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L'origine du mot "canicule"

"Etymology of the French word "canicule""
French B2 dictation exercise

Learn about the surprising etymology of the French word "canicule" (heatwave).

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "pour le moins", "le latin", "un diminutif", "estival/e", "un astronome", "briller en société".

I'll play you French speech in sections for you to transcribe

  • Start by listening to the whole piece then hit start
  • Play each section and write down what you hear
  • I'll show you correct answers after each for you to mark yourself
Start the exercise
How the test works
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