CBF Mag 1.06 | Le Neuvième Art

In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine we’re talking “bande dessinées”, comic books. The French-speaking world has produced many famous bande dessinée including Tintin, the Smurfs and Astérix, and they can be a great way to expand your vocabulary and experience.a different reading format. Pierre-Benoît is on hand to explain everything in the text. Mark answers a listener’s question about the use of on and nous, and Susie shares some jeux de mots.

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2 thoughts on “CBF Mag 1.06 | Le Neuvième Art”

  1. Hello,
    I’m a huge fan of this magazine series as well as all of the great listening exercises across the CoffeeBreak Languages’ platform. I’ve been an avid listener of CoffeeBreak French, Spanish, and Italian for a little over a year now. The “En route” course has also been amazing as my spouse and I having an upcoming vacation in Menton at the end of the month.

    One slight note/concern that I had and don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but it appears that Susie’s audio in this series sounds a bit odd relative to Mark’s and Pierre-Benoît’s, almost as if it is less clear. I’m unaware of if this is an audio issue and wanted to inform on this.

    Thanks for all of your great teaching and materials!

    • Hi Stephen. Thanks for your comments and apologies for the slow response. We’ll look into the audio issue you mentioned, although we’re not aware of anything: indeed Susie uses the same mic as Pierre-Benoît so there shouldn’t be an issue. We will take this on board though. Merci.


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