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Choses a Savoir 06 Jul 2021, Quiz 4: en haut du podium

    Improve your ear for French with this fast snippet from a podcast episode about vacations. It’s 47 words in 13 seconds. How many can you hear and understand?

    This clip is from Choses a Savoir (06 Jul 2021). Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Listen to the full episode here.

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    Explications.Rappelons 'quepaysclassementmondialvacancesparan(., '.
    Explications.Rappelons d'abordquepaysclassementmondialÉtatsayantplusjoursvacancesparan(ilyena.touthautpodium, c'estBrésilSuèdeavecjours.

    The above audio sample and transcription is from Choses a Savoir (06 Jul 2021). We do not own the content. Listen to the entire episode here.

    At the top of the podium

    The word “haut” continues to surprise. It’s one of the words that compelled me to start this project. There are 4 letter in that word and 2 aren’t pronounced. The pronunciation of these words is tricky, and in turn it affecs how I (don’t) hear them in conversation.

    I’m still stuck on the fact that certain words blend into their surrounding words, and I lose the meaning of the whole phrase. So the small words matter the most.

    This podcast, while fast, is very colloquial. For me at least. It’s the kind of French I want to udnerstand esaily. It’s about the same as yesterday’s quiz.

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    Rappelons d’abord que la France est le 5ème pays dans le classement mondial des États ayant le plus de jours de vacances par an (En France il y en a 38). Et tout en haut du podium, c’est le Brésil et la Suède avec 41 jours.

    First of all, let’s remember that France is the 5th country in the world ranking of the states with the most vacation days per year (in France there are 38). And at the top of the podium, it is Brazil and Sweden with 41 days.

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    en haut du podium

    l’avez compris

    quand même bien placés.

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