Week Five Episode Four
In tonight’s episode, our special guest is Lore from Paris and living in Shanghai. She teaches classes online and in person in China. She started on Itaki three years ago while living in Seoul, Korea, then decided to study to become a professional teacher. She returned to France, earned her diploma, moved to Shanghai, and is teaching online and face to face.
(02:00) Discussion about “the cheese situation” in Korea. Cheese is expensive in Korea. In Shanghai, it’s getting easier and cheaper to get French or Italian cheese. In Shenzhen, you could find cheese in restaurants but not always in grocery stores.
(05:00) Apèro is French happy hour. It’s normal to invite friends. We’ll get started with a conversation about apèro, apèritif and looking for a bar.
(06:20) French conversation.
(07:30) Breaking down the words and phrases. I’m very thirsty. After having walked so much. Is there not a bar in this neighborhood? Yes there is. I think that there is one on the corner of the street. You are right. Here it is. It doesn’t look too bad.
(10:00) It doesn’t look so bad, and there’s one not far from the building. Bonjour, Madame. A table for two? Here you are. Are you having an apèritif? I would like a Pastis. Do you want some (snacks) peanuts?
(12:00) Yes, please. And some sausage? Thank you. (Discussion about common apèro foods.)
(12:50) Normandy (in the North of France) has Calvados, which is a whiskey-like apple brandy drink. In the South of France (near Marseilles), Pastis is common. Lore’s father is from Normandy and she grew up in Lyon. People eat a lot more in the South of France.
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