Episode 17 – French Essentials#3 – Stop confusing Connaître and Savoir

Welcome to the seventeenth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. I come back with a new episode in the French essentials series. If you haven’t checked the two other episodes, click here to end the confusion between “bon” et “bien” and here for the difference between “c’est” and “il est”. Today we will study the differences between the verbs “connaître” and “savoir”. You will also discover the magic recipe to always know which one to use. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • A magic rule to always know between your “Connaître” and your “savoir”
  • A special use of the verb “connaître”
  • A cheat sheet to download with the tips from today’s episode
  • A challenge for you to shine

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L’heure du conte – Estula et Le passé composé et l’imparfait

Did you like the second part of the Fairytale series? If you’ve missed it, click here and let’s do the second part together. I hope it was helpful to you and that l’imparfait is crystal-clear. Today is the final part of our Fairytale series where we will cover the trickiest part of past tenses: how to combine le passé composé and l’imparfait together in a sentence. You will find plenty of exercises in the study guide but if you have questions, the comment section is all yours.

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L’heure du conte – Les trois souhaits et l’imparfait

Coucou à tous,

Did you like the first part of the Fairytale series? If you’ve missed it, click here and let’s do the first part together. I hope it was helpful to you and that le passé composé is crystal-clear. Today we will focus on a new fairytale, less famous than le Petit Chaperon Rouge. With it, we will study our second past tense: l’imparfait. How we use it is very different than with our other past tense and the study guide that I made will help you practice.

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Episode 11 – The real French etiquette in shops

Bonjour à tous,

Welcome to the eleventh episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. This episode is once again inspired by one of my advanced student who told me a story of an embarrassing situation she experienced in a shop in Paris. She was shocked that nobody told her about that. Today we’re going to study together the real French manners when you go to shops so that you don’t have to experience what my student did. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • A common French attitude
  • Learn the real French etiquette
  • Stop saying “je voudrais”
  • Some listening practice

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L’heure du conte – Le petit chaperon rouge et le passé composé

Coucou à tous,

I hope everything is going as great for you as for me. I’m thrilled to introduce you with this post to a new segment of my podcast. I will, of course, continue to do the normal episodes with my tips to improve your fluency. I have, however, decided to expand a bit and to create a new series that will teach you French. We will start with the three parts Fairy tale series that will help you master the past tenses. Today, we start with le passé composé. For each part, you will find the audio of the story and a study guide with everything you need from grammar to exercises to learn these tenses.

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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

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