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Balades ep. 2, Quiz 10: sur les curiosités (touristiques) …

    Improve your ear for French with this clip from the Balades podcast. It’s 38 words in 19 seconds, how many can you hear and understand? Improve your listening comprehension with this post from Bitesize French!

    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.

    19 seconds, 38 words
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    Eh, ' ', 'rêvais. 'commencé. m'informercuriosités, d'hébergement,.
    Eh, 'régionque n'avaisvisitée, 'rêvaisdepuislongtemps. 'donccommencérecherches.voulais m'informerlescuriositéssitestouristiques,possibilités d'hébergement,activités.

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

    About the attractions…

    I really love when a word in French is nothing like the equivalent in English. Yes, a lot of the words are quite similar, so similar that with my English knowledge and Spanish vocabulary, I can just about guess.

    This one I definitely wouldn’t get right. In English “curisosities” definitely carries a bigger, more loaded meaning than it does in French. Though I love it here, and will need to remember this.

    Now, the interesting thing is that it seems “curisosities” in English is also the same word. It’s just this context that makes it simply tourist attractions.

    That is curious, no?

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    Eh oui, c’est une région que je n’avais pas visitée avant, mais j’en rêvais depuis longtemps.

    J’avais donc commencé mes recherches sur internet.

    Je voulais m’informer sur les curiosités et sites touristiques, les possibilités d’hébergement, les activités.

    Yes, it’s a region I hadn’t visited before, but I had been dreaming about it for a long time.

    So I started my research on the internet.

    I wanted to get information about the sights and tourist sites, accommodation possibilities, activities.

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    j’en rêvais

    sur les curiosités


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