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Balades ep. 2, Quiz 14: pour moi toute seule

    Improve your ear for French with this clip from the Balades podcast. It’s 70 words in 29 seconds. How many can you hear and understand? Improve your French listening comprehension with us!

    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.

    29 seconds, 70 words
    ,,., ' '.,.. ',. '.
    ,déjàtard,retournons., ' 'électricité.,lampesdepoche..À l'époque,étaientvoulionslaisserseuls. '.
    Aprèsledîner,déjàtard,retournonsànotrecabane.Ilfaitdoncdéjà, ' d'électricitécabane.Heureusement,deslampesdepoche.décidedanscabane.À l'époque,étaientpetitsetnousvoulionslaisserseulsdans. 'donccabanetoute.

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

    All to myself

    It’s nice to have something all to yourself. Especially when you have kids. I can appreciate getting some time by myself and enjoying a break evening. I don’t know where the next snippet will take us, it sounds a bit foreboding, no?

    With learning French, learning any language, every improvement is personal. A personal victory, a personal improvement, a personal plateau, a personal stumbling. But the point of language is to communicate with others.

    The act of learning a language is 100% personal, and the act of speaking a language is about interacting with others.

    I’m trying to speak up in class and looking for ways to speak more. My wife and I are occassionally texting in our basic French. Maybe this blog will turn to French eventually. What are you doing to get out of learning the langauge and keeping it all to yourself?

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    Après le dîner, il est déjà tard, nous retournons à notre cabane pour aller nous coucher.

    Il fait donc déjà nuit, et il n’y pas d’électricité dans la cabane.

    Heureusement, nous avons des lampes de poche. Mon mari décide de dormir dans la cabane des enfants.

    À l’époque, ils étaient petits et nous ne voulions pas les laisser seuls dans le noir.

    J’ai donc une grande cabane pour moi toute seule.

    After dinner, it is already late, we return to our hut to go to bed.

    It is already dark, and there is no electricity in the hut.

    Fortunately, we have flashlights. My husband decided to sleep in the children’s cabin.

    At that time they were small and we didn’t want to leave them alone in the dark.

    So I have a big cabin all to myself.

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    Il fait donc déjà nuit

    Heureusement

    des lampes de poche

    les laisser seuls

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