Help in understanding spoken french
Hello everybody! I am asking for tips to help me understand spoken french since I can't really understand it. I'll only get a few words here and there. If anybody has any tips feel free to drop them down below. Thanks!
on you tube type "chanson française sous titrée"....some ones are also with english subtitles
When I was studying French in school (I use Duolingo now to make sure I don't forget any of it!) I found a Youtuber named Cyprien. He's super funny, and has a pretty average, easy to understand accent. I suggest binge-watching his channel to get used to hearing the language more :)
Hi Vicente75591! I would recommend watching TV shows, movies, or video clips in French with the (French) subtitles on. Or, you could listen to French songs while looking at their lyrics. This will not only expose you to what French sounds like, but will also help you associate the written word with its sound. Hopefully, after doing this for a while, you will be able to recognize the words without the need for subtitles.
I have been listening to people having french conversations on youtube. Do you think that will also help?
It's not something that happens overnight, and is one of those areas that require regular - preferably daily - immersion of a very particular kind.
Cast your mind back to when you were five or six years of age. You were attending school and learning to read and write in your native language. One of the things you did most was read books while the teacher read them aloud. This method is used because it helps develop not just grammar skills but verbal skills too. It is also used on foreign language college courses because it is so effective.
What I'm trying to tell you is that tv shows, music, etc., will help to a certain extent, but by far the best methods of comprehending language-by-ear involve active (not passive) interaction. Ie. Talking to other French speakers, reading a book while another person narrates it, etc.
So, if you don't have any other French speakers in your life (be they learners or natives), audio books accompanied by their paper counterparts are probably your best bet.
Hey, something that really helped me was listening to audiobooks. Free ones can be hard to find, but I found the Harry potter audio books on youtube. I found that they really helped me