Episode 10 – The guide to love

Salut à tous,

Welcome to the tenth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. This episode is inspired by one of my Conversation student who keeps using the phrase “je l’aime”. I realized that even though the verb “aimer” is one of the first we learn and seems very easy to use, it can be tricky to master. This verb has a lot of nuances and we will study them today so that you can really express your feelings accurately. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • Learn how to avoid this common mistake
  • The multiple shades of aimer
  • A cheat sheet with bonus phrases
  • A challenge for you to shine

The guide to love

The guide of love exo

Share your answers in the comment section

Of course, several answers are possible. You can even use the negative if you haven’t enjoyed the last super heroes movie. You just have to be careful to use the right love combo. I’m really looking forward to checking your answers.

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11 thoughts on “Episode 10 – The guide to love

    • Caro says:

      Coucou Ness ! Attention, the “l” is here to replace the noun so you don’t need to use “mon frère”, “le film” or “manger de la pizza”.

    • Caro says:

      With family and loved ones it’s perfectly ok, because we usually tell them “i love you” so you can say “j’aime ma soeur”, it won’t sound strange.

  1. Sarah says:

    – J’aime ma soeur / Je l’aime.
    – J’adore Superman / Je l’adore.
    – J’adore Rome / J’adore ça
    – J’aime manger pizza / J’aime ça

    Questions:
    Is the fine line between “aime” and “adore” only considered when talking about people? Because in your podcast, in answer to “Est-que tu aimes la Science Fiction?” you said “Oui, J’aime ça.” and also “Oui, J’aime” with no modifiers. And when talking about going to the movies, you said: “Oui, J’aime ça.”

    • Caro says:

      Coucou Sarah,
      The fine line is “l'”. It’s when you use this pronoun (that will replace either a person or a very specific object) that it can mess with the meaning and imply something you wouldn’t want. If you don’t use the pronoun, then everything’s fine. Oh and by the way, your answers are all correct! great job!

  2. guitar107 says:

    – J’aime ma soeur (mon frère) / Je l’aime / Je l’aime. (la = ma soeur, le = mon frère)
    – J’adore Superman / Je l’adore. (le = Superman)
    – J’adore Rome / J’adore bien (pas de ça avec place, n’est-ce pas ?)
    – J’aime manger pizza / J’aime ça (Je crois que ici ça signifie “manger pizza”.)

    • Caro says:

      Oui parfait, par contre pour Rome, tu ne peux pas combiner “bien” avec “adorer” c’est un peu bizarre sinon. Tu peux simplement dire “j’adore”.

  3. tony says:

    1. J’aime mon frere
    2. Batman vs Superman, j’aime bien ce film
    3. Rome. J’adore bien!
    4. Manger de la pizza et de la glace, ce que j’aime beaucoup

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