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Balades ep. 2, Quiz 6: les choses sérieuses commencent

    Improve your ear for French with this short snippet from the Balades podcast. It’s 81 words in 29 seconds. How many can you hear and understand? Test yourself and improve your French listening comprehension with 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.

    29 seconds, 81 words
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    ' « , ' ? » « ,.veuxfairevoler '. » « ',Yann, ',. 'sorti '.,quefaitfrère.Pendantce temps-là,».passe,pureposer,commencent.
    ' « ,veut m'aiderfaire ? » « Ah,.veuxlesfairevoleren l'air. » « D'accord,Yann, ',fautpréparer. 'sortitoutce qu'ilfaut.Sophie,peucequefaittonfrère.Pendantce temps-là,».Toutsepasse,apureposer,poêleetfinalementsérieusescommencent.

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

    The serious stuff starts

    I try to remember why I’m learning French. The serious stuff often gets in the way. The real reason for me is to learn more about French culture and to speak to locals as a local. That’s my real goal, and when I think about it, it really does seem fun and makes me feel lighter.

    So while you’re getting into the serious stuff, working through grammar, and new vocab, and choosing tenses, and messing up female and male. Again. Try to remember the fun stuff. The reasons we’re doing this in the first place. What’s that for you?

    about crepes. Let’s get back to learning.

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    The snippet in English

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    C’est parti…

    « Les enfants, qui veut m’aider à faire des crêpes ? »

    « Ah oui, moi. Je veux les faire voler en l’air. »

    « D’accord, Yann, mais d’abord, il faut préparer la pâte. J’ai sorti tout ce qu’il faut. Sophie, regarde un peu ce que fait ton frère. Pendant ce temps-là, je cherche la confiture de fraises ».

    Tout se passe très bien, la pâte a pu reposer, la poêle est prête et finalement les choses sérieuses commencent.

    Here we go…

    “Kids, who wants to help me make pancakes?”

    “Oh yeah, me. I want to make them fly in the air.”

    “Okay, Yann, but first we need to prepare the batter. I’ve got everything I need. Sophie, watch what your brother is doing. Meanwhile, I’m looking for the strawberry jam.”

    Everything is going well, the dough is resting, the pan is ready and finally the serious stuff starts.

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    voler en l’air


    ce qu’il faut

    Pendant ce temps-là

    a pu reposer

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