CBF 4:18 | Expressions with reflexive pronouns

Coming up in this lesson:

It’s time for a new episode of Coffee Break French. This week Sylvie is responding to her mother’s latest email as they’re both looking forward to spending a family weekend in Épinal. As usual Mark and Pierre-Benoît are on hand to discuss the idiomatic expressions and grammar points contained in the text, including the expressions se dépêcher de faire quelque chose, se faire des idées, and the very useful word sacré.


Please note that lesson 18 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 418 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.


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