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Revue de presse française, Quiz 0823: Toutes les cases étaient cochées

    Learn French with the news. This clip from RFI’s Revue de presse is 10 seconds long and has 30 words. Take our transcription quiz, can you hear them all?

    Learn French with the news! This clip is from RFI’s Revue de Presse Française 23 Aug 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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    cochées 'elledevienne 'avaitpousséeàsonparoxysme.
    étaientcochées qu'elledevienneuneicônedeladiversité qu'elleavaitpousséeàsonparoxysmeenadoptantdede.

    The above audio sample and transcription is from RFI’s Revue de Presse Française 23 Aug Episode. We do not own this content, nor do we pretend to. The above is for educational purposes only. Find the full text and audio here or on Google Podcasts or Apple Podcasts.

    All the boxes were ticked

    As today’s news article has an issue with the audio, I’m going back to 23 Aug episode of the news and this sentence.

    In this segment they are discussing Josephine Baker who was in the headlines for Macron’s agreement to have her reburied in the Panthéon in Paris. While she will be allowed to be reburied there, her family has instead decided to erect a plaque only. Ultimately, they have decided to keep her body in its current resting place in Monaco. (According to Wikipedia, Aug 2021)

    I was immediately struck by this phrase while going through the English translation – “All the boxes were checked”. It’s a forgone conclusion that I’ll need to use this kind of statement in the post. What a great turn of phrase. It’s absolutely something I might say and would love to say in French.

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    Toutes les cases étaient cochées pour qu’elle devienne une icône de la diversité française qu’elle avait poussée à son paroxysme en adoptant douze enfants de pays et de continents différents.

    All the boxes were ticked for her to become an icon of French diversity which she had taken to its climax by adopting twelve children from different countries and continents.

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    Toutes les cases étaient cochées

    devienne une icône



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