Simple test of French fluency
Can you read this and make sense of it without stopping to decode each word?
Sleon une édtue de l'Uvinertisé de Cmabrigde, l'odrre des ltteers dnas un mto n'a pas d'ipmrotncae, la suele coshe ipmrotnate est que la pmeirère et la drenèire soeint à la bnnoe pclae. Le rsete peut êrte dnas un dsérorde ttoal et vuos puoevz tujoruos lrie snas porlbème. C'est prace que le creaveu hmauin ne lit pas chuaqe ltetre elle-mmêe, mias le mot cmome un tuot.
I think it might have helped that I read this before in English a few months back but only had to guess based on context for about 2-3 words. Perhaps I am doing okay in french after all. ^_^ thank you for posting this.
I still think it's an indication of your progress. If you didn't know the French vocabulary already, you couldn't reconstruct the works to make sense of them.
I could read everything without stopping, but I read it a bit slowly. My reading abilities in French are at a B1 level, but I guess it helped knowing this kind of text in German (my native tongue) as well =)
"Afugrnud enier Sduite an enier Elingshcen Unvirestiät ist es eagl, in wlehcer Rienhnelfoge die Bcuhtsbaen in eniem Wrot sethen, das enizg wcihitge dbaei ist, dsas der estre und lzete Bcuhtsbae am rcihgiten Paltz snid. Der Rset knan ttolaer Bölsdinn sien, und du knasnt es torztedm onhe Porbelme lseen. Das ghet dseahlb, wiel wir nchit Bcuhtsbae für Bcuhtsbae enizlen lseen, snodren Wröetr als Gnaezs. Smtimt's?"
Neat, I think I'll take a look at this again in a few months. I could only do about 25% without stopping.
I've seen this in English and my first thought about attempting it in french was 'pas question'! But I'm surprised to say that actually I can read it. Not seamlessly but not bad. Je suis étonné!
Moi aussi. C'est bizarre, mais c'est assez facile quand on attrape le coup pour faire.
Yes. Great, but fluency is a bit that deciphering misspelled words. Thanks, anyway. :)
It wasn't as hard as i thought it would be maybe my french is improving without me noticing.
I realized I knew this when I reached the last sentence, I think my fluency is not bad at all... yei!
So I feel a little dumb because I didn't realize that the words weren't spelled correctly at first. My first thought was "Is this even French?" Haha! But after I realized, I did quite well. Thanks!! xx
Got tripped up on "coshe" and "soeint" but otherwise this was indeed just like reading a normal paragraph. Was cool when I saw it in English, even cooler to have such ease reading a massively misspelled foreign language.
Thanks for your reply. I didn't recognise the words "coshe" or "soeint" out of context. What does that tell me; I read sentences, not words?
I got stuck on the first word.....
i guess i have quite a way to go before fluency D:
Aw, thanks for trying and posting. It's not really a legitimate fluency test, but a bit of fun.
yes.. well, more like "better then I thought I can", because I wasn't completely sure what "could" is. pourrais maybe? d'ailleurs, nice thread :)
"Better than". And "could" is more appropriate because its past tense. mieux que j'ai pensé que j'aie pu is my effort.
And fwiw, I read this as if it were straight French. Weird or what. But I know the same thing happens in English. Something to do with how the brain processes information.
Yeah, i knew the study in english already so that must have helped and in the french translation i only had to stop and think about 4 words yet saying thati know i am farrrrr from fluent i.e speaking listening writing...
you know you're not fluent when you're still translating french into english.
Edit: Im sorry if this sounds rude, my english can be pretty horrible at times
I can read it and it makes me so happy. Its quite funny I didnt realise it was jumbled up until I hit the 'prace que'
Thanks for posting this! Duo keeps trying to get me to try Immersion by saying things like "Congratulations! You can now read 68% of insert language here ..." and I admit I didn't quite believe him.