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07-03-2013, 01:15 PM
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I want to move to Montreal, so I began using the Rosetta Stone software for French, will this help me at all?


Ive heard alot of people tell me you do need to know french to move there, and others say you don't, whats the right answer?
need? No. Will it be appreciated by those around you and make your life easier while you're at it? Definitely. Also virtually doubles the amount of girls you can try to pickup. Rosetta is a good place to start.

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I want to move to Montreal, so I began using the Rosetta Stone software for French, will this help me at all?


Ive heard alot of people tell me you do need to know french to move there, and others say you don't, whats the right answer?
Depends on where you're going to live IN Montreal.

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I want to move to Montreal, so I began using the Rosetta Stone software for French, will this help me at all?


Ive heard alot of people tell me you do need to know french to move there, and others say you don't, whats the right answer?
Try duolingo.com, it's better, free, and funner.

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Try duolingo.com, it's better, free, and funner.
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Salut à tous!

Sabres fan coming in peace with a question:

Being a germanophone who has moved to France and is about to relearn and practice his French, I noticed that it is way more efficient to practice a language if you surround yourself with the new language, listen to it, think it, speak it during most of the day.

Only problem for me is NHL hockey about which I read almost exclusively in English. So, long story short, are there any good hockey sites/sources/boards in French out there you guys can recommend? I'd be very thankful for any good tips!

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Sabres fan coming in peace with a question:

Being a germanophone who has moved to France and is about to relearn and practice his French, I noticed that it is way more efficient to practice a language if you surround yourself with the new language, listen to it, think it, speak it during most of the day.

Only problem for me is NHL hockey about which I read almost exclusively in English. So, long story short, are there any good hockey sites/sources/boards in French out there you guys can recommend? I'd be very thankful for any good tips!
You can read everything on NHL.com in French if you want.

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Salut à tous!

Sabres fan coming in peace with a question:

Being a germanophone who has moved to France and is about to relearn and practice his French, I noticed that it is way more efficient to practice a language if you surround yourself with the new language, listen to it, think it, speak it during most of the day.

Only problem for me is NHL hockey about which I read almost exclusively in English. So, long story short, are there any good hockey sites/sources/boards in French out there you guys can recommend? I'd be very thankful for any good tips!
RDS's talkbacks

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Salut à tous!

Sabres fan coming in peace with a question:

Being a germanophone who has moved to France and is about to relearn and practice his French, I noticed that it is way more efficient to practice a language if you surround yourself with the new language, listen to it, think it, speak it during most of the day.

Only problem for me is NHL hockey about which I read almost exclusively in English. So, long story short, are there any good hockey sites/sources/boards in French out there you guys can recommend? I'd be very thankful for any good tips!
RDS.CA and NHL.com have it in french.

What I find useful when learning a language is doing back and forth exchanges with someone or with yourself (ya, dont do this on the bus or something.) Learned most of my German that way and now I'm learning Spanish !

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Awesome guys, keep it coming!

Et merci beaucoup pour les tuyaux!

I have another question, though, and it's about the pronounciation of English names in French, one thing that annoys me big time
Is it the same thing in Canada that all the English names are "frenchified", so that every poor language-learning person is hopelessly confused?

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Awesome guys, keep it coming!

Et merci beaucoup pour les tuyaux!

I have another question, though, and it's about the pronounciation of English names in French, one thing that annoys me big time
Is it the same thing in Canada that all the English names are "frenchified", so that every poor language-learning person is hopelessly confused?
Some do but most don't. But even then, it's not as bad as in France. In France, they even rewrite names. FFS, they even changed all Pokemon names.

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I do use a dictionary, but not Google, though. How do you say "thanks for the tips" correctly?

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Funny as it may sound, it's actually a proper word for tips.

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I do use a dictionary, but not Google, though. How do you say "thanks for the tips" correctly?
Merci pour les conseils!

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Merci pour l'aide/votre aide!

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Funny as it may sound, it's actually a proper word for tips.
I know, I use it a lot for this site.

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Some do but most don't. But even then, it's not as bad as in France. In France, they even rewrite names. FFS, they even changed all Pokemon names.
Well, I thought as much. I have to admit, however, that English words do disrupt the flow of a French sentence a bit, if you pronounce them the English way.

That being sad, it's just really difficult to detect the English names if you're still struggling to decipher all the French words properly while listening to a fast speaking francophone.

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I know, I use it a lot for this site.
Donc, merci pour ton conseil!

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Well, I thought as much. I have to admit, however, that English words do disrupt the flow of a French sentence a bit, if you pronounce them the English way.

That being sad, it's just really difficult to detect the English names if you're still struggling to decipher all the French words properly while listening to a fast speaking francophone.
French from France is weird in that way, for example they'll say english names like tupperware or shopping but they'll totally change the pronunciation to something french.

The french when talking in english will also make no effort whatsoever to sound more english or maybe they are simply unaware of their super strong accent. Most Quebecers especially the ones with decent knowledge of english will make a lot of efforts to sound like if english was their mother tongue. In cases where the speaker doesn't speak good english it usually makes me cringe to the point where I can't go on listening.

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Awesome guys, keep it coming!

Et merci beaucoup pour les tuyaux!

I have another question, though, and it's about the pronounciation of English names in French, one thing that annoys me big time
Is it the same thing in Canada that all the English names are "frenchified", so that every poor language-learning person is hopelessly confused?
EVERYTHING (and I really mean it) is frenchified in this province. Toy Story = Histoire de jouets, what a joke.
Chicken McNuggets = McCroquettes or something like that. This is awful.

PS: I'm French, says it all.

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Some do but most don't. But even then, it's not as bad as in France. In France, they even rewrite names. FFS, they even changed all Pokemon names.
Well they changed my name when I was a kid.

I was playing hockey and because the way it was pronounced didn't match the French version they suggested I put a é instead of an e on my jersey.

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EVERYTHING (and I really mean it) is frenchified in this province. Toy Story = Histoire de jouets, what a joke.
Chicken McNuggets = McCroquettes or something like that. This is awful.

PS: I'm French, says it all.
Are you expecting better names?

what's frenchfied? you mean translated? I don't think you can order McNuggets or go watch Toy Story in Italy.

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EVERYTHING (and I really mean it) is frenchified in this province. Toy Story = Histoire de jouets, what a joke.
Chicken McNuggets = McCroquettes or something like that. This is awful.

PS: I'm French, says it all.
So, do you prefer French changing Hangover to Very Bad Trip or Quebecois changing it to Lendemain de veille?

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Are you expecting better names?

what's frenchfied? you mean translated? I don't think you can order McNuggets or go watch Toy Story in Italy.
I'm expecting to keep it in its original name/language. Would be better.

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So, do you prefer French changing Hangover to Very Bad Trip or Quebecois changing it to Lendemain de veille?
French name >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Quebecois

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French name >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Quebecois
You then explain to me why change the name of the movie from one to three English words and then pronounce it "Vérrry bade trippe"

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