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Balades ep. 3, quiz 6: saviez-vous

    Improve your ear for French with one of the best podcasts for beginners. This clip from Balades is 25 words in 10 seconds. How many words 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.

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    - ' ? ,.
    Saviez-vous qu'ildédiée ? ,Mentonorganise.
    Saviez-vous qu'ilexistedédiéecitrons ? ans,lavilledeMentonorganiselaFêteduCitron.

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

    Did you know?

    I did know that. Though I went after the festival. My visit to Menton was taxing. It was one of the first day trips we took with our toddlers, and the hills were high. It was a lovely city, but I had too much stress.

    I wonder what it would have been like during the festival. The pictures make it out to be a carnival. And in fact, maybe because of it’s date near Fat Tuesday (mardi gras) it is a bit related? We’ll have to see if that’s what she says. I can’t be sure.

    I love this little clip because it is many terms we should have learned as beginners. Present tense, festivals, fruits, year, months, and “aux”, “tous”, “de and du” “en France”… all are grammar constructions one comes across in the first few weeks of learning a language.

    I love this podcaast for learning French, this podcast really is perfect for beginners. It’s easy enough to follow along, but some words like aux are lost in the pace, even though the pace is quite moderate.

    We aim to let you learn French in just 15 minutes each day. If this wasn’t enough, check out yesterday’s quiz. 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

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    Saviez-vous qu’il existe en France une fête dédiée aux citrons ? Tous les ans en février, la ville de Menton organise la Fête du Citron.

    Did you know that there is a festival dedicated to lemons in France? Every year in February, the city of Menton organizes the Lemon Festival.

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