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Inner French ep. 001, quiz 43: en confiance

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    I am confident this hypothesis is on to something. So many people I know don’t remember the languages they learned in high school. Even I am less confident in my Spanish then most other languages I’ve studied for less time. 6 years of Spanish, reasonable skill, but all learned under duress — a high school environment.

    Other languages were all a personal choice, interest and love for the new culture. This drove the learning. And it’s easier to retain because of that.

    I’m confident of all that. What about you?

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    C’est pour ça que, quand on apprend une langue, l’atmosphère, l’ambiance, c’est très, très important. Si vous êtes dans une atmosphère calme, si vous vous sentez bien, si vous êtes en confiance, ça va être plus facile d’apprendre une langue. Par contre si vous êtes stressé ou si vous êtes triste, si vous avez peur de vous exprimer, votre filtre, votre filtre affectif, va bloquer le message et vous n’allez pas pouvoir comprendre le message.

    That’s why, when you learn a language, the atmosphere, the ambiance, is very, very important. If you are in a calm atmosphere, if you feel good, if you are confident, it will be easier to learn a language. On the other hand, if you are stressed or if you are sad, if you are afraid to express yourself, your filter, your emotional filter, will block the message and you will not be able to understand the message.

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    What does “en confiance” mean?

    “En confiance” is a French phrase that translates to “in confidence” or “with trust” in English. It is commonly used to describe a state of mind or feeling of being at ease and comfortable with someone or something.

    The phrase “en confiance” can be used in various contexts, such as personal relationships, business dealings, or social situations. For example, someone might say “Je suis en confiance avec toi” (“I am in confidence with you”) to express their trust and comfort with a friend or romantic partner. In a professional context, one might say “Nous avons signé un accord en toute confiance” (“We have signed an agreement in complete confidence”) to express trust and assurance in a business deal.

    Fun fact: The French word “confiance” comes from the Latin word “confidentia,” which means “trust” or “reliance.” The word “confident” in English has the same Latin root and is related to the French word “confiance.”

    “En confiance” can also be used to express confidence in oneself. For example, someone might say “Je suis en confiance” (“I am in confidence”) to indicate that they feel confident and self-assured. It can also be used as an encouragement to someone else to have confidence in themselves, such as “Tu peux le faire, sois en confiance” (“You can do it, have confidence in yourself”).

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