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Are You Having a Beer?

In today's podcast, we learn how to talk about beer and women's hair colors at the same time. This lesson will also teach you how to say what you prefer in French and we discuss a colorful cocktail you can try if you go to France....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: drink, beer
Function: ordering_food

Published: September 25, 2013

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The French Open

Jeu, set et match...we're not going to learn how to serve or practice your forehand in today's podcast, but we will learn the French vocab to talk about Roland Garros, a.k.a. the French Open....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: sports
Function: complaining, sports

Published: September 23, 2013

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Apartment Hunting

Apartment hunting might make you want to pull you hair out at times. You find the perfect place and it's out of your price-range. You find an affordable apartment and the location is horrible... You'll be learning all about conducting the apartment search in French in today's lesson....

Host: Amaury, JP

Published: September 20, 2013

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It's Fun! Try It!

Sometimes it's fun to be a kid again, even for just a few minutes. In today's podcast, we have a lesson about fun. We learn how to tell some in French that they are acting like children and also how to tell someone they were right....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: September 18, 2013

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Surprise Party

Decorations, cake, presents, a big sign with the birthday person's name on it, but most importantly, the build-up of excitement for that moment when you get to see the surprised look on the person's face. In today's podcast, our birthday boy is surprised alright! Share in his amazement and learn the French phrases you'll hear in that anticipatory frenzy before the guest walks through the door....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: September 16, 2013

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Destination... London!

Although they might not easily admit it, many French dream about crossing the Channel and spending a few fun-filled days in England... In today's podcast, we have a lesson about London and learn some French vocabulary to talk about traveling and staying in the city....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: September 13, 2013

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Chez Manneken

Environ deux cent millions, c'est l'estimation du nombre de locuteurs réels du français. Evidemment, ils se trouvent un peu partout dans le monde, et notamment dans les pays francophones. Cette leçon va nous plonger au coeur de l'un d'entre eux : nous nous rendons à Bruxelles, capitale de la Belgique. Découvrons ensemble quelques expressions qu'utilise la partie francophone de ce pays. Nous nous pencherons ensuite plus particulièrement sur les différentes façons d'exprimer les chiffres 70, 80 et 90 en Belgique et en Suisse....

Host: Amaury, Marion

Published: September 11, 2013

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Is Someone Sitting Here?

Polite phrases are essential to a comfortable stay in France and giving someone a good impression of yourself. In today's podcast, we learn how to ask someone if a chair is free, as well as how to respond. We also learn the most basic of things, how to say thank you and you're welcome in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: September 09, 2013

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How Was Your Day, Hon?

Unwinding at the end of the day is an important part of many peoples' routines. Listen to today's lesson to find out the French do this ritual!...

Host: Amaury, JP
Function: relationships, work

Published: September 06, 2013

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You Are So Beautiful

Today's podcast is for you, romantic French learner, who might date a French demoiselle or monsieur one day and need to know how to compliment someone in French and - because, of course, you are going to take them to a fancy restaurant - how to ask for the check....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Function: apologizing

Published: September 04, 2013

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Do We Leave a Tip?

To leave a tip or not to leave a tip...that is the question. When it comes time to pay the check, it's not always clear what to do in the tipping department when you're abroad. In today's podcast, we learn the tip situation in France and also how to tell someone they're crazy in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: money, services
Function: arguing

Published: September 02, 2013

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Napoléon Bonaparte : Sa Jeunesse

Nous entamons avec grand plaisir aujourd'hui une série de trois leçons de niveau avancé qui retracera la vie de cet illustre personnage de l'Histoire de France. C'est logiquement par sa jeunesse en Corse que nous commencerons le récit de ses aventures. Premier podcast de cette série d'autant plus intéressant que l'enfance et l'adolescence du futur empereur sont méconnues du grand public....

Host: Amaury, Marion
Topic: people, history

Published: August 30, 2013

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I'm Going to Miss You...

Shakespeare said that parting is such sweet sorrow. How would he say that in French? Well, we're not going to learn that in today's podcast, I mean, this is a newbie after all, but we will learn how to say a few basic parting phrases in French and also how to tell someone that you are going to miss them....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: goodbyes
Function: farewells

Published: August 28, 2013

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When's the Wedding?

The barman at the local café can be an important ally in France when you need a quick fix of caffeine to get through your day. The one in today's podcast actually saves one of his dear customer's love lives as we have a lesson on how to talk about days and dates in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: numbers, dates

Published: August 26, 2013

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The Euro vs. The Franc

What happens when your country throws away a currency they've been using for decades and replaces it with a new one? For some people the transition goes smoothly, but for others...well, it might take awhile to get used to. In today's podcast, we join les Rossignol, a French couple on a shopping excursion where currency matters create  some confusion....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: August 23, 2013

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La Fête de la Musique

It's only the greatest day of the year in France...ever! If you don't know what it is, then you must listen to this French lesson and find out. In today's podcast, we shall be the third wheel of two Parisians who are experiencing first-hand the most unique and wonderful French event - La Fête de la Musique!...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: August 21, 2013

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Making the Bridge

No, this lesson isn't about building infrastructure, it's about taking days off work the French way. Find out in this podcast what it means when the French talk about making bridges. We'll also learn in this lesson how to say a few days of the week in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: August 19, 2013

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Tour de France

When you think cycling, you think Tour de France. In today's podcast, we have a lesson on some of the French expressions and vocabulary associated with this sports event, but we also learn how to encourage someone who wants to give up....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: sports

Published: August 16, 2013

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