Episode 39 – Listen if you hesitate about the pronunciation of “plus”




Welcome to the thirty-ninth 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, Sarah. She contacted me on the chat and she told me “Caroline, in french you usually drop the last letter. But how is it with the “plus” I can’t figure out when to say plu or plus“. When I read her question, I panicked a little bit because there was no way I could explain the rules in just two sentences on a chat while preparing dinner. I gave her a very simplified answer but we really need an episode. This is a topic that comes up a lot and a question that you will find in many French podcasts. Today is my turn to cover it. Stay tuned!


In this Episode

  • The rules you need to know how to pronounce the word “plus”
  • A challenge for you to shine
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A day in French – 20 – Snow


Welcome to the twentieth 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. In this new episode, we’ll be talking about snow and the dangers of winter. I don’t particularly like snow and I would like to tell you why in this episode. I will also share a painful anecdote about my relationship with winter. Don’t forget to download the study guide to get access to the transcription. Stay tuned!



In this Episode

  • Winter and snow vocabulary
  • Review the subjunctive with feelings
  • A challenge for you to shine


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A day in French – 19 – The postman Cheval


Welcome to the nineteenth 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. Did it ever happen to you that you woke up in the middle of the night and an idea popped into your mind, for no reason whatsoever. That’s exactly what happened to me for this episode. I got up and suddenly this idea knocked on my door. She said (because idea is a feminine word in French) “ Caroline, in your next episode you’re going to talk about this famous French postman and you will do a special beginner episode”. I said ok. Now we’re here together, dear listeners, and I’m going to talk about M. Cheval. Stay tuned!



In this Episode

  • Amazing story of Ferdinand Cheval
  • A story to review the beginner basics
  • A challenge for you to shine


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Episode 38 – Using “alors” doesn’t have to be hard. Discover these 5 meanings




Welcome to the thirty-eighth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. In episode 36, we talked about different ways to express the phrase “je ne sais pas”. One of these ways was “alors là”, my personal favourite. I thought about this phrase and realized that this word “alors” is really multifaceted. So today, we will dive into some meanings that the word “alors” has. Stay tuned!


In this Episode

  • Five new ways to use this little word
  • How to show emotion like a native
  • The absolute no-no when cooking carbonara
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