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Balades ep. 1, Quiz 23: pour cette première émission

    Learn French with this first episode of the podcast Balades. This clip is 7 seconds long and has 24 words, can you transcribe them all? Try it with us

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    7 seconds, 24 words
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    émission,aussi -quitrouvait.
    premièreémission,veuxaussiprésenterde -quisetrouvaitdansrégion.

    The above audio sample and transcription is from Balades ep. 1. We do not own the content. Listen to the entire episode here.

    For this first broadcast…

    Let’s continue with lesson 23.

    As I was creating this quiz I thought it can’t be that difficult. I seem to know all the words and can follow along. However, I was surprised by this phrase: “je veux aussi vous présenter”. I can barely hear the vous as it joins with aussi, almost swallowed up in the phrase.

    It’s amazing how in this first episode, my ear is far from trained. The more times i hear this clip on repeat, the more the vous appears. But I still have to work to hear it. Unlike other parts of the clip, like the start and end, where each word is clearer for me.

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    There’s absolutely no way that I could get through an entire podcast in French without melting my brain, that’s why I broke it up into snippets like this. Join me for the next snippet.

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    Pour cette première émission, je veux aussi vous présenter la maison de mes grands-parents qui se trouvait dans un village de la région parisienne.

    For this first show, I also want to introduce you to my grandparents’ house which was in a village in the Paris region.

    The above text courtesy of Google Translate. Source

    What does “se trouvait” mean?

    “Se trouvait” is the third person singular conjugation of the verb “trouver” in the past tense, it means “was located” or “was found” in English. It indicates that something was located or found in a specific place or situation in the past. It can also be used in a figurative sense, to indicate that something was in a specific state or situation in the past.

    Examples:

    • La boutique se trouvait dans ce quartier (The shop was located in this neighborhood)
    • Il se trouvait dans une situation difficile ( He was in a difficult situation)

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    émission

    aussi

    se trouvait

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