The French phrase "Qu'est-ce qui te prend" explained

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Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

Example in a story with translation

Now, let’s see a complete example of this idiom in a story with slow French audio and the English translation below.
Accro au téléphone
Phone addict
Olivia:   Dernièrement, tu es tout le temps sur ton téléphone.
Lately, you’re always on your phone.
Théo:   Vraiment ?
Olivia:   Oui, même maintenant ! Tu ne me regardes pas, tu regardes ton putain de téléphone !
Yes, even now! You’re not looking at me, you’re looking at your fucking phone!
Théo:   Quoi ?
Olivia:   Est-ce que tu m’écoutes ?! Regarde-moi ! Parle-moi !
Are you listening to me?! Look at me! Talk to me!
Théo:   D’accord, d’accord ! Qu’est-ce qui te prend ?! Pourquoi tu cries ?!
Alright, alright! What’s the matter with you?! Why are you screaming?!
Olivia:   Parce que tu es toujours sur ton téléphone. Ça m’énerve !
Because you’re always on your phone. It annoys me!
Théo:   Ok, qu’est-ce que tu veux que je fasse ?
Ok, what do you want me to do?
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