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Bonjour, and welcome to what I hope is an eclectic mix of French content that reflects my day to day encounters with news, commentary and learning materials, mainly from a variety of francophone sources that I follow on social media.
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La langue française
La langue française
A comprehensive resource for the French language.

Dictionary, conjugation, spelling, expressions, proverbs, literature and dictation exercises.

In fact just about all you could ask for from a language site.

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YouGlish
YouGlish
If you want to know how a French word is pronounced by French people, try YouGlish.

Enter the word and click on 'Say it!' and this online tool will search millions of indexed YouTube tracks to find examples of the word being pronounced.

From the image you will see that I went for écureuil, a word that always challenges me.
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Oral Comprehension
Dix stratégies pour échouer en compréhension orale
A somewhat unusual approach from Commun francais setting out ten strategies that will cause you to fail at oral comprehension, rather than tips on how to succeed.

This is not as daft as it might sound since we all sometimes do things with the best intentions that hinder rather than help our progress.
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Spoken French
French Today - Spoken French
French Today is a useful resource if you want to learn about French as it is spoken by the French. This article compares modern spoken French with written French, that's to say what many people are taught when they learn the language. And, of course, having learnt French as it is written, it's hardly surprising that it comes as quite a shock when you encounter a French person speaking how they normally speak, which is quite different.
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Comment prononcer le mot PLUS
Comment prononcer le mot PLUS
French is without doubt quite a difficult language to master and pronunciation is especially challenging for us native English speakers. Besides the difficulty of producing the right sounds, there are such things as liaison and silent letters to consider. And, occasionally, we meet a word like PLUS, which is pronounced differently depending on the grammatical context.
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The harsh reality of language learning
The Harsh Reality of Language Learning - Power Law distribution
As we progress with learning a language some things become easier, such as basic conversation, while others elude us, such as understanding French films. This article suggests that this fundamentally comes down to vocabulary and to improve from 90% comprehension to 98% your vocabulary may need to increase from around 7000 words to 45,000!
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