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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by kai397, May 23, 2016.

  1. kai397

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    Im learning french right now and its kinda hard,
    Does anyone know french and is willing to help me?:eusa_danc
     
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    I took two years of French in high school, but I sadly didn't retain a lot. I think I still have my flash cards and notebooks somewhere though. If you took Spanish or Latin at any point, your experience might help make the learning process easier.
     
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    French is my first language.

    I'd be willing to help you with all the complicated exceptions ;P
     
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    I know a bit! What helped me learn it was an app (and website) called 'Duolingo.' Use it and you'll soon be really good!
     
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    Hi there!

    This is just a reminder that all content (posts, messages, etc) on EC must be in English. See here for more details on the policy.
     
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    I'm probably making assumptions about the OP, but they're just in general looking for advice on learning a second language.
     
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    Duolingo is a good all-around language learning app, and Memrise is really good for simple vocabulary memorization. I'm actually using them both to learn French right now, and both are free
     
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    I took a year of it my freshman year of hs. Mainly because part of my heritage is French. It wasn't easy for me. Not like Spanish. I think it was largely due to the style of the instructor. Sometimes it's the subject. I've also found it's also how that information is conveyed.
     
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    The thing with Spanish vs French is that Spanish pronounces every letter of the word while French has a ton of silent letters (d, t, p, s etc. at the end of a word). Also, French has some weird sounds compared to what's written ex: o, eau and au all make the same sound and è and ai make the same sound as well. Don't even get me started on all the doubled letters, which Spanish, for the most part, doesn't have!
     
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    French interests me. I learn German at school, speak Chinese at home and with Chinese people, and speak English with other people, and I find linguistics interesting in general. The problem with the French program at my school is that pronunciation is not really stressed. Thus, I can only name one or two nonnative speakers who actually have the right pronunciation and prosody.
     
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    I'm currently taking french actually, it's one of my favorite languages. I'm on my second year, and if you ever need help with a concept or pronunciation, I can definitely help.
    One of the best tips I've ever gotten: have daily conversations about things in french. That way you can pick up on various words like "but" or "now" or "actually" that aren't normally taught, and practice old topics too. If you want a conversation buddy I'm totally down!
     
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    I'm in French 3 in high school and my advice is not to overlook pronunciation and just speaking in general. Maybe it's just me because I learn by hearing, but speaking things like verbs conjugated correctly makes them sound/look right later on. Sort of like when you can tell a sentence or word is wrong in English, not because you were taught it, but because you know how it should sound/look from other reading.