In this episode Gaelle introduces you to 5 new words that are quite unique to the French language, words that can’t be translated into English without using long paraphrases. You will understand the meaning of: dépaysement, gourmand, la rentrée, flâner et bêtise.
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2. To work on your speaking skills and pronunciation, try copying what Gaëlle says from time to time.
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Look out for these words, and learn them:
- Un dépaysement = a change of scenery
- Gourmand.e (adj) = when you love good food and always have a bit more, even when you are not hungry
- Un art de vivre = an art of living
- La rentrée = first day back to school/ uni / work
- Une année scolaire = a school year
- Flâner = to walk with no purpose, just taking your time and enjoying the view
- Se promener = to walk for the pleasure
- Profiter = to enjoy, to take advantage, to profit
- Une bêtise = a little mistake, not done on purpose
- Avoir envie de = to want
- Je n’ai pas fait exprès = I didn’t do it on purpose
- Une erreur = a mistake
- Méchant.e (adj) = mean
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