Podcast #33 Discover A New Area of France: La Provence
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Podcast #33 Discover a new area of France: La Provence

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Listening Time:  59 minutes.

Here is the 33rd session of Talk in French Podcast! You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it via iTunes. There is also a button below 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 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

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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_(Gordes-Vaucluse)_vue_du_Nord

(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

Porquerolles

(source:wikipedia)

Port-Cros

port cross

(source:trevor.hornsby)

The Gorges du Verdon

1-Gorges-du-Verdon

(source:hameaulesclaudins)

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

 Daube

beef-daube (1)

(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

SONY DSC

(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)

French Words in the Podcast

  • 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 Expression in the Podcast

  • 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

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