Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

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Voxel
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Voxel » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:03 pm

Thinh_le2306 wrote:
Voxel wrote:
Deinonysus wrote:I heard an awful bilingual joke today and had to share.

What do they call J. Lo in France?

"I have the water."

Jerry! :D

I have rice:))

J'ai ri (I laughed) not J'ai du riz (I have rice). ;)
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Bluepaint » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:30 pm

Looks back at last five posts.

Just when I thought this place couldn't get any nerdier. :lol:
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby lavengro » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:40 am

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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Thinh_le2306 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:55 pm

Voxel wrote:
Thinh_le2306 wrote:
Voxel wrote:
Deinonysus wrote:I heard an awful bilingual joke today and had to share.

What do they call J. Lo in France?

"I have the water."

Jerry! :D

I have rice:))

J'ai ri (I laughed) not J'ai du riz (I have rice). ;)

Ah oui, j'ai oublié l' article
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:41 am

Just come across another Assimil reference:
"Moi je possède quelques rudiments d'anglais", a dit Agnan, qui, il faut le dire, parle bien. Mais après qu'Agnan eut sorti ses rudiments à Djodjo, Djodjo l'a regardé et puis il s'est mis à rire et il s'est tapé le front avec le doigt. Agnan était très vexé, mais Djodjo avait raison. Après, on a su qu'Agnan lui avait raconté des choses sur ton tailleur qui était riche et sur le jardin de son oncle qui était plus grand que le chapeau de sa tante. Il est fou, Agnan!
quote from "Djodjo", a short story included in Le petit Nicolas (ISBN: 9782070364237).
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:10 am

Something pragmatic: some help if you get sick in France.
What to do if you get sick in France.
Medical Questions and Questionaire
Provided by Camille Chevalier-Karfis of FrenchToday, a commercial business (which I have no affiliation with). She publishes a weekly newsletter, and occasionally I find it useful.
The first reference will lead you to a video by Camille. She speaks slowly and enunciates clearly and besides gives running transscript in English. So not hard to understand.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Carmody » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:54 am

I have been a long time follower of Camille and find her very helpful.
She continually tries to help people move away from "text book French."
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:35 pm

Yes. She does seem more aware than many teachers that the spoken language is so different from the school language. I nowadays read in full only every 4th or 5th newsletter, but they have much of value so I prize them.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Klara » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:33 pm

My first year of French is over, now I am in my second year. :o I have already completed the book/exercises of „À Plus Charnières B1“. That went faster than planned, it was quite interesting, though not much of a challenge.

There are still two and a half months to go before the DELF exam, so I decided to improve my oral and written skills. After a long day of reading uncountable teacher/tutor profiles on various sites, I found a suitable online teacher on verbling, who speaks neither English nor German. I booked a free trial lesson for the following day and after 30 minutes I was convinced that we can work together.

We use Édito B1 as our working basis. I prepare the lessons on my own and during the online sessions we discuss the texts I have written and do the oral tasks together – now I finally can practice the darn role plays :roll: and he is not making it easy for me. This week we will have finished the first unité and I have to admit, the lessons in Édito B1 are dense but I do enjoy it. There are a lot of interesting things to learn.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:21 am

se manger le sang > to be very worried / eat yourself up with worry

https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/manger_les_sangs
Mais pour que vous ne vous manger pas le sang, je pousserai tout grand l'auvent de la fenêtre contre le mur: vous pourrez le voir par derrière, en vous penchant sur la haie.

quote taken from Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert.
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