On the radio, a woman who lives off the island of Montréal, in the suburbs, talked about how it takes her a really long time to get into the city on snowy mornings.
From the radio studio in Montréal, she said:
Ça me prend un temps fou pour m’en venir à Montréal.
It takes me forever to come to Montréal.
Un temps fou — a crazy time — is a really long time, forever.
S’en venir means to come. Maybe you’ve heard people use viens-t’en! before. It means come!, come here/along!
A while back, I mentioned that I was working on a new guide about contractions heard in spoken language. I’m still working on it. But even before that one comes out, I’ll have a different guide ready for you. This one uses a question-and-answer format and overheard language to strengthen your knowledge of spoken French. It should be ready for you to buy in the OffQc store in the next few days. Stay tuned; details to come.