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
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.
I hope you don't mind, but it's "problème", not "probléme". Probably a typo... :)
And about the South East of France : this is a local accent which does not change the words' writing way.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Félicitations! That is awesome, I'm just starting with French, hopefully I can hold a conversation like you did too one day :)
You'll be so proud when you're able to speak it! French is so fun! And thanks, you'll do great in French :)
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).
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!
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.
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!
¡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
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)
6 languages!! wow.. just wow!! and good for you too.. i hope to perfect my French too, hopefully..
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
I'm working mostly on Spanish, but i'm trying to keep some time open for French. I know a few things.
Félicitations! :) Nothing really compares to that first time you hold a conversation in a language. Keep it up!