Verb conjugation. Killin me. :)
I am finding this article very helpful: http://www.wikihow.com/Conjugate-French-Verbs
May it help you too.
Bonnie Année, mes amis!
Stop practicing conjugations, let it come naturally. I used to do what you're doing now and performed horribly in school, then I started watching movies, listening to songs and exposing myself in every way possible to french sounds. Soon i got familiar with the language and conjugations became too easy for me, all i had to learn now were the exceptions. Also, watch movies and videos in french with french subtitles, they will help you a lot!
Great idea! Can you tell me the name of any french singer?? I'm brazillian and songs help me a lot learning English, it will be also very helpful to my french course. :)
Charles Aznavour. La Boheme. Hier Encore. Et ma favorite, Tu t'laisses aller. Love songs are good because they are usually in the present tense. Je ne familier pas aussi avec musique que je suis avec le cinema francaise.
Right, thank you! I don't like european movies, they are very slow. Study by songs will be better. One more time: thank you!
I don't know what you mean by slow but I really liked the movies that I've watched. I'd suggest these movies - Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu, Les choristes, Le prenon. These are really good movies and worth a watch
I listen to songs from many artists. Start from slow songs, songs from Zaz (si j'oublie, dans ma rue etc.), Michel Sardou (En chantant, Je vais t'aimer) are good. Once you're more comfortable you can listen to artists like Stromae.
Grammar drills can be helpful to those who respond to that method of learning. If you had a hard time conjugating verbs in school, grammar flashcards probably aren't going to help much. If you stick with the lessons, you will acquire the grammar. For people like me, though, I do get some help with irregular verbs through this method. I had the hardest time with remembering pouvoir, venir, avoir, etre, faire, aller outside of present perfect. I identified where my problem areas were and practiced with flashcards and actually writing verb conjugations on paper. Still working on it.
Merci pour ton conseil, Rudraksh. I will do more of these things for sure. I have been listening to French radio for this very reason. I'm hoping it will start to rub off on me more and more. :)
French radio will help you but your progress will be slow, start listening to things that have subtitles or lyrics to it, that way, you'd be able to identify every single word they're speaking and you'll have more familiarity with the language in a shorter span of time
Thank you, Rudhraksh, that sounds like a very helpful idea. I will go searching for songs (on YouTube) with subtitles in French. I will do the same with movies. Merci!
Just to help ...Prenez-vous is the equivalent of Are you (and you use it only when asking a question). The correct form should be just Prenez. Also, if you use vous, you cant say je tai donne, because tai is the wrong you. When using the formal you, you should say que je VOUS ai donne instead. If youre not using formal you, the sentence should be like this: Prends les lingots que je tai donne. (in other words, stick to one pronoun). Furthermore, in les utilise, les is a complement direct and should go AFTER the verb (utilise) and there should be a - between the verb and the les. Moreover, in je tai donne, donne should have an S in the end: ask, je tai donne quoi? answer: les lingots (masculin, pluriel) so donne has to be masculin pluriel too (ie: donnes). So basically, your sentence should be either Prends les lingots que je tai donnes et utilise-les sagement OR (if youre being polite) Prenez les lingots que je vous ai donnes et utilisez-les sagement. Hope this isnt too confusing and pardon the lack of accents :)
J'ai aussi des lingots pour toi. Merci de m'aider avec mes erreurs. Prends les lingots que je t'ai donnés et faire ce que tu penses être la bonne chose avec eux. Tu es un bon ami.
I find reading corrective comments like yours here to be very helpful. Thanks for this.