Authentic French Listening Resources: Videos and Transcripts

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Birthday cake in French

le gâteau d'anniversaire / birthday cake

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Sea lion show in French

le spectacle d'otaries / sea lion show

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Melina's doll in French

la poupée de Mélina / Mélina's doll

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Drinks in French

les boissons / drinks (to order at cafes in France)

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Stores in France

les magasins en France / stores in France

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What do you like to do in French

qu'est-ce que tu aimes (faire) ? / what do you like (to do)?

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Describing the home in French

chez moi / at my place

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Imperial Palace in Annecy

l'Impérial Palace d'Annecy / Imperial Palace in Annecy

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The Guy on the Cast in French

le bonhomme / the fellow/guy

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Talking about family in French

nos filles et mes frères / our daughters and my brothers

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Fast food places in France

les fast-foods en France / fast food restaurants in France

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Talking about clothes in French

qu'est-ce que tu portes ? / what are you wearing?

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Talking about food and meals in French

qu'est-ce qu'on mange en France ? / what do we eat in France?

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Authentic French Videos and Transcripts

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