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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa0215

I can’t pronounce French !

I understand when I read the sentence, but I can’t understand when I listen to it, and I can’t pronounce it well. Somebody help me

February 26, 2018

22 Comments


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

It takes practice - I find it very hard to understand French speaking unless I have been in France for a while, but I can speak enough to communicate most things.

Listen to some French every day, maybe put the radio on in the morning - it will help you get used to the sound of the language, and gradually if you keep practicing on Duolingo or other methods, you will get the hang of it in no time! :)


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

French audio books or even French music are a good idea too :)

Well, maybe music isn't as good, but I listen to Spanish music and it definitely helps with my Spanish!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa0215

Thanks! I will try to listen to a lot of French :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa0215

Thank you so much !! I will keep on practicing until I get it :) Thanks for your advice!


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    Hello, it seems that many people have given their advice on here. I hope it becomes easier in time. Let me just tell you that pronunciation will get easier and easier, and will feel more and more natural when you continue to practice listening, reading aloud, speaking, and even writing.

    I highly recommend the action of thinking in French, it has definitely helped me.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa0215

    Thanks !!!!! I think that will work:) I appreciate your help!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamel7ieme

    If you are advanced enough to understand it, I highly recommend the "7 règles pour améliorer votre français". It's a native French speaker telling you, in French, how best to learn French, complete with French transcripts. francaisauthentique.com/regle1/


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa0215

    Thank you ! I will look at it :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa0215

    Thanks!! I hope I can do better now ... I will try hard!


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

    I have the same problem.

    Some ideas: watch French pronunciation guides on youtube. (For example for the nasal sounds)

    Listen to french music, so your ears get used to it.

    If you have the time and money for it, go to a French teacher.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa0215

    Thank you !! I’m hoping to find a French teacher!


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

    Go on Google Translate and listen to the individual words via the Text To Speech function


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa0215

    Ok! I’ll try it. I hope the translation is good! Thanks anyway.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Parislover1217

    Try listening to a another fluent french speaker maybe they can help or if you’re very interested a French teacher is a good choice.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa0215

    Thanks:) I have a friend that can speak French, so I guess I will talk to her!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EliseGrand4

    Sometimes I CANT EITHER! Because french is SO different, our brain JUST WANTS TO SPEAK ENGLISH! My suggestion is to carefully observe and listen to the person say the sentence before asking the question. Slowly it will stick in your head! After a while of doing that, try not to ever look at the sentence. Attempt to listen and then answer, and if needed take a glance at the words. Good luck!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa0215

    Ok. Thanks ! I guess I need to try out a lot of things :) Good luck to you too :P


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tanvi123456

    well you know what i use in my school for translate is word referense but dont use google translate my french teacher says it does not say the correct meanings sometimes


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa0215

    Ok. I will ask my friend that can speak French!


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

    Word reference is good, and you can hear the words there too!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa0215

    GREAT! I’ll check it out:)

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