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Podcast #34 Discover a new area of France: Bordeaux / Confusing words

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Listening Time:  51 minutes.

Here is the 34th session of  Talk in French Podcast! You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here via iTunes. There is a button where you can download the Podcast.

In this episode:

– Some information about French Culture. Discover a new city of France that you might  have heard yet: Bordeaux

– Some French Words with an English Translation. Ideal when you cook, run, commute….

– Some Great Tips for Learning French: Learn the difference between some confusing pairs (habiter vs vivre, célébrer vs fêter…)

– Some French Expressions and their translation

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What to visit in Bordeaux?

Basilique Saint-Michel

Basilique_Saint_Michel_-_Bordeaux

(source:wikipedia)

Water Mirror

Water Mirror

(source:latinamericangrid)

Grand-Théâtre

Grand théâtre - Angers

(source:jeje62)

Basilique Saint-Seurin

Saint-SeurinBordeaux

(source:wikimedia)

Palais Gallien

Palais Gallien

(source:lacigogneetlecaribou.kazeo)

Tour Pey-Berland

Tour Pey-Berland

(source:kaylacarpp)

Grotte de Celestine

Grotte de Celestine

(source:campingdefrance)

Saint Emilion Underground

Saint Emilion Underground

(source:asc-wines)

Citadelle Chateau–Bourg

Citadelle Chateau–Bourg

(source:wikipedia)

Grotte de Pair-non-Pair

Grotte de Pair-non-Pair

(source:tourisme-vacances-vignobles)

Château Le Pape

Château Le Pape

(source:bordeaux-tourism)

What to eat in Bordeaux?

Asperges  du Blayais

Asperges

(source:wcs4)

Escargots à la Caudéranaise

Escargots à la Caudéranaise

(source:hobarthousewife)

Huîtres du Bassin d’Arcachon

Huîtres du Bassin d’Arcachon

(source:tourisme-latestedebuch)

Le grenier médocain

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(source:unanabordeaux)

Plateau de fruits de mer

plateau-de-fruits-de-mer

(source:gayot)

La lamproie

La lamproie

(source:maxisciences)

Boeuf Bazadais

Boeuf Bazadais

(source:boucherie-piffeteau)

Agneau de lait de Pauillac

Agneau de lait de Pauillac

(source:gretagarbure)

Le salmis de palombe

salmis_de_palombes

(source:keldelice)

Les tricandilles

Tricandilles

(source:unmetsdixvins)

Les cèpes de Bordeaux

cepe-de-bordeaux

(source:mycologique)

Cannelés

Cannelés

(source:autourdematable)

Noisettines du Medoc

Noisettines du Medoc

(source:noisettines)

What to drink in Bordeaux?

Lillet

Lillet

(source:julhesparis)

Armagnac

Chateau Leoville Pyferre

Chateau Leoville Poyferre

(source:thewinedeal)

Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste

(source:millesima)

 Chateau d’Issan Margaux

Chateau d'Issan Margaux

(source:bordeaux-undiscovered)

Graves de Vayres

Graves de Vayres

(source:boiredesir)

Chateau Lascombes

Chateau Lascombes

 

Confusing Pairs

1. Habiter vs Vivre

2. Célébrer vs Fêter

3. Tant vs Autant

4. Parce que vs Car vs Puisque vs En effet

French Words in the Podcast

  • Les fournitures de bureau (f)  -Office supplies
  • La corbeille à papier – Waste-paper basket
  • Le stylo – pen
  • Le crayon – pencil
  • Le taille-crayon – Pencil sharpener
  • Le marqueur – Marker pen
  • Le surligneur – Highlighter
  • La gomme – Eraser
  • La colle – Glue

French Expression in the Podcast

  • avoir le bras long – to have influence (to have a long arm)
  • être un bourreau des coeurs – to be a casanova (to be an executioner of hearts)
  • avoir le coeur sur la main – to be kindhearted (to have one’s heart on one’s hand)
  • se croire sorti de la cuisse de Jupiter –to think a lot of yourself (to think yourself sprung from Jupiter’s thigh)
  • se mettre le doigt dans l’oeil – to be entirely mistaken (to put your finger in your eye)
  • tenir la jambe à quelqu’un – to bore someone with endless conversation (to hold someone’s leg)

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