Comme une Française: We skip letters!

There’s no denying that French people speak FAST, and as a learner it can often be difficult to understand spoken French at what we would consider a “normal” speed. But don’t worry – in today’s video lesson, I’m going to give you a step-by-step look at a simple trick that has helped thousands of my students get better at understanding French at a native speed. We’re also going to explore one of the most beloved regions of France – Burgundy (La Bourgogne)! Are you ready to “visit” this part of France with me, while improving your understanding of fast spoken French? Let’s go!

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France. Géraldine

Comme une Française: French Pronunciation Fundamentals

In French movies, Netflix shows you love, in French songs… The nasal vowels are everywhere! So many French sentences use “on”, “an” sounds and the rest. Perhaps you’ve noticed? By the end of this 15-min lesson, you’ll be more confident with pronouncing these strange French sounds! Learn French pronunciation fundamentals – Real, modern French pronunciation to practice saying “an,” “en,” “in,” “on” and “un.” Practice online with this video lesson! It’s an easy French pronunciation lesson with Géraldine.

Comme une Française: Spoken French Essentials in 40 Minutes

“Aprem,” “Pub”, “Bon ap” : French people often cut the end of their words in informal conversation. That’s part of how they speak so fast! And why you can’t understand informal spoken French… until now at least. Today, I’m going to show you some common words and expressions that French people cut – so you won’t be surprised when you hear them in a French conversation group or from a Parisian waiter. Practice your pronunciation with me, and see how you can use these shortcuts yourself!

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France. Géraldine

Comme une Française: The secret to French people speaking too fast

Understanding French is really hard! French people speak so fast! It looks like they’re even cutting letters out of their words! Well, you know what? They really do. So let’s try to understand real, everyday (fast) spoken French. Today, I’m going to show you how French people cutting the “e” sound out of common words. You’ll even get to practice it yourself. That way, when it’s time to use your French — in a French conversation group, for example, or when talking to a Parisian waiter — you’ll be better prepared to talk about what you want, and not get lost in the endless confusion of “what did you say?”Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France. Géraldine

Comme une Française: Using “incorrect” French to sound friendlier

Want to sound less like a robot or textbook and more like an authentic French speaker? There are certain unwritten spoken French “rules” you’ll need to learn first – starting with this easy fix! Here’s something your high school French teacher probably never told you: if you’re using the full “ne… pas” in a French conversation, you’ll sound formal and stilted. I know you’ve been taught to use these words in any negative sentence, but in modern spoken French we typically drop the “ne”. Allow me to explain more, with examples, in today’s lesson.

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France. Géraldine

Comme une Française: Memorizing vs. Understanding

If you’re here watching this video, it means you want to learn to speak better French. But if you’ve been studying and practicing for any amount of time, you’ve already realized by now that there’s a difference between merely speaking French and actually “getting” real French. If you want to sound more authentic when speaking French, and if you want to better understand REAL, modern French conversation… today’s compilation video is for you. These are my most popular “insider” French ticks that will help you truly get better at speaking and understanding everyday French.

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France. Géraldine