Listening or Seeing B2, Language & Education, Reading B1
The context will tell you if 'l'histoire' is the story or History and the story wouldn't make any sense here.
Also, history is often capitalized in French and is mainly used with a singular definite article unlike 'story' which can be pluralized and have different articles or pronouns -
Son histoire m'a perturbé = His story disturbed me
Mon grand-père me racontait de bonnes histoires de sa jeunesse = My grandfather used to tell me great stories of his youth
Bonne Continuation !
it is true for any word with multiple overlapping or disparate meanings that context confirms/defines which meaning is intended. The same applies in English.
When the context leaves the meaning unclear, further information is needed for clarity.
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