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November 30, 2014

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Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the thirty-fifth 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 region of France that you might  have heard yet: La Bourgogne

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

- Some Great Tips for Learning French: Why you should never translate an expression word by word (actually it is more a rant)

- 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:

money Le fric Le pognon Le pèze La galette L’oseille (f) Les ronds (m) Le flouse La thune
Loose change La ferraille (literally, scrapiron)
To be broke Etre fauché, être a sec
A daddy’s boy Un fils à papa
To be loaded Etre plein aux as
cheapskate Radin,e
To fork out Casquer
To blow   Claquer (la thune)
It’s a fake, it’s imitation  C’est du toc
Junk, rubbish De la camelote

French Expressions from this Podcast Episode:

Manger sur le pouce Have a quick bite to eat
Prendre le large To leave
Avoir une bonne gueule  to be friendly-looking
Esprit de l’escalier  when one has a perfect witty rejoinder too late to be of use
ânerie  stupidity, stupid remarks
Avoir bon dos  To be too easily blamed for things
en un clin d’œil  in a flash

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Vallée du Doubs

Vallée du Doubs

(source:gites-champsdudoubs)

 Dijon

Dijon

(source:commons.wikimedia)

Palais des Ducs

Dijon by night - Place de la libération

(source:bouger-nature-en-bourgogne)

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Musée des Beaux-Arts

(source:commons.wikimedia)

Vézelay Abbey

Vézelay Abbey

(source:chevalautonomie25.e-monsite)

Champmol

Champmol

(source:en.wikipedia)

Church of Notre-Dame

Church of Notre-Dame

(source:sarajanespersonalodyssey)

Cathedral of Saint Benignus

Cathédrale_St_Bénigne_-_Dijon

(source:en.wikipedia)

Jardin botanique de l’Arquebuse

Jardin botanique de l'Arquebuse

(source:commons.wikimedia)

Well of Moses

well_of_moses

(source:studyblue)

Route des Grands Crus

Route des Grands Crus

(source:mondoramas)

Château de Germolles

Château de Germolles

(source:en.academic)

Cluny Abbey

Cluny Abbey

(source:ommons.wikimedia)

Château de la Rochepot

Château de la Rochepot

(source:koukou42)

Bibracte

Bibracte

(source:dieudeschats)

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Pain d’épices

Pain d'épices

(source:bonnal)

Chaource

Chaource_cheese

(source:wikipedia)

Époisses de Bourgogne

Époisses de Bourgogne

(source:ideasinfood)

Charcuterie

Charcuterie

(source:tabletalk.safeway)

Jambon persillé

jambon-persille

(source:cuisineactuelle)

Gougère

Gougère

(source:ideasinfood)

Boeuf bourguignon

Boeuf-Bourguignon

(source:howdoyousaythatword)

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Gevrey-Chambertin

Gevrey-Chambertin(source:bottles)

Vougeot

Vougeot

(source:lifford)

Vosne-Romanée

Vosne-Romanée

(source:cshk.myftp)

Beaune

Beaune

(source:hotel-fatien-beaune)

Pommard

Pommard

(source:connectionstowine)

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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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