french can do it better

anonymous asked:

Can you give advice on how to do well in foreign language classes. I get an A in every class except French. And I want to learn how I can do better

Bruh, same. The only class I really struggled in last year wasn’t AP Calculus or AP Biology or even AP US History… It was Spanish 3. I compiled this tag of foreign language resources, so hopefully that will help!

Revelation

Being away from it all has been eye opening. Some things I’ve learned:

1: I can do way better. A super hot, musically talented, French speaking, banana-bread-baking, feminist, kid-loving American going off to Geneva for his MBA is in love with me. And I can say my feelings toward him are affectionate at best. Who needs an ex with no degree, bad teeth, and penchant for no cuddling? Or some college graduate who insisted on buying my salad because it was ‘only fair’. The fuck? I CAN DO BETTER!
2. I am very hireable. I can kiss ass like no other.
3. I am conventionally pretty. I just have to remember to put the chocolate bar down sometimes.
4. I am privileged. Showing my Facebook and Insta to my coworker revealed many things about my Western, global northesque upbringing.
5. I need to learn how to cook better, and more things.
6. I need to be in school for a Master’s, minimum.

blannyblannybii asked:

heyy

mutuals this is actually really fun go

Send me a ”hey” and i’ll do this:

1. first impression: Honestly, I’m not really sure what my first impression of you was, haha. You kind of just turned up in the chat one day and I was like “oh, hey, new people.” 
2. truth is: you’re pretty fun to talk to and I really love helping you with your French homework and stuff ^.^ seriously, the more translating and help I can do, the better I feel about learning different languages! c:
3. how old do you look: Well, like 15 maybe? 
4. have you ever made me laugh: oh, totally!
5. have you ever made me mad: Not that I recall, so probably not, haha. 
6. best feature: you’re super nice!
7. have I ever had a crush on you: no, not really (I’m a straight as straight gets, pfft) but you’re definitely a cutie! c: 
8. you’re (one of) my: best friends!
9. name in my phone: You’re not in my phone, but on Skype I named you Ran-chan, haha. 
10. should you post this too? already did!

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HISTORY MEME - FRANCE VERSION ♛ [05/10] moments : Storming of the Bastille (14 july 1784)

On the morning of 14 July 1789, the city of Paris was in a state of alarm. The demonstrators, led by Amaria Cahila, of the Third Estate in France, had earlier stormed the Hôtel des Invalides to gather arms and were mainly seeking to acquire the large quantities of arms and ammunition stored at the Bastille. At this point, the Bastille was nearly empty of prisoners, housing only seven old men annoyed by all the disturbance : four forgers, two “lunatics” and one “deviant” aristocrat, the Comte de Solages. The cost of maintaining a medieval fortress and garrison for so limited a purpose had led to a decision being taken to close it, shortly before the disturbances began. It was, however, a symbol of royal tyranny. The crowd gathered outside around mid-morning, calling for the surrender of the prison, the removal of the guns and the release of the arms and gunpowder. Two representatives of the crowd outside were invited into the fortress and negotiations began, and another was admitted around noon with definite demands. The negotiations dragged on while the crowd grew and became impatient. Around 13:30 the crowd surged into the undefended outer courtyard, and the chains on the drawbridge to the inner courtyard were cut, crushing one unfortunate vainqueur. About this time gunfire began, though some stories state that the Governor had a cannon fire into the crowd killing several women, children, and men turning the crowd into a mob. The crowd seemed to have felt it had been drawn into a trap and the fighting became more violent and intense, while attempts by deputies to organise a cease-fire were ignored by the attackers. The firing continued, and at 15:00 the attackers were reinforced by mutinous gardes françaises and other deserters from among the regular troops, along with two cannons. A substantial force of Royal Army troops encamped on the nearby Champs de Mars did not intervene. With the possibility of a mutual massacre suddenly apparent Governor de Launay ordered a cease fire at 17:00. A letter offering his terms was handed out to the besiegers through a gap in the inner gate. His demands were refused, but de Launay nonetheless capitulated, as he realised that his troops could not hold out much longer; he opened the gates to the inner courtyard, and the vainqueurs swept in to liberate the fortress at 17:30.

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eyeofally asked:

I try to read any French posts of yours because I want to improve my French but I'm doing so poorly. ;-; I read French better than I can write or speak it. Advice?

Ahh! I think the key to improving any language is practicing it like. Speaking it, reading it… I’m not very good at languages myself (my 6 years of spanish would know) so I dont have much advice :( im sorry

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FRENCH CINEMA IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS, IT CAN BE ➝ … heartbreaking : Je vais bien, ne t'en fais (Philippe Lioret, 2006)

« What does it change that you live this kind of life ? »
Back from a holiday in Spain, Lili, 19, finds that Loïc, her twin brother, has left the house following a row with their father. She disapproves of her parents’ apparently light attitude and is particularly shocked by her father’s reluctance to even talk about the event. Lili desperately waits for a phone call from Loïc but her brother shows no sign of life. It is not long before Lili falls into depression and her condition quickly deteriorates. She won’t eat anymore and is about to die when, at long last, a postcard written and sent by Loïc brings her back to life…

Petite déclaration d'amour à mes baguettes adorées

Nan, mais parce que ce qu'il y a de beau avec vous, c'est que même si on continue d'être attaqué sans relâche par les tenants de la Force du côté obscur plutôt que de céder à la sur-haine et aux insultes en réplique, on prend les choses avec un tel humour qu'on parvient finalement à notre but avec notre classe habituelle. On ne s'abaisse pas à leur niveau mais on arrive à les porter en dérision de telle sorte que ça fait son petit bonhomme de chemin parmi leurs rangs ou leur sympathisants. C'est exactement ça l'esprit Charlie Hebdo.

Et c'est ça être français.

Bon les petites baguettes, s’il y a un film à aller voir au cinéma en ce moment, c’est Connasse, princesses des coeurs parce que :

1 - Il ne dure qu’1h20.

2 - Camille Cottin est un trésor national qu’il faut chérir à tout prix

3 - Ca faisait longtemps que je n’avais pas été dans une salle de ciné avec autant de gens qui rient et applaudissent.

4 - J’ai dit qu’il ne durait qu’1h20 ?

Vous savez ce qu’il vous reste à faire…