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Lionel L - Donner l'heure View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Lionel gives a few pointers on telling time in French, including when to use the twelve-hour clock versus the twenty-four-hour clock.

Lionel L - L'argent View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Lionel goes over some of the many slang words for "money" in French, including la moula, les bifs, and les waris. He also explains why you shouldn't try to pay with larger bills in a store.

Lionel L - Le verlan View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Do you know what la teuf and zarbi mean? These are two examples of verlan, one of the most common forms of French slang. Some verlan words have become so popular that they've been added to the dictionary.

Apprends les métiers - Vétérinaire View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Canada

Who checks on animals when they are sick or hurt? Le vétérinaire, of course! In this video, Minou the cat visits the animal hospital for a checkup.

Lionel L - Le son "an" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Lionel shares a few tips on how to pronounce the an sound in French, which can either be spelled an or en, as in en chantant (singing, while singing) or enchanté (nice to meet you).

Apprends les métiers - Boulanger View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Canada

Watch two bakers (one real and one pretend) turn shapeless blobs of dough into plump, delicious baguettes.

Lionel L - Le son "in" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Lionel gives a brief overview of the nasal in sound, which can be spelled a lot of different ways, including in, un, en, ain, ein, and even hein, the French equivalent of "huh?"

Lionel L - Le son "on" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Lionel shares a few tips on how to pronounce the French nasal sound on, which is a homophone, with multiple spellings.

Le saviez-vous? - Les chiffres et les nombres - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

In part two of her lesson on numbers, Patricia counts from 41 to 100 in French. Be prepared to do some arithmetic!

Le saviez-vous? - Les chiffres et les nombres - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Patricia explains the basic principles of French numbers and their usage, and shares a few grammatical points.

Lionel L - Le son "u" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Lionel shares a few tips on how to pronounce the u sound in French, which tends to be difficult for English-speaking learners. After watching the video, and with some practice, you'll be able to say words like tu (you) and mur (wall) with confidence.

Lionel L - Le truc View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel talks about a very handy little word, le truc, that can be used for just about everything. And no, it doesn't mean "truck"!

Farid et Hiziya - Chercher et trouver View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Farid and Hiziya conjugate the verbs chercher (to look for) and trouver (to find) in the present indicative.

Farid et Hiziya - Boire et manger View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

In this video, Farid and Hiziya conjugate the verbs boire (to drink) and manger (to eat) in the present indicative.

Farid et Hiziya - Parler et écouter View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Farid and Hiziya conjugate the verbs parler (to speak) and écouter (to listen) in the present tense of the indicative mood.

Farid et Hiziya - Aller et faire View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Farid and Hiziya will conjugate for you the irregular verbs faire (to do, to make) and aller (to go) in the present tense of the indicative mode, using different examples.

Farid et Hiziya - Être et avoir View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Farid and Hiziya conjugate the two most basic verbs in French: avoir (to have) and être (to be).

Farid et Hiziya - Amener, apporter, emmener, emporter View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Farid and Hiziya talk about a common grammar mistake that even native French speakers make: confusing the verbs amener, apporter, emmener, and emporter. For more on these tricky verbs, read our lesson Bringing and Taking in French.

Amal et Caroline - Jurons View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

Amal and Caroline admit that they use a lot of swear words (jurons) when they're having a bad day or just dealing with the stress of life in Paris. Amal suggests they take a yoga class to decompress.

Lionel - Les animaux - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel shows us some of the fowl at the animal park, including the storks, which are the symbol of Alsace.

Lionel - Les animaux - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel visits an animal park and teaches us the names of the male, female, and young of each animal he encounters. Did you know there's a word for "female duck" in French?

Marie & Jeremy - Des erreurs de la langue française View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

While Jeremy tries to tell a joke, Marie schools him on adjective agreement and other spelling and grammar pitfalls. Even native French speakers make mistakes!

Le saviez-vous? - D'où vient le poisson d'avril? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia explores the origin of the poisson d'avril (April Fools') tradition. There are numerous theories about this, some of them contradictory.

Le saviez-vous? - La tradition du poisson d'avril View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

The first of April is the day of hoaxes, pranks, and jokes. In France, the tradition is to hang paper fish on people's backs and shout, "Poisson d'avril!" (April Fish!).

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