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Paris o’clock 042920 Quiz 15: toute sa vie

    Learn French with this snippet from the Paris o’clock podcast! 60 words in 27 seconds, how many can you hear and understand? Improve your ear for French in under a minute!

    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.

    27 seconds, 60 words
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    ',ilpartdonc,, ' qu'ilagagné.Lesdébutsaccepté. ' 'Renoir,quideviendraetquiserapendant.
    ',ilpartdonc,toutseul, ' qu'ilagagnédesesdessins.Lesdébutsmaisfinalementacceptéatelierdepeinture. ' qu'ilrencontreRenoir,quideviendraunetquiserasonpendant.

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    All his life…

    It’s funny learning a language. I feel I’m always learning Spanish and Chinese, even after speaking them for so long. I expect to continue learning French throughout my life. There’s always something to learn.

    I read recently that our minds operate in simile and metaphor. This means that just about everything we say is filled with idioms, words that mean something else, and simile. As a native speaker, we pick these up naturally and without thinking. Of course, that is what it means.

    But when we’re not a native speaker, we might stumble over these. Or stop and think. I know the word for Argent means silver (from learning Latin) but then I find it very clever and interesting that it refers to money in French. It makes sense, but it’s just one simple example of the many meanings that a word can carry.

    What phrases and words make you think twice in any language?

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    A l’âge de 19 ans, il part donc pour Paris, tout seul, avec l’argent qu’il a gagné avec la vente de ses dessins.

    Les débuts sont un peu difficiles mais il est finalement accepté dans un atelier de peinture.

    C’est là qu’il rencontre Renoir, qui deviendra aussi un très grand peintre et qui sera son ami pendant toute sa vie.

    At the age of 19, he left for Paris, all alone, with the money he earned from the sale of his drawings.

    The beginnings are a little difficult but he is finally accepted in a painting workshop.

    It was there that he met Renoir, who would also become a very great painter and who would be his friend throughout his life.

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    avec l’argent


    ses dessins




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