Discover A New Area of France: Bordeaux / Confusing Words
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Podcast #34 Discover a new area of France: Bordeaux / Confusing words

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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

(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

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About the Author Frederic Bibard

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 Twitter and Google +

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