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Paris o’clock 042920 Quiz 8: vous avez peut-être entendu parler de lui

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    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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    You may have heard of him

    Pretty amazing to become famous. Until that day, I’ll just keep slogging along. If you do like the site, please share it.

    And so I’m continuing. Trying to get famous, just kidding. Not really. I just want to improve my French and understand everything. It’s all I can do.

    I love this expression, not sure if it’s used the way I think it is, but it’s a great one and one to title this lesson. I love Monet and am so happy this podcast episode dives into his history and work.

    What did you think of this lesson? Let me know below. What would you change? Feel free to share any feedback. Thanks for joining us on this adventure!

    The snippet in English

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    Et parmi les peintres exposés au musée d’Orsay, Claude Monet est clairement l’un de mes peintres préférés.

    Vous avez peut-être entendu parler de lui ou vu quelques-uns de ses tableaux, mais aujourd’hui nous allons découvrir en détail qui il était vraiment et comment il est devenu l’un des peintres les plus connus au monde.

    En révolutionnant le monde de la peinture, Claude Monet est entré dans l’histoire. C’est parti !

    And among the painters exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay, Claude Monet is clearly one of my favorite painters.

    You may have heard of him or seen some of his paintings, but today we are going to find out in detail who he really was and how he became one of the most famous painters in the world.

    By revolutionizing the world of painting, Claude Monet made history. Let’s go !

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

    What does “vous avez peut-être entendu parler de lui” mean?

    “Vous avez peut-être entendu parler de lui” is a French phrase that can be translated to “You may have heard of him” in English.

    It is a way of suggesting that someone might be familiar with a particular person. The pronoun “vous” is the formal second-person singular and plural form of “you”, the verb “avez” is the second person singular and plural form of the auxiliary verb “avoir” (to have), “peut-être” means “maybe” or “perhaps”, “entendu” is the past participle of the verb “entendre” which means “to hear” and “parler” is the infinitive form of the verb “parler” which means “to speak” and “lui” means “of him”.

    Together, the phrase “Vous avez peut-être entendu parler de lui” implies that the speaker is suggesting that the person he is talking to might be familiar with a particular person, meaning that he is suggesting that they might have heard of him before.

    It is a standard French phrase, it’s not a colloquial or informal way of speaking, it’s a way of suggesting that someone might be familiar with a particular person.

    What does “c’est parti !” mean?

    The origin of the phrase “c’est parti” is French, it’s an informal way of saying “let’s go” or “let’s begin”. It’s a phrase that is often used to indicate that an action or event is starting or beginning. It’s typically used to express enthusiasm or excitement, and it’s a way of saying “let’s get started” or “let’s begin” in a casual way.

    The phrase “c’est parti” is made up of two parts: “c’est” which is the contraction of “ce” (this) and “est” (is), and “parti” which is the past participle of the verb “partir” (to leave). Together, they mean “this is leaving” or “this is going”.

    The phrase is informal, it’s often used in spoken language, and it’s not used in formal or written language. It’s often used in situations where people are excited and eager to begin something, such as sports, games, or other activities. It’s a way to get people motivated and excited about a task or event, and it’s also a way to indicate that the time has come to start something.

    It’s been widely used for a long time in French culture, and it’s well known and understood phrase among French speakers. It’s also a phrase that you may hear often in movies, TV shows, and other media that feature French-speaking characters or that are set in French-speaking countries.

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    • “Et parmi”: “And among”
    • “exposés au musée d’Orsay”: “exhibited at the Orsay Museum”
    • “clairement”: “clearly”
    • “avez peut-être entendu parler de lui”: “you may have heard of him”
    • “entendu”: “heard”
    • “quelques-uns”: “some”
    • “vraiment”: “really”
    • “devenu”: “become”
    • “les plus connus au monde”: “the most well-known in the world”
    • “est entré dans l’histoire”: “has entered into history”
    • “C’est parti!”: “Let’s go!”

    All of the words above are standard French words and they can be used in formal or informal situations. “Et parmi” and “quelques-uns” are words that are often used in written or spoken language, “exposés au musée d’Orsay” and “les plus connus au monde” are words that are often used in context of art and culture, “clairement” and “vraiment” are adverbs that are used to express degree of certainty or intensity and “est entré dans l’histoire” and “avez peut-être entendu parler de lui” are phrases that are often used to describe something of historical or cultural significance, “devenu” is a verb that is often used to indicate a change or transformation, and “C’est parti!” is an informal way of saying “Let’s begin!” or “Let’s start!”

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