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Balades ep. 2, Quiz 17: Est-ce bon ou mauvais signe ?

    Improve your ear for French with a snippet from the Balades podcast. This is 55 words in 25 seconds. How many can you hear and understand? Improve your French listening comprehension at any level.

    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.

    25 seconds, 55 words
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    , ', ',touristiquerégionPendantque, l'alarme s'arrête. -signe ? Enfinretrouvelampepochetente d'venait l'alarme.Impossible,voisassez.
    Non,ça c'estclévoiture,ça c'estportable,çaguidetouristiquerégionPendantquecherchelampe, l'alarme s'arrête. Est-cebonmauvaissigne ? Enfinretrouvelampepochetentetrouver d'venait l'alarme.Impossible,voisassez.

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

    Is this a good or bad sign?

    I just wrote an email in French. I found I could say most of what I wanted to say. It’s easy to want to slip back into English, but at the same time there is a sense that some words and ways of asking questions are more within reach.

    I wrote another one a couple weeks ago, missing the confidence and just overall not sure of how to say anything.

    As you’re learning French, it’s easy to remember all you don’t know. Shining a flashlight into the dark, not seeing an end. There’s no end to language study, we only have our goals of what we want to be able to say/do/achieve… and then hopefully saying that thing, having that conversation.

    Have you stopped to take in where you are now? You’ve probably come a lot further than you give your self credit for. It’s a good sign that your studies are paying off.

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    Non, ça c’est la clé de la voiture, ça c’est mon portable, et ça le guide touristique de la région…

    Pendant que je cherche cette lampe, l’alarme s’arrête. Est-ce bon ou mauvais signe ?

    Enfin je retrouve la lampe de poche et je tente de trouver d’où venait l’alarme.

    Impossible, je ne vois pas assez.

    No, this is the car key, this is my cell phone, and this is the tourist guide of the region…

    While I am looking for this lamp, the alarm stops. Is it good or bad?

    Finally I find the flashlight and I try to find where the alarm came from.

    Impossible, I can’t see enough.

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    Pendant que

    tente de

    pas assez

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