Taking all french questions!
If you're new and want to learn more about Duolingo, I'm here to take any questions about easier, better ways to learn french! please don't hesitate to ask me anything, no questions are silly! I will try to answer any question to my best ability.
I've been doing French on Duolingo for over four years, and I remember that when I was first starting I didn't understand how some of the things worked and the constant updates confused me. I don't want anyone else to have these problems as it can discourage and frustrate you. I'm here to help!
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"C'est bien que tu veux" is wrong because after "que" you must not use the indicative present, but the subjonctive present: "C'est bien que tu veuilles".
Now that's something quite hard and advanced, so I would suggest using an infinitive form : "C'est bien de vouloir aider les autres". It sounds perfectly fine, if not better than subjonctive.
Hi, I started Duolingo at the start of the year for fun and really enjoyed the French lessons. Currently on 98 day streak with 117 crowns. My aim is to finish the French tree by the end of next year. I am wondering what I will be able to do with that skill level? Have basic conversations with someone in French? Watch French movies/show and understand most of it? Read french text and understand most of it?
Anything else I can do to enhance my skills?
Thank you very much
At the end you will be A2 (beginner) at best in reading - your speaking skills will be much lower. To understand what that means - https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/table-1-cefr-3.3-common-reference-levels-global-scale
How to take your French further, Memrise for vocab, Pimsleur for speaking, films for listening (not understanding) - and best an intermediate class with a good teacher.
^^ Not true at all, this person took an actual exam (DELF) and scored A2 French all around in about 7 months. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32633610
If you do the stories too, you can maybe get to B1. This person did that with German. This dude got to B1 in German with nothing outside duolingo. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30617995
The point is that the course is able to get you A2/B1 if you squeeze it for all it's got.
Oral expression would be much easier in German since the pronunciation is so much closer to English than French is, also, much more emphatic, no subtlety in the pronunciation to be lost over TTS
I have not finished the tree yet either! I have 206 crowns and I can understand most spoken and written sentences that would qualify as a basic conversation (hellos, ordering from a menu, talking about myself and others with me). as well as some other, more complicated skills. As for how fluent you might become, at the end of the tree, you should have completed some pretty advanced skills that would help round out a fluent vocabulary like economics, internet, tourism, wedding, recipes, five leisure levels, and even a skill called spiritual. to enhance your skills I would suggest reading french books and listening to french news or podcasts (I've heard Spotify has a good one!) for a more real-life french experience.