Pattern of human activity and symbolism associated with France and its people
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.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
In this episode, Gaëlle will try to understand why French society seems so opposed to vaccines. In the land of Louis Pasteur, the distrust toward jabs, and even more so against the Covid vaccines, can seem incomprehensible. Gaëlle will go through the facts and explain the different factors leading to such distrust.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
In this episode, Gaëlle interviews a special guest - Elisabeth, a “médiathécaire” (librarian). You will learn what she loves about her job, how the library works in terms of its budget, employees and goals. She will even give you her special recommendations if you want to challenge yourself and start reading a novel in French!You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
Il y a tellement de choses à dire sur la cuisine française! C'est un sujet essentiel qu'il faut maîtriser pour apprendre le français de façon à socialiser avec les locaux. La cuisine française est un élément de la construction de notre identité et aussi un outil pour que la France rayonne au niveau international. Dans cet épisode, je m'intéresse à des spécificités de la culture culinaire en France mais je vais au-delà de l'image de carte postale pour regarder ce que cachent les normes liées à la nourriture dans ce pays. Dans l'épisode: La bouffe en France, c'est sacré, et pas seulement pour son côté nutritif 2 mots intraduisibles en anglais: la convivialité et la gourmandise La gastronomie française: un ensemble de normes et de règles qu'il faut connaître pour faire partie du groupe Un microcosme de la société patriarcale et du racisme systémique Transcription disponible sur francais.mypolyglotlife.com Liens recommandés: Clémentine Latron, illustratrice sur Instagram Article de France Info: la première Meilleure Sommelière de France Les Meilleurs Chefs de France (vidéo du Huffington Post) Article de France Info sur le Chef refoulé du dîner avec Emmanuel Macron Article de Femme Actuelle sur le lauréat de la Meilleure Baguette de Paris 2021, Article de Ferguson, Priscilla. « Identité et culture : la gastronomie en France », Revue de la BNF, vol. 49, no. 1, 2015, pp. 12-17. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mypolyglotlife/support
In this episode, Gaëlle will “vous mettre l'eau à la bouche” (make your mouth water) by talking about two all time favourite French foods: cheese and bread. You will discover that good bread is all about the flour you use; and if you don't want to give a heart attack to your French host, you had better learn how to properly cut a piece of cheese.
In this episode, Gaëlle explores a literary style, typical of France and Belgium, the “bande dessinée” or “BD”. You will discover the drawn world of Astérix and Tintin and finally understand why a “BD” isn't the same thing as a comic. Gaelle will even make some personal recommendations in case you want to give it a go and buy your first bande dessinée.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
In this episode, Gaëlle focuses on phonetics and explains two phenomena commonly used in French and vital to be understood: “la liaison” and “l'élision”. You will understand when to use them and more importantly, how to pronounce them! With easy and repetitive examples, you'll be able to copy her and practice your beautiful French accent.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
In this episode, Gaëlle tells you the story of one of the great French women - Coco Chanel, creator of the world-famous brand. In this short biography, her life will be revealed to you. Both the glorious and the shameful. Because no one is perfect...You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
In this episode, Gaëlle discusses the specificities of a French meal and the French habits around the table. It's common knowledge to say that French people have amazing food and a true passion for the subject and here you will understand what makes it so special and why French people still have a 2-hour lunch break.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
Listen and explore:How to drink less wine and not know itWhat it means to have "your ass surrounded in noodles"The crazy shit the French do with cheese in the Alps called RacletteWhat it means to be "buttered"French insults -- why are they so crass?The difference between French and American habits toward foodMentioned on this episode:Join us and RippleOut Retreats for a sacred pilgrimage across France and Spain in September (18 - 27)Decline of the West by Oswald SpenglerCaitlin Shoemaker on Youtube (food videos)Connect with us:Website: www.thefarout.lifeEmail us at firstname.lastname@example.orgAlasdair @ www.alasdairplambeck.comSupport this podcast:Discount link to purchase organic, raw ceremonial-grade cacao locally sourced in Guatemala (a portion of proceeds support this podcast)Become a patron at: https://www.patreon.com/thefaroutcoupleMake one-time donation with PayPal (our account is email@example.com)Leave a review on iTunes!Share this episode with a friend! :DCredits:Intro music: "Complicate ya" by Otis McDonaldOutro music: "Running with wise fools" written & performed by Krackatoa (www.krackatoa.com)
Nous sommes en ligne avec Kathy Adams du comité de Auburn French Festival. Elle nous présente le programme de l'édition 2021 qui se tiendra du 10 au 12 septembre prochain dans la Clare Valley de l'Australie du Sud.
The Eiffel Tower...everyone knows its shape and instantly thinks of Paris when seeing it. But did you ever wonder why this big metal structure exists? In this episode, Gaëlle goes back in time and starts at the origins of this monument, unfolding the story all the way to the current period, where it's now the perfect symbol of France.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
In this episode, Gaëlle tackles stereotypes about French women. Are they really all slim and elegant ? Do they smoke 20 cigarettes a day whilst letting their hairy armpits get some fresh air on Parisian terraces? The truth will finally be revealed!You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
Today we debate whether dreams can be interpreted and whether they're meaningful. Susie talks about a woman who made an incredible astrophysical discovery, but her male mentor got the Nobel Prize for it. We find out who invented price tags, and are blown away that they even needed to be "invented." Susie updates us on the Mike Tyson documentary, and explains why everyone should value his redemptive life story. We find out why France gave all teenagers $350 and they're buying comic books with it. We learn the history of peanut butter and jelly and Susie is amazed that Sarah is still making these culinary wonders. Finally, we hear a scientific discovery about insects that Susie worries will contribute to homophobia. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: For $20 off your first kit go to Get 10% off your first month of therapy at For a 30-day free trial of Dipsea's sexy content go to More podcasts at WAVE:
In this episode, Gaëlle helps you with two tricky words: “finalement” and “actuellement”. Through examples and translations in English, you will understand why they are “false friends” and how you should really use them.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
In this episode, Gaëlle talks about the French series “Lupin”, produced by Netflix and “must see” of 2021. If you haven't watched the series yet, don't worry, no spoilers will take place :) Instead, you will discover the books which inspired the series and the reasons behind this huge success.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
Welcome to LanguaTalk Slow French. This short trailer explains what the podcast will cover and how it can help you learn French.For lessons with Gaëlle (if available) or other tutors: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
Johanna Durand, la directrice de l'Alliance française de Melbourne nous présente le programme culturel dans le cadre des Winter French celebrations à Federation Square. Il y aura des discussions, des conversations et des projections de films français.
Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, consule honoraire de France dans le Victoria et présidente de Bastille Day French Festival Melbourne 2021 fait le point sur les 2 jours de célébrations pour marquer la fête nationale française à Federation Square le 16 et 17 juillet prochain. www.bastilledaymelbourne.com
Categories: Burgundy Area, French Culture, French Food & Wine There is no doubt that Burgundy wine and gastronomy are some of the best in France. That's one of the reasons my guest, Ellen Shaunessy, decided to visit this part of France with a friend. Plus it's easy to get to from Paris on the TGV train and driving in this part of France is easy. Patreon | Boutique | Newletter | BookingPatreon | Boutique | Newletter | Booking Ellen has a great advance over most visitors to France because she speaks French fluently from her work in Paris years ago. She knows how to ace a trip to France and has taken several trips with friends who trust her good advice. Let's hear what she has to say! To see the day-to-day details click on Guest Notes below. Tips for New Visitors to France Start your trip in Paris because that's when you have the most energy. If you have budge constraints stick with trains (car rentals, gas and tolls add up fast in France). Use the site Gite de France to find accommodations with locals outside of Paris (this is especially great if you intend to use your French!) If possible it's best not to plan anything on the day you arrive somewhere. Use the time to explore and get your bearings. In Paris you'll probably feel like you're always missing something because there is so much going on. Pick one activity for the day. For example a vineyard tour day or a cooking class day. Burgundy Wine and Gastronomy Tours Ellen selected a tour company called Authentica Tours so they could see some of the countryside without renting a car. This is a small company that runs their tours in a small van. There were only 4 or 5 people that day, so it's almost like a private tour. They drive you around the countryside, tell you about the history of the region (there is a lot of Roman history in this area). They do both wine and cheese tasting tours. Ellen and her friend also took a free walking tour of Dijon offered by the Tourist Office. Even if you don't find a free walking tour, going to the Tourism Office is always a good idea because they have a lot of information for you. Wine Tasting and Cooking Class in Beaune While staying in Dijon they took an early train to Beaune to be there in time for their market tour that started at 11 AM. This tour is only offered on market days. They had a chance to browse the market before they met up with the Cook's Atelier ladies. The ladies introduced them to local vendors. They cooked the food and shared a meal with them which was wonderful. Following the cooking class they went to the exhibit called Cave des Aromes. They learned a lot even though they mostly enjoy wine without being trained. They also went to the Hospices de Beaune, which is a must-see. What's interesting is that there used to be a boulangerie in Corgoloin (where they were staying at a gite), but it's now been replaced with a boulangerie truck! Have you ever seen one? They are common in rural France. This gite is an easy walk to the train station and provides bikes for people who want to explore on a bike. They went to Nuit-Saint-Georges on the bike. The area is pretty flat, so it's doable even if you're not an avid biker. Must Try Burgundy Regional Specialties Bœuf Bourguignon Coq au vin Poulet de Bresse Œufs en meurette Charolais beef – hamburgers are amazing here Gougères Escargot Anything with crème de cassis, including Kir (an apératif) Pain d’épices Époisses cheese More episodes about Burgundy FOLLOW US ON: Email | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Discussed in this Episode Dijon Châteauneuf-en-Auxois Vercingétorix Monument Semur-en-Auxois Tonnellerie Francois Frères [29:00] Château de La Rochepot Puligny-Montrachet Meursault Châteauneuf-en-Auxois Kir and Kir Royal Castelsarassin (Occitanie) Subscribe to the Podcast Apple Google Spotify RSS Support the Show Tip Your Guide Extras Patreon Audio Tours Merchandise If you enjoyed this episode, you should also listen to related episode(s): The Rules of Driving in France, Episode 16 Wine Touring in Beaune, Burgundy, Episode 128 The Saint Vincent Tournante Burgundy Wines Festival, Episode 98 Southern Burgundy, Episode 61 Burgundy Region and Wine, Episode 57 Ellen (middle) and two of her friends in Burgundy. Full show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/337
Cette représentation chorégraphique du chef d'œuvre d’Antoine de Saint-Exupery a déjà fait sensation à Paris et à Dubaï. Elle arrive d’ici quelques jours à Sydney. On en parle avec les créatrices de ce spectacle, Anne Tournié et Chris Mouron
Rencontre avec Emmanuelle Daw, une française des Perth hills où elle vit avec sa famille dans une ferme à Chidlow. Cette région de WA a été devastée par des feux de brousse en février dernier. Elle parle aussi de l’histoire d’un cerf sauvage qu’elle a vu pour la premiere fois depuis qu’elle est en Australie. Emmanuelle Daw organise aussi avec sa fille des danses folkloriques des régions françaises à Chidlow en WA. Prochaine danse, c'est ce samedi 8 mai 5-9 pm.
Melody is here to let you know about everything interesting to check out this week and then Jesse let's you know about next week's guest Caroline Castonguay. Read Caroline's article here - https://bangordailynews.com/2020/07/01/bangor-metro/where-do-we-fit-too-american-to-be-french-canadian-and-too-french-canadian-to-be-american/ News Articles - Acadians in documentary movies: http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/03/26/franco-american-news-and-culture/acadians-in-documentary-movies/ Showdown in Chicago: The Summer of ’93: http://querythepast.com/chicago-convention-part-1/ Can We Make SJB as Mainstream as St. Paddy’s? https://modernefrancos.com/can-we-make-sjb-as-mainstream-as-st-paddys/ Could a Spark of Romance Prompt Interest in Quebec Among Americans? https://modernefrancos.com/could-romanticization-prompt-interest-in-quebec/ Events: Pret-a-Parler for Teens: https://facnh.com/events/teen-pret-a-parler-2021-04-14/ French Culture in Northern New Hampshire: https://facnh.com/events/french-culture-in-northern-new-hampshire/ Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast You can get your own FCL Face Mask, check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast
Lulu et Rapha de la troupe théâtrale Marcel & Compagnie reviennent sur leurs dernières aventures déclinées sous forme de podcasts portant un regard sur la communauté française de Melbourne.
Today Annie brings you a conversation with Susan Walter about bread in France, and why bread is such an important piece of French culture and life. We talk a little bit about this history of bread and we agree on many things, including: What’s up with the obsession with finding the “BEST” baguette in France? Grab some toast, let’s talk bread! Full show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/324 And, something I didn't mention in the episode and I should have. If you don’t live close to a great bakery, you can buy several loaves, slice them the way you like them, put them in a bag and freeze them. When you need some, take it out of the freezer and pop the slices into the toaster. Baguette freezes really well and will taste fabulous that way. Book Recommendation: Max Gallo, the Sun of Austerlitz, a good book about Napoleon. Podcast Recommendation: Un bonbon sur la langue with Muriel Gilbert My guest on today's episode has a blog called Days on the Claise, a good source of information about a part of France that's rarely discussed. Annie's Boutique | Annie's Patreon | Subscribe to the newsletter Discussed in this episode Bread in France: it's a staple A brief history of bread in France French baguettes aren't as old as you think! Large Boulangeries in France Bread vending machines in France The types of wheat grown in France Bread preferences in France Breads you won't find in France Where is the best bread in Paris? Categories: France How To, French Culture, French Customs & Lifestyle, French Food & Wine
“I still experience culture shock because it's really different!” Miss Lin has been living in France for six years, what kind of culture shock she's still not used to? What can we learn from French culture? 「到現在都還是有文化衝擊，因為真的差很多！」已經在法國住了六年的Miss Lin，有哪些生活上和思想上的文化衝擊呢？法國人有什麼優點是台灣人可以學習的？快來聽聽林老師精彩的分享！ ► Get the Full Transcript of this episode: https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin (02:15) 什麼時候搬去法國的？住在哪個城市？ (03:03) 在法國生活這幾年的文化衝擊？海外台灣人最想念的東西是？！ (05:35) 行政單位效率大不同！ (06:35) 晚餐習慣差很多 (11:49) 「思想」上的文化衝擊：「抱怨」文化 (14:45) 不要跟法國人聊工作？ (16:17) 歐洲獨特的打招呼文化，在敏感時期下（疫情）會讓人怕怕的？ (18:43) 台灣人可以跟法國人學習什麼？ ► Website (Show notes) : https://talktaiwanesemandarin.com/2021/02/03/25/ # Miss Lin's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXYZ2Xk6JsJccQFwDsTkgyQ # Follow Miss Lin's IG @MandarinWithMissLin ► Buy me a coffee to support me 請我喝杯咖啡 : https://ko-fi.com/abbychen ► Follow Abby on Instagram: @TalkTaiwaneseMandarin.podcast : https://www.instagram.com/talktaiwanesemandarin.podcast/ ► Abby's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSoH-pm1Rto-1-ls5iKsQFg *Help me reach more people by giving me a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts 給我五顆星⭐: https://podcasts.apple.com/tw/podcast/talk-taiwanese-mandarin-with-abby/id1528159735 ⭐Promo Code: Subscribe to Dong Chinese with the promo code "ABBY" to get 20% off!
They are back!! With better audio this time around. After asking for questions, topics to discuss and advice to be answered, Loriel, Yoko and Eloise bring all they got. From questions of how to deal with procrastination, feeling unwanted, or simply the college process, the girls give out their best advice from their points of view and experiences. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/spoken-word-diaries/support
Susan Hutchinson is the founder and curator of @thefrancophiles, a community that promotes French culture around the globe. She is also the creative director for her French-inspired lifestyle blog of ten years, Fleurishing. After 18 years in the field of interior design and many years running her own firm, Susan decided to switch gears and focus her creative energy into her lifelong passion for French culture. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and children, twins Marie et Henry (who are already fervent Francophiles).LINKS:@thefrancophiles@fleurishingSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/Laviecreative)
Andrew McKenzie de Panache Adelaide French Theatre nous parle de ce spectacle de Yasmina Reza qui aura lieu le 5, 6 et 7 novembre prochain. https://www.facebook.com/panacheadelaidefrenchtheatre/
This episode features our frequent and very popular guest Elyse Rivin. If you enjoy her episodes, please consider supporting her on Patreon. Everybody is talking about Emily in Paris. Elyse and I watched it together and we took some notes on our reactions. I must confess that we only watched two episodes, and we already have a lot to say! This is our perspective from a French perspective. While Elyse isn't technically French, she's lived in France so long she's forgetting her English ;-) Click play, let’s see if you agree with us! Why Is Emily in Paris Getting So Much Attention? Big name newspapers and magazines are all talking about this show which is surprising because it is very new. It probably has to do with the fact that we can't travel right now and going to Paris on TV is better than not going at all. The fact that this show has become controversial is also playing in its favor. People have to see this show that everyone is talking about. Emily in Paris is definitely not a documentary. It is more like one stereotype after another and we point them out in our conversation. Emily in Paris Is Chock-Full of Stereotypes Stereotypes are helpful in fiction because they allow the writer to make points quickly. Nothing much happens in the show, but boy do they spout stereotypes! French men prefer older women. This may be a reference to President Macron, but it's a new stereotype about French people. It's nice that they use French songs in the show but these are not songs that we recognize. When she walks into her new apartment the concierge gives her the evil eye because she doesn't say "bonjour". She says "hi" which shows she assumes everyone knows English. You have to start off by making an effort to speak some French. You should not walk into a business situation in France with zero French and zero understanding of why that's not acceptable. The 5th floor / 4th floor thing comes up several times. Ground level is "rez-de-chaussé" in France, that's 0. We start counting one above ground level whereas Americans say ground level is 1. The Realtor who shows her to her "Chambre de Bonne" that looks nothing like a "Chambre de Bonne" hits on her saying it doesn't matter that she has a boyfriend in America, she needs one in France. The stereotype of French men all being overtly interested in sex. They are typically more subtle than that. Emily shows up at the office on her first day with a shirt that has an Eiffel Tower print on it. She's too flashy. Annie doesn't think the lady at the boulangerie would ever correct someone for using the wrong article, but Elyse says it's happened to her. Sylvie, the boss tells her not to bother to learn French because she'd be terrible at it. On her first day at the job French people explain to Emily how all Americans are fat while they smoke in the office. The fat/smoker thing is established early on in the show and comes back several times. There are many French people who believe that when you stop smoking you gain 5 kilograms. But even with that, French people are quitting smoking fast. Both Annie and Elyse know people who used to smoke and have quit and none who are still smoking. It's only a minority of French people who smoke today, this stereotype is dated. Sylvie says "Without pleasure what are we? Germans?" This is definitely something French people might say and something that would make us laugh. Luke asks Emily why she is shouting. It is true that in France kids are raised to keep their voice down generally and that Americans would do well to be more discreet in France. The whole city is like Ratatouille! Really? That's what she knows about France? Ratatouille and Saving Private Ryan? This is the idiot American stereotype. Everyone gets stereotyped in Emily in Paris! It is true that hall lights are all on short timers in France and that's annoying. But electricity is expensive in France! Now we have phones with flashlights so it's not such a big deal, but growing up in France Annie always looked to see where the light switch were. French people are lazy and don't go to work until 10:30 in the morning. That stereotype is false. Taking a 3 hour lunch isn't OK either any more for most people. This is an old trope about French civil servants doing nothing all day and it's not been correct for a long time. Nobody wants to have lunch with her on her first day. That's possible. There are snobby work environments in France. Not most places thankfully, but it happens. She goes to eat lunch alone on the benches of the Palais Royal and that's where she meets Mindy. Do French women as scantily as Mindy? French people hate the idea that women should dress conservatively because men can't control themselves. But in reality most French women dress conservatively at work. Mindy says "Some places people gossip behind your back, but French people are mean to your face!" French people are very blunt. Annie has an American friend who says "If you want to know the truth, ask a child or a French person!" French people who wok in social media wouldn't be so afraid of English that they run off. That stereotype is very overdone in the show. The term "plouc" is something kids call one-another. It means hick or farm boy. It doesn't fit Emily at all. And if Emily doesn't speak French she would have no idea how to spell it. French people would have chosen a much more refined insult because our language is full of them. Luc says "Americans live to work and French people work to live". This is actually true. French people value quality of life over money. Emily is early to work on her second day. A co-worker tells her not to show up early. That is true. In France you're supposed to be competent and professional but not come across as too eager. Emily steps on dog poop coming out of her posh apartment. This stereotype is old and it would not be the case today, Paris (and all of France) has come a long way in teaching people to pickup after their dogs. Sylvie explains to Emily that she shouldn't be an open book. It's better to be mysterious, sophisticated and hard to get. That stereotype is actually true. Antoine Lambert the "nose" comes across as sleaze ball. Dominant males in France can come across like that. I'm better than you, I dress better, I talk better. The concept of dominant male in France is nothing like what you're used to in America. There's a suggestion that French women sleep with their bosses and clients and American women don't. We highly doubt that. But French and Italian women are more likely to talk about it. It is common for French women who know their husbands are cheating on them not to get a divorce. They don't see why they should have to give up their standard of living and comfortable life because he cheated. French people don't care as much about politician's private life and shenanigans, but that's changing with social media. Emily's steak is too rare and she tries to send it back and the cook comes out to explain to her that she's wrong. That's actually happened to Elyse. French people have strong opinions about what you eat, when you eat, how you eat it, etc. That's one of the reasons why we've kept our food traditions strong. But it's annoying. Emily in Paris gets that one right. It is also very French to do what you want and go against the grain. You can get along just fine as a woman in France without makeup or jewelry, but you have to be ready to own it. When Emily takes a selfie with the bakery lady, there's a sign that goes up for a second that says "Bonjour goes a long way", so clearly somebody on that show knows what they're talking about. French actors and actresses on the series are beautiful but not perfect, they look like real people. Why is "le vagin" a masculine word? Carla Bruni texts Brigitte Macron to tell her about this product and it take off. That's not realistic but it was funny. And French nominal genders make no sense. Emily in Paris is unrealistic and entertaining at the same time. TV being unrealistic and full of stereotypes is not new. This show is escapist, pleasant, and the production quality is high. It will probably introduce a whole new generation of young people to Paris and we love that. We really hate that it'll instill the same old stereotypes in all these new people. We'd love more subtle dialog. @JohnAugust to the rescue? B.J. Harrisson's version of the Hunchback of Notre Dame More episodes about French culture Email | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Did you get my VoiceMap Paris tours yet? They are designed for people who want to see the best of Paris neighborhoods and put what they are looking at into historical context. There are so many great stories in Paris. 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