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Re: What is intermediary French ?

 alittlebitfrench wrote:
Another point, watch a French youtube teenager type blogger type broadcast (or whatever they are called) which most kids watch these days in favour of television and then rate your level of French.


I am not certain that those types of programme are a benchmark for a level of French, anymore than  undersanding  the language of a rapper is a standard by which to judge one's level of English, but as a matter of interest I can follow the dialogue in such films as:
L'Esquive  http://www.allocine.fr/video/player_gen_cmedia=18359063&cfilm=48230.html

or Un Prophète  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l69ARbQt-Ko&html5=1
'apart from the Arabic and Corsican dialogue)
Can you?

Here is one for you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQuu6hEciME&html5=1

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Re: What is intermediary French ?

The first two no........the last one yes.

I did not try to hard to be fair on the first one.....it looked dead boring.

I can do Amelie. She is dead fit and does not talk to much which helps. LOL




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Re: What is intermediary French ?

Surely, "intermediary" French is the French spoken by a negotiator, interpreter or go-between?
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D'oh !


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Nice to see a post from Betty after too long a timeBig Smile [:D]

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"I did not try to hard to be fair on the first one.....it looked dead boring."

A major theme in L'Esquive  which was directed by the same Tunisien born director as La vie d'Adèle  is how a lack of mastery of an 'educated' level of language can trap young people and limit their opportunities.
There is a fascinating contrast between the elegant, mannered language of the Marivaux play they are rehearsing for their French class  (here is the link to the notes for the Bac http://www.bacdefrancais.net/amourethasard.php   )
and the street language into which they lapse in the arguments about who plays what and how.

I find that interesting especially in the context of this thread.

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I think that if you have not mastered, computers, tablets, mobile phones, andriod, IOS, facebook, twitter, you tube and all the rest of it by the age of 8 then your opportunities in life are very much limited. I think those gifted in languages will soon just end up working in Lidl.
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LOL ALBF, LIDL is not a bad option these days. Managers get decent pay, in fact the rest of the staff do.



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