French Blabla

French Blabla

Bonjour à tous ! Welcome to the French Blabla podcast where you'll find tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. If you're fed up with boring grammar books or tired of speaking an artificial French, far from how natives speak, then this podcast is for you. This podcast isn't French grammar or French vocabulary only, we will cover a wide range of topics that will help you in your learning journey. What are you waiting for? Join me!


November 14, 2023 4 mins

Today's podcast episode is an extraordinary journey into the heart of the French wilderness, as we explore the theme of deer in French or "le cerf" in an enchanting forest setting.

This episode is not just about discovering the majestic deer in their natural habitat but also about enhancing your French skills, particularly if you're at the A2 level.

Our focus is on prepositions of location, an essential aspect of French grammar tha...

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Mastering the French language pronunciation is a crucial aspect of becoming fluent, and integrating French funny phrases and sounds can make the learning process even more enjoyable.

Understanding and using authentic sounds like "pfff," "hein," "rohh," "blowing a raspberry," and "mmmm" can significantly enhance your grasp of the language.

In this lesson, we'll delve deep into these unique elements of French language pronunciation, ...

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June 2, 2023 5 mins

I've just had an incredible adventure in a French destination that's a great spa town. Picture this: it's early morning, the air is crisp, and I'm stepping into a thermal spa with a history that goes all the way back to the Romans. Can you believe it? This great spa town has been around for centuries, and I'm about to dive into its healing mineral waters.

Our grammar focus today is on conjunctions of coordination and subordination,...

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May 12, 2023 2 mins

Do you like wine?

In today's episode of our new series "Unlock the Story", we're playing a game where you'll need to fill in the blanks with the correct French vocabulary to complete the narrative.

The stories follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and today the level is A2 or beginner +.

You can submit your completed story in the comments section for feedback and guidance on

In this episo...

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Looking for a fun and effective way to improve your French language skills?

While using TV shows and movies to learn a language has always been a popular method, it can be frustrating when subtitles are not designed for language learners.

In this episode of the podcast, we explore some tips for using TV shows to improve your comprehension of fast-spoken French and your pronunciation. This episode is happily sponsored by Lingopie, t...

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March 24, 2023 4 mins

Today, I'm excited to discuss the beloved French dish, aligot. This cheesy, creamy comfort food is perfect for cold winter nights.

Our grammar focus today is on logical conjunctions, or "les connecteurs logiques" in French, which help us connect and organize ideas in a sentence. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced learner, we'll explore some essential conjunctions. 

The level is A2 so beginner +

So sit back, relax, and let's...

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March 10, 2023 4 mins

In today's episode of our new series "Unlock the Story", we're playing a game where you'll need to fill in the blanks with the correct French vocabulary to complete the narrative.

The stories follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and are appropriate for all levels of French learners.

You can submit your completed story in the comments section of each episode for feedback and guidance at


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February 17, 2023 5 mins

Discover the world of temporal clauses in French with this A2-B1 level podcast episode.

Get a deep understanding of how these words and phrases express the timing of events and create a sequence of actions.

Along with a discussion on temporal clauses, I share my personal journey of egg donation, including the stimulation process, self-administered injections, and the procedure itself.

Hear about the challenges I faced, such as find...

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December 22, 2022 3 mins

Joyeux Noël ! Mes meilleurs voeux à tous. Je vous souhaite de passer de merveilleuses fêtes. Voilà. Alors, bienvenue pour ce nouvel épisode. Today, because it’s Christmas, I’m going to share a story that I saw in a newspaper.

It’s aimed at A2 learners, so beginner +. The whole episode uses the present tense.

We also have a sprinkle of passive voice so if you’d like to review this, stay tuned. There are also some colourful phrases y...

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December 9, 2022 4 mins

Aujourd’hui on va parler d’une de mes découvertes qui a changé ma vie quotidienne. Je suis sûre que beaucoup d’entre vous vont me dire “mieux vaut tard que jamais”, better late than never if we say it in English. Yes, I’m always a late bloomer.

This episode is a direct request from Eric. He joined the Christmas Postcard exchange and asked for more beginner episodes.

If you’d like to review your present tense and your object pronoun...

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November 4, 2022 6 mins

Raise your hand if you think we’re going to talk about breakfast.

Sorry guys, this isn’t the kind of eggs we’re going to talk about today I’m afraid.

We’re gonna have a conversation about MY EGGS. Something I had never imagined I would say on the internet for the whole world to hear, but here we are.

The vocabulary in this episode is obviously very medically-oriented with a lot of specific words related to this field. It will be ve...

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October 14, 2022 3 mins

Today, we’re going to continue talking about my life and the activities that I have finally resumed.

I feel overjoyed and it’s not even an exaggeration frankly.

Being able to clear my mind during the week and taking a break from the daily life…it’s really refreshing.

This episode is a bit more difficult than usual so it’s aimed at intermediate levels, B1 and B2.

We will study words and phrases that are related to the world of danci...

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Last week, my partner watched a rugby match on tv and he got really impressed by the incredible amount of "voilà" one can fit in a few sentences. He, then, asked me if it was common for French people to use this word so much. I mean, the rugby player felt the need to put at least one "voilà" per sentence. That is some dedication!

Of course, as you can imagine, I answered him that no, we’re not supposed to use "voilà" as a punctuati...

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I’ll be honest this is something I say a lot… I realized it when I quickly listened to one of the episode to see if everything was ok. I guess it’s a bad French habit that pervaded my English. Tell me if you noticed it! As a consequence, I strongly believe this is a bad habit you should integrate in your French language. Like everybody in my country, I tend to overuse the word “little”. It’s not really a filler since it conveys dif...

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September 16, 2022 3 mins

September is finally here and with it, the sadness of waving goodbye to our summer holidays. Work and school have resumed. France now went back to its humdrum daily life.

In this episode we’re going to talk about music instruments and we’ll have a look at a specific vocabulary related to this.

As for the grammar focus, we will study phrases to express regrets. As a consequence, it’s best suited for my B level listeners.

Everything ...

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September 9, 2022 3 mins

Today, we’re going to talk about a challenge that everybody is now more or less facing I guess. Please don’t hesitate to share your story or opinion if that’s the case… and you know what, even if it’s not the case, just comment anyway, I’m always glad to read your story.

It’s been a couple of years now of international instability and struggles, let’s say. Obviously, we’re not going to talk about anything depressing, nobody needs t...

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February 20, 2022 4 mins

I’m not a big fan of French tv shows but recently I found a couple that were funny and captivating.

We’re gonna talk about that today. This program is called Ovnis, let me know in the comment section if you know it and if you have watched it.

It follows a group of people who work for the French bureau of unidentified aerospace phenomena. In other words, UFO.

Do you know what the most interesting part of all this is?

It’s inspired b...

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January 22, 2022 4 mins

Today’s story was inspired by some program my partner listened to at the radio. Since I talked about weird French events, like the bizarre and let’s admit it, quite ghastly Christmas menu we covered in episode 21 of "A day in French", it will not come as a surprise that I cover this strange event.

The grammar focus today will be geared towards A2 and B1. You’ll be able to review or learn how to create adverbs.

To get everything, he...

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Happy to be back after my holiday break. It went really too fast. I guess it’s always like that when you have a break from work. It’s never long enough. That being said, let’s not forget that it’s 2022 now, so bonne année à tous, je vous souhaite beaucoup de succès avec votre français et surtout la santé. C’est important en ce moment. 

As you know, I’m not big on watching sports on tv but my partner is. It’s always a source of surp...

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December 23, 2021 5 mins

Today is the last episode of our Christmas story.

Are the old tales true? Will they meet something magical that night? We left when Ayline was running towards the strange voice she heard and that's when this episode starts.

Je te souhaite un très joyeux Noël. Thank you for being with me throughout the month of December and for listening to the Christmas story.


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