How to Join
the Fashion Spot / the Sidewalk Café / the Entertainment Spot
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
10-05-2011
  91
V.I.P.
 
sill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,656
I'd love it if somebody who knows french could correct a speech I made? It's quite short but probably with loads of errors

__________________
BONJOURHIER|TENUOUSLY
  Reply With Quote
 
16-05-2011
  92
V.I.P.
 
kokobombon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Buenos Aires
Gender: femme
Posts: 13,053
How do you say in french "tough girls"?

__________________
My Modern Blog
My Personal Blog
  Reply With Quote
16-05-2011
  93
V.I.P.
 
sill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,656
filles durs, perhaps?

__________________
BONJOURHIER|TENUOUSLY
  Reply With Quote
16-07-2011
  94
front row
 
Birkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Gender: homme
Posts: 279
can anyone tell me what the expression "to show stripes" mean ? the whole phrase is : and the elephants show stripes. is it any kind of expression ?

  Reply With Quote
16-07-2011
  95
fashion elite
 
purplethistle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: under the sun
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,863
^ I have never heard of the phrase. I've only heard of tigers or zebras showing their stripes meaning that ones true nature/character has come to light.

  Reply With Quote
16-07-2011
  96
front row
 
Birkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Gender: homme
Posts: 279
thanks for your help. i think it must be something like that, it is used with elephants in a figurative meaning then.

  Reply With Quote
20-07-2011
  97
front row
 
Birkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Gender: homme
Posts: 279
meaning of the expression "to have a deal to answer for" please ?

  Reply With Quote
20-07-2011
  98
front row
 
Birkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Gender: homme
Posts: 279
nevermind, i think i got it , this thing of translating random chapters is like walking with a blindfold in your eyes

  Reply With Quote
30-07-2011
  99
fashion icon
 
YoninahAliza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Avonlea
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,406
So it looks like I'll be required to take a language at my college and they offer French, Spanish, German, or American Sign Language. However, I already know a bit of ASL and even though I love it I don't think it'll be useful in my chosen career path. So I'm thinking I'll take French instead one in part because I love anything French related (and I want to be able to finally read Vogue Paris! ), secondly because it'll be more useful career wise, and lastly because my mom will be able to help me out a little bit because she used to be pretty fluent and even lived in France for a little bit. That said, I was wondering if anyone has advice for other resources to help me learn the language. Because I've studied ASL and Hebrew before but I've always been a bit shaky when it comes to languages. Thanks

__________________
http://miss-rumphius.tumblr.com/ "It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable." Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  Reply With Quote
30-07-2011
  100
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ravenclaw's Common Room
Gender: femme
Posts: 27,794
^i'd like to know that myself. i'm currently trying to refresh my french to get into an advanced course next year.

these two pages seem quite nice, though
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/mafrance/flash/#
http://faculty.virginia.edu/ajmlevin...mmarindex.html

  Reply With Quote
30-07-2011
  101
backstage pass
 
Niusity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Gender: femme
Posts: 648
I was learning french when I was little but I forgot almost everything that I've learned so to refresh my memory I've begun to watch extr@ french it really helpled me. Well, you of course need to learn some basic rules but french is a really difficult language and this series will really help you to have a good pronunciation, to learn the most basic words and understand it better.

  Reply With Quote
30-07-2011
  102
fashion insider
 
Andrea.RL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Paris
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,178
Im probably very late, but tough girl would for me be femme forte.


As for the current french conversation, it wouldnt help if i explained how i learned since its one of my maternal languages. My cousin came here for a few months and started off buying the vacation learning books for kids, you know those books your parents make you go through to keep practising while on holidays. she just bought one of each year from first grade sixth and learned the basics that way.

Otherwise, ive been starting italian and have basically bought a few books to learn the basics, a dictionnary and usually just read magazines and fashion websites in italian. oh and watch movies in italian sometimes with subtitles mostly not (plus there are amazing italian movies)
You could do that as well... (there are some cult french movies old and new, and you said it yourself there's vogue paris...)

__________________
  Reply With Quote
02-09-2011
  103
trendsetter
 
Lax89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Paris / Lille
Gender: homme
Posts: 1,196
When I was teaching French at Arizona State, they told us that The University of Texas at Austin had the best resources for French learners http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/. Alvedansen and YoninahAliza you might want to check that website.

I've got one question for Russian speakers. How do you say "Can I take a picture with you" ?

__________________
Snejana Onopka
  Reply With Quote
02-09-2011
  104
backstage pass
 
oh me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Gender: femme
Posts: 758
^ mozhno s toboy sfotografirovatsya? (that word is really hard to spell, so just say "sfotkatsya")

__________________
When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story.
  Reply With Quote
25-09-2011
  105
trendsetter
 
Lax89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Paris / Lille
Gender: homme
Posts: 1,196
Spassiba ! Thank you oh me
Posted via Mobile Device

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
#2, language, teach
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.