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02 Feb, 2021

French Learning is not as Complex as You Think.

Everyone knows how learning French helps you explore a new culture, traditions, and very obviously new relationships and friendships. Hence, it is quite clear why you want to learn French, apart from growing your business.

 

People often think learning French is a big deal and so, they give up and before even getting started. But that’s not true. Let us tell you a secret - learning French is way easier than learning English, isn’t that amazing? Just imagine, in a matter of just four to five weeks, you can have a whole conversation in French and will be capable of speaking to more than 75 million people in 50+ countries!! Allow us to explain how.

 

In this article, we will discuss 4 top reasons why French is not as difficult as it seems.

 

Pronunciation are Simpler than we think

In English, the pronunciations are not consistent.

E.g. Cut and Put have different ways of pronunciation.

 

French pronunciations seem difficult at first because so many silent letters like S, T, D, and nouns are pronounced differently with regards to gender. English-speaking people go mad because of all the rules the French people follow, but the only point here is that French is deep-rooted in English. It’s just a little difference between the language spoken in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Also, a good amount of people in Canada and Australia speak French.

 

Gendered Words aren’t as Complex as They Seem

Many European languages have gendered noun prevailing in them, but English doesn’t, which can be frustrating for the English-speaking people.

But French does have gendered nouns and pronouncing them properly is a must, because in French genders affect some parts of speech.

Certain rules for gender centred nouns are- there are same nouns for the males of a particular group of species (e.g. le taureau), and the same is for females (e.g. la jument). Similarly, there are some nouns which can be used for both males and females (Le mouton). Also, you can understand the gender of some words by their endings. For instance, -er, -ment, -eau etc. for a masculine term while on the other hand -tion, -sion, -son are used for feminine terms.

 

People in France Help You Learn French

If you are trying to hold a conversation in French and cannot understand, you can always ask them to slow down. They won’t mind and will be happy to help you learn the language.

People do have an idea that the Parisians look at people who cannot speak French properly with an eye of disdain and that’s true. But when you ask them politely, they will correct you and help you as well.

 

● French and English Share the Common Alphabets

Other than any other romantic language (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese etc), English has the most common things. The romance languages have their basis in the Indo-European family, just like English. The first Norman King of England, William The Conqueror, used an ample number of French words in English as he could not speak English properly. Even in the court rooms, they used French. William tried learning Old-English but in vain. So, be assured you are not starting right from the scratch.

 

French became very popular in social classes and even in the court of laws. Modern English that has a great impact in the fields of law, medicine, politics, physics etc, which has a strong base in Latin, has many words common to French.

 

So, if you are good in English, you will have a good start in French vocabulary as well. If you are familiar with words like ‘debut’, ‘petite’, ‘encore’ amongst others.

 

YouTube will help you with the pronunciation, and consistent practice will keep you on track. French is not very tough. Instead, it is far easier to learn it than English. So try and don’t give up and gear up to learn French!!

 

And do not forget that esylang is by you whenever language learning is required, as our tag line is clear enough “Learning languages is made ESY

Comments (1)
jacob
Amazing !!

05/02/2021

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