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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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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:45 pm

One of the candidates for next year's French presidential election speaks several languages:
"Valérie #Pécresse est la plus dangereuse face à E. #Macron parce qu’elle lui ressemble. C’est une sorte de sosie d’E. Macron. Elle a fait HEC, l’ENA. Elle parle le japonais, le russe. Elle a un profil similaire et elle est extrême déterminée".

https://twitter.com/Cdanslair/status/14 ... 4196436992

https://www.valeriepecresse.fr/
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:29 pm

DaveAgain wrote:One of the candidates for next year's French presidential election speaks several languages:
https://www.valeriepecresse.fr/
Even better were her last name Breve, but one can't have everything. :)
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Postby BalancingAct » Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:10 pm

This Valérie, I remember her gaffe at the side of François Fillon some years ago. Ambitious indeed.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Carmody » Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:09 pm

Anyone interested in taking a history break may be interested in viewing L'Histoire par l'image
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Le Baron » Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:17 pm

Apprendre une nouvelle langue

An episode of On en parle on Swiss radio RTS.

Everyone has trouble learning languages;even when it's one of the official languages of the country in which you live !

https://www.rts.ch/audio-podcast/2021/a ... 84746.html
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