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10 ways to Learn French Easily from Duolingo

Steps to French success:

<pre> 1. Try doing at least 5 workouts in Duolingo daily. This will help you go fast. Learning quickly will give lots of time for revision, and making sure you know everything you learned. 2. Read the section under the workout after you have completed it. This will help you in grammar. It will also give you a basic idea of how to use the phrases. 3. Listen to the people speaking in French. Listening to the voice will help you remember the words better than just reading it, since you are using more senses. 4. Do the strength exercises daily, even if your strength bars are full. This will let you review everything you have learned, rather than just the new things. 5. Use the French you learn around the house. This will help you with pronunciation and other things like that. Speak to your parents and siblings and maybe they'll learn French from you. 6. After the pronouncer says a word, sentence or phrase, repeat it at least 3 times to get the hang of it. Don't worry if it sounds weird. Keep saying it, until it sounds like how the pronouncer did. 7. Never skip exercises that are hard. That will make you quit. Like the saying, "If at once you don't succeed, try, try again." Keep trying until you succeed. 8. In the settings section, go to coaching, and set yourself a high goal. Try doing "Serious" or "Insane" this will keep you going to achieve your goal. 9. Sometimes translating French to English will be easy, but the other way around is hard. This is because your brain knows something (the french words) when it hears it, but can't generate it when you don't hear it. So repeat things in your head along with the definition as many times as you can so you know you know them. 10. Try to learn one language at a time. Maybe in your case, French. Learning too many languages at once will make you confused and it will just take longer to learn the language. </pre>

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope these tips help. Good Luck! Check my other documents for more tips.

August 26, 2015

52 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/learnlingos

Hope this helps!

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EriktheSwede

Been using duolingo about 2 years. This is good and excellent tips. Well done

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/avanade

Salut, Mssr Gendarmerie! Anything to further add on the above list by any chance from your own experience? I mean DOs & DONT's

I am all ears. :D https://youtu.be/LsxspBYPRmk

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/learnlingos

I'll make another document. But i'm not any french master.

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/avanade

Bonne idée! I look forward to it. After reading your post, I downloaded the Duolingo app to my SAMSUNG Galaxy note 8.0 tablet. Previously I only used my own laptop for Duoligo. It seems with the tablet user interface, one can take more advantage of gamification! (In other words, it is more game-like, fun when doing the same study using tablet, rather than PC. LOL)

P.S: Do kindly check the past discussions on this topic as you may spot some key messages and findings there. Just a suggestion. ;p

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EriktheSwede

I shall think of some, Oh, Almost forgot to leave a lingot! ;)

Seriously though, Merci!

I realize my level is nothing, however I do practice.

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/learnlingos

Sorry about the highlighting. I don't know how that happened.

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/avanade

Pas de problème! :D

p.s: Quick Question for you! How do you effectively memorize verb conjugations & words with special letters such as accent grave & others ? For present tense alone, you have to memorize 6 plus 1 infinite form. For now I read the section note and if new verbs that did not appear in the exercise, , I look up for verb conjugation myself at: http://www.conjugation-fr.com/

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EllaMarisol

I think it's cool. If you have any idea how it got there, can you please tell me?

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/chris12204

It works. Merci

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheSlavLad

Learning too many languages at once will make you confused and it will just take longer to learn the language.

I don't agree completely. While learning two languages at the same time might require you to milk more time, it doesn't necessarily have to be confusing.

Take French and Italian, and French and German for example.

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/avanade

Salut! Maybe some positive synergy, if one is attempting to learn multiple languages within the same language group such as Romance languages, perhaps? :ㅇ

Also, I think one can easily attempt learning multiple languages concurrently if one is already a bilingual as he or she does not really start from the scratch strictly speaking.

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia

I made that image XD. Glad to know it's helping people :).

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/avanade

Salut! Merci beaucoup pour cela!!! :)

January 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/learnlingos

Really sorry about the multiple languages learning thing. Might be wrong.

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mililareis

Maybe not. I tried Spanish and French at the same time, they're so similar I got confused. But maybe if I was learning French and German, Danish or something like that, I wouldn't be confused. IDK, my opinion.

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/foloo

First I tried French and Spanish, then the same happened to me - I was too confused! Then I decided on learning French and German which worked out fine for me because of how different the basics were from each other, which helped me master German more easily.

Once I got my German going, I felt like my mind had changed in a way to become more used to learning multiple languages, which helped make space for me to learn a lot of basic Spanish faster due its similarities with French.

So, at first, learning a similar 3rd language to my 2nd was frustrating, but by learning a different language, it made it easier to take up!

I must warn you, I didn't do this all on my own with Duolingo. I'm still in high school and I study both French and German, so I actually have a lot of resources to help me develop learning German. The only thing that I'm doing on my own (as a hobby, I suppose) is Spanish, but I am taking a break from it because my exams are coming up and I don't want to take the risk of getting mixed up. I will most certainly come back to it, though! I also have my eyes on some Mandarin in the future...

But of course, languages are not everyone's favourite and everyone learns at their own pace, so for others learning an additional language can take a lot more time.

Excuse my mini-essay, sorry about that!

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mililareis

No apologies needed, you actually helped :)

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertaMota

Aprendendo português? Legal! Português é minha primeira língua :)

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mililareis

Não, é minha língua nativa, eu estou fazendo a "reversed tree", quer dizer: eu estou estudando português no duolingo em inglês pra melhorar o inglês (é só desativar as funções "microphone" e "speakers" pra não ter que ficar fazendo exercícios redundantes de digitar frases que você escuta em português ou de pronunciação) e também pra poder fazer traduções.

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Gerardd88

I think it's quite personal. I've been learning Spanish and French at Duolingo simultaneously and had no such problems. In fact, I've had some problems with French itself but not with confusing vocabulary or grammar.

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Maria123Vargaz

I tried learning multiple languages at once, but now I'm only working on French because I'd like to become fluent. Guess some people might be able to learn multiples at once, but for me working on just one is better. Thanks very much for the tips! :)

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dave.marin

I agree with you. However, I think learnlingos has made a good job while sharing those tips! Thanks a lot learnlingos!

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/learnlingos

I'm sorry about that. Might be mistaken.

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Stardust103158

No, I think you are right. It takes a lot of time to learn a language. I'm learning both French and Spanish. There are similarities, which helps, but I get confused at times switching between the two. I can't imagine trying to learn five at the same time.

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Princess.Tiffany

I also heard that learning too many languages at once can be counterproductive especially if they have a lot of similarities in vocabulary or grammar, etc. It is easier of they are maybe two and different from each other or if they a at different levels say start one at 0, another at conversation lever, etc. But I think what @learnlingos meant was like learning 10 languages at once.

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/chris12204

True true

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ConfinedMind_

Awesome! So helpful, thank you :)

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/avanade
August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/priyanshi

Thanks for the tips! :) Btw can you help me with tenses? There are no tips for that here and I'm really confused :(

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/learnlingos

I'm not really good in french. Just a beginner. Only 17% fluent. Started learning few days ago.

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/priyanshi

Oh..thanks!

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/foloo

http://french.about.com/

Lifesaver for all things languages ^

It also has a verbs conjugator, so you can see how different verbs look in different tenses. I use it from time to time to keep my tense-knowledge sharp!

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/learnlingos

Thank you very much. I will definitely use this for future reference.

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/priyanshi

Thanks! :)

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/priyanshi

Thankyou :)

December 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EllaMarisol

I will do that! Than you!

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kmikeeeey

thanks for the tipzz

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/learnlingos

you're welcome

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LeonidBr

Thank you. There is actualy useful pieces advice

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Shamrock888

What are workouts? I'm not familiar with these. I think that with the first additional language I learned besides my native tongue, it was important to stick with one language. Now, however, I find that it is good for me to switch regularly between a number of languages. It is excellent training for the mind and it does become easier with time. It's a lot like when I had to train myself to run at any time, even after eating. (once I had kids, I couldn't pick my time anymore). Eventually the body adapts.

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/learnlingos

Workouts are basically the exercises you do.

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Shamrock888

Thanks.

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FNFLOWERS101

seriously I just started like minuets ago and already am at 10 % fluent cool right... not bragging

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FNFLOWERS101

just did some workouts...

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FNFLOWERS101

I liked the tips on how to learn French faster.

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/foreverstone

cool

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertaMota

Merci!

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Princess.Tiffany

These are really good tips

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/learnlingos

Thanks. I can make more if you want.

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Unlucky7

Merci beaucoup! I will definitely try these more often!

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/gigithesinger123

hope it works as well...i will find out. lol

August 30, 2015
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