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I'm Jessica, a native French teacher from the Champagne region here to help you learn French and discover the French language. You may know me from the French Voices Podcast (a series of interviews in French for the more advanced learners). If you are curious about the French language, this podcast is for you. Expand your French vocabulary and improve your French grammar in a way that is both easy and memorable. How? By connecting bridges between French and English languages to make learning more efficient! Discover the origins of some French words and French expressions, examples of related words and get a new understanding of common mistakes made by students. It doesn't matter whether you’re at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level in French. I have no doubt that you will learn from these mini French lessons. So, get on board and learn French with me! Join the community at http://frenchyourway.com.au Submit your own questions to podcast@frenchyourway.com.au

French Your Way Podcast: Learn French with Jessica | French Grammar | French Vocabulary | French Expressions Jessica: Native French teacher, founder of French Your Way

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I'm Jessica, a native French teacher from the Champagne region here to help you learn French and discover the French language. You may know me from the French Voices Podcast (a series of interviews in French for the more advanced learners). If you are curious about the French language, this podcast is for you. Expand your French vocabulary and improve your French grammar in a way that is both easy and memorable. How? By connecting bridges between French and English languages to make learning more efficient! Discover the origins of some French words and French expressions, examples of related words and get a new understanding of common mistakes made by students. It doesn't matter whether you’re at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level in French. I have no doubt that you will learn from these mini French lessons. So, get on board and learn French with me! Join the community at http://frenchyourway.com.au Submit your own questions to podcast@frenchyourway.com.au

    FYW 218: Special spelling rules: words ending in “_guer”, “_quer”

    FYW 218: Special spelling rules: words ending in “_guer”, “_quer”

    This episode complements episode 217 ("How to convert a verb into a noun or adjective in French?") and sheds light on some special spelling rules that may happen inside a same family of words. You'll get a grammar brush-up and become a French spelling Jedi if you can remember these rules!

    Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode

    pratiquerIl se donne toutes les chances de réussir son concours en pratiquant le piano tous les jours.Nous avons grandi dans une famille très pratiquante.Les pratiquants se retrouvent à l'église du village le dimanche matin.Un pratiquant du tennis de table s'appelle un pongiste. (source : Word Reference)NaviguerIl a navigué autour du monde.Il a fait le tour du monde en naviguant.Le personnel navigant = cabine crewFatiguerelle est fatiguée parce que sa journée a été fatiganteFabriquerUn jouet fabriqué en bois.Il gagnait sa vie en fabriquant des jouets en bois.Un fabricant de jouets

    LINKS and RESOURCES





    Episode 217: How to convert a verb into a noun or adjective in French?

    • 16 min.
    Join the French Games and French dictation this weekend!

    Join the French Games and French dictation this weekend!

    This weekend, challenge your mind and join me on the live sessions that I’ll be running for you! I’m always delighted to see you, the familiar faces, as well as the new ones!



    There will be:



    A free Games in French session

    and

    A French Grammar Clinic with a dictation and practice around tricky verb forms (the imperative, the agreements of the past participle).



    As always, the Grammar Clinic replay will be available to those who register, even if they can’t attend on the day!



    I’ve also just scheduled another 2 upcoming workshops for you:



    Back to Basics! Direct Object (COD) vs Indirect Object (COI)

    and

    The passive in French (brush-up and practice)



    Check out my Upcoming Events page to register!



    A très bientôt? Passez une excellente journée…ou nuit 😉

    • 3 min.
    FYW 217: How to convert a verb into a noun or adjective in French?

    FYW 217: How to convert a verb into a noun or adjective in French?

    I have to thank Abdulelah from Saudi Arabia for inspiring me to make this episode because what follows is just what I l LOVE to explain: you’re both going to work on your grammar AND increase your vocabulary in a blink of the eye (or so I hope!)



    In English, you may convert a verb into a noun by adding _ing to it (sail à sailing, read/reading, etc)

    The -ING added to a verb being generally translated by the present participle in French, Abdulelah wanted to know whether in French we can apply the same rule and therefore convert a verb into a noun by using its present participle.

    Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode

    Dîner / le dîner



    le goûter



    le déjeuner



    le coucher



    le lever



    le paraitre = appearances



    le savoir



    le parler = the way of speaking, the manner of speaking



    Finir à fini (pp) à un travail fini (pp used as adj)



    Blanchir à blanchi à des dents blanchies



    AIMER ➔ nous aimons (present indicative) ➔ AIM_ (stem) ➔ AIMANT (present participle)



    BOIRE ➔ nous buvons (present indicative) ➔ BUV_ (stem) ➔ BUVANT (present participle)



    Blanchir à nous blanchissons à blanchissant



    Fatiguer à elle est fatiguée parce que sa journee a été fatigante



    Motiver à Il est motivé parce que son coach est motivant



    Blanchir à il a les dents blanchies grâce à ce dentifrice blanchissant



    Intéresser à Vous êtes intéressés parce que je suis intéressante !



    Mourir à La voiture est morte. Ce patient est mourant.

    LINKS and RESOURCES



    Upcoming French Grammar Clinic workshops: frenchyourway.com.au/events

    How to choose the right mood and tense in French - French verbs made easy (eBook + Workbook) : https://gumroad.com/l/fyw_tenses

    “How to Conjugate French Verbs in –IR Without Losing Your Mind” (French Your Way Podcast, episode 58): frenchyourway.com.au/podcast58

    “How to Conjugate French Verbs in –IR Without Losing Your Mind” (my article): http://frenchyourway.com.au/how-to-conjugate-french-verbs-in-ir-without-losing-your-mind

    Episode 164: French verbs: past participles (compound tenses, part 1): frenchyourway.com.au/podcast164

    • 18 min.
    FYW 216: Allergies and medical issues: saying them in French

    FYW 216: Allergies and medical issues: saying them in French

    While the topic of the previous episode was light and rather fun (How to talk to your pet in French), today’s episode is more serious and I hope will be very useful to you.



    Listener Kate emailed me the following question:



    “I am a relatively new French learner and there is something important that I need to get right.  I have a severe nut allergy (the type that will put me in the hospital or even kill me if I accidentally eat nuts!).  It's important that I'm able to communicate this when I'm out to eat, but I'm a bit confused about the terminology.  I've been told that 'nut' in French is 'la noix', but others have said this actually is just one type of nut, the walnut.  Which is it?  What is the best way to tell people about my allergy?   “



    This is an excellent question, and all the more so that in French there isn’t a generic word to refer to nuts! So, how then to talk about your allergies (and any other medical issue)?



    Disclaimer: I can't take the responsibility of missing out on any nut or product you may be allergic to. This episode does give you a few vocabulary words, but also my tips on how to prepare your trip when you are suffering from an allergy or a medical condition.

    Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode

    Nut = hard fruit, generic term for walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, etc

    Un fruit à coque

    huile d'arachide = peanut oil

    Peanut = une cacahuète

    Walnut = une noix

    Cashew = une noix de cajou

    Une noix du Brésil

    Une noix de macadamia

    pine nut = un pignon

    "je suis totalement allergique aux noix de toutes sortes" (= to nuts of all kinds) / aux fruits à coque ET aux arachides"

    "j’ai une allergie mortelle à… »

    une allergie mortelle = a lethal allergy

    Etre allergique à / Avoir une allergie à (qch)

    Vs

    Faire une allergie à (qch) (= happening, having an allergic reaction)

    LINKS and RESOURCES



    Episode 215: How to talk to your pet in French

    https://allergyaction.org/translations/

    https://allergyaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Translation-French.pdf

    http://www.selectwisely.com/

    • 12 min.
    FYW 215: How to talk to your pet in French!

    FYW 215: How to talk to your pet in French!

    This episode inspired by a question from Philip was a particularly fun one to prepare. Philip lives in Saint-Tropez, a beautiful and town on the Mediterranean coast in the South of France which attracts many visitors and celebrities in the summer. He did pet sitting for French friends and had many questions around how to talk to your pet in French.

    Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode

    Un poisson rouge = a goldfish



    Marine :



    « Haha je peux te parler de ce que je dis à mon chien seulement ;) mais bon je suis un peu débile/gaga avec lui.



    Je ne vouvoie aucun animal.

    Il aime les 'gratouilles', je ne lui dis pas chatouille ou guili

    good boy = 'gentil chienchien'

    come here = 'viens ici / aux pieds'

    assis / couché

    pour 'to walk', il reconnait 'promener!'

    pour une friandise, il reconnaît 'nonoss'



    et pour finir je l'appelle aussi 'amour de ma vie.

    Et pour ce qui est de ne pas toucher les chiens dans la rue, c'est une question de prudence, si jamais ils ne sont pas gentils. Mais le mien est parfait et adorable tout le monde peut le caresser. »



    Chonchon



    « Pour Smokie, on parle de "caresses", il connaît plein de mots comme " pipi d'chien", promenade, assis, couché, roule, viens, va jouer. On ne vouvoie pas les animaux chez [nous]... Quand il est gentil on l'appelle "p'tit wawa", quand il a fait une bêtise on l'appelle vilaine bête. On m'a toujours appris quand j'étais petite à ne pas toucher les chiens dans la rue, sauf si la personne me donne l'autorisation ou si je le connais déjà... Ça me paraît aussi une question de bon sens pour des questions de sécurité, surtout avec des enfants (chien peureux, malade, pas éduqué.. Etc) enfin voilà ! Smokie vous embrasse.



    PS: pour les produits vétérinaires, il y en a quelques-uns en pharmacie, mais c'est surtout du dépannage (vermifuge et anti bestioles..) »



    Margot :



    "Jessica coucou, oui on parle de leur faire des caresses ou des gratouilles. Oui on tutoie les animaux même si on ne les connaît pas « salut toi ! T’es beau toi ! » Quand tu croises quelqu’un avec un chien que tu ne connais pas, soit le maitre/maîtresse te dit « allez-y, il est gentil vous pouvez le caresser » ou toi tu dis « Est ce que je peux le caresser? » mais pour ça en Australie c’était pareil car certains chiens n’ont pas envie d’être caressé par un inconnu ou il peut être un peu agressif... après le comportement ça dépend aussi si tu es dans une ville ou à la campagne. Pour les médicaments, le vétérinaire te les fournit en général surtout pour les antibiotiques... tout ce qui est plus commun comme le vermifuge, anti puces, collyres... c’est pharmacie et véto."



    Le veto = le vétérinaire



    Un vermifuge = wormer, anti worm tablet, deworming pill…



    Une puce = a flea



    Un os = a bone



    Nourrir = to feed



    Une gamelle = dish, bowl



    La litière = (cat) litter



    Une crotte = a dog/cat/sheep, etc. poop



    Une/de la pâtée = mash, feed ; (nourriture grossiere) slop, swill



    Une croquette = dog/cat biscuit



    Une friandise = a treat



    Promener son chien = to walk one’s dog



    Brosser un animal = to groom, brush

    • 19 min.
    FYW 214: Brushing up pronouns in French: which pronoun would you use to replace “Le Louvre” in “Tu visiteras Le Louvre”? (listener’s question)

    FYW 214: Brushing up pronouns in French: which pronoun would you use to replace “Le Louvre” in “Tu visiteras Le Louvre”? (listener’s question)

    Many episodes ago, I recorded a series of lessons about the use of the various French pronouns. I think it’s time for a quick brush-up! Here’s the question I received from a Joanna, a listener of French Your Way podcast:

    "Why would the pronoun for the Louvre not be "y" in the following example:

    Tu visiteras le Louvre - Tu le visiteras (you’ll visit it) " ?

    In this episode, I’ll clarify a few points to help you better understand the use of the place and direct pronouns in French. I’ll also clarify the position of the French pronouns in the sentence!

    Also (re)listen to:



    Episode 88 : Direct and Indirect Objects and Pronouns in French

    Episode 96: FYW 096 : The French Pronoun "Y"



    To participate in my French Grammar Clinic workshops, check out:



    frenchyourway.com.au/grammarclinic



    Find the dates to my upcoming events:



    frenchyourway.com.au/events



    Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode

    Tu visiteras le Louvre ? Tu le visiteras (you’ll visit it)Le Louvre est à Paris ? "Il est à Paris.Je vais au Louvre ? J’y vais.Je visite le Louvre. ? Je le visite.Je lui ai écrit.J'aime aller au Louvre ? J'aime y aller.

    LINKS and RESOURCES



    frenchyourway.com.au/grammarclinic

    frenchyourway.com.au/events

    Episode 88 : Direct and Indirect Objects and Pronouns in French 

    Episode 96: FYW 096 : The French Pronoun "Y"

    • 14 min.

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