The French sentence "Tant qu'il y a de la vie il y a de l'espoir"

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Example in a story with French audio

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La Ville Lumière
The City of Light
Angèle:   Alors, dis-moi, Joe, quel genre de livres écris-tu ?
So tell me, Joe, what kind of books are you writing?
Joe:   J’écris des histoires courtes. Souvent à propos d’amour et d’amitié. Mais je vais bientôt écrire un roman.
I write short stories. Often about love and friendship. But I will soon write a novel.
Angèle:   Hmm, c’est intéressant ! Pourquoi as-tu décidé de devenir écrivain ?
Hmm, that’s interesting! Why did you decide to become a writer?
Joe:   J’ai toujours aimé la littérature depuis que je suis enfant. Et surtout j’adore créer des personnages et inventer des histoires.
I have always loved literature since I was a child. And I mostly love creating characters and inventing stories.
Angèle:   Tu es vraiment passionné ! C’est merveilleux !
You are really passionate! That’s wonderful!
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