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Re: Speaking french

 nomoss wrote:
Sarcasm and nit-picking seem to be becoming popular todaySad [:(]

Hmm. Perhaps tomorrows full moon could be frying some brains. Blink <img src=">

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Re: Speaking french

Spider, you fit right in in this forum. But I wonder if you are not an alias for a late member! 👹
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Re: Speaking french

Spider,  if you are so surdoué with regards to learning languages, what on earth are you doing just in France. That is truly a gift beyond measure and I am sure that one could count on ones fingers, the number of people on the planet who could learn a new language in just over a month.

I don't know where you are from in the NE, because I know of some places in the NE that are just like that, the sun could shine but they would still be grim, even without the pits these days.

And I know of places in France that are just the same, we used to cut across country to pick up an autoroute and I used to always hope we would never break down there.


Still the NE of England has some wonderful areas and such friendly people, especially in Newcastle, that I would recommend anyone visit that city.

And I know of lovely places in France too, the friendliest people we found  in France are the bretons, and for all I never visited all of France, they were the most amiable we found.

I am not surdoue, I speak french like a vache espagnole, and so what, I have great friends and happily talk to anyone about anything and can do absolutely everything I need to do in France, including getting information, now and when there was no internet.... and that is what counts.


So good for you Spider. We don't all have such a gift, or the ear for language, but we can get by very very well never the less.

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Re: Speaking french

I think he or she is a Klingon!
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Re: Speaking french

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Listen you lot, if I can graciously accept my french friends taking the mickey out of my english accent, then I am absolutely fine with endless '???????????'s'.

When it boils down to it, I doubt I could have survived France without being self deprecating about my too often inadequate french. I reckon I would have been friendless and very lonely. 

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Re: Speaking french

I just wanted to pick up on some of Spiders points he/she made earlier.

1) You can't become fluent in a month. Even if you think you have become fluent over 10 years (lets say), you will never be fluent. Too much slang used in French.

2) I can spot a British person in our local IKEA before they have even opened their gob. The way they walk, mannerisms, facial expressions, DRESS ! etc etc. Likewise, my OH can spot a French person in the same way in a UK pub for example. I could spot that Spider is English without them talking.

3) How can a bloody foreigner living in France complain that there are too many bloody foreigners in the UK ? LOL

The thing is, you can be fluent in French, marry Macron but you will always be a bloody foreigner living in France.

So if you want to be French, then you have to look and act like a French person and don't open your mouth. That takes about 20 years to learn.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Speaking french

I think Spider's taking mick, or that other impolite phrase.

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Spider sounds like a bit of fun!
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