French! Fry! French! IS AWESOME!!!
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Bear in mind, you will never please a French person with your pronunciation.
2. French Foreign Legion
3. Put yourself in a sealed tank, slowly filling with water, with your arms shackled together, a French dictionary and a copy of Houdini's biography, in French.
Song, however, is an easy way to learn a language (and correct pronunciation). Johnny Hallyday & co. have covered most 70'ies and 80'ies songs. Severe Retro Warning.
Poetry is another choice. Youtube has a number of easy but elegant Jacques Prevert poems.
Regarding French TV and movies: use subtitles (the French ones). It might take some time to get used to, but it's a good way to learn new vocabulary - or to understand that
Do you live in Europe? Maybe you can receive some French channels via satellite, mostly on Atlantic Bird 3 (5.0W), see also en.kingofsat.net. Unfortunately, I don't know which channels provide subtitles.
Regarding DVDs, not all editions of the same film have the same languages. You might have to buy foreign editions (and make sure your player accepts DVDs of that region).
French is a language in which the words are phonetically sounded linked: 'Je suis American,' can sound like: jasweezamerikan. At which point can you separate the words, when listening to the speaker, so as to ascertain the meaning of the statement? In English, it is 'I am American,' and the words are distinctly separate.
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Not really. That would be pronounced something like Iyamamerican.
You need at least basic knowledge. Then books and movies can help to improve your language skills. It works for me.
Of course, going to France would be much better.
Je suis American, when pronounced properly, ties the Je to suis like Jes. It rolls the vowel into the consonant and suis rolls into American, the same way: samerican. This is what I mean when I say that it 'phonetically sounds linked.' I am American, because of the pronunciation, does not have the same characteristic.
heard it all the time, on the TV, in the street, in the air, everywhere. So my cousin asked him to use it in a sentence. "Easy" says JS, "Skonabee partly cloudy today"
So yes, we elide like crazy.
Took me forever to learn how to spell that correctly. :)
ETA ...That's a very old story, and my french has seriously atrophied from even the minor heights it achieved all those years ago.
In the Army I had to run 4 miles every morning before breakfast. The results of this on my health and stamina were were worth it but there was no way on Earth that it could have been made to be fun.
My 3 yr. old granddaughter speaks 3 languages, Russian, Armenian, and English. And you say French is hard? LOL
In this as in anything worth doing in life, you have to sit down and say that I want to do this. Then you have to do the boring, hard things that it takes to do it.
Otherwise go to the beach or go sign up for relief.
Those are pretty much the choices that you have.
BTW: Believe me, if I could get B's in French in college, anybody can learn it.