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Paris o’clock 042920 Quiz 19: A cette époque

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    passentdedansMontmartrediscuterrefaire.,Monet ' 'etilasouventdesàmêmeàà.Parmoment,il 'rienàet 'financièrement.
    passentdedansdeMontmartreàdiscuteretàrefaire.époque,Monet ' 'etilasouventdesàmêmeàà.Parmoment,il 'rienàetsontpour l'aiderfinancièrement.

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    At that time…

    Back in high school I chose to study Spanish and Latin. Then in High school it was Chinese and drop Spanish. My thinking at that time was really that I didn’t want to write papers in Spanish. What would life have been like if I had kept up Spanish?

    Why didn’t I take up French? I don’t know. I think my assumption was always that I’ll learn it eventually. I always dreamed of being a polyglot, now I know I’ll just be able to dabble in a number of languages, enough to get by a little bit.

    I figured sooner or later I’d pick up French. That hasn’t been the case, yet. Now that I look back, I wish I had spent time building a foundation for it.

    I’m definitely missing the foundation now. We are going to take an Alliance Francais course soon, this will be my wife and my first foundation in French. It will be interesting. And it should alter the experience of this site, for the better, of course. I’ll continue to push forward and search for challenging lessons that will help us all improve our ear for French.

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    Ils passent aussi beaucoup de temps ensemble dans les cafés de Montmartre à discuter et à refaire le monde.

    A cette époque, Monet n’a pas beaucoup d’argent et il a souvent des difficultés à payer son loyer et même à acheter à manger.

    Par moment, il n’a rien à manger et heureusement que ses amis sont là pour l’aider financièrement.

    They also spend a lot of time together in the cafés of Montmartre, chatting and putting the world to rights.

    At that time, Monet did not have a lot of money and he often had difficulty paying his rent and even buying food.

    At times, he has nothing to eat and luckily his friends are there to help him financially.

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    à discuter et à refaire le monde

    A cette époque

    souvent des difficultés

    et même

    à acheter à manger

    Par moment

    n’a rien


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