I suggest you train to better hear nasal sounds which in French are : un, in, on, an. If you want to hear another voice and practice, this is what you can do: go to Google/Translations, pick French-English, type the following on the French side: "lundi matin il y a longtemps" (does not mean much (Monday morning a long time ago) but the sounds are in the order given above), then click on the small loudspeaker again and again, until you hear differences, then use the small mike to train.
You might find Google Translates playback feature inoperative. I seem to have given it a nervous breakdown from trying to figure out what I was saying in French.
Good thing I'm not doing this so I can speak French.
Excellent exercise for hearing difficult sounds in French.
I think you may want to learn conjugations as they come, starting with auxiliaries être and avoir:
être: je suis, tu es, il/elle/on est, nous sommes, vous êtes (polite singular and plural), ils/elles sont
avoir: j'ai, tu as, il/elle/on a, nous avons, vous avez (polite singular and plural), ils/elles ont.
I know l'enfant is defaulted to male because the gender in this sentence is ambiguous. But if you knew the context and you knew you were addressing a girl, could you say "tu es jeune, MA enfant", would this still work or is l'enfant always attached with male possessives - HELP
omg! all this time i thought mon amie meant my friend! as in "bonjour, mon amie!" when the little explanation thing popped up, it said mon amie meant "my girlfriend" because of the masculine possesive word "mon". if it wasn't for duolingo (side note: i am female) i would have gone to france and said to someone "bonjour, mon amie" meaning to say "hello, my friend" but really saying "hello, my girlfriend!" and what if my friend i was talking to was a guy??????????? AAAAAAH!!! Thank you SOOOO much Duolingo! u saved my life!