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
Here’s a very good example of the disappearance of the “il” in the phrase “il y a”. It’s a very common phenomenon and I encourage you to do it too. As a bonus, in the first sentence, you will notice that the “ils” in front of the verb “étaient” also got a little transformation and turned into a simple “i”. Watch until 0’22.
“Alors ? Combien ils étaient ?”
– Bah, y en avait plusieurs… Y en avait là… Y en avait environ là… Y en avait derrière…
– Et… et là aussi ?
– Et là aussi oui. Et y en avait là.
– Ok. Donc “Y en avait là.””
Join the dictation challenge in the comment section
In the episode, I challenged you with three smooshed sentences where I applied all the tips that we learnt today. Will you be able to recognize the transformations and write what I said in the comment section?
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