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Paris o’clock 042920 Quiz 26: ne savent tout simplement pas

    Learn French with this snippet from the Paris o’clock podcast – it’s 42 words in 24 seconds. How many can you hear and understand? Listen and improve your ear for French with us

    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.

    24 seconds, 42 words
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    quiviennenthabituésàtellemodernitédanspeinturecritiquent.Poureux,peindre.critique d'artLouisLeroy.
    gensquiviennenthabituésàtellemodernitédanspeinturecritiquenttableaux.Poureux,saventsimplementpeindre.critique d'artLouisLeroyparticulièrement.

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    Simply just don’t know.

    It’s true. There’s a lot I don’t know. Not just about French, its culture … about everything.

    But hey, that’s why we’re learning, right? The more I learn, the more I need to learn. That’s the philosophical depths that we look into when we start learning. Start rewiring. Well, it’s true of everything except language. The more I learn about most topics the more I realize I need to learn.

    But with language, we plateau, we get good enough to hold our own in conversations. It feels like we’re experts. We call ourselves polyglots. What does that mean? Even English, a language I’ve spoken for 3 and a half decades, I still come across words, turns of phrase, and clever wordchoices that make me go “huh”. That get me to stop and think.

    Always be learning. When it comes to language, never stop. There’s so much to learn, even when we plateau and think we know everything.

    When I learned Chinese, I thought I was an expert, then I got a job, and realized the whole wealth of vocab around costs, sales, travel, and education that I didn’t know. I had never been exposed to, I didn’t even know it existed. Then I changed jobs again, and learned a load new vocab in the world of performance marketing online. There’s just so much out there we simply just don’t know.

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    Mais les gens qui viennent voir cette exposition ne sont pas habitués à une telle modernité dans la peinture et critiquent beaucoup les tableaux.

    Pour eux, ces artistes ne savent tout simplement pas peindre. Le critique d’art Louis Leroy est particulièrement négatif.

    But the people who come to see this exhibition are not used to such modernity in painting and criticize the paintings a lot.

    For them, these artists simply do not know how to paint. The art critic Louis Leroy is particularly negative.

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

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    les gens


    à une telle

    Pour eux

    ne savent tout simplement pas

    Le critique d’art

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