wigs

A day in French – 18 – Wigs


Welcome to the eighteenth episode of this series that will transport you to the daily life of a French woman. We will cover specific vocabulary to increase your fluency while practicing particular grammar points. Days ago, I was working on the last Day in French in the living room while the other members of my family were watching TV. In France, the national public TV service loves historical documentaries about famous figures who influenced our History. They were watching a tv program about Marie-Antoinette and they were talking about her wigs. We all know some tidbits about her but learning about the quirky fashion trends of the end of the eighteenth century in Paris was something new for me and I found it highly interesting. So, I would like to share it with you today. Stay tuned!



In this Episode

  • Cultural nugget about crazy wigs of the time
  • Review the past conditional
  • Review the pronoun Y
  • A challenge for you to shine


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election

A day in French – 17 – Election


Welcome to the seventeenth episode of this series that will transport you to the daily life of a French woman. We will cover specific vocabulary to increase your fluency while practicing particular grammar points. Today I’d like to use the news to talk about our topic. This presidential election was a good opportunity to study this very specific vocabulary. We will also do a small comparison between how we elect our French president and how you, American people elect your president. If I make any mistake, please correct me in the comment section. Don’t forget to download the study guide to get access to the transcription. Stay tuned!

A special task to review how to blame and reproach with the conditional past. Choose a politician from your country and write in the comment section what they should have done, shouldn’t have done, could have done to be a better politician. Check episode 37 to review the grammar.



In this Episode

  • Vocabulary of the election
  • Cultural nugget about how we elect our president
  • A challenge for you to shine


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grammar

Episode 37 – Let’s remember grammar!




Welcome to the thirty-seventh episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. Today’s episode is a special request from a dear listener, Russ. In episode 33, he told me that he struggles to remember and use certain phrases that combine too many verbs. We will talk about a method that will help you remember difficult grammar. Stay tuned!


In this Episode

  • My personal method to remember difficult grammar
  • A talk about chunking
  • A challenge for you to shine
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sais

Episode 36 – Don’t say “je ne sais pas”, use these words instead




Welcome to the thirty-sixth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. In episode 33, we talked about different alternatives to the word “oui” you could use to enrich your conversation and to become a more active participant. In this episode, we continue to expand our vocabulary and we’re going to tackle the phrase “je ne sais pas”. It’s totally ok to use this in your conversations but let’s study some other ways to express this idea in a bit more colourful way. Stay tuned!


In this Episode

  • Master different ways to show your ignorance like a native
  • Add nuances through different “je ne sais pas”
  • A funny anecdote about cultural differences
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