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French Etc Beginner’s Podcast of Contemporary French

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French Etc Beginner’s Podcast of Contemporary French

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Thank you very much ! It's very helpful .

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I am determined to learn French and this first episode seemed very helpful. I I am just curious to how I can get te worksheets.

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Very helpful

By Nadine nano - Mar 04 2016
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Thank you very much ! It's very helpful .

Interesting

By Daniel22690 - Nov 29 2012
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I am determined to learn French and this first episode seemed very helpful. I I am just curious to how I can get te worksheets.
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Beginner’s Podcast – French Etc

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Rank #1: Pronunciation Initial Consonants at FrenchHour

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Prononciation des consonnes initiales

French and English consonants at the beginning of a word are pronounced pretty much the same way except for a few.

I’d like to focus on words starting with PN and PS in this lesson. They are pronounced differently in French than they are in English.

  1. m …. pneu …. tire
  2. m/f …. pneumatique …. inflatable
  3. f …. pneumonie …. pneumonia
  4. m …. pseudo, pseudonyme …. username, pen name
  5. m/f …. psychopathe …. psychopath
  6. m/f …. psychiatre …. psychiatrist
  7. f …. psychiatrie …. psychiatry
  8. m/f …. psychologue …. psychologist
  9. f …. psychologie …. psychology
  10. f …. psyché …. psyche, tall mirror
  11. f …. psychose …. psychosis
  12. f …. pseudoscience …. pseudoscience

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Apr 14 2020

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Rank #2: Combination of Letters – Today’s French at FrenchHour

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Combinaison de lettres en français

This lesson is an excerpt of Week 3 of Anne’s ‘French 1 – A1’ course, a 30-week French course for the total  French beginner.

Les mots en français ne sont pas toujours intuitifs.

The French alphabet has 26 letters, just like in English. However, French words don’t always look the way they sound. They may combine letters to make a new sound.

Anne goes over the 25 most common ones in te premium lesson. Click below to access it.

For instance,

EAU is pronounced O, such as in

EAU –> water

BEAU –> beautiful

CU is pronounced KU, such as in

CUBE –> cube

but ÇU is pronounced SU, such as in

REÇU –> received

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Exercice – Practice

Which one sounds like the bold-letter choice? Decide between 1. and 2.

1-__2-__3-__
  1. an sounds like
    1. the EI in eight
    2. the UM in bump
  2. ça sounds like
    1. ka
    2. sa
  3. -tie sounds like
    1. see
    2. tea

Réponses – Answers

1-22-23-1
  1. an sounds like
    • the UM in bump
  2. ça sounds like
    • sa
  3. -tie sounds like
    • see

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May 07 2019

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Rank #3: La maison de France et Henri – Today’s French at FrenchHour

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La maison de France et Henri

France and Henri’s House

Talk about your house in French. Practice with Anne. Download the audio file and print this page.

What to do with this worksheet

  1. Listen
  2. Read the translation
  3. Repeat
  4. Memorize

La maison de France et Henri

France et Henri Durand habitent à Louret. Louret est une petite ville de 8 000 habitants. Ils ont une maison en banlieue. Leur maison a deux étages. Au rez-de-chaussée, il y a une cuisine, une pièce de vie, un salon et un cabinet de toilettes pour les invités. Il n’y a pas de salle à manger. Au premier étage, il y a trois chambres, une terrasse, deux salles de bains, un bureau et un débarras. France et Henri n’ont pas de bibliothèque au premier. Au sous-sol, il y a un garage pour deux voitures et une cave. France et Henri y habitent depuis 10 ans.

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Apr 09 2019

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Rank #4: English Words in French – Today’s French at FrenchHour

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English Words in French

Mots anglais en français

This post is an excerpt of Week 1 of Anne’s ‘French 1 – A1’ course, a 30-week French course for the total beginner.

Who says French is hard to learn? There are tons of English words used in the French language – with a French accent, of course. Here is a list of some that I hear often in French.

Note that most of them are masculine.

My favorite one is ‘un pin’s’. What’s your favorite?

Do you know another one? Feel free to Leave a Reply below.

Most of all, listen, repeat out loud and learn how to pronounce these words. That’s how you’ll start sounding like a French person, by copying my voice and my intonation.

  1. m …. babyfoot …. foosball, table football
  2. m …. barman …. barman, bartender
  3. m …. basket …. basket-ball
  4. f …. basket …. tennis shoe
  5. m …. best-seller …. best-seller book
  6. m …. bifteck …. steak (beef)
  7. m …. blazer …. blazer, suit jacket
  8. m …. blogue …. blog
  9. m …. bluff …. bluff
  10. m …. boss …. boss
  11. m …. bouledogue …. bulldog
  12. m …. boycott …. boycott
  13. ø …. boycotter …. to boycott
  14. m …. brainstorming …. brainstorming session
  15. m …. business …. business
  16. m …. businessman[1] …. businessman
  17. m …. caddy …. store cart
  18. m …. camping …. camp site
  19. m …. casting …. casting, distribution
  20. m …. challenge …. challenge

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Exercice – Practice

Remplacez les tirets avec les mots de la liste et la traduction. — Fill in the blanks with the words from the list and the translation.

L’été dernier, on était au « 1._____ des Lilas ». On jouait tous les jours au 2._____ et au 3._____. On a sympathisé avec le 4._____. Un jour, il nous a demandé de faire les courses pour lui : il voulait 5 caisses de bière. C’est très lourd ! Quand nous sommes arrivés au supermarché, il n’y avait pas de 5._____. On est donc revenus les mains vides et les gens au camping ont presque fait la révolution. On se souviendra de ce jour-là toute notre vie !

ENGLISH

Last summer, we were staying at the ‘Lilacs 1.Campsite’. We would play 2.basketball and 3.foosball every day. We became friendly with the 4.bartender. One day, he asked us to go shopping for him: he wanted 5 crates of beer. It’s very heavy! When we arrived at the supermarket, there were no 5.carts. So we came back empty-handed and people at the campsite almost had a revolution. We will remember that day forever!

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Apr 03 2019

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