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Our Mot du Jour Podcast helps you become au courant with short 21st-century French words and expressions in context.

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Our Mot du Jour Podcast helps you become au courant with short 21st-century French words and expressions in context.

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.

Mot du Jour Podcast is published 5 times a week.

    goût de terroir – Mot du jour at FrenchHour

    goût de terroir – Mot du jour at FrenchHour

    to feel like home – French expression







    What does ” avoir le goût du terroir ” mean? How do you say ‘ to feel like home ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.







    avoir le goût du terroir – to have the taste of the local. In everyday French, avoir le goût du terroir can describe something literally and figuratively. It sets a positive slant describing all the features of a particular region, of its taste, its climate and its people. I often translate it as ‘to feel like home’.







    * « Ces galettes ont un bon goût de terroir. Miam miam! »* “These buckwheat crepes really feel like home. Yummy!”







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    * présent : Ces galettes ont un bon goût de terroir.* conditionnel présent : Ces galettes aurait un bon goût de terroir si elles étaient cuites.* subjonctif présent : Il faut que ces galettes aient un bon goût de terroir.







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    tirer son chapeau – Mot du jour at FrenchHour

    tirer son chapeau – Mot du jour at FrenchHour

    hats off – French expression







    What does ” tirer son chapeau à quelqu’un ” mean? How do you say ‘ hats off ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.







    tirer son chapeau à quelqu’un – to shoot, to pull one’s hat at someone. In everyday French, tirer son chapeau à quelqu’un means that you admire someone for what they did, or that you express your respect for them. In English, I translated it as ‘to give credit to’, or ‘hats off’.







    * « Elle a réussi à venir malgré tout le travail qu’elle avait. Je lui tire mon chapeau. »* “She managed to come despite all the work she had. Hats off to her.”







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    * présent : Elle réussit à venir malgré tout le travail qu’elle a. Je lui tire mon chapeau.* passés : Elle a réussi à venir malgré tout le travail qu’elle avait. Je lui tire mon chapeau.* futur : Elle réussira à venir malgré tout le travail qu’elle a. Je lui tire mon chapeau.







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    le tour est joué – Mot du jour at FrenchHour

    le tour est joué – Mot du jour at FrenchHour

    nothing we can do – French expression







    What does ” le tour est joué ” mean? How do you say ‘ nothing we can do ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.







    le tour est joué – the trick is played. In everyday French, le tour est jouémeans that it’s over and ‘there is nothing we can do about it’.







    * « En un tour de main, le tour était joué, et on a su que c’était lui, le nouveau champion du Tour de France. »“Very quickly, there was nothing we could do about it. We knew he was the new Tour de France champion.”







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    ici et là – Mot du jour at FrenchHour

    ici et là – Mot du jour at FrenchHour

    here and there – French expression







    What does ” ici et là ” mean? How do you say ‘ here and there ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.







    ici et là – here and there. Today, our expression is straight forward, y a pas photo. ici et là means ‘here and there’.







    * « Si tu vas sur le site de français d’Anne, tu trouveras des photos de sa ferme ici et là. »* “If you go to Anne’s French site, you’ll find pictures of her farm here and there.”







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    * présent > futur : Si tu vas sur le site de français d’Anne, tu trouveras des photos de sa ferme ici et là.* imparfait > conditionnel présent : Si tu allais sur le site de français d’Anne, tu trouverais des photos de sa ferme ici et là.* plus-que-parfait > conditionnel passé : Si tu étais allée sur le site de français d’Anne, tu aurais trouvé des photos de sa ferme ici et là.







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    c’est reparti – Mot du jour at FrenchHour

    c’est reparti – Mot du jour at FrenchHour

    here we go again – French expression







    What does ” c’est reparti ” mean? How do you say ‘ here we go again ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.







    c’est reparti comme en 40 – it’s to leave again like in 40. 40 (quarante) is the year 1940 during the second world war. I’m not sure why we use this expression in such a way, but c’est reparti comme en 40 expresses the idea that something big and difficult is starting again. c’est reparti comme en 40 means ‘brace yourself’ or ‘here we go again’ in everyday French.







    There is an older version of this expression: c’est reparti comme en 14, beginning of WW1.







    * « Aïe aïe aïe ! La rentrée arrive et il va falloir se battre pour trouver toutes les fournitures à temps. C’est reparti comme en 40 ! »* “Oh dear ! Back-to-school is here and we’ll have to fight to find all the school supplies on time. Here we go again!”







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    ma photo – Mot du jour at FrenchHour

    ma photo – Mot du jour at FrenchHour

    What are you staring at? – French expression







    Learn a French expression today. What does ” tu veux ma photo ” mean? How do you say ‘ What are you staring at ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.







    tu veux ma photo ?– you want my picture?. In everyday French, tu veux ma photo means ‘What are you staring at?’.







    * « Arrête de me regarder comme ça. Tu veux ma photo ? »* “Stop looking at me like this. What are you staring at?”







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