Podcast #35 Discover A New Area of France: La Bourgogne
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Podcast #35 Discover a new area of France: La Bourgogne

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Listening Time:  58 minutes.

Here is the 35th 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 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

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What to visit in Bourgogne and Franche-Comte?

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)

What to eat in Bourgogne and Franche-Comte?

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)

What to drink in Bourgogne and Franche-Comte?

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)

French Words in the Podcast

[list type=”check”]

  • 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     [/list]

French Expression in the Podcast

[list type=”check”]

  • 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
      [/list]

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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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