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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 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 15 – How to litter your French like a native #1

Bonjour à tous,

Welcome to the fifteenth 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 first part of a two parts series in which we will study how to speak a more natural French through common transformations. This episode is aimed at beginners with easy and instantly actionable tips that will improve your French in under 8 minutes. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • The smooshing comes back
  • Three tips to sound more natural
  • Improve your listening skills
  • A dictation challenge

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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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