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I Am Learning French

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    Just Starting Out

    I am off to Paris next month and have been studying French on my own. Obviously I won't be anywhere near being able to carry on even a simple conversation there, but it's nice to be able to pronounce the words a little more accurately and to be comfortable with basic niceties and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 13, 2007

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    I would like to find a "pen pal" to share this

    experience with. I know basic conversational French but struggle with conjugation and spelling. I would prefer a partner who is stronger in my areas of weakness but at the same time similar in level of comprehension. Essentially I would like to write letters back and forth, each...
    hob0xcor3 hob0xcor3 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    J'ai parlé le français depuis cinq ans.

    ...mais je ne parle pas couramment. Pas encore. Je doit étudier beaucoup, oui ((ok I'm sure that was terrible French I just spoke plz correct me if my grammar is wrong ^^"))
    karenoohhh karenoohhh 13-15, F 2 Responses May 10

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    Un Si Long Voyage!

    I took the french class in my first year. I found the text book unnecessarily complicated and dropped the next year. And decided ill learn myself. I bought a huge dictionary and got a pronunciation app. Still working. :)
    lokochoko lokochoko 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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    French 1

    I am currently a French 1 student, and I love it. I love the language and I plan to continue learning it. Language is my first love, and being a writer it would be interesting to write in another language.
    Jebb Jebb 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2008

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    Learn French With Me

      I moved to Paris a long time ago, and I'm one of those who mastered the French language at a very local level. Now I don't have an accent and talk just like a local. But I know this is not the story everyone who moves here in France; some people fail to master to the...
    Rigsam Rigsam 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    Bonjour

    This is my fourth year of learning French in school. I sat my French junior cert exam and got a D in higher level, so would that have been a B or a C in ordinary level?
    Rockstar94 Rockstar94 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    Chanson D’automne

    I have this poem stuck in the back of mind today. Thought I'd post it. Adapted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Les sanglots longs The long sobs Des violons              Of the violins De l’automne           Of Autumn Blessent mon cœur Wound my...
    atadir atadir 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2011

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    I always wanted to learn a whole new language,

    then I chose French. I found a French tutor by myself and started having class. Honestly it is such a beautiful language and I really enjoy enjoy everytime having class. J'aime français♡
    wendychou0901 wendychou0901 16-17, F Jan 30

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    Salut!

    Bonjour :) Commnet allez-vous? Je m'ennuie =/
    Norra Norra 16-17, F Dec 21, 2012

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    Oui

    It's so challenging. The pronounciation, the spelling, the stress and like there's something stuck in your throath when you practice. I'm loving it, but i'm having a hard time. I'm pretty much still on the basics and i'm  proud; i learned it myself. I took the initiative on...
    mhel0w8 mhel0w8 18-21, F May 7, 2011

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    My name is Amy, a 13-year-old who's learning

    French. My native language is Mandarin Chinese and my second language is English. I like learning foreign languages whatever they are, and I feel that my two languages had created two different worlds in my life. When I think of English I recall memories of being in a summer...
    smileyamy smileyamy 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    Why Learn French?

    simple: french women are absurdly beautiful. don't get me wrong, I am still very attracted to american women. However, french women are just so elegant, their clothing is just so simple and has remained the same for decades. they always wear makeup but you can never...
    willwillwill willwillwill 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 31, 2008

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    En Francais

    I learn French, too....but only at school...and only for 4 years, so I'm not so good in speaking and a bit conversation would help me, I think.....French is a very beautiful language, but only when you can speak it very gool :(
    Apobird Apobird 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2007

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    Finished 7 Levels So Far!

    isn't that something?i'm proud of my consistency! i registered for the 8th level yesterday.. =D
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2013

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    It's quite hard. Thank god I have a good memory

    and I'm doing really good according to my teacher. But reading is a bit hard. Some words are spelt differently and have different meanings but are pronounced the same. Like été, était, and étaient
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    It Has Begun

    I just started Learning Basic french because its such a beautiful language..... But its super hard and Im clueless about how to pronounce the words when i see them....WHO WANTS TO HELP? :D I've been told its easier to learn when making conversation with others so I'd love all the...
    tjbelle tjbelle 22-25, F Jul 24, 2013

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    So, a couple of months ago I've seen a couple

    of French movies and realized how much I love this language. I havent touched it since the beginning of high school (which sums up to about 5 years). Well, I started to study again, all by myself, and I'm back on track, but sometimes I feel really lost in all the tenses and...
    Julize Julize 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Learning

    I took a couple of classes in college, did a horrible job b/c I showed up wasted all the time. So now, I just have the Rosetta Stone kind that I got for Christmas. I have to get through all the basics before I find out how much I really know.
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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    Lorsque J'avais 15 Ans

    Lorsque j'avais 15 ans j'ai decidé d'apprendre le français, donc j'ai suivi un cours à l'école, l'anée été 198725 ans après, j'ai 40 ans et encore une fois, je veux apprendre le français, pourquoi tu peux demander?C'est simple, j'adore la lange et toute les choses fran...
    cadstar0776 cadstar0776 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 26, 2012

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    On est là pas pour toi,

    mais pour tout ce monde ce soir. Mais tu kiffes mon style je sais, ça c'est la vie. Tu veux que je t'appelle, ça c'est la vie.
    ripcity710 ripcity710 26-30, M Jan 8

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    Learning For a While Now

    trying to learn french for quite some time now. bcos my bf is french and i would like to speak more fluently. trying hard it doesn't seem to improve. any tips anyone?
    nicorley nicorley 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2007

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    En Francais

    I learn French, too....but only at school...and only for 4 years, so I'm not so good in speaking and a bit conversation would help me, I think.....French is a very beautiful language, but only when you can speak it very gool :(
    Apobird Apobird 22-25, F Apr 30, 2007

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    Slowly But Surely.

    I am excited about learning a new language.  At one point, I thought that it would be nearly impossible.  But, now that I know that I have a good grasp on my own language, I know that, since I was able to learn my own language, why would another be so impossible? ...
    BBUDS BBUDS 18-21, F Oct 7, 2010

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    I chose it as my foreign language over Spanish

    or anything else. I hope that was a good decision, because I'm sticking to it for a few more years (and already 4 years in). I'm not sure if I'll be able to use it in the future -- I probably won't major in French literature or poetry -- but it looks good on a resumé, right?
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Mar 31

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    Moi Aussi!

    Bonjour mecs! J'habite au Canada et, bien sûr, nous avons deux langues officielle, anglais et français. Depuis quand j'ai eu 4 ans j'apprenais français. Je veux parler français comme un quebecois mais je n'ai pas la confidence de practiquer quand l'occasion et là! Je veux...
    AilyannaMarksa AilyannaMarksa 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    En Francais

    I learn French, too....but only at school...and only for 4 years, so I'm not so good in speaking and a bit conversation would help me, I think.....French is a very beautiful language, but only when you can speak it very gool :(
    Apobird Apobird 22-25, F Apr 30, 2007

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    I Am Learning French Since a Few Decades....

    ... and it's not that I want to discourage anyone from learning it, but it's a neverending quest. Damned be all those living and evolutive languages ! :) My only consolation is that the same seems to be true with English hehehe... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
    PAR1138 PAR1138 41-45, M 3 Responses May 12, 2007

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    Je Parle Francais

    I started learning French this year in school, My Grand-parents spoke French, and I Know that my Third great Grandpa came from France, and since everyone told me not to take Spanish, I decided to take French. I know that I barley am able to peak it, but I'm...
    MariusValjean MariusValjean 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    I have just started learning French,

    using Duolingo. I can read, write, speak, and listen pretty well in Spanish, so Ik lots of ways to learn languages per se...However, I was wondering if people know how to improve French listening skills ( it never was a problem in Spanish, but it's quite difficult now :P. also...
    finntm finntm 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    Working On It

    I'm a junior highschool student, and I fully intend to move over to France when I'm out of school.  I've been working on my French, but in school I'm stuck with a bunch of dimwits who slow down the class to a halt.  I'm having difficulty trying to advance myself...
    MonsieurStark MonsieurStark 18-21, M Aug 7, 2007

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    Bonjour!

    Je m'appelle Rene. (My french name) Ca va. J'ai les yeux verts. J'ai les cheveux brun. Au revoir!
    readnwritewithwine readnwritewithwine 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2007

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    Yeah

     i sure am. i have been learning it for 3 years now. i am doing it GCSE so i hope to get good marks. i have always wanted to learn another language it is so interesting. i am also learning welsh in school i am better at welsh than french.
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2009

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    On and Off

    I am trying to learn French. On and off since a couple months ago. I need to find compatible software.
    Maxine13 Maxine13 16-18, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2007

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    Hey.

    I am gonna learn french at collage,I don't know anything about french,and I wanna make people who are able to speak french very well.. You can send me message or you can add me your circle :)
    yuriorlov yuriorlov 18-21, M Jul 30, 2013

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    Studied French Before, Didn't Speak It For Many Years

    I studied French for two years in school and I was excellent. However, I did not have the chance to speak it for almost a decade and now that I am living in France it is necessary that I learn it again. I am taking classes and, although the teacher is very friendly and kind, I do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 17, 2009

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    Post Higher

    In 1988, I gained SCE Higher Grade French at high school. Now I want to study SQA Advanced Higher French.
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Feb 28, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I've been learning French for 8 years. One day I would like to travel to France. First I need help speaking French because I feel that I am the least advance student in my class...
    emzilini emzilini 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I just started studying for my next semester class. I'm taking Japanese 101. In high school I took two years of French class because that was the only option that seemed...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    My favorites are the Tuscan style, gothic, moroccan, rustic French and English countryside, meditteranean, tropical, coastal, eclectic, traditional. The styles I dislike are...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Jul 15

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    TRANSLITERATION (the numbers used) In recent years, it has become common to use numbers in transliteration to represent certain Arabic sounds that are hard to reproduce in English...
    nowyouseehim nowyouseehim 46-50, M Jul 22

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    Always my favourite kiss! I get goosebumps just remembering those amazing long French kisses we shared that felt like merging of souls. Sometimes soft like silk and sometimes rough...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 2

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    I absolutely love long and sensual hot French kissing from men. When that happened I was all theirs for the night or weekend. French kissing just gets me started like when a when...
    pregnantmomatbeach pregnantmomatbeach 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm going on holiday to France soon, anyone want to practice my French with me?? (Ps I'm English and my French is very bad , I apologise in advance hahah) message me pleaseee
    untitled360 untitled360 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    During the Civil War one of my forebears, a Frenchman, came to fight with the Internationale, and somehow he got involved with our family, marrying one of our daughters and so...
    Catram21 Catram21 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    People often make the words Education and Learning as synonyms but I feel that there is a huge difference among them. The society teaches us that once you have a degree in your...
    Tien101 Tien101 18-21 1 Response Jul 15

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    I really like french knickers. They are lacy and they feel great to wear. But they are so expensive and its why I only own 1 pair. I will buy some more on payday maybe a blue pair...
    knickersguy knickersguy 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    La magie est partout.... i saw this today.... scribbled on an old fence...with spray paint.... La magie est partout... what did it mean ....i wondered..... ... my French...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Does anyone want to have conversations in French? Inbox me
    Floramundi Floramundi 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I love French kisses....they turn me on soo much;).
    Smileeboo Smileeboo 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 14

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    I speak French!!!! And Spanish!!!!!! And English!!!!!! Tho I would like to learn Italian too😊
    pattyricia pattyricia 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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