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« 40% », Quiz 10: comme ça

    Learn French with a song! This short clip is 6 seconds long and has 13 words. Try our transcription quiz and see if you can hear them all

    Learn French with a song snippet! This clip is from Aya Nakamura’s “40%”. We do not own the rights to this song, nor do we pretend to own them. Listen to this sample and transcribe what you hear. Find the full song here

    6 seconds, 13 words
    '/,/ ' '
    Y'a/,/ 'suis '
    Y'acommeunhic/mens,/ j'suis '

    The above audio sample and transcription is from Aya Nakamura’s “40%”. Songwriters: Aya Danioko 40% lyrics © Warner Chappell Music France, Soc Sony ATV Allegro Music Publishing France, Blue Sky Publishing, Perspective Productions, Label 67, Universal Music Publishing Group. We do not own the content, we are using it for educational purposes. Listen to the entire song here.

    Like that

    Again, the chorus sounds familiar, I’ve heard something like that before…

    I obviously don’t want to sound like Aya, but it’s fun to try to piece together what she’s saying, and then struggle through what she means.

    How much of this snippet are you understanding?
    What’s your favorite part about this?

    I struggle with hearing individual words in English songs, in my native tongue. It takes a couple listens to really get it..

    The snippet in English

    Find a translation of this snippet here, how much of this did you hear?

    J’suis trop charismatique,
    tu kiffes mes timiniks (ah ouais)
    Il m’a dit baby mama pardon,
    Fais doucement, j’pète les plombs (oh yeah)

    I’m too charismatic,
    You dig my timiniks
    He told me baby mama sorry
    Be gentle, I’m going crazy (oh yeah)

    The above text from Aya Nakamura’s Youtube channel. Source. Songwriters: Aya Danioko 40% lyrics © Warner Chappell Music France, Soc Sony ATV Allegro Music Publishing France, Blue Sky Publishing, Perspective Productions, Label 67, Universal Music Publishing Group

    What does “comme ça” mean?

    “Comme ça” is a French phrase that can be translated to “like that” or “in that way” in English.

    It is used to indicate that something is done or happens in a certain way, it can indicate a specific manner or method of doing something. It can also be used to indicate that something is true or exists in a certain way. The phrase “comme ça” is usually used to indicate the way something is done or to indicate the way something is, it can be used to indicate that something is true or exists in a certain way.

    For example:

    • “Il travaille comme ça tous les jours” which means “He works like that every day.”
    • “Il faut le faire comme ça, sinon ça ne marche pas” which means “It must be done like that, otherwise it doesn’t work.”

    It is used to indicate that something is done or happens in a certain way, it can indicate a specific manner or method of doing something and it can also be used to indicate that something is true or exists in a certain way.

    What words did you look up in this snippet?

    This is the chorus, I looked up these words before in this post:

    Y a comme un hic

    tu mens

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