Belgium's Declaration of Independence

Practice listening and reading while learning about how Belgium proclaimed its independence. After you listen to the sound files, scroll down to the bilingual reader to check the French transcript and 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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RichardA1Kwiziq community member

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Vous avez raison.  Quel bonne historie!

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Merci, Richard, de votre gentil commentaire.

Bonne Continuation!

La même pas un question

Vous avez raison.  Quel bonne historie!

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KevinB1Kwiziq community member

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  Je suis d'accord avec Michelle. C'etait tres interessant.

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Merci Kevin, de votre gentil commentaire.

Bonne Continuation!

Pas un question

  Je suis d'accord avec Michelle. C'etait tres interessant.

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MichelleA1Kwiziq community member

Not a question but just to say what a great text, there is a lot of new language for me to learn here and its in a really interesting composition.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Merci, Michelle!

Your comment is very much appreciated...

Not a question but just to say what a great text, there is a lot of new language for me to learn here and its in a really interesting composition.

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