A Frequency Dictionary of French: the 5000 most frequently used words in the language.

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June 22, 2015


Ooooh, this could be handy! Thank ye! <3<3 gives lingots

I plan to absorb the whole thing by osmosis...

June 22, 2015

I find that SRS (spaced repetition systems) are very effective. There's a course on Memrise of the top 5000 French words.

Going through the first 2000-2500 words, I'm sure one could easily pick up 30-60 new words daily with a fair retention rate, depending on how much time they spend.

June 24, 2015

Thanks for this. It should help me. I know about 2,000 words, but I still struggle with listening, so I think I need to get to around 5,000 before I feel comfortable with the language.


June 23, 2015

Im still in the early stages, but have you tried listening to podcasts on iTunes? They're free and actually rather good.

June 23, 2015

Thanks. Not got iTunes, but I have heard of other audio lessons on the web. I will find them. Duolingo will help, but think I need more after finishing my tree and still being very weak on listening. I actually find slow songs easier. I get lost when people speak quickly!

June 23, 2015

Thank you!! :))

June 28, 2015

any online version link?

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