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Un Deux Trois Quatre Kids Song, Quiz 3: toujours avec moi

    Improve your ear for French with this third snippet from a kids song. It’s 76 words in 42 seconds. Improve your French listening comprehension with daily quizzes.

    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.

    42 seconds, 76 words
    '/ '/ '// '// '/ ' '//// '/ '/ '// '//
    'marionnette/ 'fête/ 'doigts// 'fleurs/soeur/ 'images/ ' 'étaissage//// '/ '/ '// '//
    J'aimarionnette/ j'aireçuesfête/ J'aidoigts/sont/ J'aifleurs/offrirsoeur/ J'aiimages/ j'aieues j'étaissage////saiscompter '/saiscompter '/compter '/continueraidemain/compter '/continueraidemain/

    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.

    Always with me

    I find myself humming this song often. It’s always with me, and now I hope it can be in your head too.

    Not only that, you now should have a firm grasp of the lyrics, so when it pops into your head you can sing away the verses, not just the chorus.

    Remember the grammar you ran into in the verses and the chorus. Great stuff hidden in these kids songs, that’s why I’m going to come back to them from time to time.

    How are you getting on?

    The snippet in English

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

    J’ai neuf marionnette
    Que j’ai reçues pour ma fête
    J’ai dix petits doigts
    Qui sont toujours avec moi
    J’ai onze petites fleurs
    Pour offrir à ma petite (p’tite) soeur
    J’ai douze belles images
    Que j’ai eues quand j’étais sage
    Un deux trois quatre
    Cinq six sept huit
    Neuf dix onze douze
    Je sais compter jusqu’à douze
    Je sais compter jusqu’à douze
    Et pour compter jusqu’à vingt
    Je continuerai demain
    Et pour compter jusqu’à vingt
    Je continuerai demain

    I have nine puppets
    That I got for my party
    I have ten little fingers
    That are always with me
    I have eleven little flowers
    To give to my little sister
    I have twelve beautiful pictures
    That I had when I was good
    One two three four
    Five six seven eight
    Nine ten eleven twelve
    I can count to twelve
    I can count to twelve
    And to count to twenty
    I’ll continue tomorrow
    And to count to twenty
    I will continue tomorrow

    English translation by Deepl. Check it.

    What words did you look up in this snippet?

    doigts

    j’étais sage (when referring to kids, it’s well behaved, I think)

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