https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

Conversational French in Immersion

I have just posted 3 texts for beginners in Immersion (Category "other"). They are aimed at showing natural conversations between French speakers (from France). Please tell me if this is useful. Thanks.

March 27, 2014

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

I think it would help if you pasted the links for them...

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lhb24tuc

Yes, could you please provide the links for us, or, if not, then the titles of the articles. I just went looking for them and could not find them.

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lhb24tuc

Thank you!

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Merci pour l'information utile! Vous êtes toujours genial!

March 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SongbirdSandra

Here are the links to two of the articles; I can't find the third:

https://www.duolingo.com/translation/3a27c76b88e1f7e9f8219261d3d5748f
https://www.duolingo.com/translation/1f8bf203183c5dd204ebddab4743fb4b

EDIT: I see that you beat me to it, Dessamator! :-)

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PatD0

I couldn't access; says error 404

June 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

Super! Je fais remonter le sujet et je vote pour.

March 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sandyfrench1

very useful thanks

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SongbirdSandra

Yes, they were very useful! Merci. :-)
I didn't understand the jokes in "J'ai lu un truc marrant" (maybe someday I will understand).

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

It has to do with their surnames:

  • "Robert Grossetête" = Robert Gross (Big ) tete (Head) = Scholar.
  • Bargeot comes from barjot = Risk taker/mad person = Since it is a "contraptonymn". It somehow relates to a psychologist which is the opposite of a mad person.

I didn't really understand it at first either. It took a bit of investigating. Humour is not universal, since it is sometimes based on common sense, which is not universal either.

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

We say "avoir la grosse tête" which means "to have a big ego" or "to be overconfident", which could explain the first joke.
And barjot is a mad person, as in "crazy".
And a bourrelet is a "love handle", or an extruding piece of fat, usually hanging from the abdomen.

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

Je les ai bien aimée. Il m'a tellement fait rire que j'aimerais bien avoir plus. Les deux autres m'a fait souvenir de mes cousins à Quebec.

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SongbirdSandra

I knew it had to do with the names! (I was able to decipher "Fat Head", but not the rest).
Merci!

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanprendiville

It means an odd or funny thing. Truc is used like thing or thingamajig in English. Marrant is often used in speech e.g if a shop is closed unexpectedly or to describe an odd or funny person.

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty

Thanks Sitesurf. I like that we get to follow Bart through his day. Very useful.

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/northwesterly

Merci beaucoup! Je suis certain que cela sera (serait??) bien utile.

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

Sera implies certainty, whereas serait is conditionnal and would need a contition to complete the sentence : "[...] serait bien utile si je ne l'oublie pas d'ici à ce que j'en aie besoin." ([...] that it would be useful if i don't forget it before I need it.) Just an example.

March 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LarryMitz

Très bon. Merci

March 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/josephricafort

Thanks a lot! Really appreciate it...

March 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Nouran9

That's so beneficial and attractive. I did read the whole article because I liked it , I didn't use to do that. Hope you upload more and more and increase the difficulty gradually to keep up with those articles (texts)

March 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/agent001

I liked it. Nice ;) Thank you!

March 29, 2014
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