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Un Deux Trois Quatre Kids Song, Quiz 1: je peux faire bouger

    Improve your ear for French with a snippet from a kids song. This is 49 words in 28 seconds. How many can you hear and understand?

    Learn French with a kids song snippet! This clip is from the song “Un deux trois quatre (Chanson)” by Anny and Jean-Marc Versini. Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Find the full song here.

    28 seconds, 49 words
    '// '// '// '/// '/ '/
    'nez/bouger/ 'yeux/malicieux/ 'copains// '/// '/ '/
    J'ainez/Quepeuxbouger/ J'aiyeux/Quisontmalicieux/ J'aicopains/Quisont/ J'ai/Quicourent//saiscompter '/saiscompter '/

    The above audio sample and transcription is from “Un deux trois quatre (Chanson)” by Anny and Jean-Marc Versini. We do not own the content. Listen to the full song here.

    I can move

    At one point recently I dove into “faire” constructions… all the uses of faire. And now looking back I definitely did not learn this one. I learned housework, sports, piano. Maybe I missed something?

    In hearing this kids’ song I assumed it was “to move” but couldn’t be 100% until deepl confirmed it.

    Why this song? Well it’s catchy and keeps coming up on the playlist for my daughter, so had to figure out the words.

    As a learner of any language, I love learning some songs to sing. As I was walking out of a store in Toulouse earlier this summer, a mother was walking in humming the elephant song. It might not mean a lot as you’re prepping for DELF, but this song especially is great for me because of counting (simple), different verb constructions/conjugations, and pronunciation. It’s also catchy and fun. So enjoy.

    What did you think?

    The snippet in English

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

    J’ai un petit nez
    Que je peux faire bouger
    J’ai deux petits yeux
    Qui sont les plus malicieux
    J’ai trois bons copains
    Qui sont aussi mes cousins
    J’ai quatre lapins
    Qui courent dans le jardin
    Un deux trois quatre
    Je sais compter jusqu’à quatre
    Je sais compter jusqu’à quatre

    I have a little nose
    That I can move
    I have two little eyes
    That are the most mischievous
    I have three good friends
    Who are also my cousins
    I have four rabbits
    Who are running around in the garden
    One two three four
    I can count to four
    I can count to four

    English translation by Deepl. Check it.

    What words did you look up in this snippet?

    faire bouger

    malicieux (as in malicious eyes ??? )

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