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Two Refugee Turkeys

It's well-known that America is not a safe place for turkeys in November, but is it any better in France? Find out in today's podcast, where two turkeys discuss, in French, their seasonal woes. You'll also learn in this lesson how to talk about feminine countries in French and even a little turkey trivia about Christopher Columbus....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 22, 2013

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At the Library

It's so embarrassing if your phone rings in the library, but what if the person calling you has something really important to say? In today's podcast, learn how to tell the person on the other end of the line that you can't talk right now, and also how to tell someone to be quiet in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Function: sharing_news

Published: May 20, 2013

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The Festival of Lights

We go to Lyon in today's podcast, where the beginning of December sees a luminous event of spectacular proportions. Learn what it's all about in this lesson, where you'll also learn how to express awe and amazement in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 17, 2013

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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 for in a person, especially if you are a little high-maintenance....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 15, 2013

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Dear Santa Claus...

Whether it's to ask for two front teeth or a little brother, even French kids write their yearly letter to the Père Noël. Learn in this lesson a little bit about letter writing and also how to say what you would like in French and why you think you deserve it. Later in the podcast, Amaury tells us how the French government gives Santa a hand in answering all that mail....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 13, 2013

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It's Not Too Serious

Sometimes little accidents happen. You take a stroll with your beloved  and a pigeon accidentally flies into your head...you walk into a glass door (well, it's see-through, people need to tell you when they are going to close it)... you accidentally fall out of a tree. C'est la vie.  In today's podcast, you will learn how to express pain in French, concern for someone in pain, and also some degrees to specify how serious it really is....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 10, 2013

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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 rules in French. Later in the podcast, we discuss the use of the vous form in the office, particularly between bosses and secretaries....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Function: giving_orders

Published: May 08, 2013

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Cowboys

FrenchPod is taking a visit to the wild west today. Join us and learn all about telling others what to do (and what to do if they don't listen)!...

Host: Amaury, JP

Published: May 06, 2013

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Off to Bed

Of course it depends on your age, occupation, and the number of hours you have to work or study, but really, for most of us, the best part of the day is going to bed.  In today's podcast, learn some French words and expressions to talk about that time of the day and also, in the process, how to scold children who are going to try to avoid it as long as they can....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: children

Published: May 03, 2013

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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....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 01, 2013

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Skiing Lesson

A favorite pastime in the winter season, skiing can be as much a pleasure as a pain. Find out how, while learning how to talk all about it in French, in this podcast!...

Host: Amaury, JP
Function: sports

Published: April 29, 2013

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You Need Money, Right?

When a globe-trotting relation gives us a call, the first question we usually want to ask is, where are you? If it's a child we haven't spoken to in awhile, it is, unfortunately, probably because they need something and we'll have to ask them that, too. Maybe saying it in French could make them feel more ashamed for calling the folks with ulterior motives. In today's podcast, we have a lesson on how to talk about needs in French and also learn how to ask someone where they are....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: April 26, 2013

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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?...

Host: Amaury, JP

Published: April 24, 2013

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Women's Day

Every year on March 8th people come together to celebrate a very important segment of the population. Half of it, in fact. Yes, that's right, March 8th is International Women's Day! Celebrate with FrenchPod while learning all about discussing this important holiday in French....

Host: Amaury, JP

Published: April 22, 2013

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Goodbye, My Love

In today's podcast, we have a lesson on two ways to say goodbye in French - goodbye forever and goodbye for now. You'll also learn how to say it's time to go and how to ask who someone is....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: April 19, 2013

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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....

Host: Amaury, JP

Published: April 17, 2013

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Get Out of the Park!

This poscast is full of French culture! From learning how to respond to a French officer to understanding why France's pavements and parks might not be the cleanest....

Host: Amaury, JP

Published: April 15, 2013

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It's the Same Thing

In this podcast, we have a little lesson on coffee. We learn how to order it in French and also what the waiter will say to you when he's ready to take your order....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Function: ordering_food

Published: April 12, 2013

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