Tip for learning numbers
Numbers are everywhere, but learning to recall and say numbers quickly in a new language is very challenging. I have found it very helpful to use a random number generator app. I set it to the range I want to practice, such as 1-99, 60-99, 1-999, etc., and say each number as it appears on my iPad.
Great Idea. Your method Is probably best for learning numbers fast.
Personally, in order to learn numbers, whenever I see a number while reading/writing or in real life, I just say it in my head in french. Now - after a few months - I automatically/instantly understand pretty much any number in french and can convert any number into french without any effort/trouble. This way, I don't have to set any time aside to learn numbers,(except at the beginning of course) but I am constantly getting practice & my number skills are getting more and more concrete. The one down side of my method was that at the beginning I usually didn't have a french-english dictionary on me, so if i was unsure about a number I couldn't figure it out until later.
I would love to see a comprehensive (hear/see/say) number exercise in Duolingo.
well done on your two years streak !!! here is a lingot as a gift !
I listen to the news in french everyday and often when they talk about something that happened in a specific year, by the time i dissect that "mille neuf cent quatre-vingts dix huit" = 1998 i miss what they were even talking about.
Good idea. I've tried making a habit of counting to one hundred in French in the morning in the shower. I do it aloud to get some practice in pronunciation (trois still gets me). Problem with this is I'm probably just learning the rhythm and not becoming accustomed to non-sequential arrangements of numbers. I still find saying years very difficult.
By the way, the French always say telephone numbers as two-digit units. So the number 56945787 becomes 56-94-57-87 (cinquante-six; quatre-vingt-quatorze; cinquante-sept; quatre-vingt-sept), so the numbers 10-99 are very useful.
cool ! can you plz tell me the name of the app ? so i can download it too ! and well done for 70 days streak!!!!!
wow I think i'll try that! That's a great idea.. I always struggle at numbers 70+ :)
The app I use is called Random# Generator. There are several others available. Simply search the App Store for "random number grnerator" and choose one you like.