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Balades ep. 3, quiz 48: une belle voix

    Improve your French listening comprehension with this short clip from the Balades podcast! It’s 24 words in 7 seconds. How many can you hear? Is this the beautiful voice you imagined? Find out.

    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.

    7 seconds, 24 words

    Press play and take the transcription quiz to practice your French listening comprehension.
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    : « , ' ', '. »
    leurdit : « , n'oubliezpas qu'une, '. »
    féeleurdit : « Vousavezraison, n'oubliezpas qu'unebellevoix, '. »

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

    A beautiful voice

    Does you voice change from language to language? When you’re speaking French (if you’re an English native speaker), do you have the same accent and intonation? I try to mimic what I hear, both pronunciation and accent. I think my voice in Chinese is different from my voice in English, and I’m aiming to have my French voice be different, too.

    If you’re just joining us as a beginner, I recommend you start with the first dfepisode of Balades. Follow along daily for new clips.

    How did you find today’s clip compared to yesterday’s clip? I tend to be most comfortable when the clip is around 150wpm. I love Balades for my current level, around A1 (hopefully progressing to A2). Hopefully you’re enjoying these clips, too. This story is fantastic and Even when there’s a fast clip, it’s still manageable. The right amount of challenge. What do you think? Join us for the next quiz.

    How are you finding these shorter snippets? I’m open to any and all feedback, as always. Let me know.

    The snippet in English

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

    La quatrième fée leur dit : « Vous avez bien raison, mais n’oubliez pas qu’une belle voix, c’est aussi très important. »

    The fourth fairy said to them, “You are quite right, but don’t forget that a beautiful voice is also very important.”

    The above translation from Deepl. Source

    What does “belle voix” mean in French

    “Belle voix” is a French expression that can be translated to “beautiful voice” in English. It is used to describe a voice that is pleasant and pleasing to the ear, often characterized by its clarity, tone, and expression. It can be used to describe the voice of a singer, an actor, a speaker, or any person that has a good vocal quality. For example:

    • Elle a une belle voix (She has a beautiful voice)
    • Il a une belle voix de ténor (He has a beautiful tenor voice)
    • Elle a une belle voix pour chanter les chansons d’amour (She has a beautiful voice for singing love songs)

    It can also be used to describe the voice of an instrument, for example:

    • La guitare a une belle voix (The guitar has a beautiful voice)

    Overall, “belle voix” is a French expression that refers to a voice that is pleasant and pleasing to the ear, often characterized by its clarity, tone, and expression. It can be used to describe the voice of a person or an instrument.

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