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it's very long way to get used to use French...

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Parisian_Dreamer

You'll get used to thinking in French once you reach the first verb section. (Trust me, it's hard for anyone who doesn't have experience with French prior to using Duoling). So..... Just try hard and you'll get there.

4 years ago

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That's actually one of the few flaws of DL in my opinion : the best way to speak a foreign language is to stop thinking in your own and translate every single word in your mind before writing/speaking it. First it's a waste of brain power and, even worse, it forces you to think everything with syntax and meanings that are not the same as the language you want to express them in. On Duolingo, everything is seen as a translation of something else. But it doesn't reduce it's effectiveness in creating curiosity and the will to practice everyday.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IAmJon
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Yeah this is a problem i have too. Even now, when I can make a decent attempt at understanding written French, I'm still translating each word back in to English in my head.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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Once you know, you can work towards thinking directly in French. It doesn't mean you have to know every word, you can look them up in a dictionary, but when the switch is finally made, you'll wonder why you didn't try it before.

When I was learning Spanish I used to make conversations in my head while walking around the university campus or waiting for the bus. Even with a mediocre vocabulary, my mind was trained. The added vocabulary just created less boring conversations between me and myself ;-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/t.tahiti

Thank you very much for your advice, BastouXII! After reading your comment I started to use French firstly whenever I talk to myself!lol It's still long way to be fluent in French, but I won't give up studying with DL!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/t.tahiti

Thank you for your comment, Frenchlearner.11! I'm still at the stage of Plural and need time to get there, the first verb section, but I'm duly trying to reach that stage within some weeks to go!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xnxixnxjxax

I agree!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/t.tahiti

Keep on studying French together!

4 years ago