Podcast #37 How the French Celebrate Christmas - Talk in French
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Podcast #37 How the French Celebrate Christmas


CHRISTMAS IN FRANCE[symple_highlight color=”green”]Listening Time:  35 minutes.[/symple_highlight]

Here is the 37th 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. How the French celebrate Christmas?

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

– Learn some French words with a double meaning: Avoid this common mistake made by some English Speakers in French?

– Some French Expressions and their translation

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Confusing French Words with a double meaning

  • Un bureau: a desk or an office
  • Voler: to fly or to steal
  • temps – can refer to both “time” and “weather”
  • Prier: to pray or to beg
  • Une feuille: a leaf or a paper
  • Chercher: to search or to look for
  • Jouer: to act or to play
  • Une langue: a tongue or a language
  • Une pièce: a room or a coin or a piece or a part
  • Un verre: a glass or a lens
  • Bleu: blue or a bruise

French Words in the Podcast

  • la souffrance – suffering
  • la maladie – illness
  • le traitement – treatment
  • les urgences – A&E (UK), ER (US) 
  • les horaires de visite – visiting hours
  • l’urgence – emergency
  • le docteur – doctor
  • le chirurgien – surgeon
  • l’infirmier – nurse

French Expressions of the week

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  • Etre comme l’âne de Buridan –  to be unable to choose between alternatives
  • Éclairer la lanterne – To enlighten somebody
  • Attaquer bille en tête He didn’t beat about the bush
  • Ca passe ou ça casse – sink or swim it
  • Avoir un cheveu sur la langue – to have a lisp
  • La gueule de bois –  hangover [/list]

Articles and vocabulary Mentioned in This Session:

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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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