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French movies/videos with French subtitles

There is an amazing site called Les films français avec sous-titres where one may find a plethora of films to watch of different genres (comedies, dramas, adventures and the like). Very useful: TEDx ...
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Do French kids have difficulty learning their spellings?

They indeed likely have more difficulty than Spanish, Italian and German kids who use much more regular spelling and phonetic rules. However, English speaking kids are reported to have more ...
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What are ways that I could have found out that "C'est correct d'être différent" means "It's okay to be different"?

Regional expressions can be hard to find depending on the limitations of any work of reference. If you go to a resource or dictionary that is a little dated or just not expanded, you hit a wall. ...
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Is the following sentence grammatically and meaningfully correct ?

There are a few things to change: Your verb is in the passé composé, which is good. However, this tense requires an auxiliary. In the case of aller, the auxiliary is être. Conjugate être for je in ...
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French movies/videos with French subtitles

You have also really nice Youtube channels to learn (or improve) french for free among which: Learn French with Vincent Vincent is a French teacher with his own YouTube channel, and he will teach ...
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Origin of the "Dr. and Mrs. Vandertramp" mnemonic

The oldest reference search engines are able to find seems to be this 1984 document : Experiment in International Living. School for International Training, ‎Peace Corps (U.S.). Information ...
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Online French newspapers, magazines, etc, with English translation

Simple French Unfortunately I can't comment yet, because I'm not sure if something like French English News is quite what you're looking for or if it is a little too simple. Therefore I'll leave that ...
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Pourquoi les Français parlent-ils plus vite que les autres francophones (et qu’avant)?

Il est difficile de dire que "les français parlent rapidement": la France est un grand pays, et chaque région de ce pays a ses subtilités dans l'utilisation de la langue. Le français qu'on entend à ...
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What are ways that I could have found out that "C'est correct d'être différent" means "It's okay to be different"?

@silph The expression "c'est correct" is typically a Canadian French expression. In France, this expression is never used, preferring the term "c'est acceptable", (that's ...
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What French children songs do most native French speakers know?

Au clair de la lune mon beau sapin Do, do, l'enfant do Cadet Rousselle Fais dodo, Colas mon petit frère Meunier tu dors un kilomètre à pied, ...
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Is this french? what has been said?

It sounds like "Mais bon c'était un but avec un penalty donc...". It translates to "But well, it was a penalty goal so..."
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Quelques revues françaises comme The Economist ?

L'équivalent de The Economist tant par la teneur et le sérieux du contenu que par l'utilisation par les enseignants et étudiants dans les cours de FLE (Français Langue Étrangère) est Le Monde. Les ...
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Unable to find exact meaning of Title of the paper which is in French

I follow the hypothesis of "Papa Poule" about the term "innité" that you wrote and that doesn't exist in French. I think he is right to suppose the original word was "infinité". So the sentence would ...
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What movies or TV series can I use to improve my French?

Try News in Slow French.... https://www.newsinslowfrench.com/.
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Should I use l'Alliance Française if I want to get a certification in French?

You can try the DELF diploma for the levels A1-B2. You can find easily information by googling. The principal page is: http://www.ciep.fr/delf-dalf or http://www.ciep.fr/en/delf-dalf In brief, B1 ...
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Monolingual learner's dictionary with small defining vocabulary

I do not think that such a dictionary about the French language (as far as I know) exists. To the best of my understanding of your question the books below could consist of a starting point for ...
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Modern French prose/fiction authors to read/listen for French language learner

Why not Maxime Chattam books ? :)
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How to learn from mistakes?

Probably a familiar problem for many learners. I think there are several key elements here: Understand the mistake: if there is a more general grammar rule behind it, then there is no point to ...
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How can I regain some French fluency in a short time?

You should watch films and series in French. This is what I did to learn to speak English and German. The best way would be to watch it with subtitles in the first place and when you are more ...
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Book of "introduction to logic" with French phrases as example

Do you mean something like this? Logique et langage - éditions Hermann
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French audio + English subtitles or vice versa?

Well, the best would be: Find TV shows you're interested in (in terms of content, something you will actually watch, consistently) Find TV shows at your level (without too many new words) Use French ...
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Pronunciation exercises to learn nasalization

Speaking an /o/, slowly let your head (not your neck!) sink to your chest. Speaking an /a/, /oe/, or /ε/, slowly tip your head back. Nasalization will happen automatically. Feel what happens in your ...
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Pronunciation exercises to learn nasalization

A couple of ideas: (1) You can exploit the nasals in English to cover much of the ground. In English, vowels are nasalized before a nasal consonant in the same syllable. (The effect is not as a ...
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How should I refer to my Master's degree in professional contexts?

À mon sens, le fait d'avoir un bac +4 ou un bac +5 dépend du nombre d'année d'étude mais surtout des crédits ECTS obtenus. Le Master est une formation qui permet d’obtenir un Bac+5. Le Master donne ...
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French movies/videos with French subtitles

French in Action, la méthode Capretz (Yale, 1987) est toujours disponible sur Annenberg Media et YouTube. C'était le début de l'immersion. Les leçons restent très utiles pour apprendre le français, ...
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What language to think in when learning french?

Even if I use to be fluent in English, as a French native locator, I am not always thinking in English when I try to understand what I hear, or what I read. But, I always think in English when I try ...
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How should I go about relearning French that I lost when I was very young?

That's cliché, but language learning is all about input. Try to engage in conversations or read a book in French, or whatever you like to do. You should try to make the language a part of your life, ...
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