Les Bêtises de Cambrai et les Chardons Lorrains (Spécialités de France)

Learn about two traditional candies from northern regions of France: la bêtise (Hauts-de-France) and le chardon lorrain (Grand Est). This is part of our Spécialités de France summer series.

Below the video you'll find the transcript: click any word for the English translation and links to related grammar lessons.

Q&A relating to this exercise 3 questions, 4 answers

ZaeemA1Kwiziq community member

la bêtise

bon outil d'apprentissage des langues, mais trucs très malsains

Asked 2 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Ça dépend de la quantité consommée, je pense Zaeem, comme tout dans la vie -

Un petit peu de ce qui nous fait du bien, ne peut pas nous faire de mal!

Bonne Continuation!

la bêtise

bon outil d'apprentissage des langues, mais trucs très malsains

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HillaryC1Kwiziq community member

"C'est deux anciennes maison..."

The translation for "C'est deux anciennes maison..." is "There are two old houses."

According to the lesson "ancien=former/old," when "ancien" comes before the noun, it means "former."

Is there a situation when "ancien" comes before the noun, and it means "old"?

Asked 2 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Hillary, 

As Gabrielle says, these two companies ( maisons) Despinoy and Afchain are old in the sense of established a long time ago.

GabrielleC1Kwiziq community member

I think that this would mean sort of "extant," or eg "formerly established" which is why it comes before. 

"C'est deux anciennes maison..."

The translation for "C'est deux anciennes maison..." is "There are two old houses."

According to the lesson "ancien=former/old," when "ancien" comes before the noun, it means "former."

Is there a situation when "ancien" comes before the noun, and it means "old"?

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Victoria LangeA2Kwiziq community member

Les Betises Lorraine

Je ne comprende pas ce qu'il faut faire......

Asked 2 weeks ago
PaulC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

C’est un exercice pour s'entraîner à écouter et lire. Il faut simplement essayer de le comprendre. Bon courage.

Les Betises Lorraine

Je ne comprende pas ce qu'il faut faire......

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