https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier

4 centuries of Duolingo - UPDATE

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Well, 400 days - I'm a cyclist and we always call 'hundreds' 'centuries'.

What a great resource this is! I've learnt loads here. When I started I was brushing up some very rusty schoolboy French. A year or so later and I'm reading French novels, listening to French music and watching French TV - all with varying levels of comprehension of course.

All due to Duolingo? Well, no not entirely... Quite a few repeated listenings of the Michel Thomas courses, A lot of time spent on french.about.com and even a run through of my dusty old 'French in 3 months' Hugo course (with cassettes!). But it's the daily practice here that has kept me motivated.

Oh, also a book "English Grammar for Students of French" recommended by Josh5now. This was absolutely brilliant for some of the more technical grammar points.

Lots of thanks to the mods and native speakers for their patient assistance. There are many but Sitersurf, Aucunlien, Batomouch and Lazouave have been especially helpful.

Thanks all and keep up the good work!

:-)

Another 400 days, well that just flew by.... :-)

12/18/2014, 1:35:46 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/Batomouch
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Gavier you are a Gentleman :-) Too kind! Thanks to love French language, good luck and see you in next 400 days :-)) It is a pleasure to meet you here , have a sweet evening on Duolingo! Bravo !!

12/18/2014, 4:44:11 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier
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Ah, my turn to suggest the present participle "Thanks for loving the French language". Merci pour tout Batomouch, avez une bonne soirée aussi. :-)

12/18/2014, 5:31:38 PM

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Thanks Gavier for your help! You can say : Passe(z) une bonne soirée or bonne soirée à toi/vous. Sweet night, see you ;-)

12/18/2014, 10:32:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ManuLTF

You did a little error here : " avez une bonne soirée aussi " it's rather : " passe une bonne soirée aussi " :) .

12/18/2014, 7:26:33 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier
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Or passez? We've not been introduced you know. ;-) Ok thanks, tell me though: could I have said "ayez" instead?

12/18/2014, 9:44:07 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ManuLTF

Yes you can also tell "passez une bonne journée" or "ayez une bonne journée" but it dépend if you know or not know the person if you know it tell " passe une bonne soirée aussi " otherwise if you don't know it tell "passez une bonne journée" or "ayez une bonne journée".

you may already know but you can see this it's very good i think http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-og-bastile-vous-tu-20140711-htmlstory.html

sorry for my english errors :)

12/18/2014, 10:01:16 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier
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Hah, that's excellent! Yes I'm never sure when one can 'tutoyer' so tend to assume not until some else does. Seems easiest. It's really tempting to try and use 'avez...' in the imperative. It looks right to an Englishman. Ayez/Soyez.... Soyez sages les enfants. ;-)

12/18/2014, 10:39:42 PM

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Félicitations! Onwards to the next 400 days =)

12/18/2014, 5:58:41 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier
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Merci Alex! :-)

12/19/2014, 12:10:16 AM

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Félicitations - vous êtes une source d'inspiration. Merci pour le tuyau sur le livre - "grammaire anglaise pour les étudiants de français". Se il vous plaît me corriger si je ai écrit incorrecte français. Se il vous plaît excuser mes mauvais français. Voici un couple de lingots - de dire merci pour être une star dans cette communauté. <3

12/19/2014, 11:38:18 PM

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S'il vous plaît ... me corriger si ce que j'ai écrit est du français incorrect. Excusez mon mauvais français. Voici 2 lingots, pour vous remercier d'être une star...

12/20/2014, 1:56:40 PM

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Merci.

12/20/2014, 7:12:41 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier
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Bonjour Lindakanga et merci! Vous êtes trop gentile! J'espere que vous obtenez ce livre et qu'il est utile! Je ne suis qu'étudiant moi-même mais j'ai remarqué quelques petites erreurs. "Je ai" - "J'ai" / "Se il" - "S'il".

D'ailleurs votre francais et assis bon que le mien!

(et maintenant quelqu'un peut me corriger)!

:-)

12/20/2014, 10:23:03 AM

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...gentille. J'espère que vous obtiendrez ce livre et qu'il vous sera utile. Votre français est aussi bon...

12/20/2014, 1:57:44 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier
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Ah...this is one of those cases where future tense is necessary in french yes? Thanks! :-)

12/20/2014, 3:01:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier
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Oops - mistyped 'Sitesurf'!

12/18/2014, 2:10:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf
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I don't mind, no worry!
Congrats to you on your impressive streak which hardly does justice to the rest of your daily work.

12/19/2014, 6:02:32 PM

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"does justice" :)

12/20/2014, 2:34:36 AM

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Thanks!

12/20/2014, 1:54:56 PM

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Press the 'edit' button at the bottom

12/18/2014, 3:51:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier
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Actually that only works on comments - you can't edit the original post. Believe me I've tried! :-)

12/18/2014, 3:54:18 PM

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Strange. I'm always able to edit my original posts.

12/18/2014, 5:58:13 PM

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Interesting, me too. Gavier, I think you should report that!

12/18/2014, 8:37:45 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier
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Right, just have. Odd isn't it? I have the same problem on different machines and using IE or chrome.

12/18/2014, 10:56:35 PM

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400 days!! Well done, sir! Keep up the good work! (: Bonne chance!

12/19/2014, 12:48:32 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier
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Merci beaucoup!

12/19/2014, 12:53:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/TomGosse

Félicitations!

12/19/2014, 2:30:38 PM

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Merci Tom :-)

12/21/2014, 2:29:09 PM

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Congrats ;-) Keep up the good work. Bravo !

12/19/2014, 9:58:12 PM

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Merci! :-)

12/21/2014, 2:29:31 PM

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This is awesome! Congratulations for this achievement :D Et tout le plaisir de vous aider est pour moi ;) Bonne continuation!

12/20/2014, 11:13:59 AM

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Merci pout votre aide :-)

12/21/2014, 2:30:31 PM

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*pour ;)

12/21/2014, 3:16:14 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier
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Ce n'etait qu'une erreur typographique! ;-)

12/21/2014, 5:04:49 PM

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Félicitations, Gavier ! :)

12/20/2014, 7:44:46 PM

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Merci beaucoup :-)

12/21/2014, 2:30:56 PM

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402 days on the trot takes some commitment! Well done.

12/21/2014, 1:04:11 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier
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Thanks Eddie :-)

12/21/2014, 5:03:59 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier
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Eventually dropped the ball at 1366 days. Ah well, not sure if I'm disappointed or relieved!

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