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josephcfl

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Hello Fluenz I'm back! Just been busy avec ecole (I'm a high school teacher), but no excuse. My question: has there been some talks about Flashcards for Android? Merci beaucoup!

Hello Fluenz I'm back!
Just been busy avec ecole (I'm a high school teacher), but no excuse.
My question: has there been some talks about Flashcards for Android?
Merci beaucoup!

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teckip
Does the other projects include a French Immersion class like the one you have in Spanish?

Does the other projects include a French Immersion class like the one you have in Spanish?

andy@fluenz
Welcome back! Sorry, not plans for an Android App for Flashcards immediately. It's on our to do list and hopefully we'll get to it someday. We're currently working on other projects

Welcome back! Sorry, not plans for an Android App for Flashcards immediately. It's on our to do list and hopefully we'll get to it someday. We're currently working on other projects

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Since we're one of the first ones to use the upgraded system (and been liking it so far!), can we send our suggestions to:usersupport@fluenz.com for spelling errors/sentence structure/etc?

Since we're one of the first ones to use the upgraded system (and been liking it so far!),

can we send our suggestions to:
usersupport@fluenz.com

for spelling errors/sentence structure/etc?

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andy@fluenz
Yes, that's the best contact email

Yes, that's the best contact email

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I've tried samples of the new French 3 upgraded, so thank you. The lessons do go by fast! Where can we submit errors if we see one? Example: French Upgraded, Level 3 Session 10 Match The Words "He has lees time than before." Thank you.

I've tried samples of the new French 3 upgraded, so thank you.
The lessons do go by fast!

Where can we submit errors if we see one?
Example: French Upgraded, Level 3 Session 10 Match The Words
"He has lees time than before."

Thank you.

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Emilie Poyet
Hi Joseph, Thanks a lot for reporting this error, an update correcting this typo should be available very soon! Good luck on your French studies! Bonne chance!

Hi Joseph, Thanks a lot for reporting this error, an update correcting this typo should be available very soon!
Good luck on your French studies! Bonne chance!

Fabrice
usersupport@fluenz.com they're good at responding

usersupport@fluenz.com they're good at responding

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I noticed some things. Early on in Levels 1 + 2, verbs like « want », « buy », « give », « bring » need to have du/de la (m/f) Ex 1 : She wants chicken = Elle veut du poulet Ex 2 : I am buying salad = J’achète de la salade Ex 3 : We are bringing wine = Nous apportons du vin. Because we're not wanting/buying/bringing ALL of those items in the world, just a few. Hence why we use du/de la But other verbs introduced in Level 3 need to have le/la/les in front of the object noun! Verbs « like » and « prefer » need to have an article with the object. Ex 4 : I like chicken = J’aime bien le poulet Ex 5 : He prefers ham = Il préfère le jambon Ex 6 : We love water = Nous aimons l’eau Maybe it's because you're saying you like chicken as a whole, or he prefers ham entirely. What are your thoughts?

I noticed some things.
Early on in Levels 1 + 2, verbs like « want », « buy », « give », « bring » need to have du/de la (m/f)
Ex 1 : She wants chicken = Elle veut du poulet
Ex 2 : I am buying salad = J’achète de la salade
Ex 3 : We are bringing wine = Nous apportons du vin.

Because we're not wanting/buying/bringing ALL of those items in the world, just a few. Hence why we use du/de la

But other verbs introduced in Level 3 need to have le/la/les in front of the object noun!
Verbs « like » and « prefer » need to have an article with the object.

Ex 4 : I like chicken = J’aime bien le poulet
Ex 5 : He prefers ham = Il préfère le jambon
Ex 6 : We love water = Nous aimons l’eau

Maybe it's because you're saying you like chicken as a whole, or he prefers ham entirely.

What are your thoughts?

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Emilie Poyet
Hi Joseph, You're totally right here. It's a matter of meaning: you usually like or prefer something as a whole, in general. In this case in French, when talking about things in general, we use the articles le/la/les... On the contrary, you usually want, buy or bring "part" of something, an "indefinite quantity" of it, not the whole concept...that's why with those verbs you have to use: du/de la/des...

Hi Joseph,
You're totally right here. It's a matter of meaning: you usually like or prefer something as a whole, in general. In this case in French, when talking about things in general, we use the articles le/la/les...
On the contrary, you usually want, buy or bring "part" of something, an "indefinite quantity" of it, not the whole concept...that's why with those verbs you have to use: du/de la/des...

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My head hurts! On the lessons, we say "la tete me fait mal". Si c'est possible parler "ma tete fait mal" in casual conversation? Aussi, est-ce que nous pouvons parler "mon estomac fait mal" instead of "l'estomac me fait mal"? Merci!

My head hurts!

On the lessons, we say "la tete me fait mal".
Si c'est possible parler "ma tete fait mal" in casual conversation?

Aussi, est-ce que nous pouvons parler "mon estomac fait mal" instead of "l'estomac me fait mal"?

Merci!

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josephcfl
Merci Emilie!

Merci Emilie!

Fabrice
me fait mal is the correct way. The other option you suggest is not valid even in spoken language. Also, use "dire" instead of "parler", same as say vs speak.

me fait mal is the correct way. The other option you suggest is not valid even in spoken language. Also, use "dire" instead of "parler", same as say vs speak.

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I've dived in again to Fluenz Level 2 and also using another program as well to re-ignite French! My question is on the past tenses. On Fluenz Level 2, we are taught that it is avoir + ete + past participle Example: She ate (some) bread. -> Elle a mange du pain. Example: I was at the office. -> J'ai ete au bureau. (I'm going to skip the past etre with motion verbs like "Je suis alle", "Vous etes arrive") On my other program, they use etait Example: My work was interesting. -> Mon travail etait interessant. Can you still use "Mon travail a ete interessant"? I'm trying to look online and seeing some resources, it's looking like one is for past tense, and one is for imperfect. I would like more examples and explanations on this please!! Ete and etait are pronounced the same!! Also, are the etait verbs covered in the later French levels? Maybe I just need to reach those levels. Curiosity just got in the way. Merci beaucoup! - Joe

I've dived in again to Fluenz Level 2 and also using another program as well to re-ignite French!

My question is on the past tenses.
On Fluenz Level 2, we are taught that it is avoir + ete + past participle
Example: She ate (some) bread. -> Elle a mange du pain.
Example: I was at the office. -> J'ai ete au bureau.
(I'm going to skip the past etre with motion verbs like "Je suis alle", "Vous etes arrive")

On my other program, they use etait
Example: My work was interesting. -> Mon travail etait interessant.
Can you still use "Mon travail a ete interessant"?

I'm trying to look online and seeing some resources, it's looking like one is for past tense, and one is for imperfect.
I would like more examples and explanations on this please!!

Ete and etait are pronounced the same!!

Also, are the etait verbs covered in the later French levels? Maybe I just need to reach those levels. Curiosity just got in the way.

Merci beaucoup!
- Joe

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josephcfl
Thank you Fabrice

Thank you Fabrice

Emilie Poyet
Hi Joseph, both the passé composé (taught in level 2) and the imperfect (taught in level 5) are past tenses, but they don't exactly correspond to the English past tenses, which is why we chose to start introducing them little by little. We started with the passé composé, since it's the easiest to grasp at first, and the most useful one to tell people what you've done and tell stories in the past. And then we introduce the imperfect in level 5 where we explain how and why using one tense or the other more in detail. Now, the issue here is that the verb to be -"être"- is a bit special (as always) and it's mostly used in the imperfect tense (était), so even though people would understand you if you say "Mon travail a été intéressant", it's more natural to say "Mon travail était intéressant". The reason is, mostly because the passé composé is the tense of past actions, so it doesn't work that well with "être" except in very specific contexts. In the software, we've decided not to work a lot on "Être" until we teach the imperfect tense, since it's quite complex, so, for now, my advice would be to focus on learning how to form the passé composé well, and how to use it with all other verbs, so that when you get to learn the imperfect in level 5, you'll be able to focus on the different uses of each tense for all verbs. Patience, you're on the right track!!

Hi Joseph, both the passé composé (taught in level 2) and the imperfect (taught in level 5) are past tenses, but they don't exactly correspond to the English past tenses, which is why we chose to start introducing them little by little. We started with the passé composé, since it's the easiest to grasp at first, and the most useful one to tell people what you've done and tell stories in the past. And then we introduce the imperfect in level 5 where we explain how and why using one tense or the other more in detail.
Now, the issue here is that the verb to be -"être"- is a bit special (as always) and it's mostly used in the imperfect tense (était), so even though people would understand you if you say "Mon travail a été intéressant", it's more natural to say "Mon travail était intéressant". The reason is, mostly because the passé composé is the tense of past actions, so it doesn't work that well with "être" except in very specific contexts.
In the software, we've decided not to work a lot on "Être" until we teach the imperfect tense, since it's quite complex, so, for now, my advice would be to focus on learning how to form the passé composé well, and how to use it with all other verbs, so that when you get to learn the imperfect in level 5, you'll be able to focus on the different uses of each tense for all verbs. Patience, you're on the right track!!

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My Marrakesh trip is not until Christmas time, but I just want to say thank you Fluenz. I've always admired people who spoke more than one language. I've started to travel internationally more. My mistake, especially in Tahiti this past Spring and Mexico this summer, was not learning the language and just jumping in the country with my downloaded language free apps (you know, the ones with quick phrases). However, I feel like I'm learning quite a lot. I'm glad I chose this over other programs. Currently in Lesson 21 in French Level 1, I just want to learn as much as possible before I go to Marrakesh.... and later Barcelona (so yes I will purchase the Spanish one soon!). I've also booked a trip to China and Japan for next year and want to try out the Mandarin program. I studied Japanese in high school, but when you do have a Japanese program, I will purchase it. I am recommending your program to all my friends and students (I'm a math teacher here in Hawaii!). Au revoir, et merci beaucoup Fluenz! Je vais acheter vous un cafe (prob not the right order, but I will learn more!)

My Marrakesh trip is not until Christmas time, but I just want to say thank you Fluenz. I've always admired people who spoke more than one language. I've started to travel internationally more. My mistake, especially in Tahiti this past Spring and Mexico this summer, was not learning the language and just jumping in the country with my downloaded language free apps (you know, the ones with quick phrases).

However, I feel like I'm learning quite a lot. I'm glad I chose this over other programs. Currently in Lesson 21 in French Level 1, I just want to learn as much as possible before I go to Marrakesh.... and later Barcelona (so yes I will purchase the Spanish one soon!). I've also booked a trip to China and Japan for next year and want to try out the Mandarin program. I studied Japanese in high school, but when you do have a Japanese program, I will purchase it.

I am recommending your program to all my friends and students (I'm a math teacher here in Hawaii!).

Au revoir, et merci beaucoup Fluenz! Je vais acheter vous un cafe (prob not the right order, but I will learn more!)

andy@fluenz
Hi Joseph, Thank you so much for the positive feedback . We greatly appreciate it. Bonne continuation !

Hi Joseph,

Thank you so much for the positive feedback . We greatly appreciate it. Bonne continuation !

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