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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 : Live workshops are back! May 2022

    FYW : Live workshops are back! May 2022

    Live workshops are back!



    More information and bookings open on my events page: https://frenchyourway.com.au/events



    If you can’t attend, don’t worry: you will receive the replay video as well as the worksheet and answers.



    Upcoming events:



    Dictée en français / French dictation



    Sunday May 22nd at 9pm Paris time.



    Imparfait vs passé composé



    Thursday May 26th at 10pm Paris time.



    Check out my events page



    Subscribe to my newsletter to receive special discount codes for the workshops.



    Looking forward to working with you!



    Jessica

    • 1 min
    FYW 242 : Understanding French when sound quality is poor or there’s background noise

    FYW 242 : Understanding French when sound quality is poor or there’s background noise

    As if it were not challenging enough to get to understand French spoken at normal speed, how to understand a French conversation when there is background noise/music, or a piece of French audio that’s not clearly audible? In this episode inspired by a question from Fiona, I will share some tips on how you can work on this and improve and I will also stress the importance to accept that you ARE always going to miss some words (and how to work on that, too).

    Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode

    “C’est une idée très schtroumpfante ! »



    « Tu as bien dormi ? Tu as l’air bien schtroumpf aujourd’hui. »



    « ça fait longtemps qu’on n’a pas schroumpfé ensemble ! Vendredi, ça te dirait ? »

    Links and Resources



    My Schtroumpf activity (with free downloadable worksheet):

    French Voices podcast: on your favourite podcast app or at https://frenchyourway.com.au/category/frenchvoices

    • 21 min
    FYW 241: SENTIR vs RESSENTIR

    FYW 241: SENTIR vs RESSENTIR

    Fiona from Melbourne Australia asked me to explain the difference between the verbs “sentir” and “ressentir” in French. Let’s go through the differences in their use and in the structure of the sentences.

    Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode

    L’odorat (nm)



    sentir des fleurs / un parfum / l’odeur de l’herbe coupée.



    Tu ne sens pas comme une odeur de fumée ?



    Le toucher



    Touche ! Sens comme c’est doux / rugueux.



    Je sens le soleil / le vent / le froid sur ma peau.



    Ça sent le printemps !



    Je sens que je vais réussir cet examen.



    Calmez-vous les enfants ! Je sens que ça va mal finir !



    Sentir / ne pas sentir (une situation, une personne) = avoir une mauvaise impression sur…



    Je ne sens pas trop cette fille, elle a l’air malhonnête. Ne fais pas confiance à ce garçon, je ne le sens pas.



    Alors, ton entretien pour le poste de représentant ? Tu le sens comment ? Je le sens plutôt bien !



    Se sentir (bien / mal / fatigué / en forme / triste / heureux / découragé, motivé…)



    Je le/la sens triste. / Je sens qu’il/elle est triste.



    Je sens qu’il commence à s’ouvrir / à comprendre.



    Je sens la fatigue m’engourdir / la joie l’envahir.



    Qu’est-ce que tu ressens ? Comment tu te sens ?



    Je me sens triste (je ressens/j’éprouve de la tristesse)



    Je me sens frustrée (je ressens/j’éprouve de la frustration)



    Je me sens légère (je ressens/j’éprouve de la légèreté)



    En entrant dans la maison à vendre, j’ai ressenti beaucoup d’oppression / je me suis sentie très oppressée.



    Le ressenti = the perception, the sense (eg temperature)



    La temperature réelle est 5 degrés mais la température ressentie est zéro



    Quel est ton ressenti sur cette situation ?



    le ressentiment = resentment, bitterness, dislike



    Elle éprouve encore beaucoup de ressentiment envers sa voisine même après toutes ces années.

    • 13 min
    FYW 240: 5 Common Mistakes in French That English Speakers Make (part 1)

    FYW 240: 5 Common Mistakes in French That English Speakers Make (part 1)

    Here’s a selection of 5 mistakes commonly made by English students learning French. Some may be a “simple” refresher (but we really need to drill those in, don’t we!), some of them may be new to you depending on your level of French.

    Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode

    Je vais bien.



    Je suis bien.



    Comment allez-vous ?



    Comment êtes-vous ?



    Je compte aller en France (pour) 6 mois en 2023.

    LINKS and RESOURCES



    FYW 002 : "For" (+ duration): Avoid Saying “Pour” if Possible!

    FYW 090 : How to say “I miss you” in French?

    • 16 min
    FYW 239: “pas” vs “non” in French

    FYW 239: “pas” vs “non” in French

    This episode was inspired by a question from listener Philip:



    “Recently, a thunderstorm damaged my internet connection. The router displayed the error message "réseau non détecté".



    I was surprised, because I would have said "pas détecté". When should we use "pas" or "non" to mean "not"?"



    Let’s see examples and learn about the difference between spoken and written French, what the official rules are and how everyday French bends these rules.

    Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode

    N’entre(z) pas.



    (Merci de / prière de) Ne pas entrer.



    Ne fume(z) pas dans le train



    Ne pas fumer dans le train (interdition de fumer)



    Accepter / ne pas accepter les cookies.



    réseau non détecté



    mise à jour non compatible / non disponible



    acquis / non acquis / en voie d’acquisition (acquired / learned)

    • 10 min
    FYW 238: French Slang Expressions (3)

    FYW 238: French Slang Expressions (3)

    By popular demand, I have recorded a series of episodes to help you learn or recognise common French slang expressions. As you may know, the French you learn in the classroom and the French you hear in the street or in the movies can sometimes sound quite different!

    Warning : in this episode, I've gathered some very familiar, common French expressions around pee, poo and fart. Not appropriate for children’s ears (or if you’re easily shocked).

    Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode

    Emmerder

    "Les non-vaccinés, j'ai très envie de les emmerder" (E. Macron)

    « Arrêtez d'emmerder les Français » (Georges Pompidou)

    Je t’emmerde

    Faire chier

    (ça) fait chier, j’ai perdu mes clés à la plage. / J’ai pas envie d’aller à ce dîner, ça me fait chier / madame Martin me fait chier avec ces questions débiles.

    Chiant,e (adj)

    Ma sœur est trop chiante. / C’est chiant de se lever le lundi matin.

    Il pleut comme vache qui pisse.

    se pisser dessus

    n'en avoir rien à péter

    péter plus haut que son cul

    pété de tunes/thunes : rolling in it, loaded

    péter les plombs / un câble : blow a fuse, lose it, go berserk (psycho. Breakdown)

    péter la forme / le feu : to be in tip-top form, to be in great shape

    se la péter : to show off, to brag

    être pété/mort de rire (ptdr, mdr)

    If you enjoyed this episode, you may also find my short eBook "How to improve your French conversation skills" useful! It includes a section featuring common differences between French as you know is and as it is actually spoken in real life 😉

    Check out my eBook : https://frenchyourway.com.au/improve-french-conversational-skills

    LINKS and RESOURCES



    French slang expressions (1) - French Your Way Podcast episode 233:

    French slang expressions (2) - French Your Way Podcast episode 236:

    my eBook "How to improve your French conversation skills": https://frenchyourway.com.au/improve-french-conversational-skills

    • 16 min

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