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Inner French ep. 001, quiz 55: prendre confiance

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    utilisezlanguecommuniquer, 'permetprendreconfiance., ',importantparlerlangueétrangère.
    dernièrechoseimportantequandutilisezlanguecommuniquer, c'estquepermetprendreconfiance., c'est,importantparlerlangueétrangère.

    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.

    Have confidence

    As I continue these, I’m realizing my confidence in taking on French is improving. These clips present a challenge as you can be dropped into French in media res, in the middle of things. But isn’t that so often the case?

    You might jump into a conversation, be asked suddenly for directions, flip on the TV or radio, or answer a phone call. All of those dive you into something that wasn’t there before.

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

    The snippet in English

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    Et la dernière chose importante quand vous utilisez une langue pour communiquer, c’est que ça vous permet de prendre confiance en vous. Et ça, c’est très, très important pour parler une langue étrangère.

    And the last important thing when you use a language to communicate is that it gives you confidence. And that’s very, very important for speaking a foreign language.

    The above translation from Deepl. Source

    What does “prendre confiance en vous” mean?

    “Prendre confiance” can be translated to both “to gain confidence” and “to have confidence” depending on the context.

    “Prendre confiance en vous” is a French expression that means “to gain confidence in yourself.” It is used to describe the process of becoming more self-assured and self-reliant in various situations.

    The expression is commonly used in self-help books, personal development courses, and motivational speeches. It emphasizes the importance of having confidence in oneself in order to achieve success, overcome obstacles, and lead a fulfilling life.

    In addition to its use in personal development, “prendre confiance en vous” is also used in professional contexts. Employers may encourage their employees to take steps to increase their confidence in order to improve their job performance and productivity.

    Interestingly, the expression “prendre confiance” can also be used in a negative sense, to describe someone who becomes overconfident or arrogant. In this context, it implies that the person has become too self-assured and may be at risk of making mistakes or alienating others.

    Overall, “prendre confiance en vous” is a useful and versatile expression that emphasizes the importance of developing self-confidence and self-reliance in a variety of contexts.

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