Ressources pour apprendre ou améliorer son français.

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Où trouver des livres audio (audiobooks) non romanesques et modernes ?

J'aimerais savoir où je puis acquérir, à titre gracieux, des livres audio non romanesques et modernes écrits en français ou traduits en français. En plus de livres, je m’intéresse à des magazines ...
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Are there any sites dedicated to having French subtitles for French films?

I see a lot of French subs for English shows but finding French subs for French media has been difficult. Does France not provide subs for hard of hearing people? Anyone know of any sites that have ...
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Free online audio (or video) lessons for children

I realise similar questions have been asked but ... are there any free online audio (or video) lessons people would recommend that are suitable for children? These would be for children to be able to ...
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Is there any textbook based on the natural method?

Question: Is there any textbook for learing French that are based on the natural method? What's the natural method, you say? It is a method of learning the language like a child would, that is the ...
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Existe-t-il des mots trop rares pour être dans le dictionnaire?

Par définition, un mot en bon français est dans le dictionnaire, je crois. Mais existe-t-il des mots vraiment français qui n'y sont pas ? Soit le mot intranquille. Connaissez-vous ce mot ? Il n'est ...
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Are there good online resources for the easy translations?

Given that site policy is veering away from 'simple' translations (if such a thing exists!), which on-line resources would you advise people to use?
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What movies or TV series can I use to improve my French?

Watching movies or TV series are very helpful in learning a language. What such movies or series (french ones, of course) is recommended for a new learner? This is what I experienced in learning ...
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Un dictionnaire standard du français (référence)

Je travail sur un petit projet (logiciel), ce qui sera une référence générale de la langue française. C'est un logiciel qui analyserai du texte français. Malheureusement je trouve que la plupart de ...
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Ressources en français avec transcriptions, excepté films et livres audio

Pour améliorer ma compétence d'écoute, je voudrais écouter (ou regarder) du français et puis lire la transcription. Je ne suis pas à la recherche de films, car il faut leur consacrer trop de temps ...
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Is there a site like soundcomparisons.com for French?

Soundcomparisons.com is a great site for listening to how a certain word is pronounced in different accents of English from all over the English-speaking world. Is there a site like this for French? ...
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Books for intermediate French-learners, similar to “Le petit prince”

I've been learning French for a while. Le Petit Prince is at just the right reading difficulty, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Are there other books similar to this? I'm looking for a novel: ...
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French radio or tv programs about the French language?

I've just started to learn French and as I'm very interested in language in general, in my mother tongue, I listen to radio programs and watch tv series about this language. I'm thinking that I would ...
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Is there any video or audio with accurate subtitles or transcripts?

I'm looking for audio or video in French that is accurately transcribed. Preferably, a series or podcast with multiple chapters. Right now I go to youtube, type in a word in French and filter by ...
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Learn French from music — resources?

I am looking for resources for learning French from music. (Not just adequate music, but the totality of resources, like written French Lyrics, translation, English version etc.)
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Corpus français (modernes et historiques) / Modern and older French corpora

La mention par Gilles du corpus français de l'université de Leipzig, dont j'ignorais l'existence, me fait poser cette question : quels sont les corpus (corpora ?) français accessibles en ligne, qui ...
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Related French and English words — how to find them ?

Many French and English words are related, though often not synonyms or "faux amis". Are there some good lists of such words or some database/tool/website that makes it easy to track them down, ...
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Ressources pour étudiants avancés [closed]

Je cherche des ressources qui sont destinées à tous ceux qui désirent parler couramment le français, ceux qui ont dompté les aspects de base et de niveau moyen du français, mais qui se trompent avec ...
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Les nouvelles en français avec les transcriptions

Pour améliorer ma compétence d'écoute, je voudrais suivre les nouvelles en français. Ainsi, je cherche une chaîne qui fournit la transcription pour l'audio et la vidéo. Jusqu'à présent, je n'ai pu ...
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Y a-t-il un équivalent de vocabulary.com en français?

Vocabulary.com est un site incroyable qui personnalise un programme d'apprentissage de vocabulaire pour les anglophones de tous niveaux, de niveau débutant jusqu'à niveau très avancé. Y a-t-il ...
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Where can I find large French texts in .txt format ?

I need to download a long roman/novel in .txt format as a reference so that I can analyze it for some kinda of concordance and finding phrases that I can use as examples. By this way I can improve my ...
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A good iOS app to learn Medieval French

Any advice for someone who wants to get started on Medieval French? I would like to hear about some suggestions.
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Qui étaient les grands auteurs dont le style d'écriture (et des phrases) était le plus complexe ?

Quels sont les grands écrivains dont le style d'écriture, les tournures, et les phrases étaient plus compliqués ? Y a-t-il de la littérature contemporaine qui détient ces qualités ? Par exemple, un ...
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Lack of phonetic transcriptions in French & Audio Dictionaries with Prononciations

When I was learning English, every dictionary that I ever came across with, had a phonetic transcription, so I could easily understand how the word is pronounced. For example, phonetic transcription ...
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Radio or podcasts for French language learners?

I'm looking for some French radio (preferably available online) which is good for French language learners. Not necessarily for beginners or learners specifically (though don't mind to get ...
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Learning the French language online [duplicate]

I am interested in learning French but don't know the first thing about it. I just love how it sounds as well as the complexity of it so I decided that I want to learn it. What would be either the ...
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Learning materials for French from novice to professional [closed]

As a young boy I studied some French and spent some time in France but I have forgotten much of the language. However, recently. I have felt the need to relearn it and hopefully, learn it better this ...
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Recommended grammar textbook for self-study

There are French grammar textbooks written in my native language. However, most of them are either too simple (containing not enough information) or too hard (contain many information but less ...
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Liste des meilleures ventes de livres en français

Pour améliorer mon français, je ne voudrais lire que les livres en français pour lesquels des traductions en anglais existent. Maintes fois, si je n'avais pas fait appel aux traductions anglaises, je ...
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Français d'Afrique

J'aimerais beaucoup lire un livre relativement général (pas forcément en français, d'ailleurs) sur le français d'Afrique. Je suis ouvert à des choses assez différentes (livre d'introduction générale, ...
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Ressources pour décortiquer et éplucher des tournures idiomatiques

Je me hasarde à dépister une ressource ou un dictionnaire français, soit sur Internet soit téléchargeable, qui discourt de et expose le dessein, la genèse, la structure, voire l'intuition, des ...
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Advanced french for business and customer service

I did French till high school and I can speak relatively well but with an accent and a lack of fluidity with words. I will starting a new customer-facing role dealing with IT projects and I ...
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Comment et pourquoi « revenir » peut-il signifier « s'y ramener » ?

Je me suis aperçu d'un usage inhabituel de revenir dans cette question, d'où provient ceci : La chambre de Jules Curieusement à revient, ici, mais n'a plus tout à fait le même sens: ...
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French school ebooks to download

Je suis un étudiant de français langue étrangère, et j'utilise une nouvelle méthode pour apprendre cette langue. Avec cette nouvelle méthode, j'apprends à lire en premier, donc écouter, puis écrire, ...
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Website for French antonyms [closed]

When trying to understand a word it helps me to see the word in relation to it's antonyms. Is there a website that gives me a list of the antonyms for every French word?
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What is a good native french dictionary and grammar book? [closed]

I would like to buy a French dictionary and grammar book written for native speakers. What are some good ones?
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Simple to understand French grammar resource?

I'm a beginning learner and I'm looking for recommendations on a book or site with super-simple to understand French grammar rules. The thing is a lot of sources say stuff like "like an infinitive in ...
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Améliorer mon français pour obtenir une maîtrise en droit

Je voudrais trouver des vidéos pour améliorer mon français (obtenir un niveau universitaire). J'ai besoin d'améliorer mon écriture en particulier. Je compte faire une maîtrise en droit et j'ai peur de ...
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Quelle est l'origine des phrases qui sont écrites sous forme abrégée dans les SMS ?

Je me suis rendu compte qu'il y a quelques phrases (sous forme abrégée) qui sont utilisées dans les SMS. Quelle est l'origine de ces phrases ? Est-ce qu'il y a une entreprise ou un groupe qui les ...
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French to English Android dictionary with native audio?

I'm learning French and I'm not sure who the accurate French dictionary publishers are...in English there are dictionaries that always have too many errors such as Collins. So, what publisher should ...
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Learning a bit of French with not much time

A native English speaker who I follow on twitter, who's speaking (in English) at a programming conference in Paris tweeted What's the best way to learn a tiny bit of French in a week? A week in ...
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Are there good tools for learning to speak French?

I'm a newcomer to France, I've have never had a formal education in French at school (being raised in South Africa), and i'm really trying to improve my French by: Taking lessons once a week, ...
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Are there any good online resources for English/French parallel reading?

I am (re-)learning French and would like to grow my vocabulary and contextual grammar by reading the same texts in parallel. I know there is a couple of books that do English and French stories side ...
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Free online resources for beginner course

Along the lines of the same question on German Language & Usage, what are good, free online resources for an English speaker to learn French properly from scratch? Ideally, important areas such ...
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French language videos for an absolute beginner (free)?

I am trying to learn French. Can anyone suggest videos where you can learn French for free? A brief search throws up videos from Americans who have studied French for only a couple years. I am trying ...
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Good resources to learn Québec French? [closed]

There are a lot of resources to learn French on the internet. But now I need to learn, and train in the use of French as spoken in Québec. I am interested specifically in audio and video material in ...
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Existe-t-il un dictionnaire anglais-français de termes techniques?

Je dois parfois traduire de l'anglais au français des offres d'emplois qui sont techniques (dans le domaine logiciel), et j'aimerais pouvoir utiliser un ouvrage de référence pour confirmer certains ...
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Online French dictionary for mathematics

I am reading a book and several papers in mathematics which are in French. Sometimes I have problems in translating (understanding) some words or phrases. I am looking for some online (or ...
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Dans quel ordre enseigner le français ?

Mon petit-ami irlandais essaie de réapprendre le français et je me suis fait une mission de l'aider. Je suis italienne mais je suis née et j'ai vécu au Luxembourg, donc je le parle assez couramment ...
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Is Rosetta Stone effective at teaching French?

I will be learning French for a cycling trip that I will be taking a year from today and am wondering how far into the French language I will be able to get with the Rosetta Stone software. I am ...
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Comment trouver la signification d'un mot que j'ai entendu ?

Parfois, il m'arrive d'entendre un mot que je ne connais pas. Naturellement je ne sais pas comment il est écrit. Comment je peux faire pour trouver ce mot, juste en connaissant à peu près sa sonorité ...