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Balades ep. 3, quiz 36: un petit signe de remerciement

    Improve your French listening skills with this clip from the Balades podcast. It’s 26 words in 10 seconds. How many can you hear and 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.

    10 seconds, 26 words

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    alorsretourneleurfaireremerciement, 'noussuiventregard.
    alorsquejemeretournepourleurfaireunpetitsignederemerciement, qu'ellesnoussuiventregard.

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

    A little wave of thanks

    Thank you for being here. That’s about all I can do for a little wave of thanks, this post here. This opening paragraph. This preamble to this mini exercise. You there, out there in the ethereal, staring into your screen as I stare into mine, thank you for being here.

    And like yesterday’s post, I had to highlight another little expression: un petit signe de remerciement. “merci” is in that larger word, simply translated as thanks. Re-thank-fulness? Thanks? At any rate, a big word packs a punch. I love it.

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    The snippet in English

    Find a translation of this snippet here, how much of this did you hear?

    Nous sortons du bus et alors que je me retourne pour leur faire un petit signe de remerciement, je vois qu’elles nous suivent toutes du regard.

    We get off the bus and as I turn around to give them a little wave of thanks, I see that they all follow us with their eyes.

    The above translation from Deepl. Source

    What words did I look up in this snippet?

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    pour leur

    faire un petit signe

    de remerciement

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