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Choses a Savoir 06 Jul 2021, Quiz 9: je vous ai dit

    Improve your ear for French with this fast clip from the Choses a Savoir podcast. It’s 43 words in 11 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.

    11 seconds, 43 words

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    ,.,, '., ' '.
    après,.correspond,soitseloneux,decongés qu'ilde.Bon,savons qu' 'plutôt.
    Ensuiteaprès,jevousaidit.Biencecorrespondà,soitpériodeidéaleseloneux,decongés qu'ilconvientde.Bon,savons qu'enfait c'estplutôtetnonpas.

    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.

    I told you

    I haven’t been as dedicated as I could have been in the past few days. Part of it is now I’m in Italy, traveling. Not much French being spoken here. Or maybe there is, but all I hear is Italian. The language where uno and una, I don’t need to worry about how my “u’s” are pronounced. Or I have to worry more, as I’m getting lazy.

    I haven’t told you much, nothing that I could say I told you about. This project continues. I will need to fall back on a bit more moderate material to improve my listening more. These 200+ word per minute quizzes are really brutal.

    I think they’re necessary, as I’ve told you in yesterday’s quiz and previous quizzes in this series. But, that doesn’t make them easy. There a real challenge, especially when for grammar reinforcement I want to “blank” the articles, helping words, and other grammar elements. Those are exactly the words that are swallowed and not said clearly in fast speech, it seems.

    So that makes them take a bit more time on my part. I’ve gone through and cut these lessons shorter than I had previously planned, simply because 100+ words in a snippet is a true challenge for me. I’m sure if your level is more advanced than mine, you’ll welcome these for practice. For me, they are still tough. As I’ve told you.

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    Ensuite après le 8, je vous ai dit 1. Bien ce 1 correspond à une semaine, soit la période idéale selon eux, de congés qu’il convient de prendre. Bon, nous savons maintenant qu’en fait c’est plutôt 8 jours et non pas une semaine.

    Then after the 8, I told you 1. Well this 1 corresponds to a week, which is the ideal period according to them, of vacations that should be taken. Well, we know now that it’s actually 8 days and not a week.

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    soit

    la période.

    idéale selon eux.

    de congés

    convient de prendre.

    qu’en fait

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