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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! 
After listening to the audio, click any word for the English translation and links to related grammar lessons.


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

 

 

Q&A relating to this exercise 4 questions, 7 answers

WessamA0Kwiziq community member

Merci beaucoup

C'est très utile mais ils parlent trop vite pour moi.

Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Wessam, 

I notice that this exercise is A2 maybe go down a notch to A1 and try again?

Perseverance is the key to language learning.

Merci beaucoup

C'est très utile mais ils parlent trop vite pour moi.

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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...'?

Thanks

Asked 4 months 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...'?

Thanks

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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 

Hope this helps!

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

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 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Merci, Elizabeth....

AdrianC1Kwiziq community member

Very good!

LorieC1Kwiziq community member

Yes, I really loved this!! Great learning exercise!

Elizabeth asked:View original

Very well done and useful. Thank you.

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