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We threw a mother-tongue French speaker and an English person (who speaks some French) together and made them talk to one another. Practise and test your French as Mallory speaks in French to a non-native speaker each week, slowly and clearly so that you can keep up.

We threw a mother-tongue French speaker and an English person (who speaks some French) together and made them talk to one another. Practise and test your French as Mallory speaks in French to a non-native speaker each week, slowly and clearly so that you can keep up.
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France

Description:

We threw a mother-tongue French speaker and an English person (who speaks some French) together and made them talk to one another. Practise and test your French as Mallory speaks in French to a non-native speaker each week, slowly and clearly so that you can keep up.

Language:

English


Episodes

Pissing in a violin - One of the most useless things you can do

8/29/2019
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In a fun plot twist, Mallory and Tay are teaching you the phrase 'pisser dans le violon' which is rarely used by Francophones and therefore this episode is as useless as pissing in a violin. We hope you enjoy this very meta episode. http://firecountry.org

Duration:00:05:56

French Kissing: Because the French are just so sensual...

8/15/2019
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Why do we say 'french kissing' as an expression for, uh, more passionate kissing than a peck the lips...? That's what we're talking about on this week and our theory is that French kissing got its name from the French being viewed as more sensual... but are we correct? Find out more at http://firecountry.org

Duration:00:04:10

How to tell someone to look after their onions (and why?!)

8/15/2019
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On this week's episode Mallory and Tay are looking at the phrase 'Occupe-toi tes oignons', which literally translates to 'look after your onions'. It's a phrase used in French to tell someone to mind their own business, so this week on Excuse My French we're going to tell you exactly where that phrase comes from...

Duration:00:06:18

Where does the phrase 'Excuse My French' come from? (Ep 1)

7/17/2019
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We're not going to beat around the bush, the first episode is a little tricker than the ones that follow. But we wanted to do a deep dive into where the very English-American-Australian phrase 'excuse my French' comes from. If you worries about keeping up, we repeat our explanation in English. www.firecountry.org

Duration:00:05:04

Via ferratas & multicultural bars in Geneva - What did you do this weekend (Ep 2)

7/17/2019
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Mallory teaches Tay how to talk about via ferratas in French and - yes - if you also have no idea what that is, all will be explained. This episode could even help you decide what to do this weekend. www.firecountry.org

Duration:00:04:47