Podcast #8 – What Really Makes the French Depressed, French Future Tense


Last Updated: March 22, 2023

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Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the eighth 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. 

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In this episode:

  • Some information about French Culture. What Really Makes the French Depressed?
  • Some French Words with an English Translation. Ideal when you cook, run, commute...
  • A quick French Grammar Explanation. Learn how to use the Future tense in French
  • 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:

la chemise shirt
la minijupe miniskirt
le pyjama pajamas
le maillot (de bain) bathing suit
le smoking tuxedo
le soutien-gorge bra
le short shorts
le haut top
le pantalon pants/trousers
le jupon half slip

French Expressions from this Podcast Episode:

Après la pluie le beau temps. Every cloud has a silver lining.
Au suivant ! Next! Who's next?
Avec le temps, ça s'arrangera Things will sort themselves out in time
Bouche cousue ! (inf) It's top secret! Mum's the word!
Ça vaut le coup d'oeil. It's worth seeing.
ça y est that's it, it's done
Il n'y a pas de temps à perdre There's no time to lose

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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

  • In reference to podcast #8 concerning what makes (some) French people “depressed”: It was very interesting to learn more about France’s grading system and the mindset with which French professors evaluate a student’s work (i.e. it can always be better). I don’t want to overgeneralize, but in the US I think we tend to err on the other extreme. We often place alot of importance on feeling and projecting “happiness” and confidence. So much so that many children are given a false sense of accomplishment when they haven’t truly achieved much. Perhaps in both France and the US, we can adopt a more balanced mentality. I agree that it is important to celebrate milestones. 🙂

  • If I may comment on the video “Henri, Le Chat Noir” (https://youtu.be/Q34z5dCmC4M). Most Americans realize that this is a satire of a stereotypical, angst ridden, existentialist French philosopher. At the same time it really is how cats think.

    I really enjoy your podcasts.
    À bientôt,

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