4 videos to learn useful French vocabulary and slang

Learn colloquial French, slang and everyday useful French vocabulary with a native French teacher.

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Learn French in context. Discover everyday French Language and culture, learn slang with a native French as a Foreign Language teacher. Start understanding French people’s conversations and speak like a native.

Even if you don’t have much time, you’ll always find 5 minutes in a busy day to watch a very short video in French. That’s what I offer you through my instagram reels, IGTV and stories. Follow me on Instagram to boost your French on a daily basis.

I share with you 4 small videos that can be useful if you come to live in France: three videos to learn some French Slang and a fourth one to learn concrete vocabulary about the car.

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Why is it so important to learn colloquial French and slang and how to do it?

When something happens to us or to someone else and we tell it to our friends or family, we usually use colloquial French with vocabulary and phrases that are very different from the strandard French that you may have learned at shcool or that you can read or hear in the media. Standard French is a much more neutral language than colloquial French. Colloquial French is way more emotional, spontaneous and expressive. Words, pronunciation, rythm and syntax are very different, and often considered as incorrect by grammar books and teachers, although they are perfectly correct, accepted and used in everyday colloquial French. We’ll spontaneously adapt our speach to our interlocutor.

The problem is that, if you only know standard French, you won’t understand conversations between natives. Maybe you’ve noticed that problem when you’re with French people or when you watch a French movie. Standard and colloquial French are very different and they look like two different languages for a foreigner.

Even if you know standard French and French people understand you, you’re probably having a hard time understaning them. It’s time for you to learn everyday authentic French the way we use it in real life.

That’s why I’ve started to publish mini-videos in colloquial French through Instagram reels based on everyday situations, so you can learn in context. I always put subtitles and script and I translate them in English and Spanish.

Of course you don’t have to speak in colloquial French and to use slang. But it is really necessary to know it in order to be able to understand it because we use it a lot, every day.

You can try to pronounce making pause and repeating after me. One of the advantages of Reels is that they are very short, so you can listen to them as many times as you want, plus I only focus on very short sentences in each video. It’s also very easy to find 5 minutes to watch them. Even if you have a good level of French, you’ll probably learn new words and phrases in each video.

I also share with you two IGTV videos: one about why we say “poulets” (chickens) in slang to call the police.

The fourth video is about a very concrete situation where you’ll learn practical vocabulary to talk about the car.

If you want to read this article in French with full explanations, go to my French website.

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