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Balades Ep. 2, Quiz 1: en route tout le monde

    Improve your ear for French with this snippet from the Balades podcast. This clip is 59 words in 26 seconds, how many can you hear and understand? is the best way to improve your French listening comprehension.

    Learn French with a podcast snippet! This clip is from Balades Episode 2. Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Find the full podcast here.

    26 seconds, 59 words
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    . ',faisonsensembleChandeleur. 'accompagnerezBretagnecabanespéciale,CharlesPerrault.,route !
    ettrèscontentedevousemmenerfairetour. ',nousfaisonsensemblefêterChandeleur.vous m'accompagnerezBretagnedanscabanepeuspéciale,vousparleraideCharlesPerrault.,routetoutmonde !

    The above audio sample and transcription is from Balades ep. 2. We do not own the content. Listen to the entire episode here.

    Let’s go, everybody

    I’m not going to lie. I love crepes. And I used to pronounce it the English way. In fact, in my head as I write this in English my brain goes: Cray-ps.

    I think back to my wife being made fun of in a standup comedy special for saying it that way. And that’s how my brain says it. Yes, I’m horrible.

    If you’re talking to someone in English, do you say it in French pronunciation? Or do you say crepes. Let me know, we should have a poll.

    At any rate, in this snippet I’m already learning about a holiday I didn’t even know existed. Candlemas. There’s a lot to learn here, so let’s get into it.

    How did you find this snippet? Let me know in the comments, and let’s do this.

    The snippet in English

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

    Nous sommes le 29 janvier et je suis très contente de vous emmener faire un petit tour avec moi.

    Aujourd’hui, nous faisons ensemble des crêpes pour fêter la Chandeleur le 2 février. Puis vous m’accompagnerez en Bretagne dans une cabane un peu spéciale, et pour terminer je vous parlerai de Charles Perrault.

    Alors, en route tout le monde !

    It’s January 29th and I’m so happy to take you for a little ride with me.

    Today we are making pancakes together to celebrate Candlemas on February 2nd. Then you will accompany me to Brittany in a special cabin, and to finish I will talk about Charles Perrault.

    So, let’s go everyone!

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