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Balades ep. 3, quiz 31: toutes rigolent

    Improve your French listening comprehenshion with this clip from the Balades podcast. It’s 33 words in 11 seconds, how much can you understand?

    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.

    11 seconds, 33 words

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    : « ? '. » « ,. » .
    voisinedemande : « ? peutfairepasser '. » « ,seuleréveillée. » rigolent.
    Savoisineluidemande : « ? peutfairepasser l'orage. » « ,suislaseuleréveillée. » Ettoutesrigolent.

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

    All laugh

    Why are you learning French? For me, there are really countless reasons. Speaking and understanding a language, inherently means understanding cultural norms. Jokes and humor are a great tool to gauge progress.

    When I can understand jokes, or eavesdrop on jokes and chuckle in my head, I know I’ve made it. There’s a mental shift that happens when I understand more jokes in more languages, and that shift in my brain is what I strive for with each new phrase I understand.

    If you’re just joining us as a beginner, I recommend you start with the first episode of Balades. Follow along daily for new clips.

    How did you find today’s clip compared to yesterday’s clip? I tend to be most comfortable when the clip is around 150wpm. I love Balades for my current level, around A1 (hopefully progressing to A2). Hopefully you’re enjoying these clips too. Even when there’s a fast clip, it’s still manageable. The right amount of challenge. What do you think? Join us for the next quiz.

    How are you finding these shorter snippets? I’m open to any and all feedback, as always. Let me know.

    The snippet in English

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    Sa voisine lui demande : « Mais pourquoi ? Il ne peut pas faire passer l’orage. » « Non, mais comme ça je ne suis pas la seule réveillée. » Et toutes rigolent.

    His neighbor asks, “But why? He can’t make the storm go away.” “No, but that way I’m not the only one awake.” And they all laugh.

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