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Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?

I'm just trying as I type ....... I put my tongue just behind my bottom teeth (leaving a gap between the said enamels and the tongue ) ...... As a result, there is a small cavity created as the sides of my tongue are in contact with my cheeks. Then I pronounce quite successfully the dreaded vowel without having to throw those gorgeous lips of mine too much forward ...... It works pretty well.
Les voyages forment la jeunesse
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Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?

I once watched the french rugby team singing 'MUgir ces feroces soldats!'
They made a lot of that sound.

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Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?

.... I once watched the french rugby team singing 'MUgir ces feroces soldats! ....They made a lot of that sound

Yep
Les voyages forment la jeunesse
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https://www.thoughtco.com/french-pronunciation-of-u-1369595

Plus lots more.
My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
ex Consultant NHS


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Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?

How would you translate 'grateful' into french? I've found 'reconnaissant', but that doesn't seem to convey the exact feeling.
When we left France our buyers agreed to take on our Kat and poultry. Which was a big relief as they wouldn't have survived here, and we didn't want to kill them.
The lady - french- sends regular updates and is quite apologetic if anything goes wrong with them. Today she posts that the favourite cockerel has been killed by a dog.
I want to reply and say no need to apologise, we're only too grateful that you agreed to take them on.
She writes partly in french, partly in english.

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Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?

You can still say « je vous suis reconnaissante de ….. » or « nous vous sommes reconnaissant … » d’avoir accepté de garder nos poules et notre chat avec la maison.
Les voyages forment la jeunesse
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Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?

Thanks Eric Big Smile [:D].
BTW we're not far from you (Gateshead). I grew up in Blyth.

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