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Transfert s01e22, Quiz 64: et puis

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    leurdis,leurdisaimepars.chosequechoseque, 'que j'appellefrère.
    leurdis,leurdisqueaimepuispars.premièrechosequepremièrechosequefais, c'estqueprendstéléphone j'appellepetitfrère.

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    Je leur dis au revoir, je leur dis que je les aime et puis je pars. Ma première chose que la première chose que je fais, c’est que je prends le téléphone et j’appelle mon petit frère.

    I say goodbye, I tell them I love them and then I leave. The first thing I do is pick up the phone and call my little brother.

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    What does “leur” mean?

    “Leur” can function both as a possessive adjective and as an indirect object pronoun in French, translating to “their” or “to them” in English.

    As a Possessive Adjective

    • When used as a possessive adjective, “leur” means “their.” It shows possession or belonging to a group of people.
    • Example: “Leur maison est grande.” (Their house is big.)

    As an Indirect Object Pronoun

    • As an indirect object pronoun, “leur” means “to them.” It is used to indicate to whom an action is directed.
    • Example: “Je leur ai donné le livre.” (I gave them the book.)

    Context

    • “Leur” is used in various contexts, both formal and informal. As a possessive adjective, it precedes a noun. As an indirect object pronoun, it usually precedes a verb.
    • Understanding the function of “leur” in a sentence depends on its grammatical position and context.

    Summary

    “Leur” in French serves as both a possessive adjective (“their”) and an indirect object pronoun (“to them”). Its use and meaning depend on its position in a sentence, illustrating the flexible and context-dependent nature of French pronouns and adjectives.

    What does “et puis” mean?

    “Et puis” translates to “and then” in English.

    Usage

    It links ideas or actions in a sequence, similar to “and also.”

    Examples

    • “J’ai mangé, et puis je suis allé me promener.” (I ate, and then I went for a walk.)
    • “Elle a étudié le français, et puis elle a appris l’espagnol.” (She studied French, and then she learned Spanish.)

    Context

    Used in both casual and formal French for smooth transitions in conversations or stories.

    Synonyms

    “Ensuite” (next), “Puis” (then).

    Summary

    “Et puis” means “and then,” used to connect and sequence ideas or actions in French.

    What does “je prends le téléphone” mean?

    “Je prends le téléphone” translates to “I take the phone” in English.

    Usage and Interpretation

    • This phrase can literally mean picking up or taking hold of a telephone.
    • It’s also commonly used to mean answering a phone call or starting to use the phone.

    Examples

    • Literal: “Je prends le téléphone pour appeler mes amis.” (I take the phone to call my friends.)
    • Figurative: “Dès que ça a sonné, je prends le téléphone.” (As soon as it rang, I answer the phone.)

    Common Expression?

    • While the literal meaning of “je prends le téléphone” (physically taking the phone) is straightforward, the figurative use (answering the phone) is also quite common in everyday French.
    • The context usually makes it clear whether the speaker means physically picking up the phone or answering a call.

    Summary

    “Je prends le téléphone” means “I take the phone” and is used both literally and figuratively in French. It’s a common phrase for either physically picking up a phone or answering a phone call, depending on the context.

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    Use French podcasts to improve your French listening – we make it easy! Short clips of fast spoken French with transcription quizzes. Listen and fill in the blanks with what you hear! From today’s clip, these phrases stood out: “leur”, “et puis”, and “je prends le téléphone”. Take on today’s clip and improve your understanding…

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