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EXCEPT for your native language...that's kind of the point. You don't learn a language by looking at conjugation tables all day. You learned your native language by hearing already conjugated verbs being thrown left and right, and you know your native language a little bit better than the rest of the languages you've learned.
Understood. There are points of practicality and actuality though. To learn a language in the way we learned our native tongue we'd need to be in that Country with no other language spoken. This would take a very short time. However we are distance learning here and for most students academic learning is essential if we wish to have a good grasp of that language in the one lifetime we have.
Yes, Casiquire. I see your vision and appreciate it. I am looking at 70 years old and begin to have the onset of Dementia. I learn well from this wonderful site and forget so much in a few hours. To have the tables to refer to daily is such a comfort. It spurs me forward and of course includes me in together with bright young intelligent things. Duolingo is, after all, for all of us and aren't we all so different? A point worth noting, no?
Seriously Duo, I'm dying here with all these sentences. How often does talking about dying come in up in French conversation.
How about a little less dying and a little more...did you see that?....Unbelievable....you mean it worked?.....When do I start?.....Where can I get it?....Not with me, you don't.....I think I made a mistake there......I'm sure I have it right here, officer.....There is a perfectly good explanation. ....Actually, I don't know why. .....Basically, I just don't care......
Such phrases come up at least as often as I die and have more utility.
Northernguy, We have already learned (or are learning) almost every word you just listed above. We have also been learning sentence construction here. So put it all together and construct your sentences. That's the whole point. (The point is NOT memorizing full sentences here and using only those particular sentences.) EG: "Did you see that? = As-tu vu ca?" "Not with me you don't = Pas avec moi, vous ne le faites pas". (I may not have that 100% right yet, but I am still working on all this.) Go ahead and build your sentences from what you are learning here. And I'm so sorry you're afraid to talk about dying... mais... c'est la vie! ;)
Hi najmaal. It's because some of the programmers "turned" after too many elephants ate the one apple, cats wearing boots, blue ducks, one minute they're a fly next they're a lion and then a whale! Turtles eating pasta, being told they're pretty then fat, having to drink everytime "she" eats and just to cap it all the therapist went and doubled his prices! Gets to one eventually.
No, there isn't a section in Duolingo that explains pronunciation :(. The "eu" in French is pronounced like "eh" but with rounded lips, as if you were to make an "oh" sound. It's identical to the German "ö".