Dreaming of France with Duolingo

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Dreaming of France Meme Eiffel

Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you’re in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us.

We are going to Nice in October.  I’m trying to remember some French.  I had two years of French in high school and I got all As.  What can I tell you in French?  I can insult you because one day my English teacher had us memorize a naughty sentence and go tell it to our French teacher.  That’s what I remember.

I’m working with Duolingo to regain some skills.  I’m using the app on my iPad but there are other formats.  It works like a game to help you learn a language.  If you make too many mistakes you have to take that lesson over.

Right now I’m able to make some sentences.  I don’t think they are particularly useful sentences.  I know I had tone when I had to repeat sentences about how I was eating meat and beef is good meat.  Not useful for vegetarians going to France.  LOL.

I hope I see lots of red apples.  Une pomme rouge has been a popular phrase in this game if I don’t get to use it I will be very sad.  Actually, I will probably get so excited that I’ll totally forget the words.

I figure that right now I sound like a dimwitted two year old.  When the husband was peeling sweet potatoes I announced, “L’homme est cuisine!”  (The man is cooking.)  I was proud.  He was mildly concerned.

Duolingo isn’t just for French.  You can pick all kinds of languages to learn. So try it if you want to see how much you forgot about whatever your high school language was.