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zmike



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:23 pm    Post subject: Mike's Question Thread Reply with quote

I was just wondering if there is anyone here willing to help me edit my French?
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Jean



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Mike's Question Thread Reply with quote

zmike wrote:
I was just wondering if there is anyone here willing to help me edit my French?


Howdy zmike :)

Of course, when you want Very Happy
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zmike



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just have a question about prepositions with geographic name (preposition avec noms geographique).

For example "en France"

but I am very confused about which prep. to use especially when it's plural

Eg. aux Etats-Unis

thanks
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Julien



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les Etats-Unis (un état) --> aux Etats-Unis
La France --> en France
Le Japon --> au Japon
La Suisse --> en Suisse
Le Canada --> au Canada
La Corée --> en Corée
Le Royaume-Uni --> au Royaume-Uni
L'Italie ("la" Italie Question ) --> en Italie
Le Mexique --> au Mexique

Does that help?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the explaination...

can anyone recommend me a few french books (which are easy but interesting, not childern book!!) IMPORTANT: I am hoping that the book has ABOUT 100 pages, it can be over.

thanks Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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can anyone recommend me a few french books (which are easy but interesting, not childern book!!) IMPORTANT: I am hoping that the book has ABOUT 100 pages, it can be over.


You should check out Voltaire's Candide. The language is very managable, and it doesn't seem as different from today's French as you might expect. Also, it has short chapters, and has the advantage of being very funny. Plus it is very easy to find dual-language texts, and other English commentaries for beginners.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Nicholas, now I only need 2 more books (forgot to mention that eariler)because I have to write an doisser de reaction on them.

Also I have a question: what is the answer to the following question(these 2 are really confusing to me)

Remplace les mots en caractères gras par le bon pronom:

1. Ils ont écoute attentivement son décours sur les animaux en détresse

2. Nous avons priés ses suggestions au sérieux (I can ever be sure of which pronoun to use to replace ses, son, or sa)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zmike wrote:

Remplace les mots en caractères gras par le bon pronom:

1. Ils ont écoute attentivement son décours sur les animaux en détresse

2. Nous avons priés ses suggestions au sérieux (I can ever be sure of which pronoun to use to replace ses, son, or sa)

thanks


It would be easier if we could see what is in bold Wink
1. Ils l'ont écouté attentivement
2. Nous les avons prises au sérieux
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zmike



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

merci beaucoup Julien et Nicholas.

Also when you speak frenh do you speak it faster than English or slower?



PS: Now I just need two more books which has relatively easy vocabulary
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Rob



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think that French is spoken faster since most of the words flow together unlike English. This really depends on the person who is speaking and how they feel. Some days I have bad days where I mess up everything in English even though it's my first language. It happens. Smile
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Julien



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zmike wrote:
merci beaucoup Julien et Nicholas.

Also when you speak frenh do you speak it faster than English or slower?



PS: Now I just need two more books which has relatively easy vocabulary


I speak French faster of course.

I don't really know what could suit you, what about bilingual books?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the cassettes I have seems to speak French faster.

PS: I am still in need of suggestions for a beginner to intermediate level fiction french books
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would check amazon.ca or .fr et see waht they have in "Jeunesse"

These books are meant to be for kids or teens, they are probably easy to read.
Otherwise, the books I know are not specifically easy.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:14 pm    Post subject: French Music Reply with quote

Can anyone also suggest me some good French ,usic to dowload for my mp3?

thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:12 pm    Post subject: Re: French Music Reply with quote

zmike wrote:
Can anyone also suggest me some good French ,usic to dowload for my mp3?

thanks


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