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I Took the Wrong Train

The TGV is the best way to travel around France. But what happens if you hop on the wrong one? Don't worry, you won't! But in order to prepare you for any possible scenario, in this podcast you'll learn how to have a conversation with the train director if you need to resolve a problem. You'll also ...

Topics: directions, travel, transportation, location

Friday The 13th

Can it be? Another Friday the 13th? We're seizing this opportunity to talk to you today about superstition in France... Want to know what makes Amaury and JP knock wood? Then check out this lesson!...

Topics: fear, Friday_the_13th, superstition

We Don't Celebrate Halloween!

Do they celebrate Halloween in France? Well, that is an open-ended question. In this lesson, we witness a domestic debate between a French couple on whether the little one should participate in this event, through which you'll learn some Halloween expressions, as well as how to express in French tha...

Topics: holidays_and_celebrations, opinions, culture

Sales!

People go crazy for shopping... so it is sometimes difficult to explain what's happening when it comes to sales. And French people are no exception. That's what we are going to see in today's lesson. Also JP and Amaury will be happy to discuss the differences between the sales in France and United S...

Topics: shopping, sales

Indian Summer in Quebec

In this lesson, we learn how to suggest and discuss a last minute vacation in French. Later in the lesson, Leo Guerrero from SpanishPod drops by and tells us what Indian summer is like in Quebec....

Topics: travel, Quebec, seasons

I Have the Flu

It's that time of the year when people come down with seasonal ailments. In today's lesson, you'll learn how to talk about the flu in French. This lesson will also teach you to say where you think you got it from and what you've done about it....

Topics: health, medicine

Saddle Up!

Biking can be a fantastic adventure or a series of frustrating errors. What could be more frustrating though than not being able to express to your friends why you can't join them in a friendly bike race? learn how to say all your biking woes in this lesson....

Topics: bike, lock, pronoun_on, sport, theft

Does This Make Me Look Fat?

In today's lesson, we take a little shopping trip with two French gals and learn some of the phrases that you may want to use with your own shopping partners when evaluating potential purchases. So the male listeners won't feel left out, Amaury also explains to us which of these phrases he would use...

Topics: shopping, appearance, clothes

Did You See the Price of Gas?

Did you almost have a heart attack the last time that you went to the gas station? Well, the worst part about that was that you couldn't tell anyone about it in French. In today's lesson, we remedy that situation and teach you all the vocabulary you'll need to blame the near-death experience on OPEC...

Topics: transportation, news, commuting

You Don' t Know What You're Talking About

Stargazing on a clear warm night can be such a romantic experience. It can also be a great opportunity to show-off your knowledge of astronomy. In today's lesson, we learn some heavenly French vocabulary as we witness a French man try to impress his lady friend with his vast knowledge of the stars, ...

Topics: knowledge, science

The First Time We Met

In today's lesson, we take a trip down memory lane with a French couple who recount the first time they met.....well, one of them does anyway....

Topics: memories, romance

How Much Do You Love Me?

Love doesn't have a price, some say. Well, maybe not. Check out today'slesson to learn all about giving gifts, shopping, and sales. We may even have some relationship advice for you! (Well, maybe not that last bit!)...

Topics: shopping, love, relationships, sales

School Stationery

It's the start of the school year and there's so much stuff to do! First, please your FrenchPod teachers by learning all the French vocabulary related to school supplies, music and team sports... and then you'll be ready to please your school teachers by learning your lessons!...

Topics: shopping, school

School Trip to the Seaside

Going on a field trip is always a fun and educational experience for kids... Although they still need to get permission from their parents. Let's see in this lesson if little Arnaud can convince his mom....

Topics: education, vacation

Speed Dating : Third Round

After the last candidates, will poor Marion finally find her prince charming? It seems the cards are in her favor! In today`s podcast, learn how to seduce someone by simply being natural and gentlemanly, just as the French know how to do!...

Topics: preferences, dating, personality, speed_dating

Going to the Tanning Salon

Want to impress on the beach this summer? Or maybe you just don't want to get a sunburn the first day out... This lesson is taking us the fake 'n bake, as JP would say! In this lesson JP and Amaury will also discuss the dangers in hitting up the tanning salon....

Topics: telephone, summer, schedule, sun, tan

Speed Dating : Second Round

Looking for Mr. Perfect in a quick round of speed dating isn't exactly the easiest task in the world but occasionaly the stars align and prince charming  appears. Let's check in this lesson if Marion's date is one of those guys?...

Topics: preferences, dating, personality, speed_dating

Le Père Fouettard

Little Amaury's been naughty and Pere Fouettard's not happy about it... listen as he scrambles to prove that he's been a good boy this year before it's too late! In this podcast learn all about the French tradition of St. Nick's not-so-nice side-kick....

Topics: holidays_and_celebrations, Christmas, culture

Belle Magazine: First Day on the Job

The first day starting a new job can be exciting if you get to work at a major fashion magazine, but it can also be a nerve-racking experience meeting your boss for the first time. Especially if you have a boss like the one in this lesson, where we learn several things, including how to give some ru...

Topics: jobs, instructions, Belle_Magazine_Series

Speed Dating: First Round

According to the speed dating principle, you should be able to know if there is a potential love connection in 3 minutes. In today's podcast, we witness an encounter between two French hopefuls looking to meet Mr. or Mrs. Right. You'll learn in this lesson how to tell someone in French what you look...

Topics: preferences, dating, personality, speed_dating

Belle Magazine: The Great Perfume Mishap

We go back to the world of Fashion magazines in today's podcast, where Belle needs to enter crisis mode. In this lesson, we learn how to talk about smells and lawsuits in French....

Topics: senses, Belle_Magazine_Series, smells

Don't Laugh This Time

Ever get the giggles?  Sometimes they're great but, when they're a symptom of stage fright, they can come at the worst times and be quite a curse. In this podcast, we'll see what happens when such a person, who is French, of course, applies for a bank loan and just can't control herself....

Topics: emotions

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

I've Really Thought It Over

Rites of passage are always interesting when it comes to different cultures, so today we check out what French people say when they get married. In today's podcast, we are witnesses to the end of a wedding ceremony in France and learn the vows that one makes in French to get hitched....

Topics: celebrations, marriage

The Rossignols Go to London

In today's lesson, the Rossignols take a trip across the channel to London, and we learn how to talk about les soldes (the sales) and how to give opinions in French on how your vacation is going. Later in the podcast, we have a discussion about the relationship between the Frogs and the Roastbeefs. ...

Topics: shopping, travel, money

Did You See Beatrice's New Haircut?

In today's podcast, we learn how to gossip in French and have a lesson on the French vocabulary and expressions you need, like to dye and highlights, to visit the hairdresser....

Topics: appearance, hair