Discover France: La Provence

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November 15, 2014

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Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the thirty-third 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: La Provence

– Some French Words with English translations.

– Great tips for Learning French: How to pronounce the word “Tout” in French (a complicated topic)

– 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:

That’s an interesting thought c'est une idée intéressante
I fully agree with you je suis complètement d'accord avec toi
Yes, I simply must agree oui, je dois bien le reconnaître
I am glad to hear it je suis heureux de l'entendre
I am of the same opinion je suis du même avis
It was a slip of the tongue   c'était un lapsus
I said it that way by mistake je n'aurais pas dû le dire de cette manière
I am sorry but … je suis désolé(e) mais...
I am afraid to say that … Je dois malheureusement dire que
I am afraid that … j'ai peur que...
I hope you won’t be offended if ... j'espère que tu ne le prendras pas mal si...

French Expressions from this Podcast Episode:

ardoise: avoir une ardoise to have a tab (slate)
Je passe l’éponge I give you a pass / I can overlook that.
coûter (la peau des fesses*)  to cost (an arm and a leg)
croute: casser la croute  have a meal, snack
jaune: un p'tit jaune pastis (french drink)
poil: être de bon/mauvais poil to be in a good/bad mood
poil: n'avancer pas d’un poil to advance hardly at all
poil: reprendre du poil de la bête to recover (from a hangover)
se creuser les méninges to rack your brains

What to visit in Provence?

The Palace of the Popes in Avignon

palais des papes davignon

(source: nevworldwonders)

The Abbaye de Senanque

Abbaye de Sénanque

(source: commons.wikimedia)

THE SAINTE BAUME MOUNTAINS

THE SAINTE BAUME MOUNTAINS

(source: webprayze)

 Aix-en-Provence

aix en provence

(source: porttrips)

MARSEILLE

MARSEILLE

(source: city-residences)

Nice

nice france

(source: dstours)

La Ciotat PARC NATUREL DU MUGEL

Parc du Mugel La Ciotat Provence

(source: calanques13)

Vaison-la-Romaine

vaison romaine

(source: beyond)

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

OLIVERAIE DANS LES ALPILLES

(source: laprovencedenatalie)

Tarascon

Tarascon

(source: panoramio)

Arles

Arles

(source: hotel-crau-arles)

ÎLES D’HYÈRES

Porquerolles

(source: wikipedia)

Port-Cros

port cross

(source: trevor.hornsby)

 

The Gorges du Verdon

Gorges du Verdon

(source: hameaulesclaudins)

What to eat in La côte d'Azur/ La Provence?

 Daube

beef daube

(source: firstlookthencook)

Cake aux Olives

Cake aux Olives

(source:frenchinstitutens)

 

Tomates Provencales

Tomates Provencales

(source: pommedereinette)

Aioli

Aioli

(source: scootersenbalade)

Estouffade

Estouffade

(source: ofmustandmash)

Pain Au Thym

pain au thym

(source: petitsplaisirs)

A hearty country bread made with  thyme.

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

(source:pritikin)

Bouillabaisse

bouillabaisse

(source: wholesome-cook)

Fromage de chèvre

Fromage de chèvre

(source: fromagerie-chevrefeuille)

Nougat

Nougat

(source: etsy)

Calissons from Aix en Provence 

Calisson

(source: moderntroubadours)

Tarte Tropézienne

Tarte Tropezienne

(source: recettes.al-manakh)

Clafoutis aux Abricots

clafoutis abricot

(source: uandmeinthekitchen)

What to drink in La côte d'Azur/ La Provence?

Pastis

Pastis

(source: commons.wikimedia)

Rosé de Provence

 

Rosé de Provence

(source: commons.wikimedia)

Cassis white wine

cassis

(source: thedeliciouslife)

Côtes de Provence

Cotes de Provence

(source: commons.wikimedia)

Bandol

Bandol

(source: imbibenewyork)

Bellet

Bellet

(source: commons.wikimedia)

Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

Coteaux d'Aix en Provence

(source: pinterest)

Coteaux de Baux-de-Provence

Coteaux de Baux de Provence

(source: vins-etonnants)

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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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