06 Feb

5 Key Takeaways on the Road to Dominating Learning

How to Speak French Like a Native.

Speaking fluent french does not end at knowing every grammar rule in the book and vocabulary. Ensure you are good at pronouncing the letters too. Unless the language learning was started when you were merely a child, it is likely that your dream of speaking like a native will never come to pass. Nevertheless, it does not mean you should give up on the pronunciation because even as an adult you can be able to master a decent accent. There are decent ways of realizing this without going crazy with stress. You should be able to pronounce every single letter well. Not every letter in French will have one sound and in the event that there are two or more sounds, the combination of these letters with others leads to the production of a sound that is very different from what you would have expected. If your native language is English, you may not be used to accents and it is easy to mistake the accents on French letters as decorations. However, these are meant to give you a clue on how to correctly pronounce the word.

Get a French dictionary and get used to the phonetic alphabet. To get the meaning of words, you need a dictionary which is why you should invest in a decent one. Unless you know at least ten thousand French words, you have no hope of understanding and speaking the language like a native. A pocket French dictionary is not enough because they do not have a lot of words. Do not stop at learning how to pronounce the letters but also put what you have learned into practice. The more you keep speaking the language the easier it will be for you to hold a decent conversation in the language. Ensure you listen to fluent speakers to get an idea of the language musicality.

It is important for you to repeat what you hear in order to get better. Learning by repetition is one of the greatest tools you have in learning how to be better at your pronunciation. In solo conversations, do a recording so that on playing back the audio you can identify the mistakes. If you encounter words with a lot of syllables or difficult letter combinations, read them loudly. Depending on what your native language is, there is going to be some words and letters which pose more difficult to you than others. It does not matter whether you are learning the language on your own but the most important bit is for you to learn the pronunciations correctly. You may be able to learn grammar with the aid of textbooks but the same does not apply to pronunciation. Get at least one friend who is willing to chip in when you are practicing your reading and speaking skills.

A Brief History of Languages

The Best Advice on Languages I’ve found