Claude Monet's "Water Lilies"

French painter Claude Monet is famous for his Water Lilies. For the story behind the unique way these impressionist paintings are displayed, watch this video. Below, you'll find the French transcript - click any phrase for the translation and links to related grammar lessons.

Note: Some of the tenses in this French text and its English translation don't match! In French, we use the present tense to describe historical events like this to evoke a sense of immediacy, whereas in English, we commonly use the past tense - learn more about historical French tenses.

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KennethB2Kwiziq community member

How do you get from “ restauratrices du patrimoine” to “restorers from the Heritage Institute”?

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How do you get from “ restauratrices du patrimoine” to “restorers from the Heritage Institute”?

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pour réaliser les plans de ces deux salles.

I don’t think the English translation is quite right for this sentence - to draw the maps of these two rooms. In architecture we would say “to produce the plans of these to rooms”.

A map is something you use when you’re out hiking.

Le Musée de l’Orangerie is a magical place to visit.


Asked 23 hours ago

pour réaliser les plans de ces deux salles.

I don’t think the English translation is quite right for this sentence - to draw the maps of these two rooms. In architecture we would say “to produce the plans of these to rooms”.

A map is something you use when you’re out hiking.

Le Musée de l’Orangerie is a magical place to visit.


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