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Paris o’clock 042920 Quiz 35: et peu à peu

    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.

    30 seconds, 52 words
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    ,reconnaissance,gloire,fortune,.,Renoir,, 'derniersurvivantimpressionnistes.ontquittéGiverny.
    finvie,areconnaissance,gloire,fortune,seul.En,Renoir,toujours,meurtMonet 'derniersurvivantdugroupeimpressionnistes.AlicemorteégalementàontquittéGiverny.

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    And little by little…

    I love saying this expression in French.

    Today’s lesson at Alliance française dove into the alphabet and pronunciation. It was eye opening. I already knew many, many letters go unpronounced, but it was interesting to hear all the similar pronunciations. This sounds like this, this like this.

    Got me thinking, where did all of that come from? Did they used to be pronounced 250, 400, 600 years ago? Is it leftover from Old French? It’s like words we have from Old English. Don’t ask me which, but I know there are some. whan that aprille with his shoures soote… it’s similar to our modern day stuff right??

    But I digress. Today’s class delved into the pronunciation, and now I feel more sure than ever that I’m saying the expression correctly. So little by little we’re making improvements. And I know hearing expressions, idioms, and words here in these snippets is helping. And that’s soote music to my ears.

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    A la fin de sa vie, il a la reconnaissance, la gloire, la fortune, mais il est très seul. En 1919, Renoir, son ami de toujours, meurt et Monet est l’un dernier survivant du groupe des impressionnistes.

    Sa femme Alice est morte également et peu à peu les enfants ont quitté Giverny.

    At the end of his life, he has recognition, glory, fortune, but he is very alone. In 1919, Renoir, his lifelong friend, died and Monet was the last survivor of the Impressionist group.

    His wife Alice also died and little by little the children left Giverny.

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    a la reconnaissance

    seul

    de toujours

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