.


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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

Biarritz

(source: collegecevenol)

Musée de la Mer

Musée de la Mer

(source:baldelli-guirao-architectes)

Bayonne

Bayonne

(source: euskoguide)

Musée Basque

Musée Basque

(source: monpaysbasque)

St-Jean-de-Luz

St Jean de Luz

(source: hotel-lamarisa)

Ascain

Ascain

(source: commons.wikimedia)

The Nive Valley

The Nive Valley

(source:france-voyage)

La Rhune

train de la rhune

(source: bearnaisdeparis)

Ainhoa

Ainhoa

(source: gopixpic)

St-Jean-Pied-de-Port

St Jean Pied de Port

(source: wikimedia)

What to eat in Pays Basque?

Agneau de lait « Chilindron » au piment d'espelette

Agneau de lait

(source: marphyl.canalblog)

Poulet basquaise au jambon de Bayonne

Poulet basquaise au jambon de Bayonne

(source: camcookandco)

Piperade basque

Piperade basque

(source: curedbybacon)

Poêlée de scampis au piment d’Espelette

Poêlée de scampis au piment d’Espelette

(source: sylvabar)

Langoustines rôties aux saveurs basques

Langoustines rôties aux saveurs basques

(source: stainlesssteelthumb)

Axoa

axoa

(source: blog.laruchequiditoui)

Fromage Basque Cheese : Ewe

Fromage Basque Cheese Ewe

(source: sandyschopbach)

Soufflés au chocolat et au piment d’Espelette

Soufflés au chocolat et au piment d’Espelette

(source: paperblog)

Gâteau basque à la cerise

Gâteau basque à la cerise

(source: nutrigood)

kanouga

kanouga

(source: lepetrin)

What to drink in Pays Basque?

Patxaran

Gaizka

(source: patxaranbaranano)

Izarra

Izarra

(source: supertoinette)

Irouleguy

Irouleguy

(source: foodsnobblog)

Jurancon

How to pronounce the sound U in French.

(source: commons.wikimedia)

Manseng (Petit and Grand)

Manseng

(source:wine.scoutology)

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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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