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https://www.duolingo.com/OliviaTaylor0

I can't belive i started last night and am on the third lesson.

its drives me crazy when i do stuff well. i love doing this its a blast! i'm in fifth grade and i confused my teacher by talking french. it was hilarious! i know alot of words already and u know what... I LOVE SPEAKING FRENCH!!! tell me about some funny stories about confusing family or friends by speaking what ur learning!

4 years ago

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Keep learning but as this is a language learning site don't use "u" in place of "you" or "ur" in place of "you are" and be sure to capitalize I and the first word of each sentence. Remember that other people learning English will read your post.

4 years ago

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Have to say, I disagree with you on this. Languages have different features in different contexts, and casual, social, written English definitely now includes the spellings "u" and "ur." I've learned tons of slang and casual usage in other languages from online message boards where members wrote naturally--textbook usage you can get from the textbook! (Or Duo lessons, as the case may be :). )

4 years ago

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We know what is slang/casual language, but those learning English do not. How would you like it if someone used improper French or Spanish and you tried to learn it and used it formally? Or at best, you would have to look up every single phrase to see if it's proper French/Spanish or slang/casual language.

4 years ago

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I think you underestimate language learners. When I'm reading comments in English from French, I never confuse people saying things "chui pas sur pq ya un s?" for formal french.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bknckn
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I already said how I like it if someone uses "improper" French or Spanish--I love it! It doesn't take any great linguistic expertise to realize that, just as in English, the language that is appropriate for an online message board is not the same as what is appropriate for a school assignment. We learn formal language in formal settings and casual language in casual settings.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Snakdog
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I belive you can speak how you want to, write how you want to and say what you want too. As you mentioned above, you learn the type of language you should speak in each setting, so anyone learning formal languge from a message board is doing it wrong.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GrandApple
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Great. I'm glad you love Duolingo.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OliviaTaylor0

dynamic puppy i agree i used u and r in a sentecne and it said i was wrong. :(

4 years ago

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"i" and "u" are bad English so don't post them here. There are people learning English who will read it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Therese100

i did that to my ballet teacher and i am glad you like doulingo

4 years ago