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

Duolingo strengthens relationships

I am a second generation immigrant (I live in America) and I've grown up talking in French at home. Lately though, I've been losing some of it; talking in English at school and French at home is a hard transition and affects my French. I am using Duolingo to "polish" my French and has been helping a lot with my grammar. I've also fixed many of the mistakes I've done when speaking French. I use the correct phrases that I learned while talking to my parents and they're really impressed. It makes me feel more comfortable talking in French and not mixing it up with English. I also told my friend about this and convinced her to learn French with me. It's been really encouraging and she's always asking me how to say horse or dog. I'm so happy we're doing it together and I'm even thinking of learning her language which is Japanese.

Bonne journée! Emily

June 16, 2019

24 Comments


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

That's so cool! Good luck with French! I'm learning too, but I'm a beginner.

June 16, 2019

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

Good luck to you too! Maybe we can motivate each other too!

June 16, 2019

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

I would be glad to! I could do with some encouragement too!

June 16, 2019

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

J'en suis impatiente (I can't wait)! Hehe, I used google translate. I'm not back to my fluency yet. Anyways, I look forward to having three friends to support while using Duolingo!

June 16, 2019

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

That's still amazing! Yes! I am glad you friended me! Best wishes, - Shara

June 16, 2019

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

That is so sweet. Have a lingot.

June 16, 2019

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

Thank you so much! I mean, merci!

June 16, 2019

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

De rien.

June 16, 2019

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

Hi, I was just reading your background thing on your profile and I just needed to say that I also LOVE Hamilton and reading. And I love learning too. Sorry for such a random comment. Couldn't find another way to tell you.

June 25, 2019

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

Also, that is why my user name is part lafayette. Hamilton is just great!

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/foqus555

Shoot, have 100 lingots.

June 16, 2019

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

wait...what? how?

June 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/foqus555

and 75 more

June 17, 2019

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

Oh my god! Thanks! You must be rich! I know it's not much but I'm gonna give you 20

June 17, 2019

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

that's a nice story

June 17, 2019

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

C'est vraiment bien ! Tu as raison ! Bonne chance avec tes françaises !

June 16, 2019

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

Toi aussi! Ton streak (?) va très bien!

June 16, 2019

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

Merci beaucoup ! Prendez un Lingot !

June 17, 2019

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

Merci et de rien!

June 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngelBread11841

That's really cool! It's awesome that Duolingo is helping you to keep that part of your heritage and that you can share that with your friend! Bonne chance avec votre francais!

June 17, 2019

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

I am also a beginner. Could you tell me which version is correct: - une chambre non-fumeure - une chambre non-fumeuse

June 17, 2019

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

C'est une chambre non-fumeur (no smoking) because it's not the room that is smoking, it's the people that can't smoke in the room. Non fumeuse is non-smoking which is different from no smoking. Désolé pour la réponse tardive. Bonne chance et bonne journée! Emily

June 21, 2019

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

Thank you Emily for answer. They are some nuances in foreign languages which don't exist in mine. Now I will remember. My room also doesn't smoke. Like me! Have a great vacations. The summer has officially started! Noomi

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grac0n

I love that! I unfortunately don't have anyone fluent to practice with me on the daily, my sister took French in HS, but I think I may have surpassed her now. Glad you've got some good motivators!!

June 28, 2019

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