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Sophie et Patrice
Adv-Intermediate
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Sophie et Patrice - Je viens de perdre mon boulot

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice is feeling down because he lost his job under difficult and unfair circumstances. He discusses his options with Sophie, who tries her best to cheer him up.

Sophie et Patrice - Les vieux à Paris

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice talk about growing old in Paris. They both agree that it's tough for the elderly in Paris and that they would rather spend their golden years somewhere else.

Sophie et Patrice - Le vingtième arrondissement

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice visit the twentieth arrondissement of Paris, a quiet, authentic neighborhood undisturbed by tourists.

Sophie et Patrice - Les endives au jambon - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Patrice gives Sophie the recipe for endives au jambon (endive with ham), a simple but filling dish he learned from his father. Try it at home!

Sophie et Patrice - Les endives au jambon - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie and Patrice come up with some variations on their simple but hearty meal of endive with ham. They briefly consider opening a restaurant, but as Patrice points out, cooking for forty-five people is a lot harder than cooking for two.

Sophie et Patrice - Je n'ai pas beaucoup dormi

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice is not getting enough sleep and looks a little worse for wear, but he's very philosophical about it. As Simone de Beauvoir said, "A successful life is living like an adolescent at sixty-five."

Sophie et Patrice - La maison verte

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie loves plants so much that she isn't averse to snipping a cutting or two from a public garden. Her interest in plants comes from her grandmother, who spent endless hours tending to her plants and even climbed trees at 95 years old!

Sophie et Patrice - Après Noël

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie and Patrice question the tradition of the Christmas tree and think it's not very environmentally responsible. They'd like to find of way of conserving the tree they bought and reuse it for next Christmas.

Sophie et Patrice - Après le réveillon

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice are trying to recover from the Christmas festivities and can't stand the sight of foie gras, turkey, or Yule logs... They consider doing away with the Christmas tradition of big feasts altogether and escaping to the tropics instead.

Sophie et Patrice - Les couleurs

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice discuss the meaning of expressions involving colors, such as vert de rage and une peur bleue. They have their own theories about their origins.

Sophie et Patrice - Paris se dépeuple

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Paris is experiencing a population decline, partly due to short-term rentals and extreme commuting. Executives are able to live far out in the provinces while still working in Paris.

Sophie et Patrice - Le handicap

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice discuss the evolution of the word "handicap," from its origins as a horce racing term to its current usage in French. Rather than les handicapés (the handicapped), the French now say les personnes en situation de handicap (persons with disabilities).

Sophie et Patrice - Les lampes de Sophie - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie explains her hobby to Patrice. She makes fun lamps out of vintage American canning jars to which she applies a cold plating solution to make them look aged.

Sophie et Patrice - Les lampes de Sophie - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie explains in greater detail how she makes lamps out of old jam jars. She has some blue ones that make great night-lights, and some brighter ones that are perfect for reading.

Sophie et Patrice - Les crêpes

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie shares her grandmother's crêpe recipe with us. If you're game, you can make the crêpes by feel, without measuring anything, just like her ancestors used to do. Good luck and bon appétit!

Sophie et Patrice - Le petit-déjeuner

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie and Patrice have different breakfast habits. Patrice only has a cup of coffee for breakfast, whereas Sophie doesn't drink coffee at all.

Sophie et Patrice - La révolution est-elle en cours?

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

We live in tumultuous times, but Patrice and Sophie are optimistic, excited even, about the changes that are happening around the world. They're referring specifically to the yellow vests movement (les gilets jaunes), a populist movement that began in France in 2018.

Sophie et Patrice - Le français tel qu'il est parlé à Paris

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice and Sophie have a conversation about the French language. They agree that French people speak too fast for the average learner, and abbreviations and contractions make it even more difficult to understand. Patrice has a few theories as to why Parisians in particular speak so fast.

Sophie et Patrice - Le tramway

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

In the Porte des Lilas neighborhood, Sophie and Patrice discuss a relatively new form of transportation in Paris: the tram. It's clean and green, though according to Sophie, it could use a bit more charm. Still, it's a great way to get around Paris.

Sophie et Patrice - Square Porte des Lilas

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice and Sophie are at Porte des Lilas in Paris, where some new athletic spaces have recently been added. Among other things, you can now bring your racket and ball to play ping pong for free.

Sophie et Patrice - Chiffres et nombres - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Sophie and Patrice introduce the basics of counting in French. They make it up to one sextillion (un trilliard), but if you're new to French, you can just focus on learning zéro to neuf.

Sophie et Patrice - Chiffres et nombres - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Sometimes numbers like cent (hundred) and quatre-vingts (eighty) take an S at the end, but other times they don't. Others, like mille (thousand), never take one. Sophie and Patrice explain these and other rules of writing numbers in French in this video.

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