https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

My actual first French conversation!

About a week ago I was at recess just chilling, and the Spanish teacher at my school walked up to me and started to speak French to me. I wasn't surprised because she knew I studied French a lot (she is also my homeroom teacher). But I understood everything she said and she was really impressed! It was awesome! I even used different verb tenses, nouns, everything :) She speaks six languages (German, Spanish, French, English, Japanese, and Korean). It was great :D

May 12, 2014

55 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/FonmaEssie

Félicitations! When I first started duolingo, I couldn't speak French that much but duolingo became of good help to me because I live with French people, I have French friends but I'm still not perfect but practice makes perfect and with time I'll be able to speak the language fluently. So here's one lingot for you.

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Merci beaucoup!

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FonmaEssie

Pas de problème

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DocOx

I hope you don't mind, but it's "problème", not "probléme". Probably a typo... :)

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MaelFr

You're right.

And about the South East of France : this is a local accent which does not change the words' writing way.

May 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DocOx

What do you mean by "does not change the words' writing way"? FWIW, I have come across public signs where words were spelled using "é" rather than "è".

May 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MaelFr

The two letters "é" and "è" do not sound the same, then the one cannot be exchanged with the other. If you have seen a sign like that, it's a typo.

May 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DocOx

MaelFr, if it had been one sign, then yes it might have been a typo, but I have seen several signs with "é" instead of "è". Anyway, I am just sharing what I have, as a French person, seen in South East France.

May 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/dagurlgurl

I think I make that mistake alot! :P

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DocOx

If that can make you feel better, in South East France (at least), some people use "é" instead of "è" for various words. I am not sure why, but I get the feeling that it might have something to do with the way people pronounce things in this part of France.

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FonmaEssie

Thanks

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/epiclyawesome11

Great job!!Or should I say bon travail!

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Merci!

May 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rayxi2dot71828

Félicitations! That is awesome, I'm just starting with French, hopefully I can hold a conversation like you did too one day :)

May 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

You'll be so proud when you're able to speak it! French is so fun! And thanks, you'll do great in French :)

May 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Darby-Sleuth

Wow! I want to know that much one day:)

May 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

You will!

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mel_Wolf

That's super great for you! :D

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Merci!

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dhavalv14

Six languages!!! That's impressive. I have always wondered how people can know so many languages fluently (I mean, you have to know how to write, read, listen, and speak).

May 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/letsgofriday

I imagine they are raised bilingually, with probably a third language too from extended family, and then most languages are easier when you have three already!

May 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/3girlsAZ

It is actually just a different expectation set by the school system. I am German and started learning English in 5th grade. We had the instructions twice a week only. As of 9th grade our tests were pretty much the same as in German reading a text and doing a text interpretation. I added French in 7th grade and Latin in 9th grade and had all three foreign languages at the same time. I could have added Italian in 11th grade but decided I wanted to learn Spanish instead. Failing a foreign language at the time meant repeating all subjects for the grade so failure was not an option. Also our studies were balanced. Weekly vocabulary tests, test included grammar and free text from the first day as well as conversations. The teacher only spoke the foreign language in class unless we did a vocal test. And we started reading novels early. Reading novels and writing about them gave the biggest vocab boost. The pressure helped and with the improvement came the fun. Living in the US now I am always amazed that my daughters can not hold a conversation in Spanish after 6 years of instructions. But there are no expectations set. Reading, writing and translations are frowned upon and immersion is considered key. It does not work and that is the difference.

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rg_caspillo

That's great. I plan to learn French too. For now, just Spanish.

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Good luck then!

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/NormanLG07

Ok, keep going ;D

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MardukSky

Go! Go! Spanish is a little harder than french because it has more tenses and verbal forms than other laguages I've known so far (as a native speaker I can't always find the equivalent tense in another languages), also, the latin languages (español, français, português and italiano) have a lot of similarities among them, si aprendes bien español, vous ne debriez pas avoir problème avec le français (you shouldn't have problem with french) Have a great day!

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rg_caspillo

Wow. I envy multilingual persons like you! LOL

July 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MardukSky

¡Gracias! Duolingo helped me to achieve a good level of undertanding of the french once the tree was finished, still I have a lot to learn this app is a marvelous thing for all the persons who want comunicate in an effective way in several languages. Don't give up, and again, if you learn well spanish, the other 3 (français, português and italiano) you will be doing well XD

July 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Williamvh

yay

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Merci :)

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Qui124

Awesome

May 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SmileyMileysHere

its not nice to insult your friends OR strangers. speaking of which DEstroYEr , when was you even talked to a friend without insulting him? (never)

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

?

June 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sirleks01

6 languages!! wow.. just wow!! and good for you too.. i hope to perfect my French too, hopefully..

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Ikr! She's amazing :D

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomeh69

:o

May 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ZebtheMLG-PRO

:0

May 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/NormanLG07

C'est bon ! Keep with these efforts :D :D

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Merci :)

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/NormanLG07

Studying French in Duolingo helped me a lot :D I didn't know anything about German, and now I know how to do Greetings and other things :D

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Duo is great!

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SmileyMileysHere

I'm working mostly on Spanish, but i'm trying to keep some time open for French. I know a few things.

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/dagurlgurl

Bravo! Keep up the good work! :D

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Merci!

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/michiness

Félicitations! :) Nothing really compares to that first time you hold a conversation in a language. Keep it up!

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Merci!

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mmkhallad

Nice I also study french to

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Cool :)

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Great job!

May 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Merci!

May 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jennifer_xx

Hi

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/emmabeardie

your mom

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jake2114

grow up

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

What's your problem? At least I can speak French....

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kndjacob

why down someone, you need to 'grow up' :) - C'est bon amis!

May 14, 2014
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