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Make ‘em Laugh

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Make ‘em Laugh

Find a good, brief joke in a language other than your mother tongue; if you don’t know any other languages this might be a good way to start learning. Record your voice telling the joke focusing on pronunciation and try to make it sound as natural as you can with appropriate vocal inflections. Add a (cc) music track underneath (maybe from jamendo.com) and a laugh track (soungle.com is a good source) at the end.

This is a two star assignment.

I knew for this assignment I wanted to recite a joke in French.  I had taken 4 years of French in high school and I am currently in French 202 at UMW.  For this assignment I had to Google jokes in French that I thought would be appropriate.  This is where I came across these french jokes for kids.  It’s about a little boy named Toto who always seems to be getting in trouble at school.  These jokes are known to kids who are all part of France.  I then went to Freesounds and downloaded a laughter sound that sounded like a child laughing since this is supposed to be a joke for a child.  I then recorded the joke into Audactiy and then I imported the laughter sound.  Afterwards I converted the Audacity file into a .WAV file and uploaded it to Soundcloud.

This is the joke I recorded into Audacity, with the translation:

Toto rentre de l’école :

– Papa! Tu vas être fier de moi! J’ai été le seul à répondre à la question du maître! ? – Et c’etait quoi la question? – C’était: qui a posé une punaise sur ma chaise?

Toto comes back from school:

– Daddy! You’re gonna be proud of me! I was the only one who answered the teacher’s question! – And what was the question? – It was: “Who put a tack on my chair?”

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