Enfin, j'ai fini. I conquered the French tree
I am really happy, because it took me almost a year to finish the french tree. I didn't know a single word when I started, but Duo taught me well. Now i can understand most in french songs and french newspapers/wikipedia. I will keep on studiyng french and i am thinking of learning a new language with the laddering method. I want to thank the admins and moderators of the french tree, they really helped me. Keep strong and you should have patience. Impossible is nothing, mes amies
Félicitations! Ma première langue étrangère était le français et elle restera pour toujours mon premier amour linguistique. Et maintenant, quelques conceils. Si tu as envie de continuer d'apprendre le français, je suggère que tu fasses le cours de revers, c.à.d, le cours de l'anglais depuis le français.
Tu as dit qu tu as peut-être envie d'apprendre une langue tout à fait différente. Pourquoi pas l'apprendre depuis le français! J'ai fait ça avec l'allemand et ça m'a aidé énormément. De plus, pour continuer avec le français, je te conseille de commencer un cours de vocab chez memrise. Bon courage!
Now I feel like a slacker because I started in August of last year and I am now where near done ... I am also doing French audio books, and I still dont see how I will be done with this tree in a year
Almost doesn't matter since my big trip to Paris and Rome is cancelled due to the pandemic.. But.. I'll get there eventually :)
Congrats, it'is really important to learn more than two languages. I am panamanian, I learned English Language since I had 15 years old, then my first work was at Greek Consulate and of course I learned to read, to write and speak greek languaje for 22 years. Now I am learning french language and I like it so much. I hope to finish it as soon as possible because I wish to take another languaje like japanesse
That's terrific! I finished the Swedish tree last year - it was the language of all four of my immigrant grandparents and brings back memories. Now I've begun French, a language I've always wanted to learn. Love all the English cognates but the accent and some of the grammar will take a while. Thank goodness for the wonderful moderators and the excellent DuoLingo program - I'm 827 days into using DL. Hope I do half as well as you did on French but I'm having fun in any case. I'll know I've arrived when I can read some of Balzac's racy stuff in the original... :-)
Not easy, but with a little effort a lot of Norwegian is accessible for me. Danish, on the other hand is a much different language. My Swedish grandparents had some Norwegian friends (scandal LOL) and they easily understood one another's native tongue. The real riot was listening to mormor on the phone with Swedish chums after emigrating. They all spoke Swenglish. The Swedish I needed as a kid was to hear about planned doctor visits with shots and Christmas presents.
"The Girl With the Golden Eyes," for starters, has a bit of raunch and the seamy side. Or, there are short stories. Peter Brooks'"The Human Comedy," features nine Balzac short stories. Like a sculptor who falls for a castrato opera singer who he thinks is a woman or an erotic bond between a French soldier lost in the desert and a panther.
I read the girl with the golden eyes for class actually haha. I thought it was good but not his best, no more risqué than anything else at the time and there were certainly things far beyond it before the end of the century. Short stories always get weird; they're the distillates of something longer but with the strength condensed.