French pronunciation pointers – on en trouve

Video lesson

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Direct link for members : Japonisme and the French Impressionists

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Ready for some oral gymnastics?

As English speakers, we tend to pronounce French words with English pronunciation rules. Slow-echoing recordings, like this one, can help you shake up your bad habits by allowing you to hear each sound. Echoing such recordings is how I continue to improve my French, even after many years of living in France.

Enjoy!

Here is the video lesson…

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French listening lesson: hearing ‘ou’ after ‘planifié’

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Direct link for members : Rémy est papa
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If you don’t hear every word, scroll down for the video below the transcript. Enjoy!

Tip: remember to use the loop button. Here is a video explaining how:

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Two “spoken French” expressions: ça fait + time… and… un coup de fil

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Today, I’ve put the sound UNDER the text to remind you to read first and listen afterwards…

  • reading the transcript before listening is not cheating
  • reading the translation is not cheating

Enjoy! Scroll down to play the sound.

Slow version

Original version

Tips

I know this one is challenging. So that I can make a video to help with the challenging bits, add a comment below telling me which words you don’t hear. (You can add a comment without giving your name or email address.)

Also, remember to use the loop button. Here is a video explaining how:

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Spoken French: two types of French R and a common expression

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In this one, you’ll hear two different French Rs and an expression that I already mentioned over here… https://fluentlistener.com/think-in-french-how-to-say-were-you-expecting-that/

Listening tip: If you hear only vous attendiez instead of vous vous attendiez, use the loop button (looks like an ‘infinity’ symbol lying on its side) and the loop bars to isolate and repeat that bit of sound. At first, you might only hear a longer-than-normal vous instead of vous vous. Good luck!

For members: keep listening here… Paris-Roller: interviews with participants

Also for members: no time to download the full interview but want to hear the interviewee’s answer? (Play button will only work for paid subscribers. Non-members can click here for more free stuff.)

French listening comprehension test: how many times – from our “fleuriste” interview

Type of listening test: “how many times?”

In a “how many times” listening test, we want to know how many listens it takes before the learner hears the words printed in the transcript.
Ready to get started? Just press the start button.
Enjoy!