Comme une Française: Know “Y” vs “En”

French pronouns can be weird, you know? The French pronouns “Y” and “En” almost mean the same thing — but you can’t actually use them synonymously! So, what’s the difference between y and en in French? How do they work? How do you know which one to use? Why do we say both “Je m’en vais” and “J’y vais”? Let’s find out, in today’s lesson!
Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France. Géraldine

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Comme une Française: Missing letters

One of the hardest parts about understanding spoken French? We EAT letters! (Especially vowels). For example…

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It probably goes without saying, but everyday spoken French is really hard to understand. Pronunciation doesn’t flow logically from the spelling — and then there’s the fact that French people eat letters from their words!

Today, let’s practice your understanding of real spoken French, specifically by looking at when and why we “eat” letters. We’ll use a clip from the movie L’Auberge Espagnole (= “The Spanish hostel,” 2002) as an example, for our practice.

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

Géraldine

Comme une Française: Fast Spoken French

You can learn all the French vocabulary in the world and watch all the French movies ever created… but you won’t be able to improve your comprehension of real, everyday spoken French unless you practice! And that’s what we’ll do today.

In today’s lesson, we’re going to use a clip from English comedian Paul Taylor, which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZcxT…​. In it, Paul speaks excellent everyday French. Can you understand what he’s saying? Have a listen, and let’s practice together.

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

Géraldine

Comme une Française: Practice Your French with the Netflix Series “Lupin”

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Have you heard about this one? Lupin is a brand new French series that’s been streaming on Netflix since January 8th. I really enjoyed it — so much that I binge-watched it in just three sittings! In today’s video, we’ll learn more about this well-known French character, Lupin, how he influenced the Netflix series, and why this is such a great option if you’re interested in practicing and improving your French oral comprehension. (There are MANY different dialects in this show!) Let’s dive in.

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

Géraldine

Comme une Française: Outdated French from the 70’s

If you learned French in the 70’s, you might still be using these outdated words and expressions… Here’s what to do instead.

Do you still use the word “groovy” to talk about something you think is cool? What about “jeepers creepers” when you hear something shocking? Probably not, right? Well, the same goes for French: the French slang terms you learned in the 70’s are outdated today. In today’s lesson, we’ll explore some of those outdated terms, and what you should Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France. Géraldine

My favorite French books of 2020

I LOVE to read. It’s a very big part of my life, and I use books to help me better understand the modern world that we live in. So far in 2020, I’ve read around 98 books (not including the stories I’ve read to my son 50+ times ;)!) I know that there are some bookworms in my community, so I thought I would share some of my favorite French books with you today. Whether you enjoy fiction or nonfiction, chick-lit or more serious subjects, I’ve got a recommendation for you! Enjoy 🙂
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😘 from Grenoble, France. Géraldine