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Re: French : a hard langage [ Part 1, and more i hope :) ]

I wonder whatever happened to MaggeuS, he just disappeared after a while here... ah well. Anybody want to tell us a few more French words that they think would be good for us to know?
 

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Re: French : a hard langage [ Part 1, and more i hope :) ]

Well, I'm not a teacher, and the fact is : French is really horrible to learn XD Be careful...

Je tiens à signaler aux petits malins qui ont posté plus haut qu'il existe encore des français sachant maitriser la grammaire française, ne prennez pas vos cas pour une généralité.

Well, I will tell you the names of some countries in french, it could be useful...

United States of America = (Les) Etats Unis d'Amérique (don't forget that in french that's ALWAYS in the plural...)
Spain = Espagne
Germany = Allemagne
England = Angleterre (well, a lot of frenchies confuse England with Great Britain... But there is also Ireland (Irlande), Scotland (Ecosse) and Wales (Pays de Galles... is that all ?)
Russia = Russie
Austria = Autriche

etc... (i'm too lazy now XD)

Ah, I wanted to tell something... When in english you say
"Thank you !"
"You're welcome !"

We say :
- Merci !
- De rien !

Not the same at all XD Like your "atishoo" for our "atchoum"...

About sounds :

bark ! bark ! --> ouaf ! ouaf ! (even dogs have an accent XD)
cock-a-doodle-do ! --> cocorico ! (I never hard a cockerel (=coq) make a sound like that... cock a doodle doo... XD)

Well, i suppose there is other sounds but I don't know them XD

J'espère qu'au moins je vous aurai amusé, en attendant le retour d'un professeur de français plus doué que moi ^^
 

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Re: [Study] French

French is not that difficult, sure if you compare it to english; it's much more complex but for me german grammar is much more hard, in french there's many rules but few irregular things and it's the opposite for the german, not that many rules but damn there are so much things that you HAVE to learn by HEART (the pronouns die der das, the weak/strong verbs...)
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Je parle aussi arabe. C'est aussi ma langue m�re puisque je suis �galement marocain. Et croyez moi, si vous estimez que le fran�ais est une langue difficile � apprendre, vous n'avez qu'� vous initier � l'arabe. C'est la langue la plus difficile au monde et ce n'est pas pour vous d�courager que je vous dit que vous n'arriverez jamais � parfaitement la ma�triser. :p
C'est surtout le vocab qui est super difficille à apprendre en arabe, la conjugaison est simple (il n'y a guère que le nombre de pronoms personnels élevés qui peut rébuter mais pour le reste c'est relativement simple), la grammaire est très complexe mais elle a au moins le mérite de ne pas comporter beaucoup d'irrégularités.
 
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Re: French Thread

Je déterre un vieux sujet ^^
Je suis française alors si je peux aider ou vous renseigner, ça sera avec grand plaisir. :)

I unearth an old topic ^^
I'm French then if I can help or inform, that will be with great pleasure. :)
 
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how to learn french?

i want to learn french,but i found it is a little difficult... can you give me some suggestions? thanks :amuse
 
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Re: how to learn french?

I use Live Mocha on occasion. It's a pretty good site that teaches you different languages through step-by-step modules. You just sign up there and it'll keep track of your progress for you.

http://www.livemocha.com/
 

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Re: how to learn french?

I used this textbook French For Reading Knowledge by Palmeri/Milligan. Maybe you'll find it easier than jumping straight into spoken French.
 

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Re: how to learn french?

I think this works for all languages.
Once you get the vocabulary and grammar down, the best way to truly learn it is to listen to music. I learn so much by just listening to music videos with lyrics below the screen.
 

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Re: how to learn french?

total immersion is the way to learn a language, if you can do everything you enjoy doing english in french all the time then you should be successful
 

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Re: how to learn french?

Start to learn the basic grammar and vocabulary, textbooks would be the best to start. Then as joe_bevis said, do everything you like in french.
In my case, I learnt english (since I'm french ^^) by reading mangas/watching movies/listenning to music.
If you have any question just ask me ;)
 

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Re: how to learn french?

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. ^^
 

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Re: how to learn 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.


:amuse
 

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Re: how to learn french?

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...^^
 

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Re: how to learn french?

Merging thread with the [Study] French thread
 

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Re: French Thread

C'est la rentrée :woo
 

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Re: French Thread

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.
 

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Re: French Thread

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
 

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Re: French Thread

Bonjour! Juste en passant par!
 

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Re: French Thread

Bonjour o/
 
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