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Balades ep. 3, quiz 37: cette expérience bien sympathique

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    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.

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    , n'aurionsjamaisvécusympathique.
    Si,nous n'aurionsjamaisvécucetteexpériencebiensympathique.

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

    This nice experience

    A little rusty. I had to think about “avion pris” and wonder – do I know this word? Then it hit me. Passe compose. Yes. I do. And you do too, right? That said, “n’aurions jamais vécu” is a bit different, I don’t think I’ve learned this tense yet. But here it is.

    I love slow travel. I guess that’s what I would call it. Where you don’t race into a place, see the sites, then bolt. The opposite. Where you ride the bus, worry you get lost, then forget the worries, wander the alleys, the supermarket, the local markets, the neighborhoods, and stumble upon local life. That’s my definition of slow travel and for me it’s such a nice experience.

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    Si nous avions pris la voiture, nous n’aurions jamais vécu cette expérience bien sympathique.

    If we had taken the car, we would never have lived this nice experience.

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    bien sympathique

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