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by DaveBee
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: The French Accent
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: The French Accent

Does anyone know of any videos where I could listen to French spoken with a more gentle, enunciated, light manner that I associate with Parisian French. I've done a little faffing around trying to find a french accent I like. I use wikipedia > french cities > famous people from there and then liste...
by DaveBee
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Free ways to find your level, strengths, weaknesses etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Free ways to find your level, strengths, weaknesses etc.

TV5 Monde has an online mock TCF (test de connaissance du français) that breaks down the result into: compréhension orale, structure de la langue (grammar), and compréhension écrite.
by DaveBee
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: My phonetic log
Replies: 61
Views: 2181

Re: My phonetic log

Please, guys, say if you could understand my track. Is it better? 1. Your introduction (your normal speech?) was fine. 2. Most of the word exercises were OK. 3. "The marble glass bath was hidden in the tall grass near the park? 4. Let's park our car at Barbara's, as the car park is rather far ...
by DaveBee
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs
Replies: 1302
Views: 78913

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

quebec - telephone numbers protocol.

In speech do french canadiens say phone numbers in single-digits, or do they follow the french custom of grouping the number in two digits?
eg. "one, two, three, four, five, six" vs "twelve, thirty-four, fifty-six".
by DaveBee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: GSR investigation.
Replies: 21
Views: 994

Re: GSR investigation.

sfuqua wrote:20000 means a lot :D
What's that in football stadiums? 6?
by DaveBee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: DeepL appears to be significantly better than Google Translate
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: DeepL appears to be significantly better than Google Translate

I had a french mystery earlier, 'osti'. osti que je t'aime from District 31 S01E92 Deep L: osti that I love you / dare that I love you / that I love you Google Translate: osti that I love you Word reference.com forum : "...swearwords derive from the Host [' hostie '], the round bread consecrate...
by DaveBee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs
Replies: 1302
Views: 78913

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

One for Jane Austen fans. Belgian radio programme, La raison et les sentiments de Jane Austen . (requires flash plugin) During the programme they mention a Jane Austen event at a Brussels library , which seems to be part of a larger programme of events called " La Fuerer de lire " EDIT Emm...
by DaveBee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Bex's Spanish log 2016/17
Replies: 113
Views: 5354

Re: Bex's Spanish log 2016/17

Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder :cry: I do not usually express my emotions on my log but I am feeling so down about 3 years of studying Spanish and still not being able to say more than a sentence or two. I feel like an idiot. I am so bad at self directed studying, if I p...
by DaveBee
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: What should I do now with my French in the current situation?
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: What should I do now with my French in the current situation?

I would say that my current level is about A2. At this point, as I would like to revive my French learning, my current goal is to get to a sufficient level, which allows me to start reading. I think you should start reading now. You don't have to understand everything. You could use a parallel text...
by DaveBee
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Vintage Language Courses of Lesser Renown
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Vintage Language Courses of Lesser Renown

Not a language course, but model letters. I was looking for a translation exercises book, and found "Polyglot commercial correspondence compiled on a special plan in the English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese languages, each part forming an original text and the others being t...

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