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Word of the Week

 

Word of the Week

C'est la vie's Word of the Week is a window into the life of French-speaking Canadians -- one word at a time.

Updated: Weekly
Download episodes from this podcast for: 6 months
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Virtual unreality

Just because the internet told you, how do you know it's true?

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Human Waste

Scientists are working to turn feces into medical treatments.

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Teen idols

From Elvis Presley to Justin Bieber, hear an hour about heartthrobs, obsessions and infatuations.

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American singer/songwriter Tom Petty

The rock and roll icon joins Jian Ghomeshi for a candid conversation about his early days, his big hits and more.

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"Défiler", 22/06/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "défiler", which means to unthread, to march and to scroll.

Download "Défiler", 22/06/14
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"Mouiller", 15/06/14

Bernard and Johanne disccus "mouiller", which means to wet.

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"Droit", 08/06/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "droit", which means right, straight, and law.

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"Décrocher", 01/06/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "décrocher", which means to unhook or undo, or to drop out.

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"Sort", 25/05/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "sort", which means destiny, fate, lot, spell and curse.

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"Préparer", 18/05/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "préparer," which means to prepare.

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"Toujours", 11/05/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "toujours", which means always, still and forever.

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"Quart", 04/05/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "quart", which means quarter.

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"Coeur", 27/04/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "coeur", which means heart.

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"Jeter", 20/04/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "jeter", which means to throw.

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"Soeur", 13/04/14

This week's Word of the Week is "soeur", which means sister and nun.

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"Mise", 06/04/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "mise", which means stake, outlay, bet and attire.

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Renverser

Johanne and Bernard discuss "renverser", which means to knock over, to overturn and to spill. It also means to overthrow and to reverse. And for a boat, it means to overturn or to capsize.

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"Déclencher", 23/03/14

Bernard St-Laurent and Johanne Blais discuss "déclencher", which means to release, to set off, or to trigger.

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"Pair" and "Paire", 16/03/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "pair" and "paire". "Paire" mean peer or even. "Paire" means pair.

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"Ficher", 09/03/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "ficher" which means to do, to put, to ruin and to throw out.

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"Piste", 02/03/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "piste", which means track, trail and path.

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"Défaire", 23/02/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "défaire", which means to undo, take apart and to dismantle.

Download "Défaire", 23/02/14
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"Devant", 16/02/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "devant", which means in front of, ahead of.

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"Salut", 09/02/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "salut", which means hi, hello and bye. It also means wave, nod or bow.

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"Ramener", 02/02/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "ramener", which means to bring back or take back.

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"Pencher", 26/01/14

Bernard and Johanne discuss "pencher", which means to tip up, to tilt and to lean. "Se pencher" means to lean/bend over.

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