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Balades ep. 3, 44: En chemin

    Improve your ear for French with this clip from the Balades podcast. It’s 38 words in 19 seconds. Do you know how to say fairies in French?

    This clip is from Balades Episode 3. 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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    Enchemin,portentdécidentrafraîchirauberge.laissent l'extérieur.féespassent,,regardent l'intérieur.
    Enchemin,serviteursportentlitièresontfatiguésdécidentserafraîchirauberge.laissentjeunefilleà l'extérieur.Alorsféespassentlitière,toutescurieuses,regardentà l'intérieur.

    The above audio sample and transcription is from Balades ep. 3. We do not own the content. Listen to the entire episode here.

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    The snippet in English

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    En chemin, les serviteurs qui portent la litière sont fatigués et décident de se rafraîchir dans une auberge. Ils laissent la jeune fille à l’extérieur. Alors douze fées passent devant la litière et, toutes curieuses, regardent à l’intérieur.

    On the way, the servants carrying the litter are tired and decide to refresh themselves in an inn. They leave the girl outside. Then twelve fairies pass by the litter and, all curious, look inside.

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    How do you say “fairies” in French

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    Alors douze fées passent — Then twelve fairies pass

    En chemin — on the way

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