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La minute Frenchic

La minute Frenchic

By Virginie the Frenchie
When a French girl, passionate about foreign languages, fashion and food, moves 15,157 kilometers away from her little home town Riom in France and embraces the Australian lifestyle in her new city Adelaide... it always comes with a twist! Welcome to "La minute Frenchic" : a fun journey to explore new cultures, lifestyles and curiosity from overseas... but always with a frenchic perspective ;) Oulala so frenchie so chic!!!
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If you have a bowl in France it means you have luck!
One of the beauty of the French language is definitely its profusion of quirky, funny, poetic expressions... and I know it does not always make sense when translated into English leaving often French culture/language lovers completely flabbergasted... but isn't it part of the charm of the journey afterall?! Oui, oui, bien entendu ! In this episode, I will talk about a handy french expression using the word BOL (as in bowl).... avoir du bol (j'ai du bol) Vs ne pas avoir de bol (je n'ai pas de bol),  actually it means something like: I have luck Vs I have no luck! Interesting.....intéressant....but why a bowl? what is the connection you may ask between a bowl and to be lucky, take a guess.... the answer lies in today's podcast! Et oui tu as du bol aujourd'hui tu vas apprendre une nouvelle expression avec moi ;) Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! My Airbnb: Appartement cosy sous les toits de Riom ! Weekendnotes: Virginie the Frenchie Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com French Tutor: Conversation Class Insta: Little Frenchic Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm: Radio Adelaide 101.5FM - The Range (replay available)
07:09
February 08, 2022
Is French as simple as saying hello?!
One of the beauty of the French language is definitely its profusion of quirky, funny, poetic expressions... and I know it does not always make sense when translated into English leaving often French culture/language lovers completely flabbergasted... but isn't it part of the charm of the journey after-all?! Oui, oui, bien entendu ! In this episode, I will talk about a popular french expression using the word BONJOUR (oui oui you understood HELLO) .... c'est simple comme bonjour, it is simple as hello (easy peasy). But like Alanis Morissette would say, isn't it ironic don't you think?!....  when you know that in France, especially for foreigners (and sometimes even for natives) saying hello can be a bit tricky or even confusing....why you may ask.... well let's find out in today's podcast! Promis c'est simple comme bonjour ;) Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! My Airbnb: Appartement cosy sous les toits de Riom ! Weekendnotes: Virginie the Frenchie Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com French Tutor: Conversation Class Insta: Little Frenchic Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm: Radio Adelaide 101.5FM - The Range (replay)
05:56
September 02, 2021
In French you don't say "keep me posted" but keep me ... au jus !
One of the beauty of the French language is definitely its profusion of quirky, funny, poetic expressions... and I know it does not always make sense when translated into English leaving often French culture/language lovers completely flabbergasted... but isn't it part of the charm of the journey afterall?! Oui, oui, bien entendu ! In this episode, I will talk about a handy french expression using the word COURANT (as in curent, power, flow) or JUS (juice).... se tenir au courant (tiens moi au courant), or se tenir au jus (tiens moi au jus)  actually means something like: keep me informed, keep me informed, keep me in the loop! Interesting.....intéressant....but why curent? juice? what is the connection you may ask.... the answer lies in today's podcast! Tiens moi au jus si tu n'as pas compris ;) Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! My Airbnb: Appartement cosy sous les toits de Riom ! Weekendnotes: Virginie the Frenchie Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com French Tutor: Conversation Class Insta: Little Frenchic Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm: Radio Adelaide 101.5FM - The Range (replay)
08:57
April 16, 2021
In France you kick up a huge... fromage!
One of the beauty of the French language is definitely its profusion of quirky, funny, poetic expressions... and I know it does not always make sense when translated into English leaving often French culture/language lovers completely flabbergasted... but isn't it part of the charm of the journey afterall?! Oui, oui, bien entendu ! In this episode, I will talk about a funny french expressions using the word FROMAGE (cheese)....and you will see that you don't need to be a cheese lover to use this expression! Well that is today's podcast's topic and as fromage is involved I will take the opportunity of today's episode to talk about my region in France, Auvergne, very famous for the cheese like bleu d'Auvergne, Fourme d'Ambert, Cantal, Saint-Nectaire, Salairs and a few funny other little things :) Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! My Airbnb: Appartement cosy sous les toits de Riom ! Weekendnotes: Virginie the Frenchie Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com French Tutor: Conversation Class Insta: Little Frenchic Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm: Radio Adelaide 101.5FM - The Range (replay)
08:32
February 27, 2021
Why the word "chat" (cat) is quite handy in French?
One of the beauty of the French language is definitely its profusion of quirky, funny, poetic expressions... and I know it does not always make sense when translated into English leaving often French culture/language lovers completely flabbergasted... but isn't it part of the charm of the journey afterall?! Oui, oui, bien entendu ! In this episode, I will talk about a few popular french expressions using the word CHAT (cat)....and you will see that you don't need to be a little fur animal lover to use this word! Well that is today's podcast's topic and as a cat is involved I will take the opportunity of today's episode to talk about feminine and masculine, the sound "CH" in french and a few funny other things :) Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! My Airbnb: Appartement cosy sous les toits de Riom ! Weekendnotes: Virginie the Frenchie Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com French Tutor: Conversation Class Insta: Little Frenchic Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm: Radio Adelaide 101.5FM (replay)
14:56
February 25, 2021
When English count their chickens French sell the skin of the bear
One of the beauty of the French language is definitely its profusion of quirky, funny, poetic expressions... and I know it does not always make sense when translated into English leaving often French culture/language lovers completely flabbergasted... but isn't it part of the charm of the journey afterall?! Oui, oui, bien entendu ! In this episode, I will talk about a popular french expression "il ne faut pas vendre la peau de l'ours avant de l'avoir tué" which basically translates as "One should not sell the skin of the bear before it has been killed"... but what can it possibly mean!? Well that is today's podcast's topic and as a bear is involved I will take the opportunity of today's episode to talk about feminine and masculine, animals genders in french and a few funny other things :) Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! My Airbnb: Appartement cosy sous les toits de Riom ! Weekendnotes: Virginie the Frenchie Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com French Tutor: Conversation Class Insta: Little Frenchic Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm: Radio Adelaide 101.5FM (replay)
15:37
January 21, 2021
The French know too well how to "noyer le poisson"
One of the beauty of the French language is definitely its profusion of quirky, funny, poetic expressions... and I know it does not always make sense when translated into English leaving often French culture/language lovers completely flabbergasted... but isn't it part of the charm of the journey afterall?! Oui, oui, bien entendu ! In this episode, I will talk about a popular french expression "noyer le poisson" which basically translates as "to drown the fish"... but what can it possibly mean and how can you drown a fish!? Well that is today's podcast's topic and as fish is involved I will take the opportunity of today's episode to share with you one of my favourites easy, healthy, nutritious and delicious recipe "saumon en papillotes" ! Bon appétit :) Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! My Airbnb: Appartement cosy sous les toits de Riom ! Weekendnotes: Virginie the Frenchie Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com French Tutor: Conversation Class Insta: Little Frenchic Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm: Radio Adelaide 101.5FM (replay)
14:55
December 07, 2020
Follow the rabbit
One of the beauty of the French language is definitely its profusion of quirky, funny, poetic expressions... and I know it does not always make sense when translated into English leaving often French culture/language lovers completely flabbergasted... but isn't it part of the charm of the journey afterall?! Oui, oui, bien entendu ! In this episode, I will dissect a popular french expression "poser un lapin" which basically means "to stand someone up" but interestingly the french expression involves a little furry animal: a rabbit (lapin)... strange and funny isn't it? Why a rabbit/lapin to talk about someone who is flaky and stood you up? The answer lies in today's episode, enjoy! Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! My Airbnb: Appartement cosy sous les toits de Riom ! Weekendnotes: Virginie the Frenchie Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com French Tutor: Conversation Class Insta: Little Frenchic Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm: Radio Adelaide 101.5FM (replay)
06:47
November 06, 2020
When the french tell you to go and cook yourself an egg...
One of the beauty of the French language is definitely its profusion of quirky, funny, poetic expressions... and I know it does not always make sense when translated into English leaving often French culture/language lovers completely flabbergasted... but isn't it part of the charm of the journey afterall?! Oui, oui, bien entendu ! In this episode, I will dissect a popular french expression "aller se faire cuire un oeuf" which basically means to get lost but in a more visual way as it involves to cook yourself an egg.... funny isn't it? And as cooking is involved I will take you on a little trip to France and tell you the true story of Julia Child, an american woman, recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American's home kitchen in the 60's!  Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com Insta: Little Frenchic French Tutor: Conversation Class My Airbnb: Embrace the french lifestyle! Weekendnotes: Virginie the frenchie
08:33
October 22, 2020
Emily in Paris - encore !
Traveling plans were for many of us cancelled or postponed to next year but thank god not for Emily... And I know that many people were supposed to spend summer time in Paris, just like our beloved Emily, but sometimes life has other plans and croissant and champagne will have to wait... but regardless of everything  that happens, we shall always have those moments/memories from France and nothing can ever change that, we'll always have "Paris"! In this new episode I will dissect (again) for you some very French/Parisian clichés presented in the  popular Netflix TV show of the moment called "Emily in Paris"... as I finished watching the whole first season... As you may know or guess, I was myself a Parisian for many years when living in France and could not help being charmed, amused and slightly rolling my eyes at Emily's adventures in Paris, her behaviour and her perspective on the French culture.... but be careful.... French people and Parisian people are 2 different things in France, just saying.... Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! My Airbnb: Appartement cosy sous les toits de Riom ! Weekendnotes: Virginie the Frenchie Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com French Tutor: Conversation Class Insta: Little Frenchic Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm: Radio Adelaide 101.5FM (replay)
29:04
October 19, 2020
Emily in Paris
Traveling plans were for many of us cancelled or postponed to next year but obviously not for Emily... And I know that many people were supposed to spend summer time in Paris, just like her, but sometimes life has other plans... and regardless of everything  that happens, we shall always have those moments/memories from France and nothing can ever change that, we'll always have "Paris"! In this episode I will dissect for you some very French/Parisian clichés presented in the  popular Netflix TV show of the moment called "Emily in Paris"... I was myself a Parisian for many years when living in France and could not help being charmed, amused and slightly rolling my eyes at Emily's adventures in Paris, her behaviour and her perspective on the French culture.... but be careful.... French people and Parisian people are 2 different things in France, just saying....  Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! My Airbnb: Appartement cosy sous les toits de Riom ! Weekendnotes: Virginie the Frenchie Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com French Tutor: Conversation Class Insta: Little Frenchic Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm: Radio Adelaide 101.5FM (replay)
20:51
October 12, 2020
Someone said French toast?!
Living abroad is a wonderful way to enjoy new experiences but it is also a way to reconnect and rediscover your own country, culture and heritage with a new perspective! How refreshing it is, when you realise that everything that you took for granted can suddenly all become new and shiny, it is like a second chance in life and starting all other again with babies eyes! In this episode, I will explain you all about French toasts... because as you can imagine they are not called this way in France! This simple but delicious dish has its own story and it is definitely something to add on your breakfast menu or just anytime... just because! Warning, don't listen to this podcast on an empty stomach unless you have all the ingredients to cook your (first) french toasts because this episode will definitely give you FRENCHIC cravings! Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com Insta: Little Frenchic French Tutor: Conversation Class My Airbnb: Embrace the french lifestyle! Newsletter: Virginie the frenchie
13:17
October 02, 2020
La minute butterfly?
One of the beauty of the French language is definitely its profusion of quirky, funny, poetic expressions... and I know it does not always make sense when translated into English leaving often French culture/language lovers completely flabbergasted... but isn't it part of the charm of the journey afterall?! Oui, oui, bien entendu ! In this episode, I will tell you the story behind the french expression "Minute papillon" (the equivalent of "hold your horses").  Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com Insta: Little Frenchic French Tutor: Conversation Class My place: Embrace the french lifestyle!
12:22
September 29, 2020
To kill 2 birds with 1 (french) stone!
One of the fun part of learning a new language is definitely its profusion of colourful expressions... and I know it does not always make sense,  leaving us completely lost in translation... but isn't it part of the charm of the journey afterall?! Oui, oui, bien entendu ! In this episode, I will talk about a popular  expression "killing 2 birds with 1 stone" and its french equivalent (faire d'une pierre deux coups) while sharing a part of my story in my new home country: Australia! I hope you enjoy hearing about birds! Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com Insta: Little Frenchic French Tutor: Conversation Class Living in France: Embrace the french lifestyle!
13:20
September 24, 2020
How to travel without traveling?
Do you enjoy traveling? Do you like to be surprised by new experiences and adventures? Do you like to explore and discover new places? How do you make it happen with social distancing when traveling just seems impossible? In today's episode I will top up my game and explain  how I keep my traveler spirit up in all circumstances! From Greece, to California, to France and Australia, I will make the impossible come true in just one day by traveling without traveling but always with a French perspective! So fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride! Bon voyage ! Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com Insta: Little Frenchic French Tutor: Conversation Class My place: Embrace the french lifestyle!
14:40
September 23, 2020
We'll always have "croissant"
Traveling plans were for many of us cancelled or postponed to next year... And many people were supposed to spend summer time in Paris but sometimes life has other plans... and regardless of everything  that happens, we shall always have those moments/memories from France and nothing can ever change that, we'll always have "croissant"! So remember if you can't go to France, France will come to you! In this episode I will give you a taste of my beautiful country: you will learn how to recognize the perfect croissant so when you bite into it, you will be magically transported in Paris no matter where you are located! Here's looking at you kid!   Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! My Airbnb: Appartement cosy sous les toits de Riom ! Weekendnotes: Virginie the Frenchie Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com French Tutor: Conversation Class Insta: Little Frenchic Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm: Radio Adelaide 101.5FM (replay)
12:18
September 17, 2020
Say it with champagne!
Some say that drinking champagne is like drinking the stars. There’s nothing quite like popping a nice bottle of champagne to celebrate special and meaningful moments. One of the beauty of the French culture is its art de vivre celebrating important moments with a flute filled with joyful gold bubbles. But the same way flowers have a meaning, champagne has its own festive purpose. In this episode, I will guide you so you can pick the perfect brand of champagne matching your special occasion and "sabrer le champagne" (saber a bottle of champagne). Remember it is all about enjoying, savouring and making all those beautiful moments count... afterall there is nothing wrong about a lavish champagne sip... even in your bath! So fancy, so chic! Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! My Airbnb: Appartement cosy sous les toits de Riom ! Weekendnotes: Virginie the Frenchie Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com French Tutor: Conversation Class Insta: Little Frenchic Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm: Radio Adelaide 101.5FM (replay)
19:36
September 16, 2020
Have you ever heard the expression "Avoir le cafard"?!
One of the beauty of the French language is definitely its profusion of quirky, funny, poetic expressions... and I know it does not always make sense when translated into English leaving often French culture/language lovers completely flabbergasted... but isn't it part of the charm of the journey afterall?! Oui, oui, bien entendu ! In this episode, I will dissect this popular french expression for you while sharing a part of my story in my new home country: Australia! Follow me in my everyday adventure and embrace the french lifestyle! My Airbnb: Appartement cosy sous les toits de Riom ! Weekendnotes: Virginie the Frenchie Blog: https://helloworld-blog.com French Tutor: Conversation Class Insta: Little Frenchic Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm: Radio Adelaide 101.5FM (replay)
08:32
September 14, 2020