Carmody's Log for French

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I can speak: Dutch, German, English, Spanish and understand Italian, Portuguese, Wallonian, Afrikaans, but not always correctly.
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Re: Carmody's Log for French

Postby vogeltje » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:32 pm

Hi Carmody and Reineke

for the mobile (or laptop as well, so it can be both) you can say portable too like Carmody wrote (not only mobile), and in Belgium (maybe in France also?) you can say le GSM.
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Re: Carmody's Log for French

Postby Carmody » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:20 pm

Thanks vogeltje, every bit helps.
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Re: Carmody's Log for French

Postby Carmody » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:21 am

Tout d'abord, je suis revenu chez moi de la chirgurie de la cataracte. Zut, alors, maintenant je n’ai pas des excuses avec les devoirs ! Mes devoirs; toujours mes devoirs!

Maintenant je suis sur chapitre quarante-neuf de French in Action. Le livre n’est pas court, mais c’est la vie. Quelquefois je pense qu’il soit « la fin des haricots et je tomberai dans les pommes de la hausse de tension. »

Ouf, la langue Française c’est une autre chose ; il n’est pas facile…..mais, j’aime la langue parce qu’il ait beaucoup des excellentes expressions.
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Re: Carmody's Log for French

Postby Carmody » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:58 pm

C'est aujourd'hui le dix-neuf avril.

La semaine demain j'ai finis avec French in Action. Mais actuellement on ne peut jamais finis avec ce cours; c'est un ami pour tout mon vie.

Et aujourd'hui j'ai finis le roman Metaphysique Des Tubes par Amélie Nothomb, [/i]. C'était un livre trés intéressante. J'aime beaucoup cette auteur et c'est le troisième livre par cette auteur que j'ai lu.
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Aussi, je continue chaque jour écouter à Français Avec Pierre et Parlez-vous Francais avec Patricia. Les deux chaînes sont sur YouTube.

Aussi, quelquefois https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC38MST1QfDAypgrjjr6FPBw

Le mot du jour est: pamplemousse. Les Amèricans disent ......grapefruit. ça alors!

Prenez soin de vous.....à la prochaine fois
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Re: Carmody's Log for French

Postby Carmody » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:10 pm

The year being half over, it might be a good time to look backwards and forwards for my French studies for 2017.

My current study methodology includes the following:

1. Daily review of French In Action, chapter by chapter. Find this second time thru FIA very productive. When I finish this, I will go back and do the same with Assmil NFWE.
2. Watch lots of French on YouTube to help with my oral comprehension.
3. Read daily, my current book, which at this time is Les Yeux Jaunes Des Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol. Am finding it very useful for the colloquial usage and I am half way through it.

What I am not doing is spending time learning to speak French at this time. Since there is no one around to practice it with and italki would be too expensive in the long haul, I am staying with my original goal of wanting to read all things French and to get to know the country and its people better in that way.

Feel I am finally settling into a daily routine, rather than bouncing around with different things, as I did last year. In a word, much better language efficiency and focus.

At this half way point through the year, I have invested 400 hrs in my French studies and look forward to hopefully putting in another 400 hrs by the end of the year.

No wrap up would be complete without a heartfelt thanks to the Forum for its phenomenal collective wisdom. Each day on the Forum is a learning experience for which I have been and will be truly grateful.

The word for day today is: aïe. Americans say ouch, but what do they know. :D
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