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I Am Learning French

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 419 People

    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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    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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    My friend and I had to do an oral presentation

    in french class and we got a score of 32/32!! I'm so happy :D
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I am learning French in my university besides

    doing PhD. It's a 2 yr diploma course. It's going to be almost 1yr and till now I can't say a thing in French. My teacher says everything in French and I can't get a word he is saying. He doesn't care to explain in English. Now I don't know what to do. B'coz of my research work...
    miru1 miru1 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2015

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    claudddiiaaa claudddiiaaa 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    Bonjour tout le monde,

    je m'apple Duan. J'ai 15 et aussi je suis gay.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 24, 2015

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    I'm learning French as part of my Language

    Studies degree. I am a bit of a Francophile and have a great interest in French culture. I will state that I will never date another Frenchman though! My progress has been ok. If I'm honest I thought I would pick it up quicker. I find it easier to read and write than to...
    PinkMacaroon PinkMacaroon 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2015

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    Must redo my last French lesson tonight having

    not touched anything French for the past two days :/
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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    I just finished my final.

    So easy. But also exited that im done with this course!!!!!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 3, 2015

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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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    I want to go to Paris!

    ! Just started learning some phrases. Trying to learn a bit on my own through some websites. If there is anyone out there that would like to send me a phrase that would be great.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 27, 2015

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    “L’habit ne fait pas le moine” translates

    to “The vestment does not make the monk.” Its significance, though, is that just because a monk is wearing a renunciate’s robe, it doesn’t mean that the monk is sincere in his intentions. The English equivalent would be, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The sense...
    SundayGlory33 SundayGlory33 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2015

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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 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I'm in my second year of French at my high

    school. I'm enjoying it a lot! I'm good with grammar, just not memorizing vocab. Also, my accent is terrible, but not as bad as some kids' accents in my class, so that's good I guess lol
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    i am lerning french and i am loving it

    if you guys are learning too or rather you speak french i am open to new friends, i also need some clues, if you speak portuguese it would me awesome.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 15, 2015

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    I am planning to learn the French alphabet in

    the coming period. I listened to the alphabet song and it was so childlike lol - Then when I started watching a lesson where the alphabets were pronounced while I was repeating after them, it brought the first grade memories back to me, I remember the special room where we...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    je veux améliorer mon français ,

    contacter moi , si vous voulez pratiquer avec moi =)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 1, 2015

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    I'm trying, and failing,

    to learn French. I'm taking it as my language class for high school credits, but I have a D in it.
    ThisKris ThisKris 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2015

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    Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année !

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !
    SundayGlory33 SundayGlory33 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 20, 2015

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    I have started with Duolingo.

    I have learned some French before, at school, very very long ago. But I have forgotten most of it. It will take some time before I can say something useful. But 'tu es un ours' might come in handy.
    Tamara68 Tamara68 46-50, F Jul 19, 2015

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    For real this time (lol) I'm just a beginner

    but if you want you can help me practice by messaging me in French
    lonelytechie lonelytechie 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 22, 2015

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    ive learned french with duolingo.

    just a basic stuffs grammar, but i want to improve my speaking or a writing. can anyone recommend me some tipps to improve my french? :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 14, 2015

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    I'm taking my 1st year of french.

    Got to say, it's a very romantic language. I hate that I still have to present after telling my teacher that have anxiety. It's very fun to be in the class.
    manotham manotham 16-17, F Jan 18, 2015

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    Chacun voit midi à sa porte Chacun voit midi

    à sa porte is a beautiful expression which, while being somewhat unfortunate, is nevertheless quite true. The literal translation goes : Everyone sees noon at his doorstep. It means that every individual is occupied, first and foremost, with his or her own personal interests...
    SundayGlory33 SundayGlory33 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2015

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    I'm trying to sort my head out

    but I'm struggling ..I'm quite unhappy about how humans have treated me and I'm trying to find a way to deal with the abuse or disrespect without hurting people and hurting myself ...I'm frustrated and struggling to deal with the hate and disrespect from others ..many people...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16 36-40, F Jan 19

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    Just started actually.

    R and U have set up forts and are attacking me with fail pronunciations. But the silly little alphabets don't know that I'll conquer them one day!
    Shayala Shayala 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2015

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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 18-21, F Jan 30, 2014

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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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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    Is there anyone online

    that can help me with my homework? I'm studying french in university but i just started 3 months ago. I'm really struggling with it :(
    JessJennn JessJennn 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    My French teacher said he'd curve our final to

    the highest score in the class. I got a 98% so now everyone hates me. Whoops ;)
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98 16-17, F Jan 15

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 12, 2015

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    Looking for a substitute

    for this word; "Bienvenue", because I don't think I will be able to pronounce it in a hundred years!!!! *frustrated*
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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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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    I downloaded an app called Memrise a couple of

    weeks ago and decided to refresh my memory of French whilst trying out the app to see whether it might be worth having. I'm thoroughly enjoying the parts of it that available for free. If I were working, I'd put down some money for the added features, but I'm happy enough with...
    Koala1964 Koala1964 51-55, M Nov 18, 2015

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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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    This has got to be one of favorite personal

    things to do. I just adore languages and hope to be a translator or interpreter once I get older.
    sleepyforever sleepyforever 16-17, F Jan 5, 2015

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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 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    Canyoner Canyoner 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2015

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    Bonjour! Mon nom est Michael.

    Je suis Australien. Comment allez-vou?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2015

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    At the time, I was working with training

    foreign-exchange students at my school's theatre and arts academy. A pair of French students were cracking jokes on a student and people were gathering to laugh. I saw this but had to listen first. They told the kid "It is clear that you are an idiot and will not make it here...
    darniseg98 darniseg98 16-17, F Jan 10

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    I have a prelim (test) tomorrow

    and need to learn paragraphs of french and I don't know the quickest way to learn it. writing it out repetitively? Saying it over and over to myself? recording myself? I have no clue! any tips would be greatly appreciated.
    ThroughRoseGlasses ThroughRoseGlasses 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    i've been taking it since fifth grade

    and now i'm in a senior level French class
    Reef182 Reef182 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2015

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    La douleur exquise (French ) - The excruciating

    pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have.
    SundayGlory33 SundayGlory33 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2015

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    Took a French class in high school.

    My background in Spanish helped a lot! I plan on taking more courses in college.
    applesasch applesasch 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22, 2015

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