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


Last Updated: March 22, 2023

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Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the thirty-fourth 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 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

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:

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)

French Expressions from this Podcast Episode:

C'est la vie ! That's life!
du coupas a result
Au temps pour moi ! My mistake!
Au faitby the way
À mon avisIn my opinion

Confusing Pairs

1. Habiter vs Vivre

2. Célébrer vs Fêter

3. Tant vs Autant

4. Parce que vs Car vs Puisque vs En effet

What to visit in Bordeaux?

Basilique Saint-Michel

Basilique Saint Michel - Bordeaux


Water Mirror

Water Mirror



Grand théâtre - Angers

(source: jeje62)

Basilique Saint-Seurin

Saint Seurin Bordeaux


Palais Gallien

Palais Gallien

(source: lacigogneetlecaribou.kazeo)

Tour Pey-Berland

Tour Pey-Berland


Grotte de Celestine

Grotte de Celestine


Saint Emilion Underground

Saint Emilion Underground


Citadelle Chateau–Bourg

Citadelle Chateau Bourg


Grotte de Pair-non-Pair

Grotte de Pair non Pair

(source: tourisme-vacances-vignobles)

Château Le Pape

Château Le Pape


What to eat in Bordeaux?

Asperges  du Blayais



Escargots à la Caudéranaise

Escargots à la Caudéranaise


Huîtres du Bassin d’Arcachon

Huîtres du Bassin d’Arcachon

(source: tourisme-latestedebuch)

Le grenier médocain

le grenier medocian


Plateau de fruits de mer

plateau de fruits de mer


La lamproie

La lamproie

(source: maxisciences)

Boeuf Bazadais

Boeuf Bazadais

(source: boucherie-piffeteau)

Agneau de lait de Pauillac

Agneau de lait de Pauillac


Le salmis de palombe

salmis de palombes


Les tricandilles


(source: unmetsdixvins)

Les cèpes de Bordeaux

cepe de bordeaux

(source: mycologique)



(source: autourdematable)

Noisettines du Medoc

Noisettines du Medoc


What to drink in Bordeaux?



(source: julhesparis)


Chateau Leoville Pyferre

Chateau Leoville Poyferre


Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste

(source: millesima)

 Chateau d'Issan Margaux

Chateau d'Issan Margaux


Graves de Vayres

Graves de Vayres

(source: boiredesir)

Chateau Lascombes

Chateau Lascombes

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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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