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Manger ep. 1, Quiz 36: c’est trop bon

    “Quand j’étais petite” and “c’est trop bon” – do you know these phrases? Hear them in this short clip of French in real life from the Manger podcast. Start at any level and fill in the blanks of our transcription quiz to improve your French listening skills!

    This clip is from Manger Episode 1. Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Listen to the full episode here.

    9 seconds, 31 words
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    ,paquetChocos, c'étaientcéréalespréférées j'étais.,testerChocapics. 'Chocapics !
    Donc,prendspaquetChocos,parceque c'étaientcéréalespréféréesquand j'étaispetite.,vaistesterChocapics.Parceque c'esttropbonChocapics !

    The above audio sample and transcription is from Manger ep. 1. We do not own the content. Listen to the entire episode here.

    They’re so good

    This one is tough – is it two speakers? OR one? How many are you hearing? And the text is buried in there with the background noise. That’s French in real life, though…

    What’s opening up for you in this clip?

    The snippet in English

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

    Donc moi, je prends un paquet de Chocos, parce que c’étaient mes céréales préférées quand j’étais petite. Moi, je vais tester les Chocapics. Parce que c’est trop bon les Chocapics !

    So me, I’ll take a pack of Chocos, because they were my favorite cereal when I was little. I’m going to try the Chocapics. Because Chocapics are so good!

    The above translation from Deepl. Source

    What does “donc moi” mean?

    The expression “Donc moi” is used to indicate that the speaker wants to share their own thoughts or experiences after someone else has spoken. It can be translated to “So for me” or “So as for me”. The expression is often used to add a personal perspective to a conversation or to provide a contrast to what has already been said.

    For example, someone might say “Je trouve que ce restaurant est très bon” (I think this restaurant is very good), and the other person might respond with “Donc moi, je n’ai pas été très impressionné” (So as for me, I wasn’t very impressed).

    The use of “Donc moi” can also be a way to show that the speaker wants to take the conversation in a new direction or introduce a new topic.

    What does “quand j’étais petite” mean?

    “Quand j’étais petite” is a common French phrase that means “when I was little” or “when I was a child.” It is often used to start a story or to reminisce about one’s childhood. It can be followed by a verb in the past tense to describe a specific event or action that happened in the past. The phrase is used in both formal and informal situations and is a useful expression to know when speaking French.

    What does “c’est trop bon” mean?

    ” C’est trop bon ” is a common French expression that translates to “It’s too good” or “It’s so good”. It is used to express extreme satisfaction or pleasure with something, usually related to food or drink. This expression can be used in a variety of contexts, such as enjoying a delicious meal, having a great time with friends, or experiencing something truly enjoyable. It is often accompanied by a smile or a gesture of pleasure, such as licking one’s lips or rubbing one’s stomach.

    Wait, huh? “Chocos” and “Chocapics”?

    “Chocos” and “Chocapics” are both chocolate-flavored breakfast cereals sold in France, with Chocapics being a more well-known brand. The two names are often used interchangeably to refer to any chocolate-flavored cereal.

    “Chocapics” is a brand of Nestlé and has been available in France since 1986. It is marketed as a healthy cereal made with whole grains and fortified with vitamins and minerals. “Chocos,” on the other hand, is a generic term used to describe any chocolate-flavored cereal. It is possible that some people use “chocos” to refer specifically to the generic store brand chocolate cereal, while reserving the name “Chocapics” for the Nestlé brand. However, this may not be a strict rule, and the two terms are often used interchangeably.

    Overall, both “chocos” and “Chocapics” are popular cereal choices in France, especially among children and teenagers.

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    “Quand j’étais petite” and “c’est trop bon” – do you know these phrases? Hear them in this short clip of French in real life from the Manger podcast. Start at any level and fill in the blanks of our transcription quiz to improve your French listening skills!

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