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French difficulty level?

Is it me or is the French difficulty level rather high for beginners? I have been moving quickly through Spanish pronunciation yet seem unable to speak even simple French phrases at level Duolingo will accept. Two native French speakers tell me that I have a neutral accent and am easily understood. Anyone else experiencing difficulty, or success, with Duolingo French pronunciation?

June 12, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/icouto

I have noticed, that background noise can directly affect the capacity of Duolingo to understand what I'm saying. Not just the amount, but also the type of noise seems to matter: having some ambient music in the background seems to be ok, but if my dogs start barking, I have to repeat myself multiple times. To be expected... :-)

Also: if a sentence seems to be particularly troublesome, try slowing RIGHT DOWN, and enunciate every word quite carefully - this usually does the trick for me.

June 13, 2012
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