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Hi, My Name is...

Today's lesson will give you so much French knowledge - how to say your name, how to ask someone theirs, a little bit about formalities; and later in the lesson, Amaury and Erica discuss the French cheek-kissing phenomenon and give some tips on when and how you do it....

Topics: introductions, name

How much is it?

Whether you are looking to buy some fresh légumes at the outdoor open market or you're more interested in going on a shopping binge down the Boulevard Haussmann, in today's lesson,  learn the French lingo to find out what's the damage....

Topics: shopping

Do You Have These Shoes in Black?

In today's lesson, we learn some essential clothes shopping phrases you'll need in French-speaking countries. You'll also learn in this lesson how to talk about sizes and colors in French....

Topics: colors, shopping, appearance, clothes, preferences

Appointment

Ever had a terrible, raging toothache, but there was nothing you could do because you weren't able to book an appointment with a dentist? Fret not, this won't happen to you because in today's lesson you'll learn all the vocabulary necessary for making an appointment with the doctor!...

Topics: days_of_the_week, doctor, hour, telephone

Where Are We Going on Vacation?

If there's one thing that all human beings have in common, it's a love for vacations. In today's podcast, we have a lesson on how to discuss plans on where to go for les vacances and also learn how to make a compromise in French....

Topics: travel, location, vacation, weather

A Room with a View

Have you ever noticed that when you need to complain at a hotel or a restaurant in France, all of a sudden no one can speak English anymore? Well, after this lesson, you'll have the upper hand. In today's lesson, we learn how to complain and resolve a problem with a hotel reservation in French....

Topics: accomodation, services

Sandwiches à la Carte

Hungry listeners, beware: this lesson is going to make you even more hungry! What would you like on your sandwich? Tuna, chicken, cheese? Learn all the vocabulary you'll need for ordering the sandwich of your dreams...  ...

Topics: food, expressions

The Myth Of The Louvre Pyramid

Many tourists who visit Paris have a strong opinion about the Louvre Pyramid...some love it, others hate it.  But the French are generally of the same mind when it comes to this matter - it is a national treasure.  In today's lesson, we learn from a French architect some of the reasons for its popul...

Topics: opinions, architecture

The Michelin Guide

A country so dedicated to the finer things in life would, of course, provide resources for letting you know what's the best of the best. You'll learn all about these essential guides for the serious gastronomic connoisseur, as two employees discuss finding the perfect gift for their boss. Later in t...

Topics: decisions, culture, comparisons, gastronomy, guides

Zinédine Zidane

Qui ne connaît pas Zinédine Zidane, également appelé affectueusement Zizou, la star du ballon rond qui a enflammé le stade de France à plusieurs reprises et fait vibrer le coeur de plus d`un fan! Elu personnalité préférée des Français en 2008, découvrez aujourd`hui celui qui a porté l'équipe de Fran...

Topics: sports, numbers, career, football

The Weather Forecast

An important skill when spending time in France is being able to watch the weather forecast. How else will you know what to wear tomorrow? In today's podcast, we analyze la méteo and learn the meteorological words that you'll hear in a French weather forecast....

Topics: weather

Red or White?

A language Newbie needs to learn the basics. When it comes to French, that means they must be able to express their wine preferences. In today's podcast, learn how to match wine with food; at the end we'll talk about some cultural aspects of wine consumption in France!...

Topics: colors, food, wine