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

In this episode, I challenged you with a new listening exercise. Can you spot the repetitions? Watch the video until 0’52” and share in the comment section all the repetitions that you could hear and what they refer to. Don’t forget to click on the cog to enable the French subtitles.

If you remember what we saw in the last episode, you will notice that when Ernest says “ils aiment” he actually pronounces “il” as “i”. The same happens in the part “pour pas qu’il se foire” where he will pronounce “il” also as “i”.

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4 thoughts on “Episode 16 – How to litter your French like a native #2

  1. Joe says:

    Hi Caro ,

    Thanks for this episode and congratulation since you have reach 16 episodes.
    I enjoyed listening to this episode but I got confused . I used articles all the time to avoid the repetitions.

    I must say the listening exercise here is difficult for me . They speak very fast and I am not good in listening even i tried to listen more than 10 times. But I guess he repeats hotel room or client. I am not sure .


    • Caro says:

      Merci Yousef ! Little by little I built a nice compilation of episodes, I’m really happy about that and even more thrilled that people find them useful.
      The articles shouldn’t be what you repeat, you need to use pronouns + their nouns.
      Exemple : “tu as déjà goûté ce gâteau ?” “Non, je l’ai jamais goûté, ce gâteau” = LE (pronoun, not article) + ce gâteau
      You need to enable the subtitles, click on the cog and select French.

  2. Caroline Champion says:

    Hi Caroline. I didn’t understand what the title of this episode meant so I wasn’t sure what was going to be in it but it turned out to be SO useful…. exactly what I needed. Thanks.

    • Caro says:

      Au plaisir Caroline, I’m really happy you found it useful. I chose this title because French people don’t have a pure and all the time correct grammar when they speak. This somewhat bad grammar is how we can become really fluent in a language.

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