fillers

Episode 23 – Two MORE fillers you haven’t learnt at school


Welcome to the twenty-third episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. In episode 20, we studied together two filler words commonly used by French people. There are many of them, so today, I’ll introduce you to two more fillers. You will learn how to be a more active participant in conversations and how to show surprise and empathy. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • Two more fillers to give more life to your conversations
  • Sound like a native
  • A cheat sheet to download with the tips from today’s episode

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Episode 22 – How to say “I’m excited” like a native


Welcome to the twenty-second episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. In episode 4, we talked about risque pronunciation and English words that translated poorly in French. If you haven’t listened to this episode or if you don’t remember, I suggest you go listen. Today, we’re going to focus on one of these phrases “I’m excited”. It’s commonly translated word for word and it’s something you should stay away from. Listen to today’s episode to discover how to translate “I’m excited” like a native. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • Sound like a native
  • No more embarrassment
  • A cheat sheet to download with the tips from today’s episode

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fillers

Episode 20 – Two filler words you haven’t learnt at school

Welcome to the twentieth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. In episode 9, we discovered why French was difficult to understand. If you haven’t listened to this episode or if you don’t remember, I suggest you go listen. Today, we will learn about the second reason why French is difficult to understand and it’s because of filler words that are used extensively when we speak. In this episode, I’ll share with you two filler words and how to use them like a native. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • Two filler words to give more life to your conversations
  • Sound like a native
  • A cheat sheet to download with the tips from today’s episode

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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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Episode 16 – How to litter your French like a native #2

Bonjour à tous,

Welcome to the sixteenth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. This episode is the second part of how to litter your French like a native and is geared towards intermediate and advanced learners. Click here if you miss the first part aimed at beginners and learn some instant actionable tips for a more natural French. Today we’ll learn the bad grammar that French people use. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • Bad grammar French people use
  • One of the most important notion for a natural French
  • Some listening practice

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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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