https://www.duolingo.com/fernandices

Brazilian learning french. :)

Hey everyone! Mon nom est Fernanda, and I'm a brazilian girl that speaks english and is trying to learn french.

It doesn't means my english is perfect, but its the only way to learn french in Duolingo (it didn't got the portuguese-french option).

I hope I can make new friends to share culture, have nice chats and help me to learn french and improve english.

Thanks and merci!

May 8, 2014

34 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SpaceMichael

Good luck! If you have any questions for french, feel free to ask me as I speak it fluently ;)

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jpk6

Don't worry. DuoLingo's English isn't perfect either. Everyone here, human and machine, are all learning together. Just keep at it until the addiction fully sets in. Don't be a stranger. :)

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/stc19markm

yes i has not get the goodest english neither :(

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jackcosgrave

neether has i but i am hope to learn better :)

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/stc19hughd

I DO BE BADEST AT MY ENGLISHINGS BUT I DO BE HOPING TO BET GOODER :)

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jackcosgrave

yes wen u try verry hard it come easy. you shure shuld keep practissing.

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/stc19alexk

NIEN, I SPEAKLY THE BESTESTLY ENGLISHS

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Cob4

what?

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AdrianJosh

betterer* x)

August 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/obitow

fernandices, I'm also Brazilian and I found that learning French through English is actually very useful: while I learn a language, I improve another one. Duolingo already expanded my English vocabulary a bit. :)

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fernandices

Hi Obitow! Thanks for share this! I can't wait to be able to talk and read articles and books in French. And, of course, watch all the wonderful french movies without subtitles =)

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rajuncajun09

Bienvenue a Duolingo! Good luck on your french learning. There is a French course for Spanish speakers if you know the spanish language. Duo is the best way to learn in my opinion.

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fernandices

Thanks, Rajuncanjun! I confess my spanish isn't good so I guess I cant learn French from Spanish. Most of people keep the idea that brazilians speak spanish a little bit at least, but its not actually true :D

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rajuncajun09

I confess I am one of those people. I thought the two languages were really close and if you know one you can get by in the other. I guess I'm wrong on that :-). I don't know much about either language yet but I hope to learn both eventually.

I am fairly decent in french, I took several years in school and I'm about 2/3 of the way complete with the tree, so if you need help with anything you can post on my stream. Just click on my picture and it will take you there. I also highly recommend following Sitesurf. She is a native french speaker and is extremely helpful with the nuances of the language. Bonne chance avec votre francaise!

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sialso

It is normal to think like that, but Portuguese and Spanish are pretty different. Once an English teacher at NESE (Boston) asked me to correct an essay of hers, in portuguese. It had a lot of Spanish words. :)

I agree that Duo is great and I'm using it to learn Spanish (from English) and to reinforce my French course (also from English). But I still think that a course with a teacher helping is always the best option.

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979

If you have a personal teacher, I would agree with it. But a course with many students is not always better than learn by yourself with duolingo. You have to listen to fellow-students pronouncing words wrong and make mistakes. Of course there is teacher to correct them, but you would have many wrong role models.

@Sialso

The discernment is not as easy as you think. ;-) And I did not say the local course is always worse than duolingo, but it is not always better. And it is also a individual matter. Some people learn easier with a teacher, some better by their own. So if you local course is helpful for you, be glad about it :-)

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sialso

You must have discernment to use the good models and not the wrong ones. My Spanish is 100% Duolingo and my French is 50% Duolingo. My French is pretty better. I am not criticizing Duo, I mean, I love it. It helps me a lot. But a person teaching you the rules with the feeling that you are urderstanding or not the material is really helpful. And also, completing the tree does not mean you are good at it. I jumped all the English tree with one test and I don't thing my English is fluent.

Ps: My French course is like a community course and it is only US$ 30/month, but the classes are not full (mine has 7 students) and all the teachers have at least a college degree.

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ivanturkovic

I am studying spanish for over a year now and I've been learning portuguese over here through spanish instead of through english. It is much simpler for me :D

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jamesrahman

I am an American and learning French, it's better way to learn French from English.

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Gracev263

Glad to hear that you're having fun! I'm new too, nice to see others on here trying to learn french

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sialso

Bonne chance.

E se travar em alguma atividade por causa da dificuldade com o inglês, não desanime, isso é totalmente normal. Meu inglês é quase fluente e ainda dou umas travadas aqui em uma atividade ou outra! Sem contar que o francês não é o idioma mais fácil do mundo de aprender (mas ainda é mais fácil que o inglês).

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fernandices

Salut et merci!

No começo parece complicado, mas espero ir desenrolando aos poucos com ajuda de filmes, livros, músicas. Material nessa internet é o que não falta! :)

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JulianoSW

Same situation here. Good luck!

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph1496

oi Fernanda meu nome é Jose. I am Filipino and I can help you with English if you want pero mi Portugues é mau. Espero que você tenha um bom dia. Tchau : )

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fernandices

Merci!

Boa sorte com o português. Se precisar de dicas, pode falar!

Bonne nuit.

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/stc19markm

really that amazing

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/robynho100

i'm brazilian too, and i also learn french from english, after ending the english tree from portuguese. welcome !

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/stc19hughd

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May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/r641

I find French pronunciation bit tough :(

Anyway, Good luck and enjoy the learning process !

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/adelejoon

me too! my English is not perfect but i learn French from English!!

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PBandDaniel

Good luck Fernanda. I've been speaking/reading/writing English my whole life, so I can definitely help you out if you ever need it. I'm also currently learning French, so that's something else we could talk about.

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PopTartTastic

They don't have a French course for Portuguese speakers, but that doesn't mean it will always be that way. Someone will probably create it, and if your French is good enough, you could. :)

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/josephkt

don;t worry about it many native english speakers make many mistakes in their own language and don't get me started between the british and american spellings

December 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BrianBozar

Have you tried listening to music in French with words on the screen? It has helped me quickly pick up phrases and spelling.

Here is an example:

C'Est L'Air Que Je Respire (This Is The Air I Breathe - FR) https://youtu.be/vRwbbeeYU9o

Hope it helps you too. :)

September 26, 2017

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