Tips For Learning French?
I have just started learning French for a few days now and would like to know if anyone has any tips on how to learn the basics quickly etc. I only know English fluently and would love to be bilingual.
Ha! We coincidentally are on the exact same level, and on the same streak! For me, index cards help for learning a language. Try using Duolingo's Tiny Cards. I also find it useful to apply your language learning to every day situations. For instance, when you are in a scene, try looking at things that are going on and explaining it in French (if that makes any sense).
Thanks for the tip! I'm here because I plan on starting French. I used to study Spanish, and the scene thing always helped me memorize words. Have a lingot.
Thank you for the lingot! I'm glad you've decided to take up French! I'm only a beginner, but it's a beautiful language, (and fun to learn).
No problem! I know very little French so far (as you can probably tell from the flag) but I'm excited to learn more.
The biggest tip I can give you is don't rush through the tree - you are level 7 after only 3 days. Slow down and consolidate, use the website (it is more challenging than the apps) and carefully read the Tips & Notes in each unit.
As for French-English cognates (words with the same or similar meaning in both languages) beware of faux amis - "false friends". For examples see:
Another great reference for false cognates can be found here:
I have thought of that I might not remember things therefore I go back and do the tasks I've done again, that's why I have lots of xp. Thanks for the tip!
Kind of a general tip, but especially relevant to French. Try looking for similarities between French and English, you'll notice that a lot of words have an English equivalent that has a similar meaning.
My suggestion is to look out for cognitives (words that sound/look like english words). Another tip is to write down 10 words that you don't fully know off by heart and to test yourself until you know them, then move on to another 10 words. :)