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Paris o’clock 042920 Quiz 6: J’ai réalisé

    Practice your ear for French with this podcast from Paris o’clock. 80 words in 33 seconds, how much can you understand? Listen and improve your French listening skills.

    Learn French with a podcast! This clip is from Paris o’clock 29 April 2020 Episode. Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Find the full episode here.

    33 seconds, 80 words
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    I realized

    I realized I have a lot more French to learn. A lot more vocab. But I love the idea of slowly improving my listening comprehension. That’s what keeps me here. Coming back. Day after day to make these lessons. I hope you’re enjoying them too.

    We got a small mouse toy (V-Tech, I think) for our daughter. It tells stories and plays songs, for kids, in French. And I don’t understand a word. Well, that’s not true. I picked up “The Princess and the Pea” this morning. But the songs are tricky.

    Even in Chinese, having spoken it for 18 years, I still struggle with music. There’s always time to relisten and read the lyrics. There’s no professional reason to be able to understand music. I probably won’t get to that point in French. Heck, maybe I’m not even to that point in English?

    But I would like to be able to understand children’s nursery rhymes. And everything else. Best keep at it.

    What would you change? Anything you’d add? Let me know below. Keep on keeping on, together we’re going to understand everything.

    The snippet in English

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    J’ai réalisé que très souvent les gens parlaient de personnes connues dans leur pays que je ne connaissais pas ou qu’ils faisaient référence à un film que je n’avais pas vu ou à une chanson que je n’avais jamais entendue ou même à un événement historique que j’ignorais totalement.

    Bref, s’intéresser à la culture du pays, c’est essentiel pour mieux comprendre la langue qu’on étudie.

    I realized that very often people talked about famous people in their country that I didn’t know or that they referred to a movie that I hadn’t seen or a song that I had never heard or even to a historical event that I was totally unaware of.

    In short, being interested in the culture of the country is essential to better understand the language you are studying.

    The above text translated using Google Translate. Translation Link. The content in French is courtesy of Paris o’clock.

    What does “j’ai réalisé” mean?

    “J’ai réalisé” is a French phrase that can be translated to “I realized” or “I understood” in English.

    It is a way of expressing that someone has come to a realization or an understanding about something. The pronoun “J’ai” is the first person singular form of the auxiliary verb “avoir” (to have) and “réalisé” is the past participle of the verb “réaliser” which means “to realize” or “to understand” . Together, the phrase “J’ai réalisé” implies that the speaker is expressing that they have come to a realization or an understanding about something, meaning that they have understood something that they didn’t know before.

    It is a standard French phrase, it’s not a colloquial or informal way of speaking, it’s a way of expressing that someone has come to a realization or an understanding about something.

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    souvent

    une chanson

    jamais

    événement historique

    j’ignorais

    Bref

    mieux

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