Why do YOU learn french?
here is where you give your reasons to learn french (or any other language). here are mine: 1. you can say funny or stupid things without people knowing what you are saying. french almost ALWAYS sounds cool. 2. You can go to a french resturant and see if the place is very authentic and the waitresses actually speak french. that is always fun. 3. it is the language of love (ooh la la!) 4. I need a foriegn language for school and spanish is too mainstream (I mean no offense to anyone speaking spanish, I just wanted something different). what are YOURS? -AnnaHudson7
My dad's family is originally from France. At first I wanted to learn how to read it because I was working on genealogy. But you are considered to be cooler than people who speak Spanish if you speak French so I supposed part of me wants to do it because I might be a closet snob. Also, my son took it in college and I wanted to be able to talk to him so he would keep it fresh in his mind, as well as be able to talk to him where his girlfriend couldn't understand everything I was saying. Yes, that's terrible, but I'll own it.
thats awesome. Whenever I go to my brother's soccer game, there are alot of mexicans who point at us, say somthing in spanish that we don't understand, and laugh. two can play at this game... ;)
Speaking many languages makes a person look more sophisticated, and speaking French specifically makes a person seem classy. (Both of which I need- ha!)
French might be the nicest sounding language I've ever heard. Also, it's easy because it's similar to Spanish, and it shares a lot of vocabulary with English.
I'm half French but fully Americanized and only speak English fluently and some Spanish from high school. I want to learn French because of my family connection to it.
I learn French because I find it beautiful and charming I also learn it because it is "The language of the dance". Well,that's how I see it :)
I have a friend I work with who speaks French, I've just started to learn it. It's going kind of slow because I'm concentrating on Spanish though.
Awesome! I don't know anyone who speaks french, but one of my friends use to speak spanish fluently and would go to places that speak Spanish.
I like the way it sounds, and my Nan knows a little french, and it sounds very grown-up and fancy.
Well Im doing french because we have to do it for french in class. but also i find it a wonderful language
I'm learning French because I love languages, and I mean any language, if I hear anything that I would not understand, it sets me crazy full of curiosity. there for my native language is the Brazilian Portuguese , I speak also, English, Spanish and Italian.
I was born in Europe and I go back every year so I want to learn french better, to supplement what I'm learning in school:)
I thought it would be fun to learn french, because I want to go to France someday... never to early to start learning! :D
I agree with your first opinion anna, french almost always sounds cool. + Someday, I want to go to Paris (maybe after finish my study?). I think it's a beautiful place for fallin love.
I started learning it because my son was taking it in high school. I fell in love with the language (he did too)!
Honestly I started to learn French because I had an archives job interview at a French company. The job would have been working with records mostly in English but knowing the French terms and subject headings. And I've applied to the UN library/archives as well. I'm more into my German learning, but since I started(didn't get the job, sadly) I figured add another arrow to the quiver. And a life goal is to be a polymath, so I continued on.
I learn French because of its pretty charm, also because I'm planning on living in Montreal someday.
I'm learning it because I'm interested in languages, and if I speak French it can open up a lot of jobs.
I took French in middle school and high school, I think I thought it was nicer sounding than other languages and I also grew up near Quebec so maybe it seemed like it was the most useful of my options. :) I still live in New England and I play a lot of Quebecois fiddle tunes and hear the folk songs so I have a lot of vocabulary still and I would loooove to speak it more. I enjoyed taking a language in high school and I was good at it.
par un dimanche au soir m'en allant promener - I know another song with really similar lyrics (maybe even the same but they are singing so fast..... haha) but a really different melody. I really like La Bottine Souriante though!! I have a couple of their CDs :)
I think there quite a few songs which start like that. I was taught the song by some Québécois friends. I can never forget the chorus, but I can never remember all the verses. We really had some fun singing it especially towards the end when it gets really fast. Their version might have had a few different verses, I'm not sure, but the melody was exactly that.
The original is a bit different https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSv59l4S4sw
If that is the original... it might just be the earliest recording. I'm not sure.
Because I wanted a challenge (and something that has nothing to do with accounts). I love it when I come across something in French and I can actually understand it instead of guessing.
My 4 reasons to learn languages are: 1. School: I need to study 2 languages at school. I'm not a native English speaker so I study English and French. 2. Communication: I want to travel and meet new people. The more languages I speak the more people I can get to know. 3. The Sound: I love how different languages sound. 4. Writing Systems: That doesn't apply for French but I am really fascinated by different writing systems.
I decided to learn French mainly because I wanted to learn something new, and I wanted a challenge.
The benefit of French over Spanish (in my case) is that it is an official language of NATO, ESA, the EU, and at some point in time I wouldn't mind helping an organization like doctors without borders.
I was highly split with Spanish though, given the amount of speakers Spanish has. If I were in the US, I'd probably have picked Spanish.. but being in the EU, and knowing that it was an official language for so many worldwide organizations made me solidify my decision to pick french over spanish.
you can always shower somebody you don't like with insults and disgusting words and they won't know. heeheehee
I chose to take French in high school mostly because all the Spanish classes were super crowded and it fit into my schedule better. Took it for all of high school and then some more years in college. Lapsed for my last two years of college, plus all of grad school, plus I spent about another year or so not doing anything french related. I realized I regretted not sticking with it, and I really wanted to get my fluency back up so I started practicing again with Duolingo and started listening to french music and news etc. I joined a conversation group in my neighborhood. I know I probably won't ever be perfect at French, but I like practicing and talking to people. Went to Montreal on Business recently and it went better than I expected so someday I hope to visit France.
When I grow old I shall be able to sit back and read some good French novels ie Romans ' I am 86 next Sunday.
For me: 1) like others here I have ancestry from France (my great grandfather) 2) France brought the mainstream world parkour. I would like to travel to France and meet some of the local traceurs. ^^ 3) FOOD 4) It is spoken all over the world, with many different dialects and I am very interested in the differences between them (same went for German as well) 5) I like a bit of French music, both classic and new 6) There are some really good movies from France and I would like to enjoy them in the original language :)