Podcast #36 Discover some French Regional Traditions (Christmas Edition)

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December 5, 2014

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

episode 36: regional christmas traditions in france

In this episode:

- Some information about French Culture. Discover some unique regional Christmas tradition in France

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

- Learn about the Verlan (Colloquial French): How to use it? When to use it? + I am sharing some popular one.

- 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:

Une bouteille d'eau minérale  A bottle of mineral water
Des légumes vegetables
du riz  rice
le verre  glass
J'ai faim  I'm hungry
C'est délicieux!  it's delicious
J'ai soif  I'm thirsty
C'est dégoûtant!  it's disgusting
le serveur  waiter
goûter  to taste

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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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