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Level 47

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L’autre jour, nous étions devant le Moulin Rouge a Montmartre. Voudrais-tu qu’on y aille ce soir ?
The other day, we were in front of the Moulin Rouge in Montmartre. Would you like us to go there tonight?
Nous étions à la course ce jour là, hein ! Je voudrais connaître Les Folies Bergères, j’en ai tellement entendu parler !
We were in a real hurry that day, weren’t we ! I would like to go to the Folies Bergères, I have heard so much about it!
Mes parents sont venus à Paris quand ils étaient jeunes, et ils m'ont aussi souvent parlé de leur soirée cabaret aux Folies Bergères.
My parents came to Paris when they were young, and they have also often told me about their cabaret night at the Folies Bergères.
C’était de l’avant-garde au début du vingtième siècle !
It really was avant-garde at the beginning of the 20th Century!
Tu disais que tes parents avaient de bons souvenirs de Paris ?
You were saying that your parents had good memories of Paris?
Oui. Ils nous en parlaient et nous racontaient leurs aventures de voyage. Ils habitaient l’île Maurice à l’époque, et quand ils venaient en Europe, c’était un long voyage par avion. Ils séjournaient ici chez mes cousins et mon oncle. Je pense qu’ils s’amusaient follement !
Yes. They used to talk to us about it and tell us their traveling stories. They lived in Mauritius at the time, and when they came to Europe, it was a long plane trip. They used to stay here at my cousins and uncle’s place. I think they enjoyed themselves madly!
Quand sont-ils retournés en France ?
When did they come back to live in France?
Ils sont venus vivre dans Le Lot en 1980, à leur retraite.
They came to live in the Lot in 1980, when they retired.
Je me souviens si bien de leur belle maison près de Cahors ! Ils ont beaucoup voyagé. J’aimerais aussi vivre dans un département outre mer.
I remember their lovely home near Cahors so well ! They used to travel a lot. I would also like to live in an overseas French province.
On pourrait aller habiter à l’île de la Réunion un jour ?
We could live in Reunion Island one day?
L’autre jour
The other day
Nous étions
We were
À la course
On the run
Souvent
Often
Quand ?
When?
Il y a longtemps
A long time ago
Être jeune
To be young
Être vieux
To be old
Ils habitaient à...
They used to live...
Ils voyageaient
They used to travel
Ils séjournaient chez
They used to stay with
Tu disais ?
You were saying? (familiar)
Vous disiez ?
You were saying? (formal)
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