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Manger ep. 1, Quiz 83: chez les adultes

Improve your listening skills with French in real life! “En revanche” & “chez les adultes” do you know those phrases? Hear them in this quiz. Start at any level, choose how much of the transcript you see and fill in the blanks to improve your French listening comprehension!

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, 30 words

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,,% -,%% -,
Enrevanche,,% petit-déjeunent,seuls%%prennent -complet,
Enrevanche,chezadultes,%adultesne petit-déjeunentpastousmatins,seuls%adultes%enfantsprennent -complet,

among adults

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En revanche, chez les adultes, 20 % des adultes ne petit-déjeunent pas tous les matins, et seuls 19 % des adultes et 30 % des enfants prennent un petit-déj complet,

In contrast, 20% of adults do not eat breakfast every morning, and only 19% of adults and 30% of children eat a full breakfast,

The above translation from Deepl. Source

What does “en revanche” mean?

The phrase “en revanche” is a commonly used expression in French that signifies contrast or a shift in perspective. “En revanche” can be translated to “on the other hand,” “however,” or “in contrast” in English.

Examples:

  • “Je n’aime pas les films d’action, en revanche j’adore les comédies romantiques.” (I don’t like action movies, however, I love romantic comedies.)
  • “Elle est très compétente dans son travail, en revanche elle peut être assez désorganisée.” (She is very competent in her work, but she can be quite disorganized.)

“En revanche” is often used to express a contrast between two ideas, situations, opinions, or observations. Shifting Perspectives: The phrase introduces a new perspective or viewpoint that differs from what has been previously mentioned or expected.

“En revanche” acknowledges a contrasting aspect or point of view without negating the previous statement entirely.

Other expressions that convey a similar meaning to “en revanche” include “par contre,” “cependant,” and “néanmoins.”

What does “chez les adultes” mean?

The phrase “chez les adultes” in French translates to “among adults” or “in adults” in English. “Chez” typically means “at” or “in” and is used to indicate a location or group. “Les adultes” means “adults.” Therefore, “chez les adultes” refers to situations, behaviors, or characteristics that pertain specifically to adults.

Examples:

  • “Les problèmes de sommeil sont courants chez les adultes.” (Sleep problems are common among adults.)
  • “L’alcoolisme est plus fréquent chez les adultes que chez les adolescents.” (Alcoholism is more common in adults than in teenagers.)

“Chez les adultes” narrows the focus to the adult population and allows for discussions or observations specific to that age group. The phrase can be used to compare characteristics, behaviors, or experiences between adults and other age groups.

Professional or Academic Context: “Chez les adultes” is often used in professional or academic settings, such as medical research, psychological studies, or sociological analysis.

Similar Expressions: Other expressions that convey a similar meaning to “chez les adultes” include “parmi les adultes” (among adults) or “dans la population adulte” (in the adult population).

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Improve your listening skills with French in real life! “En revanche” & “chez les adultes” do you know those phrases? Hear them in this quiz. Start at any level, choose how much of the transcript you see and fill in the blanks to improve your French listening comprehension!

1 thought on “Manger ep. 1, Quiz 83: chez les adultes”

  1. Heya,

    Just a little error in this one with an extra “des adultes” after the first percentage sign that isn’t present in the podcast.

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