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SNCF Pour Nous Tous, Quiz 6: des six coins du pays

    Improve your ear for French with this clip from the advert “Pour Nous Tous” for SNCF. It’s 25 words in 9 seconds. How many can you hear and understand?

    This clip is from SNCF advert “Pour Nous Tous”. Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Listen to the full ad here.

    9 seconds, 25 words
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    vibre,pleure,rit... l'adversité l'adversaire.
    vibre,pleure,rit.coinspaysrespirevent.Pessimistessouvent.Faceà l'adversitécommefaceà l'adversaire.

    The above audio sample and transcription is from SNCF advert “Pour Nous Tous”. We do not own the content. See the full ad here.

    From the six corners of the country

    I found this ad on Youtube and wanted to share it. It’s like spoken word set to train track beat talking about the French. An interesting take as a learner looking to dive into the culture.

    This echos the previous episode, with 6 parts of regional cuisine/culture. I heard that recently that the French refer to their country as the hexagon. It is a true hexagon geographicaly in my mind, and it’s fascinating that that’s how they call their country, and things French. I couldn’t believe it until I googled it.

    And now that I know it I’m seeing references all over. Including this reference.

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    On vibre, on pleure, on rit. Des six coins du pays on respire le même vent. Pessimistes souvent. Face à l’adversité comme face à l’adversaire.

    We vibrate, we cry, we laugh. From the six corners of the country we breathe the same wind. Pessimists often. In the face of adversity as well as in the face of the adversary.

    The above translation from Deepl. Source

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    six coins

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