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Lionel - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

We continue our visit to the Clog Museum and learn about these very old machines that are still in use today.

Anna et Louis - Faire à graille pour les darons View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Anna and Louis decide what to cook for Anna's mother's birthday. They use a lot of slang words in their conversation, such as despi (speedy, quick) and darons (parents, folks).

Sophie et Patrice - Paris, c'est gris View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice share their impressions of Paris under a gray sky. They say that the multiple shades of gray make Paris all the more beautiful. Even the old buildings blackened by years of grime add texture and beauty, but they concede that a good clean-up is sometimes necessary.

JB - La polenta View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Learn to make polenta with JB. It's a simple Mediterranean dish that will only take a few minutes. Just remember to cook it twice!

Lionel - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Hilaire summarizes all the steps in the clog-making process. The Clog Museum has descriptions with models in relief for the blind and visually impaired.

Sophie et Patrice - Les ombres chinoises View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice and Sophie reminisce about playing ombres chinoises (shadow puppets) when they were little. Patrice makes some interesting observations about Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible and Coppola's Dracula, two films that incorporate shadow puppetry.

Lionel - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

We continue our series on clog making. Hilaire explains step three, the hollowing out of the clog with special equipment, and the finishing stage, sanding the outside and drying the wood.

Sophie et Patrice - L'intelligence artificielle View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Patrice and Sophie exchange their views on artificial intelligence, its advances, its dangers, and its advantages.

Lionel - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

We continue our visit to the Clog Museum with Lionel and Hilaire who will teach you how to use some very interesting tools for clog manufacturing.

JB - La ratatouille View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

JB shares his own ratatouille recipe. It's a great Mediterranean dish full of seasonal vegetables. Give it a try!

Lionel - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Hilaire from the Clog Museum shares some more interesting facts about clog manufacturing back in the day. For instance, clogs used to be sold without a strap—the buyer would have to put one on him or herself.

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 - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In part two on this series on the Clog Museum, we meet the last remaining clog maker in the village. And surprisingly, he isn't wearing clogs!

JB - La tarte aux mirabelles View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

JB shows us how to make a mirabelle plum tart, a delicious end-of-summer treat. Mirabelles are hard to find in the US, but you can substitute another type of plum.

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 - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lionel visits the Musée du Sabotier (Clog Museum) in the village of Soucht, where the traditional craft of clog making has been practiced for centuries.

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.

Lionel L - L'Euro 2020 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Lionel talks about the 2020 Euro Cup, which actually took place in 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. He explains what happened to the French, the Spanish, and the Danish teams, among others.

Le saviez-vous? - L'art figuratif de Lucien Murat View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

L'Espace à Vendre gallery had an exhibition of works by Lucien Murat, who juxtaposes a wide range of materials on top of salvaged tapestries.

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).

Le saviez-vous? - La pratique de dessin de Maxime Duveau View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Maxime Duveau explains his art at his solo exhibition, which is based on photographs he took in San Fransciso and Los Angeles. He uses an interesting charcoal drawing technique he calls "masking."

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?"

Le saviez-vous? - "À une passante" de Charles Baudelaire View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia reads "À une passante" (To a Passerby), a classic poem from Charles Baudelaire's collection Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil).

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.

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