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you could also visit our International Resort- where you can find the French thread. As a supplement you could try chatting with them, at least conversational French. ^^
If you want to speak with french natives, you can go on www.sharedtalk.com.
And I would say like the others, read and listen as mush as you can. Then, once you can understand it, try to produce it by speaking or writing.
it's not so complicated you know!
as @ Kuro Yuki - said start to learn the basic grammar and vocabulary, textbooks would be the best to start.
what i'm saying!!! everything @ Kuro Yuki -said is what I have in mind (reading/watching/listening) and you can speak french fluently...^^
Merging thread with the [Study] French thread
C'est la rentrée
Salut les gars! Aucun de vous sait si "Gamble Fish" est aussi en français? Le dernier chapitre en anglais est 18 and j'aimerais bien continuer. S'il vous plait, faites- moi savoir. Peu importe francais ou anglais. Je veux just lire un nouveau chapitre. Merci d'avance.
N'est ce pas merveilleux?
Il m'eut fallu une recherche approfondie pour découvrir ce repère de compatriotes et autres francophones et francophiles.
Malheureusement,le prestige francais,est en plein effrondrement,nouveaux dirigeants,nouvelles manieres...C'est désolant!
Ready to help!Cya
Bonjour! Juste en passant par!
Je ne m'attendais pas à un sujet sur la grammaire française dans une section "Culture clash".
Je m'attendais plus à une discussion sur les préjugés ou des choses de ce genre.
Last edited by Gats; July 23, 2010 at 04:11 AM.
il y en a même pas un sujet maintenant, juste des gens qui passent et disent bonjour.
Being English myself, French is the easiest language I can learn, I believe we share about 40% of our vocabulary.
I looked into the irregular verbs a couple of hours ago and I don't understand the website I was on.
Etre (to be) in present tense is: Je suis. Future tense is: Je serais. Past tense: J'ai ete.
I don't understand how "Je suis" means "to be" when it means "I am" ?
I think I'm missing something, could a French speaker please enlighten me on this? Everything in the first post of this thread makes sense, but what I read on the other website confused me.
Je suis (present tense; to be) ??
Just had a thought.. could je suis actually mean both "I am" and "to be" ?
I asked someone if "Je suis vignt-deux ans" made sense in French, since it translates to "I am twenty-two years old" in English. Apparently in French they say "I have twenty-two years old" instead of "I am twenty-two years old". Is this correct? If so, then it is one of those very subtle differences between the languages that are going to be most time consuming to remember.
French conjugation is so complicate that even French people do mistake. So I have to correct the first post. Partir and dormir are not verbs of the 2d group but of the 3d one. Verbs of the 2d group are regular verbs that ends in -ir and the most used example is finir ( to end ). The ending are
-is, -is, -it, -issons, -issez, -issent. Partir and Dormir are irregular at singular ( je pars and not je partis, je dors and not je dormis)
Actually partis and dormis are the passé simple forms. The time which is simple only by name since it's so complicate that we don't use it in oral language :-)
So if you want someone not to learn french, start with the verbs...
Last edited by k-dom; December 30, 2010 at 06:19 PM.
I really wouldn't call French the easiest language to learn. Imo it is more difficult than English. As you say they have different language usages
J'ai 27 ans -> I am 27 years old (lit. tled but wrong: Je suis 27 ans)
Il fait chaud -> It is warm (lit. tled but wrong: It is warm)
Tu me manques -> I miss you (lit. tled but wrong: Je te manque)
-> I like the french language a lot. I am not as good as a Frenchmen but I think that I am able to have a decent conversation