29 min

FV 127: (Part 2) Representing Belgium abroad: the work of a consul French Voices Podcast | Learn French | Interviews with Native French Speakers | French Culture

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In the second part of this interview with Belgian consul Pierre Steverlynck, we discuss the languages he speaks at home and at work - since Belgium is a multilingual country. You'll learn the difference between an ambassy and a consulate, what a "carte d'identité" may be used for (I know that not all countries have one such thing). Also find out how one becomes a diplomat. And, you'll hear about the "flying kit", a really cool system for expats living on faraway islands!

Vocab List

avancée sociale (nf) = advance, progress

chauvin,e (adj) = chauvinistic, partisan

concours (nm) = competitive exam

empreinte (digitale) (nf) = (finger) print

encadré,e (adj) = managed, supervised

examen d'entrée (nm) = entrance examination

flamandophone (n, adj) = Dutch-speaking

néerlandais,e (n, adj) = Dutch

QI (quotient intellectuel) (nm) = IQ

Links and Resources



https://france.diplomatie.belgium.be/fr

Also discover (or rediscover!) episode 80: About The Smurfs! With Jean Auquier, manager of the Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée

Buy Full Notes



In the second part of this interview with Belgian consul Pierre Steverlynck, we discuss the languages he speaks at home and at work - since Belgium is a multilingual country. You'll learn the difference between an ambassy and a consulate, what a "carte d'identité" may be used for (I know that not all countries have one such thing). Also find out how one becomes a diplomat. And, you'll hear about the "flying kit", a really cool system for expats living on faraway islands!

Vocab List

avancée sociale (nf) = advance, progress

chauvin,e (adj) = chauvinistic, partisan

concours (nm) = competitive exam

empreinte (digitale) (nf) = (finger) print

encadré,e (adj) = managed, supervised

examen d'entrée (nm) = entrance examination

flamandophone (n, adj) = Dutch-speaking

néerlandais,e (n, adj) = Dutch

QI (quotient intellectuel) (nm) = IQ

Links and Resources



https://france.diplomatie.belgium.be/fr

Also discover (or rediscover!) episode 80: About The Smurfs! With Jean Auquier, manager of the Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée

29 min