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Paris o’clock 042920 Quiz 21: Mais c’est très difficile d’être accepté

    Improve your ear for French with this long clip from the Paris o’clock podcast. It’s 96 words in 47 seconds. How many can you hear and understand? Test yourself and improve your French listening comprehension!

    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.

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    But it’s difficult to be accepted…

    Learning a language, moving to a new country, trying to blend into a new culture or way of life. There are many hurdles to being accepted.

    My dream is to sit in a cafe, with my espresso and maybe a copy of the day’s Le Monde and just be French. Who knows what that means. Will I ever be French? No. I won’t be. But I can pretend.

    There’s all this talk about impostor syndrome and fake it until you make it… maybe that’s just it. Not being accepted isn’t actually out here in real life, it’s in our heads.

    Sure, you could stumble through pronunciation of French (and I do), mishear 40, 60, 70, 80 (which I do), and massacre the French Language (guilty). There will be eye-rolls. And pfft’s. But we’re putting ourselves out there and trying. And that, when it comes down to it, is what counts.

    Not being accepted is only in instances of a wall and a moat, like Monet’s salon he couldn’t get into. It’s not in our linguistic and cultural goals. At least, that’s my two cents.

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    A cette époque, pour gagner sa vie et pour être reconnu, un peintre doit exposer ses peintures dans le salon officiel de peinture et de sculpture à Paris.

    Mais c’est très difficile d’être accepté dans ce salon. Les critères sont très stricts. Les peintres doivent choisir des thèmes classiques, historiques ou mythologiques et utiliser beaucoup le noir.

    Ils ne doivent pas représenter la réalité. Vous l’aurez compris, ce n’est pas du tout le style de Monet et de ses amis. Ils ne peuvent donc pas exposer leurs tableaux et Monet continue à avoir des problèmes d’argent.

    At that time, to earn a living and to be recognized, a painter had to exhibit his paintings in The Official Salon of Painting and Sculpture in Paris.

    But it is very difficult to be accepted in this salon. The criteria are very strict. Painters should choose classical, historical or mythological themes and use black a lot.

    They should not represent reality. As you will have understood, this is not at all the style of Monet and his friends. They cannot therefore exhibit their paintings and Monet continues to have money problems.

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