Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:00 am

Just discovered a French curiosity, the Rosalie, a bicycle that seats four!

(Mentioned in Candice Renoir, S02E01)

EDIT
A broader definition seems to be a four-wheeled pedal-powered vehicle.

http://www.monocycle.fr/magasin/fun-c-1 ... -1473.html

https://francequadricycle.fr/

http://www.rosalie-france.fr/
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Le Baron » Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:40 pm

The 'logical conclisions to this sort of thing are generally to be found here in NL:

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Or even more bizarre, this general disgrace the 'bierfiets' which is a pedal-powered travelling bar...

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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Le Baron » Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:07 pm

I listened to this interview with Canadian soprano/conductor Barbara Hannigan. She lives in France these days and gives her interviews in very creditable French. I thought it might be good for listening because the interviewer gives her a bit of a break, letting her speak at her own pace (though offering to end her sentences at times!). Hannigan has a good accent, you can hear she says words like 'opportunitié' with a slight English drawl. Nevertheless she's fluent with a very natural-sounding accent.

https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/ ... -orchestre
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:04 pm

belgian/wallon expression: ".. fonctionne de que"

I heard this in a YouTube video, the auto-generated transcript is:
... dix sept tentatives une seule qui fonctionne de que comme on dit en belgique

I can't find "de que" in any dictionary, but from the context I think "barely" or "badly" would fit.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Le Baron » Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:18 pm

I think it just means only one of the 17 attempts worked.

Only one of them worked 'at that'.
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