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Inner French ep. 001, quiz 8: en général

    Improve your ear for French with this clip from the Inner French podcast. It’s 29 words in 16 seconds.

    This clip is from the Inner French podcast Episode 001. Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Find the full podcast here.

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    langues,langues.Engénéral,apprendlanguesétrangères '.Parexemple, ',apprend ', ', ', '.
    languesétrangères,cesontautreslangues.Engénéral,onapprendlanguesétrangèresà l'école.Parexemple, l'école,apprend ', ', ', '.

    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.

    In general

    In general, I’m keeping up posting to this site. Occassionally I fall a little behind, but generally speaking, in general, usually, you’ll find a new post every day.

    I like this structure of new posts daily, but in the future – if this becomes an app, it might change. How I’d change it is giving the opportunity to quickly find the full podcast. And listen from start to finish. But that isn’t necessary.

    I like the randomness of the quizzes and clips because it feels like you have to do more to listen and understand. There is less context, less familiarity with the speaker, subject, & topic. This makes you have to rely more on the clues available to you in the short clip. As you would if suddenly came up to you in the street and asked something in French. Or as you would if you get asked a question or made a request in France. That’s my philosophy about this, and it’s how I’m building the tool.

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    What do you think of this podcast choice? I’m open to any and all feedback, as always. Let me know.

    The snippet in English

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    Les langues étrangères, ce sont les autres langues. En général, on apprend les langues étrangères à l’école. Par exemple en France, à l’école, on apprend l’anglais, l’allemand, l’espagnol, l’italien.

    Foreign languages are other languages. In general, we learn foreign languages at school. For example, in France, we learn English, German, Spanish and Italian at school.

    The above translation from Deepl. Source

    What does “en général” mean?

    “En général” is a French phrase that means “generally,” “in general,” or “usually.” It is used to express a general trend or pattern that is typical or prevalent in a particular situation or context. The phrase “en général” indicates a generalization that is not absolute, and allows for exceptions or variations.

    In French, “en général” is often used to express the speaker’s opinion or viewpoint, and to provide a broad overview of a particular subject. The phrase is often used in conjunction with the verb “on” (meaning “one” or “we”) to indicate a general trend or pattern that is commonly observed or accepted.

    The use of “en général” can help to qualify or modify the speaker’s statements, and can be used to introduce a more nuanced or complex perspective on a particular subject.

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