French is supposed to be the language of love and the French are so snobby about their beautiful language. But half of the sounds their language makes comes from the back of the throat and is reminiscent of someone coughing up phlegm. Where the Spanish language is crisp and rolling and every sound comes from the tip of the tongue. Spanish is way more seductive and smooth and romantic than the French claim to be.
And when I say worked, I mean half the people I tell it to gave a little laugh under their breath.. My dad joke is "comment appelle-t-on une pomme qui tombe d'un arbre? Une pomme de terre"
I think a lot of French dont think of the terre as any significance in the word..."Pomme de terre" its probably thought of as just one word that creates an image..so that's why some people didn't understand, or its just so stupid its not funny to half the people. Any natives care to tell me what that think of it?
The annual MyFrenchFilmFestival lets you watch French-language films online for around 30 days per year.
They have 19 short films you can watch at no charge, plus 9 feature films that cost about $9.70 altogether to watch.
The festival is from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15.
Optional subtitles are available in several languages.
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Quebec is known but also in New Bruswick and Nova Scotia are french speaking communities. Is french language declining there? Do first nations and new imigrants learn it?
While both are Romantic languages, French sounds like you are vomiting the syllables and pushing them out of your mouth with your tongue. Spanish sounds better.
So I've been studying French for many years now, and I've recently started to learn Spanish as well. Of course, already knowing one Romance language has made my learning of Spanish much easier than if I was starting from scratch, and along the way I've noticed some interesting quirks and differences between the two languages. One particular difference I've noticed is in the tenses: French appears to have less tenses than Spanish, or, at least, French has certain dropped tenses. Two that I've noticed are in the present continuous tense and in the perfect (?).
In the past, it's a similar story.
So, is there any particular reason for these dropped tenses in French? Why did the language lose these distinctions while Spanish kept them?
As the title says, a common way to make something sound funnier in my native French is to deliberately use bad grammar, often to imply that a character is a "know-nothing know-it-all".
Some common forms of humorous ungrammaticality are:
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I'm not a language expert, I can only fluently speak two(english and spanish), and express myself decently in other two(portuguese and italian) but I've listened a lot of French, and it sucks, since you are a kid you're told French is the language of love, sexy and smooth, and It's more like the speakers have a sore throat or a problem in their tonsils
As I said, I'm no expert, more like a dude with dumb opinions, but to me French is not appealing at all, just pure marketing, In my opinion languages like Russian or Czech are far better sounding, even Japanese, Italian, Spanish, or English!
The only languages that to me sound less appealing to the ear are norse languages like Danish, Dutch, and asian languages like Vietnamese or Thai just to set a bunch of examples
I dont plan to start a discussion about which country is better or whatever I'm just talking about how languages sound
Hello lovely people. I am about to be a grad student in physics and working as a programmer. I can draw, make chocolate, farm, write plays and stories. I try to keep an encyclopedic knowledge about everything, and I aspire to be a polymath like Galileo. I am shy and reserved often but can go all extrovert in comfortable situations. I tend to absorb people like a sponge. It is a strange world, and I try to learn as much as possible about what makes everyone wake up in the morning. I learn languages for travel and understand new cultures, and I am overwhelmed by everything in my life now. I feel like this pandemic has cut my social interactions to a level I never anticipated. Secluded from the mainstream, I am looking for a language buddy to keep my English at a conversational level. I have read everything from LOTR to Harry Potter. We could talk for a few minutes every day about anything interesting for the love of languages.
Not much more needs to be said, although the French could say a lot less. I don’t get people can find this language attractive. Whenever I hear someone speaking French it sounds like a bullfrog trying to talk. It seems like French from Paris is the most obnoxious of all the language. Ironically - French sounds more attractive when I hear people from Belgium speak it. French is not an attractive language.
Today my Norwegian roommate mas making "poor knights toast", it turned out to be normal french toast. That made me thinking what Belgians call this delicious dish. When I grew up we always called it "Gewonnen Brood".
It could be someone who is fluent already and willing to help me or someone who wants to learn together at the same time!
I’m Australian so if timezone matters to you let me know!
(Will go to sleep and check this in the morning!)
Filler for a silly post that is only has context in the title.
If you didn't already know, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) took every language in the world and ranked them by difficulty to learn for native English speakers. The languages are sorted into five categories, with Category I being the easiest and Category V being the hardest:
So there you have it. Now does an equivalent for this exist for French? Does the French language have a sorted list of languages ranked by difficulty to learn if your native language is French? Because English and French are so closely related, I have a hard time believing the equivalent list for French would be much different from the one in English.
It's obvious that the Romance languages would be at the top of the list for French. I've heard that the closest living major language to French today is Italian. I can totally believe that, in which case Spanish and Portuguese can't be too far off. Romanian might be a little more distant, and that rounds off the Romance languages. I know for a fact that the Scandinavian and Germanic languages aren't too far off from French, so that would round off the Category I and II languages.
For the same reasons that English speakers find Malay/Indonesian and Swahili easy to learn, I'd imagine that French speakers must find their grammar to be fairly simple as well. And Arabic/Chinese/Japanese/Korean are just as foreign to French speakers as they are to English speakers. Everything else in Category IV finishes off the list.
But there must be other noticeable differences for French, right? For example, I would imagine that Haitian Creole would be much easier for French speakers than it is for English speakers, even though none of these languages are mutually intelligible. Similarly, I would bet tha... keep reading on reddit ➡
My husband could really benefit from reading books on gentle parenting, but is currently refusing to read anything unless it's in French, as he is learning French for his work. He is struggling with toddlerhood, hardcore.
I so wish that I could find anything by Janet Lansbury, but she has nothing published in languages other than English and Spanish.
Any recommendations for gentle parenting books in French? Our toddler is 2.5, and not particularly 'difficult'. I bedshare (he does not - poor sleep quality), and he is generally on board with letting her lead. He is very easily frustrated by normal toddler things.
I was wondering how good the second language of the average Belgian is considering that the majority of your country speak French and Flemish/Dutch? Do you use it often? How important is it to know the other language (in your day-to-day life and work/school life)?
I've decided to finally begin learning French as a lockdown pass-time. I am a poor student so I can't really afford to pay for classes, but I do have a lot of time on my hand at the moment since I can't go to work. So my question is, do you guys have any advice on how and where to learn French from home? YouTube channels, websites, self-teaching methods etc. - anything is appreciated! I have tried Duolingo, but found that what I learn doesn't really stick with this method of learning.
I'm a native English speaker, I've learnt 6 foreign languages in my life, 3 fluently, and I'm currently at Oxford doing languages. I have 95+% at Int. Baccalaureate in French and Spanish, and I'm currently reading War and Peace, Crime and Punishment etc. in the original Russian. Point being that I know what you really need to do to really learn a language, as effectively and quickly as possible, and I can use that knowledge to help you.
I have probably spent 100s of hours working through every language product on the market, and as far as I can tell, they're all designed for maximum profit, and not for optimum learning. I've taught 1000+ hours over the past five years to people who want to learn languages, and I have a good idea of how best to help learners of wildly different ability. I can get you to learn at a speed that you won't be able to match without paying someone a fair bit more money than I ask for.
Let's agree on a target for how well you want to speak in how much time, and if I think it can be done, I'll offer you the option of a full refund for failing to make that target. I'm looking to take on a few more language learners. I want a slightly different profile to the rich kids I usually teach, so I'm offering lessons for 20 pounds an hour or equivalent (27ish dollars).
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The word weekly in French is “hebdomadaire.”
In Portuguese, it’s “semanal.” In Romanian, it’s săptămânal,” and it’s quite similar in Catalan, Galician, Spanish and Italian.
So why is French so different?
Even in Hindi, it’s साप्ताहिक (saaptaahik).