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Do You Have Some Change?

In today's podcast, we learn how to talk about coins and how to give our opinions on someone's talents and abilities in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: August 14, 2013

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Advent Calendar

In today's podcast, you'll learn how to say what the date is in French, as well as a few numbers. You'll also learn how to say that you think something is great, as well as how to ask why in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: August 12, 2013

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It's a Christmas Tree

How lovely are thy branches. But are they real or fake? In today's podcast, learn how to talk about Christmas trees in French. You'll also learn in this lesson how to ask someone why they are doing something....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: August 09, 2013

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Shall We Go in the Water?

Heck, no! We've heard there are sharks in there. Or maybe we've just seen too many Steven Spielberg movies. Either way, in today's podcast, we have a lesson on how to talk about some marine life in French and we'll also learn how to persuade someone that they are overreacting and imagining things.....or are they?...

Host: Erica, Amaury
Function: persuading, warning
Topic: danger, life, marine

Published: August 07, 2013

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New Year's Eve

In today's lesson, learn everything you need to celebrate this 'réveillon de la nouvelle année' as if you were in Paris!  From the the usual countdown to midnight, to the essential French champagne.  At the end of the podcast,  Amaury tells us more about one special 'nuit de la Saint-Sylvestre' he spent in the French capital....

Host: Amaury, JP

Published: August 05, 2013

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Bastille Day

Every year, the French celebrate the day that the people stormed the Bastille, and set the winds of change from Monarchy to Democracy. In today's podcast, let's go back in time to the streets of Paris, to that day in 1789 that changed France, and the world, forever....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: August 02, 2013

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Very Superstitious

It's time for the Olympics, and in today's podcast, we learn what French people call them. We also have a lesson about how to talk about dates and numbers in French, as well as learn some vocabulary related to superstitions....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: sports, dates

Published: July 31, 2013

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Chewing Gum

It's small, comes in different shapes and colours, can be stashed away in your purse or pocket. It is in a central part of all of our lives, but is often overlooked. If you haven't guessed it by now, we're talking about chewing gum. Learn all about describing this breath-freshening treat in today's FrenchPod podcast....

Host: Amaury, JP
Function: politeness, offering
Topic: smells, tones

Published: July 29, 2013

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Single?

Today's lesson is all about describing your love life to... erm... interested parties. Check it out to learn how the French try to discuss their dating status!...

Host: Amaury, JP

Published: July 26, 2013

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Marie Antoinette: What Does She Want Now?

The National Holiday in France might only be on July 14th, but the FrenchPod team is going to celebrate it all week as an excuse to do another historical drama. In today's podcast, let's go back in time to the Versailles of Louis XVI, and learn a little history through French and a little French through history...in this case we learn about Le Hameau, Marie Antoinette's eccentric hobby, which cost such an exorbitant amount of money that the French people thought she had lost her head....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: July 24, 2013

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La Rentrée

What is la rentrée? Find out in today's podcast, where you'll also learn some back-to-school vocab, as well as how to tell someone they are lucky in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: July 22, 2013

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Too Windy

Mix some high pressure systems and some low pressure systems and you get the Mistral - an important and wild wind that features prominently in today's podcast about weather!...

Host: Amaury, JP
Topic: weather, wind

Published: July 19, 2013

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Just Forget It

In today's podcast, join a serious debate as two French speakers argue over which movie they think is the best of all time. You'll learn a few ordinal numbers along the way, and also how to say "forget it" in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: July 17, 2013

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Are You Sick?

Waking up is not generally a fun part of the day, not for most people at least! In today's FrenchPod lesson you'll be learning all about waking others up (and being woken up)!...

Host: Amaury, JP

Published: July 15, 2013

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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....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: July 12, 2013

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What Time Is It?

It's time at FrenchPod to have a podcast on that important question we ask ourselves and the people around us every single day. We'll also be discussing the French name for the most important meal of the day! As you already know, we always have to discuss food here at FrenchPod!...

Host: Amaury, JP
Topic: time, food

Published: July 10, 2013

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I'm cold

Eskimos and beach bums have different concepts of cold, but the French words to express the sensation are the same. In today’s podcast, you’ll learn how to say it and so much more…....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Function: complaining

Published: July 08, 2013

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Roller Coaster

The 100th lesson!! It's almost as exciting as being on a roller coaster. In today's podcast, we learn a few directional phrases in French and also how to say that we feel like we're going to throw up....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: July 05, 2013

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