Euphemisms are a type of expression to soften a harsh reality: death, sickness, or embarrassing topics.
Their literal translations are very, very far from their real meanings and without help, you might miss a very serious situation.
Or say something pretty clumsy. And you’ll feel embarrassed once you figure it out… days later.
This is not a very fun episode (we’ll talk about sad topics).
But knowing these things can help you avoid a lot of embarrassment.
PluS or plu(s)?
Suuuuuch a classic pronunciation question.
People make so many common mistakes using this four-letter word where saying the S can change what it means.
Alors. PluS or plu(s)? With or without S? Or is it « plu » ?
This is what we’ll see in today’s episode of Comme une Française TV.
C’est parti ?
In France, we don’t talk about money but we have tens of words to say « money ». Funny, isn’t it?
I know you loooove colloquial French to color your language. All the slang you’ll discover today is used all around France. The use depends on the age, the region, and the “fashion” of the moment.
This vocabulary is part of the popular culture: everybody understands it!
We’ll look at slang nouns and verbs for money and funny expressions.
C’est parti ?
Tomorrow is le 1er avril! A day of jokes and tricks. If you have kids in France, they’ll cut paper fish all day and adults will try to trick you.
I love sharing stories about French traditions with you. Hope you are in France tomorrow.
If you’re not, look at newspapers (online) and TV programs, all publish fake reports among other true stories.
Today, I’ll explain what happens in France on le 1er avril.