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Hi, when the character speaks the above sentence it sounds like there is an additional sound or syllable between carte and de, sort of like "carte du de credit". Is this how it is pronounced and if so, is there a name for it, or is this an artifact of the editing? I've heard this in a few other places as well. I did not hear the extra sound when Caroline went through the tutorial section. I do hear the extra sound on Google translate of "the credit card." Am I hearing sounds that aren't there? Thank you

Hi,
when the character speaks the above sentence it sounds like there is an additional sound or syllable between carte and de, sort of like "carte du de credit". Is this how it is pronounced and if so, is there a name for it, or is this an artifact of the editing? I've heard this in a few other places as well. I did not hear the extra sound when Caroline went through the tutorial section. I do hear the extra sound on Google translate of "the credit card." Am I hearing sounds that aren't there?
Thank you

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Hello, I am really enjoying the upgraded French Fluenz! Thank you :). I noticed that in French 1 Lesson 18 in the workout titled Repeat the Words, the French word Onze is displayed but when the play button is pressed for pronunciation, Désolée is heard. Also in the same lesson but later in the workout titled Write the Words You Hear, there are two désolé 's - one désolé (m) and the other désolée (f). The second désolée is pronounced correctly but when either désolé(e) is typed, neither answer is accepted as correct. When the answer button is chosen to reveal the correct answer, Onze appears. Thank you again for helping me to learn French and I am looking forward to future lessons!

Hello,

I am really enjoying the upgraded French Fluenz! Thank you :). I noticed that in French 1 Lesson 18 in the workout titled Repeat the Words, the French word Onze is displayed but when the play button is pressed for pronunciation, Désolée is heard. Also in the same lesson but later in the workout titled Write the Words You Hear, there are two désolé 's - one désolé (m) and the other désolée (f). The second désolée is pronounced correctly but when either désolé(e) is typed, neither answer is accepted as correct. When the answer button is chosen to reveal the correct answer, Onze appears.

Thank you again for helping me to learn French and I am looking forward to future lessons!

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I have an issue, I don't think the instructor is correct in presenting the options when forming questions. She states there is "only one way," but I don't believe that is correct. For example, for the question, "How is she?" the instructor gives, "Comment elle va?" HOWEVER, it is just as common to say, "Comment va-t-elle?" Also, instead of saying, "Je peux partir demain?" as a a question: "Can I leave tomorrow," it is just as common to say, "Puis-je partir demain?" You can invert pronoun and verb (they call it "Inversion"). I think maybe she's trying to keep it simple, by not overloading us to soon, but it is misleading to say there is only one way to form questions with pronouns. btw... I'm using this course as a review so I've had this material before.

I have an issue, I don't think the instructor is correct in presenting the options when forming questions. She states there is "only one way," but I don't believe that is correct. For example, for the question, "How is she?" the instructor gives, "Comment elle va?" HOWEVER, it is just as common to say, "Comment va-t-elle?" Also, instead of saying, "Je peux partir demain?" as a a question: "Can I leave tomorrow," it is just as common to say, "Puis-je partir demain?" You can invert pronoun and verb (they call it "Inversion"). I think maybe she's trying to keep it simple, by not overloading us to soon, but it is misleading to say there is only one way to form questions with pronouns. btw... I'm using this course as a review so I've had this material before.

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Hi can someone tell me the written names of the musicians/artists mentioned at the end of lesson 6. I'd like to start listening to some french music. Thank you!!!!

Hi can someone tell me the written names of the musicians/artists mentioned at the end of lesson 6. I'd like to start listening to some french music.

Thank you!!!!

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A lot of the answers (i.e., when you drag the French sentence over to the English translation) in the first "Match the Words" in French 5, Session 15, are mixed up. To proceed, you have to just try each possibility.

A lot of the answers (i.e., when you drag the French sentence over to the English translation) in the first "Match the Words" in French 5, Session 15, are mixed up. To proceed, you have to just try each possibility.

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Do some of the French Upgraded lessons not have a tutorial video or am I missing something. Example: French Upgraded Level 1 Session 10 does not have one for me. I’m using the app on iPhone if that makes a difference. Thanks.

Do some of the French Upgraded lessons not have a tutorial video or am I missing something. Example: French Upgraded Level 1 Session 10 does not have one for me. I’m using the app on iPhone if that makes a difference. Thanks.

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I’m having a difficult time telling the difference between emporter and prendre and when to use one over the other. Thanks!

I’m having a difficult time telling the difference between emporter and prendre and when to use one over the other. Thanks!

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In the Match the Words exercise, there is an entry that says "Tu as les clés? Oui, je les ai prises." It's been a while since I studied (and I started studying another language), so I got a little rusty. However, the word 'prises' seems odd. Can someone explain it to me. Thanks in advance

In the Match the Words exercise, there is an entry that says "Tu as les clés? Oui, je les ai prises." It's been a while since I studied (and I started studying another language), so I got a little rusty. However, the word 'prises' seems odd. Can someone explain it to me.

Thanks in advance

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I am not sure where to post this, but it is more of feedback and not a question. As a beginner I feel the speed of the French speakers in part deux is a bit fast even in the slow mode. I know it is good to hear how native speakers sound, but sometimes I feel as if I get little value from listening since it is hard to pick up the subtleties. It seems like it is best to memorize the dialogue at the start so you already the conversations. If someone randomly said a line of the dialogue to me I would have no idea what they are saying without knowing what the previous line was. The writers may tried to keep the speed fast to keep the student really paying attention to the little differences because that is what real life is speaking the language, but feel I would learn more if it was slower. Maybe at a higher level to move up the speed. I still love the program but just want to give some constructive feedback

I am not sure where to post this, but it is more of feedback and not a question. As a beginner I feel the speed of the French speakers in part deux is a bit fast even in the slow mode. I know it is good to hear how native speakers sound, but sometimes I feel as if I get little value from listening since it is hard to pick up the subtleties. It seems like it is best to memorize the dialogue at the start so you already the conversations. If someone randomly said a line of the dialogue to me I would have no idea what they are saying without knowing what the previous line was. The writers may tried to keep the speed fast to keep the student really paying attention to the little differences because that is what real life is speaking the language, but feel I would learn more if it was slower. Maybe at a higher level to move up the speed. I still love the program but just want to give some constructive feedback

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Hello - In French 2, Session 1, why do we say "des portables" in the second line of the conversation but "de portables" in the third line of the conversation? Is it because we're using "beaucoup"? Can you point me to the session in French 1 where this was explained? I can't find any references to this in my notes. Thank you, Jess

Hello - In French 2, Session 1, why do we say "des portables" in the second line of the conversation but "de portables" in the third line of the conversation? Is it because we're using "beaucoup"? Can you point me to the session in French 1 where this was explained? I can't find any references to this in my notes.

Thank you,
Jess

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