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Paris o’clock 042920 Quiz 20: vit dans l’instant présent

    Improve your ear for French with this clip from Paris o’clock. It’s 59 words in 23 seconds. Can you hear and understand them all? Improve your listening comprehension with this lesson from Bitesize French.

    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.

    23 seconds, 59 words
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    ' ',aulieu,ildépensece 'gagné.vitdans 'abesoindesesentir.,moitiéde.
    depouvoirvendre d'avoirde ',aulieudefairedeséconomies,ildépensece 'gagné.vitdans 'abesoindesesentir.,bienhabillémoitiéde.

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    To live in the moment…

    Are you living in the moment? I try to. Even though I’m staring at a screen, I still think I’m doing what I can to be present.

    With the kids I wonder if I’m doing all I can. Sometimes I find myself staring at my phone. Opening apps I don’t care for or something that can waste time, instead of being with them or with what’s actually happening.

    Even as I write this from a rooftop cafe, I’m staring into this screen. Watching ferry after ferry fill up with cars, empty of cars, fill up with cars, a churn of ferries crossing the Bosphorous. Ferrying from Europe to Asia, and Asia to Europe. The electronic music pounds, the hookah smoke wafts by, the sounds of Istanbul are 5 floors below. The city is in front of me. And I’m learning French.

    Take a moment to soak in your surroundings.

    We can still learn French, and spend time in our screens. Just remember to lookup occasionally and take it all in. That’s nothing like Monet, but we can pretend to be as in the moment as a genius.

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    Quand il a la chance de pouvoir vendre un tableau et d’avoir de l’argent, au lieu de faire des économies, il dépense tout ce qu’il a gagné.

    Il vit dans l’instant présent et a besoin de se sentir au bord du danger. Il est toujours très élégant, bien habillé mais il vit la moitié de sa vie sans argent.

    When he is lucky enough to be able to sell a painting and have money, instead of saving money, he spends everything he has earned.

    He lives in the moment and needs to feel on the edge of danger. He is always very elegant, well dressed, but he lives half his life without money.

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    il a la chance

    pouvoir vendre

    un tableau

    au lieu de faire des économies


    vit dans l’instant présent


    au bord du danger


    bien habillé

    la moitié de sa vie

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