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Balades ep. 3, quiz 41: s’occupe

    Improve your ear for French with this clip from the Balades podcast. It’s 31 words in 12 seconds. Practice your listening comprehension at any level.

    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.

    12 seconds, 31 words

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    , ' '.,.
    femmeheureuse, s'occupe 'enfant.,filsroimaisonpoupéefenêtre.
    Safemmeestheureuse, s'occupepoupée d'unenfant.,filsroipassedevantmaisonaperçoitpoupéeàtraversfenêtre.

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

    takes care of (as in children)

    As a parent of toddlers, I do enjoy this expression. Translated with children, or in this case a doll treated as a child, it means to take care of. To mind the children. Busying with the children. So fitting. Days fly by, I love the time passed, but then where has the time gone for this project and other things I was hoping to do? I wouldn’t change a thing. Sometimes expressions are perfect.

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    Sa femme est heureuse, et elle s’occupe de la poupée comme d’un enfant. Un jour, le fils du roi passe devant la maison et aperçoit la poupée à travers la fenêtre.

    His wife is happy, and she takes care of the doll like a child. One day, the king’s son passes by the house and sees the doll through the window.

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    aperçoit

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    Improve your ear for French with this clip from the Balades podcast. It’s 31 words in 12 seconds. Practice your listening comprehension at any level.

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