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Sophie et Patrice - Je n'ai pas beaucoup dormi View Series

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."

Lionel & Lahlou - Être musulman - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lahlou discusses what it's like to be a Muslim in France. He normally prays five times a day and goes to the mosque on Friday. He distances himself completely from those who commit attacks in the name of Islam, which is a religion of peace.

Victoria - dirigeante de Millymenthe

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Victoria manages Millymenthe, one of the last remaining herbalist's shops in France. If you're ever in the Essonne area, stop by the shop and enjoy the specialty of the region, a delicious peppermint tea.

Laurent Leclercq - Restauration de meubles anciens

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Laurent Leclercq is a specialist in the restoration of antique furniture. He's so passionate about his craft that he finds excuses to go into the studio when he's on vacation!

Sophie et Patrice - Le handicap View Series

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 - Je viens de perdre mon boulot View Series

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.

Elisa et Mashal - CV View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Elisa and Mashal discuss getting ready for a job interview at an upcoming car show. They talk about being well prepared, finding the right resume format, and dressing appropriately for the interview.

Sophie et Patrice - Les couleurs View Series

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 - La révolution est-elle en cours? View Series

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.

Elisa et sa maman - Le temps qui passe View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Elisa and her mom have a quiet conversation about the passing of time and life in general. Elisa also reveals a secret about her scar, which her mom always thought was caused by an escalator.

Sophie et Patrice - Paris se dépeuple View Series

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.

Bicloune - Magasin de vélos à Paris

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Bicloune is a unique bicycle shop in Paris with a wide variety of models, from antique bikes from 1905 to contemporary foldable ones. Audrey Hepburn supposedly used to ride a bicycle like one found in this store.

Claire et Philippe - Je suis malade View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Claire has a sore throat, and Philippe is concerned about her health. They exchange a few health tips and home remedy ideas. Claire loves aromatherapy, while Philippe recommends pans of water for humidifying the air to make it more breathable.

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

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 - Après le réveillon View Series

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.

Elisa et Mashal - Photos View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

While looking at old photos, Elisa and Mashal reminisce about fun times and embarrassing moments, like the time when Mashal's pants split open at a party!

Dao Evolution - Noël pour les sans-abris

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Christmas is a time of celebrations and a showing of goodwill. This young man followed his heart and started giving out small gifts to the homeless. Find out what prompted him to do so at the end of this video.

Patrice Zana - L'artiste et ses inspirations - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice Zana's Dada-inspired artwork relies heavily on wordplay. In this video he discusses his pieces Caisse à dire ("Talking Box," a pun on qu'est-ce à dire [what does it mean]), Boîte à choses sûres ("Box of Sure Things," a pun on boîte à chaussures [shoe box]), and more.

Patrice Zana - L'artiste et ses inspirations - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice Zana is a poet-artist inspired by the Dada movement and the concept of détournement (literally, "diversion," "hijacking"). He invented the term bris colisme to describe his practice, which employs fragmentation, collage, and wordplay in a variety of media.

Amal et Caroline - Je ne pourrai jamais avoir d'enfant View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Amal just learned that she can't have children and is afraid to tell her boyfriend because she thinks he might leave her. Her friend Caroline gives her advice and support.

Micro-Trottoirs - Compliments, à pile ou face View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In this video, people on the street are asked about the best compliments they ever received... and the worst.

Actu Vingtième - Le bleu dans les yeux, recyclerie de Belleville View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

"Upcycling" centers are popping up all over the world, including in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. The neighborhood celebrated the opening of a new upcycling and repurposing center, the Ressource de Belleville, where residents can bring goods to be repurposed and resold.

Actus Quartier - Devant la SNCF View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A group of people gathered in front of the SNCF (French National Railway Company) headquarters to claim the use of empty buildings owned by the latter. Many people who are homeless or live in unsanitary conditions could greatly benefit from those vacant buildings.

Micro-Trottoirs - Sacrée France Gall View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Following the recent passing of French singer France Gall, people share their reactions and thoughts about her songs and her life. She belonged to an older generation, but young people also enjoyed her songs.

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