Suggestion for a new French skill
Hello everybody!!! Well, I've noticed that although the French tree is the longest one, there is no skill in which we can learn vocabulary about France and the French culture. In the Turkish tree there is a "Turkey" skill and in the Dutch one there are two skills about the Dutch culture, "NL 1" and "NL2". And I was wondering if a skill about France could be added. Now, let's see the vocabulary that would exist in it: (new words are highlighted)
Skill France et francophonie
Lesson 1 In this lesson we could learn some major French cities and regions.
Paris est la capitale de la France. =
Paris is the capital of France.
Strasbourg est en
Strasbourg is in
Lyon est une grande ville. =
Lyon is a big city.
Marseille ce soir. = I'm arriving to
Mon frère habite à
Toulouse. = My brother lives in
Paris est en
Île-de-France. = Paris is in
Provence est une belle région. =
Provence is a beautiful region.
Je vais visiter
Bordeaux en été. = I am going to visit
Bordeaux in summer.
Lesson 2 In this lesson we could learn some French dishes.
Je voudrais une
crêpe au chocolat. = I would like a chocolate
croissant est très bon! = This
croissant is very good!
On peut trouver des
macarons à la pâtisserie. = We can find
macarons in the bakery.
Pour le dessert, vous pouvez goûter aux
profiteroles. = For the dessert, you can taste the
croque-monsieur, s'il vous plaît. = A
tarte flambée est une spécialité alsacienne. = The
tarte flambée is an Alsacian dish.
Lesson 3 In this lesson we could learn some famous French monuments.
tour Eiffel est un des symboles de la France. = The
Eiffel tower is one of the symbols of France.
Vous êtes près de la place de la
Bastille. = You are near the
Arc de Triomphe est très haut! = The
Arch of Triumph is very high!
Depuis la colline de
Montmarte on peut voir toute la ville de Paris. = From the hill of
Montmarte we can see the whole city of Paris.
Louvre est un musée fameux. = The
Louvre is a famous museum.
Le quartier de la
petite France est un quartier historique de Strasbourg. = The neighbourhood of
little France is a historical neighbourhood of Strasbourg.
Mont-Saint-Michel est en
Mont-Saint-Michel is in
Lesson 4 In this lesson we could learn some vocabulary about the history of France and some important French personalities.
Louis XVI a été tué en 1793. =
Louis XVI was killed in 1793.
Le château de
Versailles fut la résidence des rois de France Louis XIV, XV et XVI. = The palace of
Versailles was the residence of the kings of France Louix XIV, XV and XVI.
Jeanne d'Arc est une héroïne de l'histoire de France. =
Joan of Arc is a heroine of the history of France.
Louis Pasteur était un scientifique français. =
Louis Pasteur was a French scientist.
Lesson 5 In this lesson we could learn some vocabulary about the French language and some regional dialects of France.
françaisest la langue officielle ou administrative dans cinquante-sept pays. =
French is the official or administrative language in fifty-seven countries.
Quelqu'un qui parle français est appelé
francophone. = Someone who speaks French is called
breton est une langue régionale française parlée en
Breton is a regional French language spoken in
occitan est parlée au Sud de la France. =
Occitan is spoken in the South of France.
These are some sentences that could be used in the lessons. I hope that this skill will be added soon in the French tree! :D
If you have ideas for other lessons and vocabulary, write them in the comments below. :-)
I think it's great idea, and would be really helpful if you were to visit France. I think you could also add some of the French holidays, at least the important ones, like the National day, the 14th of July.
Would definitely spend 30 lingots on this.
Sub Idea: user created content accessible through lingot purchases. Ideal for adding vocab.
You'll want to use 'aussi' instead of 'trop'. 'Trop' means 'too' but in the context as too much, or too often. Not 'too' as in 'as well'.
Thanks I thought someone who was good at French would see something that I haven't thought of yet.
The user-generated content can be cross-checked by other Duolingo members to ensure linguistic accuracy. This is one way to get more content onto the website faster. It does feel as if the end of the learning tree is the end of the road for learning a particular language on this website. Then you have to look elsewhere...
I love this idea! I remember a lot of people asking what Bordeaux wine was (in a lesson) and didn't realize it's a place in France. This can definitely help a lot of people.
I would also like one with basic phrases. I remember using Duolingo for a while and felt comfortable with what I was saying when I realized I didn't learn how to ask someone for their name, which is covered later. Usually with French lessons, that's one of the first things you learn.
Yes, don't forget the other areas in the world where French is spoken! Having something comparing French in France vs. Quebec, Canada would be fun!
I'd love a "regional differences" lesson! I started French on Duo for a trip to West Africa, but the French there vs. Parisian French is very different, I would have loved a lesson on differences before I got there.