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self-taught with poetry

A friend of mine is self-taught in spanish language.He loves Frederico Garcia Lorca and generally the Spanish history so he decided to learn.He can speak clearly and understand everything after 5 years.Do you think that i can do the same with french?I mean by translating poems and songs(of course continue my lessons for grammar and vocabulary). Which poets or writers would you suggest?

March 30, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/condor888

Start with Jacques Prevert.

I learnt english by translating songs and poems first, then I moved onto literature

March 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/davetes

thanks.do you find greek easy?

March 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/condor888

Yes, I do find greek quite easy. You just have to get adjust to the new alphabet and pronounciation in the first few lessonsand then it's easy from there

March 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/davetes

just to say, i chose the "Paroles" as my first try :D

March 30, 2018

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I'm not sure if poetry is a good idea if you want to communicate. I'd rather think of books that include dialogs, and that were written rather recently. Otherwise you will sound like Molière ;-) (Which is not bad at all, it may only come as a surprise to the people you will be talking to... )

I like "35 kilos d'espoir" by Anna Gavalda. https://www.amazon.com/35-kilos-d%C2%B4espoir-Anna-Gavalda/dp/3150091489 It's written in quite easy language, I feel, and it includes many dialogs.

The classic: "Le petit prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: https://www.amazon.com/Petit-Prince-French-Language/dp/0156013983/ref=sr_1_1?s=booksie=UTF8qid=1522442821sr=1-1keywords=le+petit+princedpID=51364NhwLoLpreST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_dpSrc=srch It's a little older, of course, but very poetic and lovely.

And I'm a great fan of Boris Vian. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Vian But his poems and stories are really difficult to understand (but very, very cool).

March 30, 2018

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merci beaucoup :)

March 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/davetes

oh, i see that the "35 kilos d'espoir" is a book for children :D i think that i'll like more Boris Vian

March 30, 2018

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It's about a boy, but I don't think the book is for children (alone). But if you like to be challenged, then Boris Vian is your best bet. (I guess that nowadays, you will find a lot of explanation online. When I read his texts (in particular "Trouble dans les Andains"), there was no such thing as the Internet .....)

March 30, 2018

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aha.btw could you sugget me some french movies except amelie and untouchables?

March 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145

Tu connais Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bienvenue_chez_les_Ch%27tis

March 30, 2018
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