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Balades ep. 2, Quiz 7: Je n’en reviens pas …

    Improve your ear for French with a clip of the Balades podcast. This snippet is 75 words in 34 seconds. How many can you hear and understand? Bitesize French 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.

    34 seconds, 75 words
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    .Hop,assezhaut..essai,, 'réussi.., '. ! 'reviens..vraimentdevoirfaireencoreessais.
    décidedepréparerpourmontrerenfantscommentfautfaire.Hop,lalanceassezhaut.poêlepliéeendeux.essai,là, 'réussi.doréedeuxcôtés., 'autour.Quelschampions ! 'reviens.lesréussissentmieuxque.vraimentdevoirfaireencorequelquesessaisavant.

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

    I can’t believe it.

    In the US, you can buy an electric cake griddle. My wife got us one years ago and we used it. It seems like the “official,” “French” way to make crepes. And then, to hear all of this… A pan is actually the official family way of making crepes.

    Maybe Americans like me just get suckered into needing all the products (that we don’t actually need, right?) to get the job done. Heck, you can even buy flat thin crepe pans. I expect those would be good – heat up faster, and perfect for the flip… but then, is it essential?

    Now looking back, it’s quite funny I have all these gadgets and gizmos. And I can’t believe I get suckered into all of them.

    How did you find this snippet? I like this French because it uses the “en”, I trust you know all about that, no? 🙂

    The snippet in English

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    Je décide de préparer la première crêpe pour montrer à mes enfants comment il faut faire.

    Hop, je la lance et… pas assez haut. Elle est dans la poêle mais pliée en deux. Deuxième essai, là, c’est réussi.

    Une belle crêpe dorée des deux côtés. Ensuite, c’est au tour des enfants. Quels champions ! Je n’en reviens pas.

    Ils les réussissent mieux que moi. Je vais vraiment devoir faire encore quelques essais avant le 2 février.

    I decide to make the first pancake to show my kids how it’s done.

    Hop, I throw it and… not high enough. It is in the pan but folded in two. Second try, it’s a success.

    A beautiful golden pancake on both sides. Then it was the children’s turn. What champions! I can’t believe it.

    They do it better than I do. I’ll really have to make a few more attempts before February 2nd.

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    lance

    assez

    haut

    pliée en deux

    au tour

    essai

    réussi

    réussissent

    Je vais vraiment devoir

    ce qu’il faut

    Pendant ce temps-là

    a pu reposer

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