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Balades ep. 1, Quiz 7: New Year’s Resolutions

    Learn French with the podcast Balades. This clip from episode 1 is 14 seconds long and has 34 words. Listen and transcribe what you hear. Try it today!

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    14 seconds, 34 words
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    Avez-prisbonnesannée ? Arrêter,et,faireplusde,deoudepartenaire. ? Eh,.
    Avez-vousprisbonnesrésolutionsnouvelleannée ? Arrêterfumer,moinsetmieux,faireplusde,changerdetravailoudepartenaire. ? Eh,plus.

    Why this clip of Balades?

    I am continuing to work my way through this first podcast one bite at a time.

    More about New Year’s Resolutions, except this time with a different expression for new year’s resolutions. I love this because it’s a rundown of the most common new year’s resolutions, in French.

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    Can you only hear the articles or are you catching keywords?

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    Avez-vous pris de bonnes résolutions pour cette nouvelle année ? Arrêter de fumer, manger moins et mieux, faire plus de sport, changer de travail ou de partenaire. Non ? Eh bien, moi non plus.

    Have you made resolutions for this new year? Stop smoking, eat less and better, exercise more, change jobs or partners. No? Well, me neither.

    The above text courtesy of Google Translate. Source

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    Avez-vous pris – Did you take or Have you made

    Arrêter –  \a.ʁe.te\ or \a.ʁɛ.te\  stop source

    Moins et mieux – \mwɛ̃\ or \mwɛ̃s\ less source and \mjø\ better source

    Faire plus de sport – To be more active, exercise more

    What does “moi non plus” mean in French?

    “Moi non plus” is a French phrase that means “me neither” in English. It is used to indicate agreement or to show that the speaker shares the same feelings or opinions as the person they are talking to. It is commonly used as a response when someone says “Je n’aime pas ça” (I don’t like that) or similar sentences to indicate that the speaker also doesn’t like that thing.

    Examples: “Je n’aime pas le chocolat” (I don’t like chocolate) – “Moi non plus” (Me neither)

    “Je ne comprends pas ce livre” (I don’t understand this book) – “Moi non plus” (Me neither)

    It can also be used in a different context to indicate that the speaker also doesn’t have something or doesn’t know something.

    “Je n’ai pas de stylo” (I don’t have a pen) – “Moi non plus” (Me neither)

    In general, the phrase “moi non plus” is used to indicate agreement or to show that the speaker shares the same feelings or opinions as the person they are talking to. It is a common phrase used in French conversation to indicate agreement or to show that the speaker is also in the same situation or has the same opinion.

    This clip is from the Balades podcast

    “Balades” is a great podcast for those new to French. Its slow pace and clear speech make it easy to follow and understand. The episodes are fun and cover a variety of topics, ideal for beginners. While designed for learners, the podcast stays in French, offering a full-dive into the language. It’s part of a wider group of French podcasts aimed at all levels, focusing on real-life use rather than just vocab and grammar. Regular listening, along with tools like transcripts and quizzes, helps boost understanding and speaking skills. “Balades” is a top pick for anyone starting their French learning journey.

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