French pronunciation finally clicking!!
At crown level 32, in the family skill, I just completed a whole lesson without having to repeat any of the audio for the type what you hear questions!! I heard it once, understood the meaning, and remembered how it is spelled from the sound alone, on the first try!!! And there were a lot of them in that lesson. Maybe I am a little too excited, but this is huge for me
On dirait, un peu d'attention avec le mot ''excité'' non? Peut-être que ce ne soit pas l'intention qu'on veut transmettre.
Yeah, congratulations ! You should be excited about it, it's a great feeling when your efforts are paying off !
To keep improving your listening skills, I would suggest to listen to longer French dialogues, without subtitles. You can find some on Youtube (but there are almost too many options to choose from, and some are far from optimal) or you can check out some specific albums, like "50 daily life French conversations" (this one helped me a lot).
Keep up the good work :)
We have the Count of Monte Cristo, the version filmed with France with Gerard Depardieu, (does anyone know how to pronounce that name, my the way??) but I haven't started it yet. I thought that I would start with French subtitles, then see if I could turn them off after a while.
I haven't read the book, so it could be tricky if I have no prior knowledge of what is going on. Sigh.....
I have that too and watch it every few months, amazing how much easier it gets to understand. I gave up with subtitles quite early when starting to watch stuff in French. English subtitles are a waste of time and French a little better. The translations are too often abridged.
Monte Cristo is my all time favourite book (the full version). Read it again recently in English. I also have the French Revolution on DVD which is also six hours long and plenty of dialogue and history (made about 1989) . Am looking for the Napolean version with Depardieu, mini series, but can't find a version in French.
Yay!! That's great!! Pronunciations are always confusing when first learning a language, so it's a great milestone!
You should be excited! I know that struggle all to well. How are you doing with gender and plurals? This was an area that drove me crazy for a long time. Keep up the good work, there are more exciting achievements to experience.
Since the articles are also plural, I don't have much trouble with that, but remembering the gender rules and exceptions, and which articles are which gender, I still mix that up a lot.
Something is wrong with my headphones. Sometimes I get it all perfect and sometimes it doesnt pick up a thing I say.
Learning a new language is no easy thing, congrats! Just want to know how you got through genders and plurals, those are challenging for me at the moment. Keep working hard; it'll pay off even more in the future!~
YAY congrats! Personally french was a bitto hard for me so i switched to german. When i am fluent or somewhat fluent in german i may go back to french. But yeah you have every right to be excited thats huge!
I remember when I was learning French, our local public radio station would play RFI (Radio France Internationale). I'd listen to that and say out loud some of what i heard. That did wonders - so much so that I lost most of my French, but I retained the pronunciation haha.
Félicitations! Here's a Lingot! :)
After you've finished all the lessons, do you think you can definitely speak french with a native french person? I'm just curious about it cause I just started to learn french?
After you finish the tree. You'll need a lot of speaking and listening practices. What Duo will do for you is to gather a lot of vocabulary and most of the common grammatical rules, such that you can construct and as well understand relatively long sentences. However, if you were to stick to Duo only as a source of your learning French, or any other language, you'll have a lot of difficulty when you begin to speak. Tips:
While practising your target language on Duolingo, try to speak the sentences out loud
Immerse yourself with real people by talking to people who can speak the language in your locality, or look for online friends. Italki can be very great also. I just recently had my first Spanish lesson on Italki. There are native teachers as well as community tutors who can help you "ameliorate" your spoken French.
Watch movies and TV series in French, accessible on sites such as YouTube and Netflix.
Listen to shows and news broadcasts, podcasts. Use any tool you can access. Learning a new language is fun but certainly not easy.
Best of luck with your French language
make haste slowly .....I think Duo is designed to move you along slowly with reps ,reps , and more reps.