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Balades ep. 3, quiz 46: ajoute

    Improve your ear for French with this short clip from the Balades podcast. It’s 26 words in 9 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.

    9 seconds, 26 words

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    « ,. » . : « ,. »
    « ,vaisdonnerbeauté. » annoncefée.féeajoute : « ,reçoitsagesse. »
    « ,vaisluidonnerbeauté. » annoncefée.féeajoute : « Demoi,reçoitsagesse. »

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    The snippet in English

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    « Moi, je vais lui donner la beauté. » annonce la première fée. La deuxième fée ajoute : « De moi, elle reçoit la sagesse. »

    “I will give her beauty,” the first fairy announced. The second fairy adds, “From me she receives wisdom.”

    The above translation from Deepl. Source

    What does “ajoute” mean in French

    “Ajoute” is a French verb that means “to add” in English. It is the infinitive form of the verb “ajouter” and it’s a regular -ER verb. It is used to express the action of adding or including something to a group, a collection, or a set of things. For example:

    • Ajoute deux cuillères de sucre à ta tasse de café (Add two spoonfuls of sugar to your cup of coffee)
    • Il a ajouté quelques ingrédients à la recette (He added some ingredients to the recipe)
    • Nous devons ajouter plus de fruits à notre alimentation (We must add more fruits to our diet)

    It can also be used in a more figurative sense to express the idea of adding something to a situation or to a conversation.

    • Il a ajouté sa touche personnelle à l’entreprise (He added his personal touch to the company)
    • Elle a ajouté sa voix à la discussion (She added her voice to the conversation)

    Overall, “ajoute” is a common French verb that can be used in many contexts to express the idea of adding or including something to a group, a collection, or a set of things.

    Other words:

    la sagesse

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