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Nov

14

2013

«Il m'a emmené faire une petite promenade en vélo… »

«He brought me on a little cycling trip…»

A listener asked about this sentence, from our lesson 65 ("I'm so stiff today!…")… Read More

Oct

22

2013

« Moi, je n'aime pas du tout regarder des joueurs courir derrière un ballon ! »

«I don't like watching players run (around) after a ball!»

A listener sent us a question about the expression above, from one of our earlier lessons. Specifically, his question was:… Read More

Sep

30

2013

on - a very common pronoun

The pronoun on is used in a wide variety of contexts.

A listener emailed us in the last few days about the pronoun on. Its use is extremely common in French, especially in the spoken language.… Read More

Sep

19

2013

ne - it isn't always 'negative'

It is often easier to think of ne as part of a combination

A listener emailed us this morning with the following message:… Read More

Sep

18

2013

dont, whose, of which, of whom

The pronoun dont is used frequently in French.

A listener asked this morning about the word dont. Pronounced don(t), it replaces an object introduced by de.… Read More

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Recent Lessons

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Lesson no: 181, Level: Intermediate

‘Tu’ ou ‘vous’?

A listener asked about ‘tu’ and ‘vous’. In English, we simply use the pronoun ‘you’ but, in French, things are more complicated. In this conversation, we talk about when to use ‘tu’ and ‘vous’… and how to ‘make the switch’ between the two when our relationships have evolved over time. Let’s listen.

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Lesson no: 180, Level: Intermediate

"Tu as l'air stressé aujourd'hui!…"

A listener asked said he had recently been in France and had heard a few slang words used frequently. In this lesson, our dialogue makes use of a variety of slang words, some of which are very common. Let’s listen…

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Lesson no: 179, Level: Advanced

La Loi travail: une réforme controversée

This time, our lesson centres on the social tensions in France, arising from the proposed introduction of the new employment law. The main protagonists are, on the one hand, the CGT - a very powerful union - and, on the other, the government which insists that there is no alternative to the new measures it is proposing.

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Lesson no: 178, Level: Intermediate

“Mohammed Ali: une personnalité exceptionnelle”

He was the world’s most famous boxer. But, to many, he represented much more than a particular sport. In this lesson, let’s talk about Mohammed Ali.

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Lesson no: 177, Level: Intermediate

"Que penses-tu d'AirBnB? Est-ce sérieux?"

AirBnB has rocked the hospitality industry. For holiday-makers it has proved a boon but hoteliers are up in arms. We discuss the new rental model provided by AirBnB in this lesson.

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