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Tired of textbook French? All our Podcasts teach you real French, the way it’s spoken on the streets of Paris and in the cafes in Nice, with authentic useful expressions you can use right away.

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    Wine vocabulary – Today’s French at FrenchHour

    Wine vocabulary – Today’s French at FrenchHour

    Les termes pour le vin







    Le vin est un vrai plaisir, lorsque dégusté en compagnie de bons amis. Pour ma part, je préfère le rouge.







    Wine is a real pleasure when enjoyed in the company of good friends. As for me, I prefer red wine. What about you, what is your preferred wine? In any case, whatever the wine you drink is, here is a list for you to talk about it well. It’s short and can be memorized. If you need more you can get the full unique list I put together with words you won’t find elsewhere. After you work on vocabulary, you get to practice with the fun exercises I created in the premium lesson. Get it, it’s risk-free to become a premium member at FrenchHour.com







    Short List







    * bottle …. f …. bouteille* cork …. m …. bouchon* drink …. f …. boisson* glass …. m …. verre* grape …. m …. raisin* grape harvest, picking …. f/p …. venda nge/s* shade, color …. f …. robe* smell, aroma …. m …. arôme* sommelier, wine butler …. m …. sommelier* strong wine …. m …. vin corsé* varietal  …. m …. cépage* vineyard …. m …. vignoble* vintage year …. m …. millésime* wine …. m …. vin* wine tasting …. f …. dégustation







    Ensuite – Next







    Now that you’ve studied the vocabulary, practice with a dialog and a crossword puzzle in the premium lesson.







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    • 3 min
    French Varietals – Today’s French at FrenchHour

    French Varietals – Today’s French at FrenchHour

    Les cépages français







    A culture capsule in the form of a quick reminder of French cépage – varietals, their vignobles – wine regions, and terroir – combination of soil, climate and region.







    Un petit sommaire des cépages français, des vignobles et de leurs terroirs.







    Cépage – Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot







    Vignoble – Bordeaux – Vin de Bordeaux







    Terroir – Médoc, Graves, Sauternais, Saint-Émilion, Pauillac







    Cépage – Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Blanc







    Vignoble – Alsace – Vin d’Alsace







    Terroir – Riesling, Gewürztraminer







    Cépage – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier







    Vignoble – Champagne – Vin de Champagne







    Terroir – Champagne







    Mini Quiz – Petite InterroChoisissez la bonne réponse. Pick the right answer.







    1.Le cépage d’un vin de Bordeaux peut être :







    A Bordeaux wine varietal can be:







    * Merlot* Pinot Meunier







    2.Le cépage d’un vin de Champagne peut être :







    A Champagne wine varietal can be:







    * Cabernet Sauvignon* Pinot Noir







    3.Le cépage d’un vin d’Alsace peut être :







    An Alsace wine varietal can be:







    * Riesling* Syrah







    Answers – RéponsesTrouvez la bonne réponse en vert. Find the right answer in green.







    1.Le cépage d’un vin de Bordeaux peut être :







    A Bordeaux wine varietal can be:







    * Merlot* Pinot Meunier







    2.Le cépage d’un vin de Champagne peut être :







    A Champagne wine varietal can be:







    * Cabernet Sauvignon* Pinot Noir







    3.Le cépage d’un vin d’Alsace peut être :







    An Alsace wine varietal can be:







    * Riesling* Syrah







    No corkscrew? No problem.







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    goût de terroir – Mot du Jour







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    • 4 min
    verbs with no preposition – Today’s French at FrenchHour

    verbs with no preposition – Today’s French at FrenchHour

    Les verbes français sans préposition







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    This is a list of 7 common verbs that, in French, have no preposition when followed by a noun or a direct object. However, in English, they do require a preposition. Yikes!







    J’attends le train. I’m waiting for the train.







    It may sound silly to spend time on these verbs. But I want you to have the right reflex and sound more fluent in French. That’s one step in the right direction.







    * attendre …. to wait for* chercher …. to look for* demander …. to ask for* descendre …. to bring down* écouter …. to listen to* emmener …. to take along







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    Exercice – Practice







    Read the sentence in French, translate it into English and check your answers here.







    How many sentences did you get right?







    Français







    * J’aperçois la montagne.* J’attends le bus.* Je cherche la rue Leprince.* Je demande un renseignement.* Je descends la caisse.* J’écoute l’émission.* J’emmène mes enfants.







    English







    * I’m getting a glimpse of the mountain.* I’m waiting for the bus.* I’m looking for Leprince Street.* I’m asking for a piece of information.* I’m bringing the box down.* I’m listening to the show.* I’m taking the children along.







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    la petite bête – Mot du Jour







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    • 3 min
    Je suis crevée – Today’s French Dictation at French Hour

    Je suis crevée – Today’s French Dictation at French Hour

    I’m exhausted – French dictation







    A “dictée” is the transcription of a spoken text. This dictation is going to help you improve your French vocabulary, your understanding of the structure of sentences and your listening comprehension as well. Get all the dictations Anne publishes here.







    En français







    Je suis crevée – Dictée







    Je suis crevée. Je me suis endormie à deux heures du *mat et j’ai mal dormi. Je me suis réveillée à six heures vingt. Quatre heures de sommeil, …







    In English







    I’m exhausted – French dictation







    I’m exhausted. I fell asleep at 2 am. and I slept badly. I woke up a 6:20. Four hours of sleep…







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    Next – EnsuiteFrench Punctuation  Today’s French







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    • 4 min
    -ANT ou infinitif ? Today’s French at FrenchHour

    -ANT ou infinitif ? Today’s French at FrenchHour

    -ANT or infinitive?







    Present participle – -ing- or infinitive verb? 







    How do you translate in French?







    ‘We spent the day baking‘







    What is the more correct sentence?







    “On a passé la journée à faire des gâteaux”







    or







    “On a passé la journée en faisant des gâteaux”?







    Entraînez-vous –  Practice







    Faites des phrases comme les exemples suivants :







    * Ils ont marché en bavardant. >> -ING = -ANT* They walked while chatting.* Ils ont passé du temps à bavarder.>> -ING = INFINITIVE* They spent time chatting.







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    Interro – Quiz







    Take this quiz and check if you know the present participle in French.







    Quiz: -ANT ou infinitif ?







    Choisissez la bonne réponse. Pick the right answer.







    * The farmer arrived, PUSHING a wheelbarrow full of straw.La fermière est arrivée _____ une brouette pleine de paille.* à pousser* en poussant







    * This site helps UNDERSTANDING French.Ce site aide _____ le français.* en comprenant* à comprendre* We never listen to music WHILE WORKING.Nous n’écoutons jamais de musique _____.* à travailler* en travaillant* Ensuite – Next







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    • 2 min
    Expressions avec TOUR – Today’s French at FrenchHour

    Expressions avec TOUR – Today’s French at FrenchHour

    Expressions with TOUR – Le français d’aujourd’hui







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    Le mot TOUR veut dire beaucoup de choses. TOUR s’utilise dans de nombreuses expressions. En voici 6. 







    The word TOUR means different things. TOUR is used in many different expressions. Here are 6 of them. 







    * à qui le tour ? …. whose turn is it?* attendre son tour …. to wait for one’s turn* faire un tour (en ville) …. to go (in town, downtown)* le tour de France …. the Tour de France – French bicycle tour* le tour du cadran …. around the clock* un demi-tour …. a U-turn







    Exercice – Practice







    Fill in the blanks with the following expressions: attend son tour, faire un tour, tour du cadran







    * Elle _______________________dans la salle d’attente du dentiste.* She is waiting for her turn at the dentist’s waiting room.* On a travaillé toute la journée, on a carrément fait le _______________________.* We worked all day, around the clock.* Ils sont partis _______________________en ville.* They went downtown.







    Réponses – Answers







    * Elle attend son tour dans la salle d’attente du dentiste.* On a travaillé toute la journée, on a carrément fait le tour du cadran.* Ils sont partis faire un tour en ville.







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    Ensuite – Next 







    le tour est joué – Mot du jour







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    • 2 min

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