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Bonjour à tous !
Welcome to the French Blabla podcast where you'll find tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning.
If you're fed up with boring grammar books or tired of speaking an artificial French, far from how natives speak, then this podcast is for you.
This podcast isn't French grammar or French vocabulary only, we will cover a wide range of topics that will help you in your learning journey.

What are you waiting for? Join me!

French Blabla Speak Like a native

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Bonjour à tous !
Welcome to the French Blabla podcast where you'll find tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning.
If you're fed up with boring grammar books or tired of speaking an artificial French, far from how natives speak, then this podcast is for you.
This podcast isn't French grammar or French vocabulary only, we will cover a wide range of topics that will help you in your learning journey.

What are you waiting for? Join me!

    A day in French - 53 - Macros

    A day in French - 53 - Macros

    Hey folks! So, here's the scoop: 2024 is my year of "transformation", and it's all centered around diving deep into 'cuisine French.' But here's the twist – after realizing that my love affair with pain au chocolat has been a little too indulgent, I've decided it's time to get savvy with macro counting. Yep, I'm on a mission to strike the perfect balance between savoring the richness of French cuisine and keeping my nutrition in check.
    In this episode, I'm taking you along on my adventure of marrying the art of macro counting with the indulgence of French food. It's not about giving up the good stuff; it's about making the good stuff work for me and my health goals. And let me tell you, it's been quite the enlightening journey so far!
     
    In this Episode:
    From Pain au Chocolat to Portion Control: Sharing my personal story of how those irresistible French pastries led me to a path of healthier eating habits without sacrificing flavor. Grammar Corner: We explore useful French phrases to express opposition, perfect for those moments when you're debating between another bite or saying "non, merci." Nutrition in French: Expanding our French vocabulary with key nutrition terms, making it easier to navigate menus and food labels while indulging in 'cuisine French.'  
    So, are you ready to join me on this flavorful expedition through 'cuisine French'? Let's make 2024 the year we embrace the best of French dining, one macro at a time!
     
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    • 4 min
    A day in French - 52 - Seashells

    A day in French - 52 - Seashells

    Hey folks, welcome back to a new episode, where I dive into my laid-back morning stroll on the 'plage'—that's 'beach' in French for those diving into the language with me. This episode is all about the simple pleasures of the beach in French culture, from the seashells I found to the unique way I decided to cook them. Plus, I've got the scoop on beach etiquette in France.
    So there I was, walking on the beach in French territory, when I came across an array of seashells. It sparked a little culinary idea in me. Why not cook these seashells? Turned out to be a delicious decision. Along the way, I picked up on some do's and don'ts of French beach etiquette that I thought were pretty interesting to share.
     
    In this Episode:
    Seashell Vocabulary: I'll share the French names for the cool seashells I found on the beach. Beach Etiquette: Picked up some tips on how to behave on the beach. There's a certain way to do things here. Grammar Nuggets: We'll tackle how to express obligations and prohibitions in French, super useful for beach-related and other scenarios.  
    Join me for a chill recount of my beach day in France. Whether you're here for the French lessons, curious about my seashell cooking experiment, or just in it for the beach tales, this episode's got a bit of everything.
     
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    • 4 min
    A day in French - 51 - Calendar

    A day in French - 51 - Calendar

    Welcome to a special episode of the podcast, where I delve into the heartwarming French tradition for Christmas, focusing particularly on the enchanting world of advent calendars.
    As we count down the days to 'Noël,' I want to share with you my personal experiences with past advent calendars and the unique joy they bring during the festive season.
    In this episode, I'll take you through a journey of discovery, exploring the origins of the advent calendar.
    This tradition, deeply rooted in French culture, is not just a countdown to Christmas; it's a daily celebration of anticipation and joy.
    I'll recount my cherished memories associated with these calendars, from the excitement of revealing each day's surprise to the special moments shared with family.
    But that's not all – we'll also dive into some fascinating grammar points.
    We'll review the use of 'tout' and 'tous,' exploring their various contexts and applications in French.
    This grammar focus will enhance your understanding and usage of these versatile words, especially in the context of holiday traditions.
    As for vocabulary, we'll specifically talk about advent calendars. You'll learn the French terms associated with this tradition, enriching your festive lexicon and helping you to describe this delightful custom with ease.
     
    In this Episode:
    Advent Calendar Traditions: Explore the French tradition for Christmas through the lens of advent calendars, understanding their cultural significance. Origins and Memories: Discover the origins of advent calendars and hear my personal stories associated with this charming tradition. Grammar Focus on 'Tout' and 'Tous': Learn the nuances of using 'tout' and 'tous' in various contexts, enhancing your grammatical fluency. Vocabulary Deep Dive: Expand your French vocabulary with terms related to advent calendars, perfect for holiday conversations.  
    Join me in this nostalgic episode as we embrace the French tradition for Christmas. Whether you're a language learner or a lover of cultural traditions, this episode is filled with linguistic insights, heartwarming stories, and the magic of the holiday season.
     
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    • 3 min
    A day in French - 50 - Deer

    A day in French - 50 - Deer

    Today's podcast episode is an extraordinary journey into the heart of the French wilderness, as we explore the theme of deer in French or "le cerf" in an enchanting forest setting.
    This episode is not just about discovering the majestic deer in their natural habitat but also about enhancing your French skills, particularly if you're at the A2 level.
    Our focus is on prepositions of location, an essential aspect of French grammar that paints a picture of where events unfold.
    Whether you're just starting out or looking to solidify your A2 level skills, understanding these prepositions is crucial for describing settings and locations in French, especially when talking about nature and wildlife like deer.
    So, settle in and relax as we dive into the captivating world of deer in the French forests and unravel the simplicity and beauty of French grammar.
    Are you intrigued by all of this?
    Make sure to download the study guide linked below. It includes everything from the episode's transcription to a rich vocabulary list centered around our theme - deer in French - and a look at prepositions of location.
     
    In this episode:
    Explore vocabulary related to nature, specifically focusing on deer in French Learn and practice prepositions of location, a key component in describing natural scenes in French Take on a challenge that will help solidify your understanding of the topic and language  
    Join me on this engaging journey to learn about deer in French and improve your French grammar skills. It's an adventure that blends the beauty of nature with the elegance of the French language!
     
    Music: Wonder Happens by Podington Bear – Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License
     
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    • 4 min
    Ep60 - Weird Sounds French people Make

    Ep60 - Weird Sounds French people Make

    Mastering the French language pronunciation is a crucial aspect of becoming fluent, and integrating French funny phrases and sounds can make the learning process even more enjoyable.
    Understanding and using authentic sounds like "pfff," "hein," "rohh," "blowing a raspberry," and "mmmm" can significantly enhance your grasp of the language.
    In this lesson, we'll delve deep into these unique elements of French language pronunciation, showing you how to use them just like a native speaker. Adding these sounds to your vocabulary will not only improve your pronunciation but also help you grasp the nuances of various French peculiar everyday phrases.
     
    In this Episode:
    Show surprise, frustration and annoyance with sounds Bonus casual phrases to add to the sounds The number 1 French TV show to level up your French  
     
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    • 15 min
    A day in French - 49 - Baths II

    A day in French - 49 - Baths II

    I've just had an incredible adventure in a French destination that's a great spa town. Picture this: it's early morning, the air is crisp, and I'm stepping into a thermal spa with a history that goes all the way back to the Romans. Can you believe it? This great spa town has been around for centuries, and I'm about to dive into its healing mineral waters.
    Our grammar focus today is on conjunctions of coordination and subordination, which help us connect and organize ideas in a sentence. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced learner, we'll explore some essential conjunctions. 
    The level is A2 so beginner +
    If you’re interested in all of this, you can download the study guide below where you’ll find the transcription, the vocabulary and the grammar focus.
     
    To listen to my previous Bath episode : Click to listen
     
    In this episode
    Words and phrases connected to spa and treatments Review conjunctions of coordination and subordination A challenge for you to shine  
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    Music: Wonder Happens by Podington Bear – Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

JanettCF ,

Superb!

FINALLY!! A French podcast that actually explains things - like the R. The podcaster must have knowledge of linguistics or some training as a Speech Path because she is very detailed in her instructions. Merci!

Big Banana Sam ,

Amazing show

I’ve been studying french a few years now and this show is the answer to the concerns I’ve had as far as sounding native beyond just an accent. Just listened to episode 16, does this affect written french as well or is it a mostly spoken change?

Thorntonke4 ,

R Sound Episode 2

I studied French since 7th grade and episode 2 was the most clear practical instruction on the r sound I’ve ever received. Already improved!

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