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Episode 46 – Let’s talk about our shopping habits and articles


Welcome to the forty-sixth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. In this episode, Candice comes back for a chat. We had a nice talk about her dream house in this episode. Today, we will discover her shopping habits. It will be a good opportunity to review how to properly use articles. If you struggle with them, it’s time to listen and download the study guide to practice.



In this Episode

  • Real conversation with real fillers and regional pronunciation
  • Learn or review how to use articles
  • Vocabulary about grocery shopping
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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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Episode 41 – Are you guilty of saying “comme ci comme ça”? Time to use “bof” instead




Welcome to the forty-first episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. Guys, it’s time for the truth! Are you guilty of answering “comme ci comme ca” when somebody asks you how you are? I have no idea where it comes from, maybe from a song but when I was teaching in schools, students sometimes answered with this phrase. Frankly, I don’t know anybody in my relatives nor friends that ever said this. Today, we’re gonna drop the comme ci comme ca and study how to answer properly like French people would. In episode 22, we talked about how to translate the phrase “I’m excited” and following up on this episode, we’re going to dive a little bit deeper into the French world of total lack of enthusiasm. This three letter word we’ll study can be used in different situations with different meanings. Stay tuned!


In this Episode

  • Learn how to show a lack of enthusiasm
  • Learn two body expressions and turn into a real French person
  • The real answer to “how are you?”
  • Cultural nugget about French social habits
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Episode 40 – “Let’s” or the subtle art of suggesting




Welcome to the fortieth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. I noticed that a lot of learners struggle with the translation of “let’s”, especially since it’s very different from the translation of the verb “to let”. This can be confusing. Today we’re going to talk about it. Before listening, I suggest you refresh your mind with the episode 26 , where we covered when to use “nous” and when to use “on”. You will need it to fully grasp this new episode. Stay tuned!


In this Episode

  • Three phrases to properly translate “let’s”
  • The number one sentence you need to know to leave a place
  • A challenge for you to shine
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