Aide avec le Français
J'ai besoin d'aide avec le Français en Duolingo.
I’m beginning to learn French, and I need to learn how to have a conversation. If I go to France, for the life of me, I can’t see where “ceinture” (belt) will turn up. Anyone willing to have a conversation?
I recommend that in addition to online conversations and the learning you Duolingo, that you get few books written for younger French people (older children to younger teenagers since their vocabulary is fine unless you are going to a job interview in France) and practice reading them out loud. What you learn online will teach you vocabulary and grammar, but so speaking is mostly muscle memory. By practicing reading out loud, the genders of nouns and conjugations of verbs will become second nature.
I remember learning "Frère Jacques" and singing it in a round (where we sing in small groups that come in a separate points - very commonly done with "Row, row, row your boat" too).
I also remember that no one had a clue as to what the words translated to!!. Mind you, I was about 9 years old and living in Australia.
This is a brilliant version of it in the round: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa2_oWshsRM