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Balades ep. 3, quiz 39: d’un air triste

    Improve your French listening comprehension with this clip from the Balades podcast! It’s 22 words in 8 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.

    8 seconds, 22 words

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    , ', '.
    ,alorsque 'amusentrues,observefenêtre 'triste.
    jourfête,alorsquejeunes s'amusentdansrues,femmeobservesafenêtre 'airtriste.

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

    With a sad look

    I don’t have any sad looks while working on this site. I do like this phrase, it seems so very French. I wonder if you can have an “d’un air heureux”. I assume so, but we all know what happens when you assume…

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    The snippet in English

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    Un jour de fête, alors que les jeunes s’amusent dans les rues, la femme les observe de sa fenêtre d’un air triste.

    On a festive day, while the young people are having fun in the streets, the woman watches them from her window with a sad look.

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