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Balades ep. 2, Quiz 4: comme ça, on peut

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    Learn French with a podcast snippet! This clip is from Balades Episode 2. Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Find the full podcast here.

    33 seconds, 81 words
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    ,veutquece -,.retourner, ' '.,connaîtreprospéritépendant '.lance 'doitatterrircorrectement.difficultéde l'opération... 'vraimentsympathiquepartager.
    Eneffet,traditionveutquece jour-là,préparecrêpes.momentderetourner,fauttenirpoêle 'main 'autremain.,onpeutconnaîtreprospéritépendant 'année.lanceen l'airdoitatterrircorrectementpoêle.esttouteladifficultéde l'opération... 'vraimentmomentsympathiqueàpartagertoute.

    The above audio sample and transcription is from Balades ep. 2. We do not own the content. Listen to the entire episode here.

    This way, we can…

    I’ve already learned the “au” construction for “à le”, but still have trouble hearing it. My brain cycles through un une, le la, wondering what might be there and totally missing the sound she says.

    Once I’ve written it (after getting a “hint”) then I hear it.

    Are you finding that with these quizzes? Once you see the right word, after making a mistake and getting a hint, that all of a sudden you can hear it correctly? I’m finding that in every single quiz. It’s even more pronounced in the songs quizzes on thsi site, go check them out here.

    That’s why I know these are helping me progress, I’m hearing new things that I couldn’t hear before.

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    The snippet in English

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

    En effet, la tradition veut que ce jour-là, on prépare des crêpes. Et au moment de retourner la crêpe, il faut tenir la poêle d’une main et de l’autre main une pièce de monnaie. Comme ça, on peut connaître la prospérité pendant toute l’année.

    Alors on lance la crêpe en l’air et la crêpe doit atterrir correctement dans la poêle.

    Et là est toute la difficulté de l’opération … Mais c’est vraiment un moment sympathique à partager avec toute la famille.

    Indeed, the tradition is to prepare pancakes on this day. And when the pancake is turned over, you have to hold the pan in one hand and a coin in the other. That way, you can have prosperity for the whole year.

    Then you throw the pancake in the air and the pancake must land correctly in the pan.

    And there is the difficulty of the operation … But it is really a nice moment to share with the whole family.

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    veut que

    retourner la crêpe


    la poêle

    on lance

    atterrir correctement



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