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Transfert s01e22, Quiz 65: tous les deux

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    14 seconds, 41 words
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    J'aidit,Yannick, 'aucuneidéevaisdire.viens d'apprendrequitouche., c'était. ', '.
    J'aidit,Yannick, t'asaucuneidéedecequevaisdire.viens d'apprendrequelquechosequitouche.Papa, c'étaitpaspapa. C'estpapa, c'estpaspapa.

    The above audio sample and transcription is from Transfert s01ep22. We do not own the content. Listen to the entire episode here.

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    The snippet in English

    Find a translation of this snippet here, how much of this did you hear?

    J’ai dit, Yannick, t’as aucune idée de ce que je vais te dire. Je viens d’apprendre quelque chose qui nous touche tous les deux. Papa, c’était pas mon papa. C’est ton papa à toi, mais c’est pas mon papa à moi.

    I said, Yannick, you have no idea what I’m about to tell you. I’ve just learned something that affects us both. Dad, he wasn’t my dad. He’s your dad, but he’s not my dad.

    The above translation from Deepl

    What does “t’as aucune idée” mean?

    “T’as aucune idée” translates to “You have no idea” in English.

    Usage and Interpretation

    • This phrase is used to emphasize that someone is unaware or does not understand the extent, nature, or importance of something.
    • It often implies that the situation or subject matter is more significant or complex than the person realizes.

    Examples

    • “T’as aucune idée à quel point c’est difficile.” (You have no idea how hard it is.)
    • “T’as aucune idée de ce que j’ai traversé.” (You have no idea what I’ve been through.)

    Context

    • The phrase is typically used in informal conversations. It can express frustration, surprise, or an attempt to convey the seriousness or depth of an experience or feeling.
    • It’s a common expression in both spoken and informal written French.

    Summary

    “T’as aucune idée” means “You have no idea” in French. It’s used to express that someone is significantly unaware or lacks understanding about the complexity or intensity of a situation or feeling. This phrase is commonly used in informal contexts.

    What does “tous les deux” mean?

    “Tous les deux” translates to “both of us” or “the two of us” in English.

    Usage and Interpretation

    • The phrase is used to refer to two people, including the speaker, in a situation, action, or context.
    • It emphasizes the involvement or inclusion of exactly two individuals.

    Examples in Context

    • “Je viens d’apprendre quelque chose qui nous touche tous les deux.” (I just learned something that affects both of us.)
    • “Nous devrions tous les deux partir en vacances.” (We should both go on vacation.)

    Context

    • “Tous les deux” is versatile and can be used in various contexts – from casual conversations to more formal discussions – wherever the focus is on two people.
    • The phrase can refer to any combination of people, as long as it’s specifically two, including the speaker.

    Summary

    “Tous les deux” means “both of us” or “the two of us” in French. It’s used to refer to two people, including the speaker, in a shared situation or context. The phrase is common in both informal and formal French, useful in a wide range of scenarios where the involvement of exactly two individuals is highlighted.

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    Boost your French listening skills with this clip of French in real life. This short one moves at a good pace, can you catch all the words? These stood out for me: “tous les deux” and “t’as aucune idée”. Set your level and fill in the blanks as you listen!

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