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Postby bezza888 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:49 pm

I have been learning French for years. Got my GCSE, A Level, NVQ/CBLC, and now doing a degree at Open Uni. Go to France 5/6 times a year to help with the language aspect.
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Postby Serby » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:22 pm

All I know about French is that someone said " French is made of exceptions and few rules" :lol: :lol:
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Postby innocenteyes » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:07 pm

It's a difficult language to learn. All those stupid conjugation, stupid grammar rules and exceptions :x ! Was a bit of a nightmare to mearn it when I was 9 and 10.

As a french man, I've always found it strange that some foreigners think it's oh so romantic. Spanish or Italian languages are much more 'beautiful' IMO.
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Postby LotsOfLove » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:10 pm

I HATE french grammar. Oh god, I just hate it. It's complicated.
But talking it, is okay. I prefer the english sound .
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Postby Mikerocha » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:14 pm

Oui. Moi

Voulez vous coucher avec moi, Ce soir.

Its all i know :lol:
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Postby spiritboy » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:37 pm

Je l'ai étudié pendant l'université mais je l'ai oublié aprés :lol:
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Postby summer » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:39 pm

Mikerocha wrote:Oui. Moi

Voulez vous coucher avec moi, Ce soir.

Its all i know :lol:
I kinda like that :lol: :lol: The most useful phrase evah :lol:
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Postby Serby » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:04 am

JustForMe wrote:
Mikerocha wrote:Oui. Moi

Voulez vous coucher avec moi, Ce soir.

Its all i know :lol:
I kinda like that :lol: :lol: The most useful phrase evah :lol:
This how I would write that --->
Vulle vu qushe awik moa :lol: :lol:

I wanted to say that this phrase is only thing i know, but i didn't know how to write it :o
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Postby summer » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:32 am

serbia95riri wrote:
JustForMe wrote:
Mikerocha wrote:Oui. Moi

Voulez vous coucher avec moi, Ce soir.

Its all i know :lol:
I kinda like that :lol: :lol: The most useful phrase evah :lol:
This how I would write that --->
Vulle vu qushe awik moa :lol: :lol:

I wanted to say that this phrase is only thing i know, but i didn't know how to write it :o
Guys, you won't get far if that's all you know :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Haribo » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:40 am

Ah, there's a thread about French language. :)
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Postby Timmy94 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:16 pm

J'aime la langue francaise :D .

I had it from class 6 to 13 and French has always been among my favourite subjects, I even picked it as one of my (oral) a-level examination subjects.

But I agree with what the other people wrote about the French language, it can be quite tough at times. I still think about picking French as additional subject someday :oops: but we'll see 8-) ...
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Postby Era » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:22 pm

Haribo wrote:Ah, there's a thread about French language. :)
You were gonna teach me the basics :lol:

You remember I scored a perfect score in my first test right ?? :lol:
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Postby Carbon » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:49 pm

Aw yiss, I love me some french 8-) It's probably gonna take a looong time for me to speak it fluently, though.
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Postby Haribo » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:51 am

^ Good luck on that! :P

Ain't we supposed to speak French in this thread, though?

Era wrote:
Haribo wrote:Ah, there's a thread about French language. :)
You were gonna teach me the basics :lol:

You remember I scored a perfect score in my first test right ?? :lol:
Of course, I remember. :P
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Postby Carbon » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:12 am

Got a B in my French exam 8-) Which is a big deal for me, since like 95% of the test has to be correct for this
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Postby Serby » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:14 am

mrlemonade wrote:Got a B in my French exam 8-) Which is a big deal for me, since like 95% of the test has to be correct for this
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Postby Carbon » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:20 am

Serby wrote:
mrlemonade wrote:Got a B in my French exam 8-) Which is a big deal for me, since like 95% of the test has to be correct for this
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Postby Timmy94 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:56 pm

mrlemonade wrote:Got a B in my French exam 8-) Which is a big deal for me, since like 95% of the test has to be correct for this
Congrats! But your country seems to be very strict when it comes to marks... In Germany, you have to have at least 80% correct to receive a B in junior high school and even only at least 70% correct to receive a B in the senior classes.
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Postby Carbon » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:02 pm

Timmy94 wrote:
mrlemonade wrote:Got a B in my French exam 8-) Which is a big deal for me, since like 95% of the test has to be correct for this
Congrats! But your country seems to be very strict when it comes to marks... In Germany, you have to have at least 80% correct to receive a B in junior high school and even only at least 70% correct to receive a B in the senior classes.
In high school, yes, but in university it's much stricter. It makes sense, though, seeing as I'm supposed to be an ''expert'' when I graduate :lol: so in order to pass with a D we have to have 75% correct, while in English courses we have to have even 80%. Literally if you make a few mistakes a whole grade goes down, I had 5 mistakes in a 3-page test full of text and it's already one grade down :lol: But I guess it's fair since it's college after all.
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Postby Timmy94 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:12 pm

Ah right, I rememember how you told me you were studying English and French a while ago. For one moment I thought you were still at school which would've made your grade system quite harsh :lol: . But stevyy, who studies English and History in order to become a teacher told me that it'd be fairly easy to receive good marks in college. Was your experience a different one? And if yes, do you think it has to do with the difference of the country?

And on what topic was the French exam :D ?
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Postby Carbon » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:56 pm

UGH I wrote a mile-long reply and my internet got cut off and I lost everything :x

Anyway, it's not exactly easy here, but it also depends on how the language ''works for you'' in a way. I don't have many problems passing the exams without much studying, while some people bust their asses off and keep failing, so it depends on natural talent. But English is much harder for me than French, more stressful and demanding. I don't like it very much :lol:

I totally regret enrolling that, not because it's hard, but because I don't feel I'm making much progress. Meh, at least I'll get a job more easily. Also, my grades aren't as high as they could be because of my laziness, but I'm still slightly above average among my colleagues, so I'm satisfied with that.

The exam was on grammar, mostly the use of tenses. We get a big extract from a book without the verbs, and we have to place them in correct forms.
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Postby Carbon » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:09 pm

I need a native speaker's help!

How would you say ''pine forest'' in French? :lol: Translating something for homework and can't decide between le bois / la forêt de/des pins. Which one of those combinations is correct or most common? Google isn't helpful at all.
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Postby SweetPie » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:39 am

French is hot deffinitely !!! The only thing I know is Je T'Aime but if anybody would whisper something in my ears in french, I'd probably pass out!
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Postby Serby » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:44 pm

SweetPie wrote:French is hot deffinitely !!! The only thing I know is Je T'Aime but if anybody would whisper something in my ears in french, I'd probably pass out!
"Wule wu ku shé a veck mua" maybe?
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Postby SweetPie » Thu May 01, 2014 2:40 am

Serby wrote:
SweetPie wrote:French is hot deffinitely !!! The only thing I know is Je T'Aime but if anybody would whisper something in my ears in french, I'd probably pass out!
"Wule wu ku shé a veck mua" maybe?
whisper it in my ears, and we have a deal!
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