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Balades ep. 1, Quiz 21: la joue droite et la joue gauche

FacebookTweetPinLinkedIn Learn French with a podcast snippet! This clip is from Balades Episode 1. Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Find the full podcast here. Find a home Let’s continue with lesson 34. I feel like I couldn’t have this site without some classic beginner posts.… Read…

Learn French with a podcast snippet! This clip is from Balades Episode 1. Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Find the full podcast here.

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Let’s continue with lesson 34. I feel like I couldn’t have this site without some classic beginner posts. This bit of dialogue fits the bill.

I love her putting on airs and speaking as her grandma. I picture someone pulling her cigarrette out of her mouth and looking down chuckling, happy to have someone doing free labor, as my grandma would have been. Except my Mamie was not French nor in Paris.

It’s good to have some shorter and more beginner posts. I feel like I’m really making progress with this project. And it feels like i am.

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En plus, il y a ceux qui commencent par la joue droite et d’autres par la joue gauche.
Dans ma famille, on se fait trois à quatre bises et en général, nous commençons par la joue droite.

In addition, there are those who start with the right cheek and others with the left cheek.
In my family, we give each other three to four kisses and we usually start with the right cheek.

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What does “la joue droite et la joue gauche” mean?

“La joue droite et la joue gauche” mean “the right cheek and the left cheek” in English. It’s a way to distinguish the right and left side of the face, this phrase is often used in the context of “La bise” which is a French way of greeting where you kiss people on the cheek. In La bise, it’s more common to kiss once on the right cheek, then once on the left cheek, and then again on the right cheek. So “la joue droite et la joue gauche” is often used to explain the order of kissing on the cheeks.

Read more about “la bise” here.

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