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Ever wondered what a French answering machine and its messages might sound like? It's a great source of vocab and colloquial French! Click any phrase for the English translation and related grammar lessons.


*Special thanks to Isabel Janty and Cécile Janty-Davies for helping out with extra voices.

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LucaA1Kwiziq community member

Je venais rather than appeler?

Why is it 'je venais'  when she is saying 'I was calling' rather than using appeler e.g. J'appelais simplement...'?

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Asked 3 days ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Venir aux nouvelles -- (lit.: to come to the news) to check in

The translation of the sentence in English is not literal, but it is exactly what you would say in English in this kind of situation.

Je venais rather than appeler?

Why is it 'je venais'  when she is saying 'I was calling' rather than using appeler e.g. J'appelais simplement...'?

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DrewC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Vous êtes bien chez eux

What does "bien" translate as in the first sentence, "Vous êtes bien chez Anne-Sophie et Guy Degrenne?"

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Drew, 

It is just one of those idiomatic uses of  'bien'  (correctly translated by Chris ) but it is a statement and not a question -

You are indeed at the home of ... = you have dialled the right number 

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Vous êtes bien chez Anne-Sophie et Guy Degrenne? -- Are you at the home of Anne-Sophie et Guy Degrenne?

Vous êtes bien chez eux

What does "bien" translate as in the first sentence, "Vous êtes bien chez Anne-Sophie et Guy Degrenne?"

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ElizabethA1Kwiziq community member

Very well done and useful. Thank you.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Merci, Elizabeth....

AdrianC1Kwiziq community member

Very good!

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Very well done and useful. Thank you.

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