https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vicente75591

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!

September 12, 2018

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pom666

on you tube type "chanson française sous titrée"....some ones are also with english subtitles

September 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vicente75591

Thank you I'll try that

September 13, 2018

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

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 :)

September 13, 2018

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

Play the lessons that have sound several times.

September 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vicente75591

I've been making sure I do that

September 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/777Amanda777

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.

September 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vicente75591

I have been listening to people having french conversations on youtube. Do you think that will also help?

September 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/777Amanda777

Of course! Best of luck! :)

September 13, 2018

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

Like 777Amanda777 said, just immerse yourself in natural French speakers talking! For songs, lyricstraining.com can recommend you songs based on the language and genre, plus it gives you lyrics to read along to.

September 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vicente75591

I will definitely listen to french music :)

September 13, 2018

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    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.

    September 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacBirch3

    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

    September 15, 2018
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