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Arles - Le petit déjeuner View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

You might have noticed that the French word for breakfast literally means “little lunch.” Instead of the pancakes and waffles of the US and the full breakfast of the British Isles, the French prefer a lighter fare for their morning meal. But that doesn’t mean they won’t chow down later in the day….

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et... je vais vous parler aujourd'hui du petit déjeuner.
et je vais vous présenter un petit déjeuner typiquement français.
OK, donc le petit déjeuner français se compose, euh...
c'est généralement réservé au petit déjeuner du dimanche, voilà.
que dans les pays anglophones. La céréale, c'est un petit peu plus rare.
et vous êtes prêt pour un petit déjeuner français.
qui est une petite chambre d'hôte,

Arles - Un Petit Tour d'Arles - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Catherine shows us how to spot the differences between a seventeenth-century building and an eighteenth-century one in this introduction to the southern French city of Arles.

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C'était l'étage de service. Pour le petit personnel.

Arles - Un Petit Tour d'Arles - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Catherine continues her tour of Arles by taking us through the city's narrow streets lined with old houses, which offer some nice shade during the hot summer months.

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Ce sont des petits oratoires pour protéger et la maison et la ville.

Arles - Un Petit Tour d'Arles - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Arles is an interesting town to visit, well-known for its Roman amphitheater. At one point two hundred houses were hiding inside the arena itself.

Contes de fées - Le vilain petit canard - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

If you're familiar with the story of the Ugly Duckling, you may enjoy revisiting this classic fairy tale in French, as read by Lionel and Patricia.

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Le vilain petit canard
Très vite, six petits canetons s'en échappèrent,
C'était vraiment un très laid petit caneton.
Est-ce que c'était réellement son petit?
Le vilain petit canard aussi nageait et était content.
À partir de là, tous à la ferme furent vraiment infâmes envers le petit caneton à cause de son apparence.
Et c'est ainsi que le pauvre petit caneton se terra tout seul dans un coin sombre.
Le lendemain matin, le vilain petit canard se mit en route

Contes de fées - Le vilain petit canard - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel reads part two of the Ugly Duckling story, which has, as you may already know, a very happy ending.

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Le vilain petit canard soupira, mais il ne voulait pas encore abandonner.
Naturellement le vilain petit canard ne pondit pas un seul œuf d'oie.
Le vilain petit canard avait peur mais il était aussi intelligent.
Lorsqu'il les vit passer volant au loin le vilain petit canard souhaita de tout son cœur
Le vilain petit canard regarda vers eux plein d'admiration et puis eut lieu un vrai miracle.
et il constata qu'il n'était plus un vilain petit canard.

Elisa et Mashal - Petit-déjeuner View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa and Masha discuss what they like to eat for breakfast. Besides the traditional fare of baguettes, toast, cereal, and jam, they also enjoy eggs Benedict and hot chocolate.

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Ouais, mais après, à la limite avec un petit yaourt, j'aime bien.

Le Journal - Un petit prince japonais View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Le Journal reports on the birth of first male heir in the Japanese royal family in over forty years. Spoiler alert: His name is Hisahito, and he's doing quite well these days.

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Un petit prince est né derrière ces volets clos

Voyage dans Paris - Le Petit Tokyo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this episode, Daniel Benchimol takes us to Paris's second arrondissement to discover "Little Tokyo," a tiny neighborhood that has the highest number of Japanese restaurants in the city. Daniel also walks us through the Sainte-Anne covered passageway, one of Paris's many gorgeous glass-canopied walkways.

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Empruntez le petit passage du Beaujolais
on le surnomme souvent "le Petit Tokyo".

4 Mains pour 1 Piano - Médaillon de Homard - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Oumar puts the finishing touches on his new recipe for restaurant La Mendigotte: lobster medallions and baby vegetables in a lemon butter sauce, now also known as "Four Hands for One Piano." No matter what you call it, it looks scrumptious!

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Voilà, on laisse revenir, euh... tout gentiment avec un petit peu d'assaisonnement,
On n'a... On n'a pas une petite cuisine, mais elle est pas grande non plus.
Avec les petits légumes.

À la plage avec Lionel - La plage

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Remember Lionel, who warned us about the dangers of the working world, and asked the important questions about French grammatical gender? He’s back with a very important lesson for us about how best to get water out of your ears.

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Semble que l'eau soit un petit peu fraîche,
Donc ça fait une drôle de sensation au début, euh... un petit peu de tumulte.
Elle est un petit peu froide quand même, hein...
le... le courant apparemment remonte un petit peu par ce côté-là,

Actu Vingtième - Le vide-grenier View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A vide-grenier (“empty-attic”) is a combination of a flea market and a yard sale: a place where anyone can rent a booth and sell all the old things they don’t need anymore. Come see what the residents of this Parisian neighborhood are selling!

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Ah, magnifique, monsieur, magnifique... Vous voulez un petit string?
Y a des gens qui viennent acheter, euh... des petits objets de plaisir, des petits jouets,
Il l'est un petit peu moins depuis un an,

Actu Vingtième - Vendanges parisiennes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A grape harvest right in the heart of Paris? Some might call it a miracle, but the "Vendange Château Charonne" (Charonne Castle Grape Harvest) is celebrated each year with a huge block party in the eleventh arrondissement. There are plenty of prizes to win (thousands, in fact!) and delicious wines to sample.

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Allez, viens boire un petit coup à la maison!
Euh... mille ballons. Chaque année, y a une petite tombola organisée,
qui viennent boire leur petit ballon de rouge, euh... voilà.

Actu Vingtième - Fête du quartier Python-Duvernois View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France, West Africa

The Python-Duvernois neighborhood, on the outskirts of Paris, is having its annual neighborhood fair (you can also find coverage of last year's fair here on Yabla). The locals look forward to getting together, meeting new neighbors, having fun, and eating yummy food prepared by some of the residents.

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voilà, on avait des petits qui ne sont plus là et...
qu'ils viennent jeter un œil, histoire de passer un petit coucou... -C'est ça...

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.

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And I ended up at La Petite Roquette.
and then with the director of... of La Petite Roquette,
Un petit jardin.
On a un petit peu de nature en boîte.
Juste avec un petit peu de récup',
Et on lui remet un petit peu de nature dedans.
Et je suis tombée à la Petite Roquette.
et puis avec la directrice de... de la Petite Roquette,

Actus Quartier - Fête de quartier Python-Duvernois - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France, Morocco, West Africa

The Python-Duvernois neighborhood, in Paris's 20th arrondissement, is having a block party filled with games, music, and food. There's even a stand on alcoholism prevention, complete with beer goggles!

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Malika attend la musique pour pouvoir nous faire une petite danse à l'orientale.
et puis... et puis ça permet de passer un bon petit moment ensemble.

Actus Quartier - Fête de quartier Python-Duvernois - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France, Morocco, West Africa

The locals interviewed at the Python-Duvernois neighborhood fair defend the reputation of their area and compete to win a roll of paper towels (or perhaps something a little more prize-worthy).

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c'est un... un petit stand où on peut faire un petit jeu. C'est un petit jeu.
Ils nous expliquent les règles. On doit porter un petit sac
de temps en temps, je viens là et puis je leur donne un petit coup de main!

Actus Quartier - Fête de quartier Python-Duvernois - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France, Morocco, West Africa

In this next installment of Télé Bocal's coverage of the Python-Duvernois block party, we hear from a group of kids who've made a courageous trip down an enormous slide, and from a municipal advisor who shares with us her inspiring message of solidarity.

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Là, on voit que c'est petit, mais dès qu'on est juste tout en haut,

Actus Quartier - Fête de quartier Python-Duvernois - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France, Morocco, West Africa

Viewer Discretion Advised

Our delightful young guide takes the opportunity to explain why she loves her neighborhood of Python-Duvernois. We meet some of the locals, including an aspiring Michael Schumacher and some young footballers.

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on se considère comme une petite famille dans le quartier.
On se considère comme une petite famille,
Et ils font des petits tournois.
Et là, des petits vélos.
Euh... en fait, on... on monte dedans et après, ils nous mettent un petit parcours.
Et c'est comme une petite course.
Non, du tout. C'est un petit peu fatigant à force, mais ils sont géniaux, donc, euh... -Ah bon.

Actus Quartier - Repair Café View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

People flock to the Repair Café to have their broken devices repaired. The concept was introduced in Holland by a journalist who decided it was much better to fix things rather than throw them away. In a convivial atmosphere, volunteers fix items while you watch or you can fix it yourself with some assistance.

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du petit électro-ménager et de... et de l'électronique.
Petit à petit, on s'entraide. On se... s'échange les infos et on va y arriver.

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.

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avec une adolescente et un petit garçon de trois ans.
Petit. -C'est petit, et c'est que le problème...
une mère avec deux adolescents dans une petite chambre

Adrien - Buttes Chaumont View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Discover the beautiful Parc des Buttes Chaumont in Paris with Adrien. This peaceful park used to be an execution site in the thirteenth century. Its gruesome past long forgotten, it is now a peaceful place where Parisians can get away from the city.

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n'oubliez pas de faire un petit tour là-bas
petite caverne avec, euh... avec, euh... une cascade,

Adrien - Quai de la Seine View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Adrien explores the Quai de la Seine and the Bassin de la Villette in Paris. This basin is the largest artificial body of water in the city of Paris. It once served as a source of drinking water, which, incidentally, was much cleaner than the water from the Seine.

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La Villette était juste un petit hameau qui alimentait Paris.
C'était un petit village agricole et rural.

Aldo - L'empoisonneuse du 2e

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Aldo takes us to a very special house on 23 Rue Beauregard in Paris. In that house lived a shady character, Catherine Deshayes, who was responsible for the murder of thousands of infants. She and 36 others were burned at the stake by Louis XIV.

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C'est donc fini pour cette petite histoire.
qui est la plus petite rue de Paris,
qui est donc ce petit escalier.
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