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Choses a Savoir 06 Jul 2021, Quiz 5: entrons dans le vif du sujet

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    ,entronsvifsujet.étudeseffectuéessujet,citonsréalisée. qu'unesemaine,vacances,duréetropcourtemajorité d'entreparvenirdétentetotale.seraitatteinte qu'auboutmaximum.
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    let’s get to the heart of the matter

    I’m loving this podcast for the idioms and expressions. I’ve mentioned this in previous episodes as well, it sounds like this podcast is really colloquial, like some friends chatting.

    I love that. He also builds on his mini video essay by coming up with his own term – détente totale. I’m not sure if that’s a real expression “total relaxation” in English doesn’t seem like a coined expression or common expression. But I immediately understand his meaning.

    I don’t know about you, sometimes I feel there are diminishing returns, the sweetspot for a location is long enough to do what you want, but not long enough to be ready to leave. I’m not sure how long that is, maybe there are some studies out there.

    This podcast is the kind of French I want to understand easily. While it’s a slower pace than yesterday’s quiz (where we learned France is not the country with the most vacations!), it’s still quite a fast clip!

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    Maintenant, entrons dans le vif du sujet. Parmi les différentes études effectuées sur le sujet, citons celle réalisée en Finlande. Elle a observé qu’une semaine, donc sept jours de vacances, était une durée trop courte pour la majorité d’entre nous pour parvenir à une détente totale. La détente totale ne serait atteinte qu’au bout de 8 jours et au maximum 11 jours.

    Now let’s get to the heart of the matter. Among the various studies carried out on the subject, let’s mention the one conducted in Finland. It observed that one week, i.e. seven days of vacation, was too short a time for most of us to achieve total relaxation. Total relaxation would only be reached after 8 days and at most 11 days.

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    le vif du sujet




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