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Géopolitique 20150420, Quiz 7: des 28 pays

    Improve your ear for French with this transcription quiz! From the podcast Géopolitique. It’s 52 words in 18 seconds, how many can you hear and understand? Improve your listening comprehension with us!

    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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    Dèslors qu'aucun, qu'aucun ',seulcapable - d'allercontrôler,,libyens, d'Européens seraient-ilsque l'Unionouplusieursmembresapprofondissentleurunitépolitique ?
    Dèslors qu'aucunpays, qu'aucunpays l'Union,seraitseulcapablepeserguerres - d'allercontrôler,aumoins,libyens, d'Européens seraient-ilsprêtsàaccepterque l'Unionouplusieursmembresapprofondissentleurunitépolitique ?

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    28 countries

    When this was recorded, there were 28 countries in the EU. Now there are 27. This was pre-Brexit, though echoing many of the things that led to Brexit.

    Things change.

    I think some of the challenge is in the expressions. I’ve highlighted a few that I stumbled over below. These are not necessarily idiomatic, but they’re still expressions that are new to me.

    Another thing that I wonder is that maybe this clip is challenging as it’s of a certain time and place. The speaker seems to call out specific member states for their actions, without saying their name. Are these rhetorical questions that an educated listener in 2015 would follow along and know who he’s referring? I didn’t know French to not be direct, so this is surprising if it is the case.

    Just a hunch, hardly 100%, but something I stumble over as I’m listening to this podcast episode.

    This podcast is a bit of older news, but still an interesting listen. 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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    Dès lors qu’aucun de nos pays, qu’aucun des 28 pays de l’Union, ne serait à lui seul capable de peser sur les guerres du Proche-Orient ou d’aller contrôler, au moins, les ports libyens, combien d’Européens seraient-ils aujourd’hui prêts à accepter que l’Union ou plusieurs de ses membres approfondissent leur unité politique ?

    Since none of our countries, none of the 28 countries of the Union, would be alone capable of influencing the wars in the Middle East or of controlling, at least, the Libyan ports, how many Europeans would be ready today to accept that the Union or several of its members deepen their political unity?

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    Dès lors qu’aucun

    ne serait à lui seul capable


    au moins



    autrement dit

    se doter

    d’une armée

    tirer les conséquences

    défis communs


    clairement de leurs vœux

    disposant d’un

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