when to say tu

Episode 44 – How to choose between “tu” and “vous”




Welcome to the forty-fourth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the intricacies of the pronouns “tu” and “vous”. Today’s title is a bit misleading and I’m sorry about that. My intent isn’t really to have a definite guide of the different uses of these pronouns, instead I would like to go deeper into the complexity of French social interactions. These two words really reflect that. Obviously, as always, I’ll give you some etiquette tips to behave like a French person, but today is more of a cultural episode.


In this Episode

  • Learn when you can say “tu”
  • The situation where “vous” is the ultimate insult
  • A small etiquette guide to the internet
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alors

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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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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question tags

Episode 32 – Don’t say this to sound like a native




Welcome to the thirty-second episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. We already talked about the important use of “on” vs “nous” in episode 26. If you haven’t listened to it yet, I strongly encourage you to do it because it will completely change your French. Today my catchphrase holds even more true with this episode. We are going to learn together another foundation of fluency, because what you have learnt at school is a sure way to show that you’re a foreigner. Let’s learn how to use question tags the native way. Stay tuned!


In this Episode

  • Master question tags like a native
  • Add nuances and feelings through question tags
  • A challenge for you to shine
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