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Inner French ep. 001, quiz 28: Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire ?

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    hypothèse.hypothèseprofesseurKrashen, ' 'ordrenaturel 'acquisition.Krashenlangueordre 'acquisition. '-veutdire ? veutdirepersonneacquiertlanguesuivantordre.ordre,dépend,.
    Maintenanthypothèse.hypothèseprofesseurStephenKrashen, c'est l'ordrenaturel d'acquisition.professeurKrashenditquechaquelangueaordrenaturel d'acquisition. '-veutdire ? Çaveutdirequechaquepersonneacquiertlanguesuivantmêmeordre.ordre,dépendpersonne,dépendseulementlangue.

    The above audio sample and transcription is from the Inner French podcast episode 001. We do not own the content. Listen to the entire episode here.

    What does that mean?

    Do you agree with this hypothesis?

    I mean, I suppose there are building blocks of the language, it’s why I start with articles, then move onto modifiers/adjectives, and slowly down the list to more vocab (nouns, verbs). There is some grammar on this site after all.

    But I still believe language learning is highly personal.

    What about you?

    What’s opening up for you in this clip? I’m open to any and all feedback, as always. Let me know.

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    Maintenant la troisième hypothèse. La troisième hypothèse du professeur Stephen Krashen, c’est l’ordre naturel d’acquisition. Le professeur Krashen dit que chaque langue a un ordre naturel d’acquisition. Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire ? Ça veut dire que chaque personne acquiert une langue en suivant le même ordre. Cet ordre, il ne dépend pas de la personne, il dépend seulement de la langue.

    Now the third hypothesis. Professor Stephen Krashen’s third hypothesis is the natural order of acquisition. Professor Krashen says that every language has a natural order of acquisition. What does that mean? It means that every person acquires a language in the same order. This order does not depend on the person, it only depends on the language.

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    What does “Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire” mean?

    The phrase “Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire?” is a French phrase that translates to “What does it mean?” in English.

    “Qu’est-ce que” is a commonly used French phrase that means “what” and is often used to ask questions. “Ça” is a French pronoun that means “it” or “that” and is used to refer to something that has been previously mentioned or is understood from context. “Veut dire” is a verb phrase that means “means” or “signifies.”

    Overall, the phrase “Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire?” is used to ask for an explanation or clarification about the meaning of something that has been said or written. It is a common expression in French conversation and can be used in a variety of contexts, such as when someone does not understand a word or phrase, or when someone wants to better understand a concept or idea.

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