Let's learn French !!

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  1. pBmMalaysia

    pBmMalaysia Regular Member

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    you can teach us french for free, am very happy

    but you only post with french words without pronunciation

    what if we pronounce them wrong and mix up the sentence

    and end up without intention all those as bad words in french

    can i say sorry in english its from bc thom?




    just pulling your leg!
     
  2. ctjcad

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    Our favorite subject, or one of our favorite subjects : Food!

    ..okay, Thom_bad, since you mentioned it, gotta ask you abt this..

    As you know..
    Mexico is famous for the burritos and tacos..
    India is well known for their roti chapati, naan..
    Americans are giddy about their hot dogs & hamburgers..
    Japanese folks are proud of their sushi..
    Malaysians love their satays (Kajang satay i heard is the most famous;))..
    The Britons salivate their fish and chips..and their English tea..

    now..

    What is the no.1 food in France? escargots? french bread? les frites?..or what is the one dish that we can identify with France?..what french dish or cuisine do you like to chow down?..:):cool:

    *Btw, are you following le Tour de France??..are you living near Paris?..how's the atmosphere there every yr during the Tour?..
     
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    Actually Escargots aren't so current in our plates :D
    We'd prefer duck meat, with potatoes or fries, a good dessert (fruit pie or chocolate), and for sure a good wine (red or white, noir ou blanc ;) ), or a champagne :), or Pastis..
    For sure we also eat caviar, etc, and the classic bread stick !!!

    I live in the suburb of Paris, south west :)

    Actually I should say nobody talks about Le Tour...
    They give the results on TV and Radio, but it's not like the Football Cup...
     
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    ..so duck meat, potatoes/fries as the signature foods in France, eh??..

    So, you don't follow the Tour at all?..if so, i assume you never watched the Tour live (in person) or you did once & that was it (it's the same yr after yr)?..why nobody (in France) talks about Le Tour?..if it's not popular in France, should they relocate the Tour to another country and just call it le Tour de Europe??..
     
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    I follow it and watch the live on tv but when you meet a relative, it's not the topic everybody talk about..
    The event is popular because it's the summer holidays and millions of people go on the road to see the guys in real life, I did a few times :)
     
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    ..coool!! hope to get a chance & be able to join you one day in watching the Tour!!:cool:
     
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    I love the duck confit in Paris :)
     
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    You mean "canard confit" :p ?
    There's also the "magret de canard" delicious !! :D
     
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    J'habite à Vancouver si j'ai besoin d'apprendre le français. Mon professeur m'a dit que en général les français n'aiment pas les quebecois. Est-ce que vrai ou faux?

    I live in Vancouver so I have to learn French. My teacher told me that in general the French don't like Quebeckers. Is this true or false?
     
  10. Thom_bad

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    Je ne sais pas de quelle nationalité il est (Canadien ou Français ?), mais c'est absolument faux...
    Les français rient parfois de l'accent des Québécois, car il est très différent de celui des français.
    Je ne peux pas expliquer ça, mais on trouve l'accent drôle ;) cela dit, il me semble que les Québécois rient également quand ils entendent un français parler, ça marche dans les deux sens :)
    De même, nous sommes intrigués par certains mots qu'utilisent les québécois mais pas les français, par exemple les québécois disent parfois "char" pour désigner une voiture, alors qu'en français "char" désigne le véhicule de l'armée.
    Nous sommes aussi curieux devant certaines traductions de mots anglais en
    Français, les québécois "françisent" certains mots :)
     
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    I don't know what nationality he is (Canadian ? French ?), but it's false..
    The French sometimes laugh because of the Quebeckers' accent, very different from their :)
    I can't explain it, but we do find that accent laughable. Btw, I think then Quebeckers find also laugh at our accent ;)
    We also find funny that they use some French words in an another way than we do, what creates a funny sentance for example...
    And they also create new words instead of using English words ! I mean instead of using some English words we use currently in France, they create new French sense for French words.

    For exemple they say "rondelle" (french word mostly used to say "an aliment with the form of a little circle" to say the hockey puck, because it has the form of a circle ;):)

    French and Quebeckers are friends, and cousin :)
     
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    ''rondelle'' is frenchie enough as the newly coined word ''roundell'' is in english, what say you? Arfterall, they meant round, rotund or circle.
     
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    They use this existing word in French but with another sense.
    In France, we call the puck "palet", "rondelle" only used for food...
     
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    Like doughnuts:)? what about the crescent shaped croissant:)?
     

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