If you want to learn more about the pronunciation of this language, you can practice with this website: http:/apprendre.tv5monde.com Apprendre le français avec TV5MONDE
You can choose between these levels:
A1. Breakthrough or Beginner / débutant
A2. Waystage or Elementary / élémentaire
B1. Threshold / intermédiaire
B2. Vantage / avancé
Also you have a test, "Test de Connaissance du Français", and some learning tips.
It's very useful and you can set the page in the language you want, so you'll read the exercises easily.
yes on principle but my advise to you is to ignore their translations because they generally are not reliable (in particular for full sentences). the idea is that you type the French sentence on the French side and just click on the small loudspeaker to hear the Google voice enunciating it, then you may repeat with her.
a previous exercise told me that "une cane" or "un canard" were correct, so I deduced that "une cane" was a female duck/hen and "un canard" was a male duck/drake. Duo doesn't accept drake (not that I really expected it to) for "un canard," but is it incorrect? goes off to look it up
That was the translation I chose and if you put "Un canard noir mange une pomme" into Google translate you get back "A black duck eats an apple", so I think it is a correct translation.
Annoyingly, if you try to report this answer, your choices are:
a) bad audio b) bad French sentence c) bad correct solution
However in some sense none of these apply. The answer duolingo provides ("A black duck is eating an apple") is correct, it is just that there is more than one correct solution.
85% of adjectives are placed after the noun they modify.
for exceptions, please take a look at this: http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/adjectives_4.htm