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Géopolitique 20150420, Quiz 2: la réponse est dans la question

    Improve your ear for French with this quiz from the podcast Géopolitique. It’s 36 words in 12 seconds. How many can you hear and understand?

    Learn French with a podcast snippet! This clip is from Géopolitique Episode from 20 April 2015: “Le drame des réfugiés et les questions à nous poser”. Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Find the full podcast here.

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    savoirpourcentagecitoyenseuropéensseraientprêtsréfugiés ',spécifiquement,..
    premièresavoirquelpourcentagecitoyenseuropéensseraientprêtsouvrirréfugiésfrontières l'Union,spécifiquement,leurproprepays.réponse.

    The above audio sample and transcription is from Géopolitique Episode from 20 April 2015. We do not own the content. The opinions expressed in this podcast snippet are the speaker’s own. We do not own this content, it is for learning purposes only. Listen to the entire episode here.

    The answer is in the question.

    I like this expression. I think it is something that we say in English, bu I don’t think I’m ever smart enough to use it. I hope to use it though. Especially in French.

    It is interesting how the liaison takes on a new form in spoken French. It seems that words like “quelle est le” and “de leur propre pays” can smoosh together into tighter words. At least to my untrained ear, that’s how I tend to hear it.

    The words dans and sur are interesting, where in English it’s often “in”, French uses dans and sur. I’m still not sure which to use when, I wonder if I had guessed how to say “the answer is in the question” if I would have guessed the correct preposition? Maybe the answer is in the question…

    This podcast is a bit of older news, as I said. Please note, the opinions expressed in this voice essay are not mine, I just want to use it for learning purposes.

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    La première est de savoir quel est le pourcentage des citoyens européens qui seraient prêts à ouvrir à ces réfugiés les frontières de l’Union et, spécifiquement, de leur propre pays. La réponse est dans la question.

    The first is to know what percentage of European citizens would be willing to open the borders of the Union and, specifically, of their own country to these refugees. The answer is in the question.

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    bouleversé

    centaines

    fuir

    vraiment

    périssent (périr)

    chacun de nous

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