https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

How to learn French (a bit) faster!

Let's say that you want to learn French, but you are having trouble learning the pronounciacions, or you mess up the grammar and conjugation. Here i listed some tips on how to help you out! (Please note: All the tips here are heavilly inspired on a book called "Are you serious about getting a five?" so it wasn't my idea to make this list.) Bien sûr, these are all completely optional. Enjoy!

DISCLAIMER: NONE of these will make you speak fluent french in a week. it takes a lot of time to learn it, and these tips only help giving that extra boost.

  1. Read, listen and watch as much french as you can!

Reading books in french, seeing movies and tv shows in french and hearing music in french is always the best way to get used to the language! Read a newspaper in french (Doesn't need to be in paper, it can be like "Le Figaro"), watch a movie with french subtitles, or hear the latest french music. It is the best way to get used to the language;

  1. Write a journal in french!

Whether its by recording yourself every night, or by writing in the computer, or even just by writing it on paper, it's always good to talk about your feelings in french . Not only will your pronounciation get better, you will get a bit more self confident when talking in french ! Speaking of which…

  1. Dont be afraid when talking in French !

Self-confidence is key when talking in another langage. If you mess up the pronounciation, don't worry ! We all make mistakes when talking on another language.

And that's it. I hope this helped !

January 19, 2017

50 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoloDawgz

Nice of u to post this help for people learning a language. I'll try it on Spanish after expanding my vocabulary. Thanx

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

Your welcome!

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoloDawgz

:)

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wildfood

Bibliotheque Des Ameriques is a free online lending French library. You can read the book online in your browser after you register.

https://www.bibliothequedesameriques.com/

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

Thanks!

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/becky3086

I think this works for all languages you are trying to learn. The more you expose yourself to the language the faster you learn. I have found that I can read fairly well in French but I have no one to talk to and can't understand any of the shows I watch so far. French is spoken entirely too fast for me so far.

January 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrs107889

Similar to becky33086 I can read French (although I'm still terrible at writing it) but can't understand it when spoken on tv shows or on radio as it moves way too fast for me to catch any of it.

January 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoshuaMcCu7

merci

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

De rien!

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YuriDdlc

merci

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

De rien!

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nash.x

Merci beaucoup!

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

De rien!

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KewelJewel

C'est très utile sir / madame! Je pense que vous venez de rendre les choses beaucoup plus faciles de mon côté! Comme, c'est si cool! (Aimez-vous comment je peux épeler en français?) Ce n'était pas censé être répondu Désolé Oh, j'ai dit trop.

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

Ne vous inquiétez pas! Je parle beaucoup aussi!

January 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Avrah2

Hmmmmm, I think the book you got these tips on isn't just faking. I've run in to some of those myself but they don't help at all. This one, though, might just hit the spot.

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FriesWeekLouisS

I'm in his school, and he learn french in (I think) 5 months . I'm french not english, and he go to my country last year and He learn faster :-) Excuse my english ....

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

(Thx Louis)

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FriesWeekLouisS

De nada :-) xD Normally, I say "De rien" in french

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

Legal! ("Nice")

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FriesWeekLouisS

IN Portugese ? I give you a lingot :)

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

Im very happy to help, avrah!

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaleyb12

merci beaucoup!

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

De rien!

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaleyb12

I forget what De rien means XD

January 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CalebThimlar

it means "you're welcome"

January 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaleyb12

Thank you.

January 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TwoBitMathews

Very nice, I'll have to try some of these. Thanks! :)

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

Yeeer' welcome!

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/snc87

Isn't being able to read a newspaper in a foreign language something that comes at a fairly advanced stage in the process?

I can confirm that music has been helpful for me, though. I only studied German for 2 years (only an hour or two a week if I remember rightly) and my last lesson was over 15 years ago, but I still retain a lot of it, which I think is mostly down to listening to music in German.

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

Hmm... You're right! It IS kinda advanced...

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KewelJewel

Qu'est-ce que tu dis? Je ne comprends pas.

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bubblegum_4

Bonjour!

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samantha132001

Merci!

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/THfurimmer

wow thank you for the tips!

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cookietest

Merci beacup.

January 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cookietest

Ooops..spelled that wrong..

January 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

Np

January 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flyingdolphin

lols

January 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xavierblackjr

?hola como esta usted amigo? thnks for helping me in french just started spanish.

January 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

!De nada, amigo!

January 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DorcasIdow1

Merci! Can I practice my french with you? I'm still new though

January 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

Sure! Just tell me what you want to practice!

January 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bigtimersh5

Try deleing system32 on you PC!

January 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

Alright, let's see& @!&((((&@&!)))!*@(!)__++()SSTM_ERRO###¨lolYOLOL

January 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kier740216

Merci! That really helps! BTW, it's my 3rd day of learning french. Wish me luck! :'D

January 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Avrah2

This has really helped me..... Merci Beaucoup! Have a lingot.

January 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Powerdudecool

Thx!

January 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Skates__03

Merci beaucoup

January 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luchylizar

Thank you very much for your advice, they are really good. I'll put them into practice, from now on I'll talk more french and if they can not understand me, I'll speak to them in Spanish, hahahahahaha.

August 20, 2018
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