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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Okay

    It's annoying so...

    我好些个学

    ? Probably wrong measure weird
    That sentence means nothing! What are trying to say?
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    That sentence means nothing! What are trying to say?
    I have a few students.

    The have I typed in wrong! I typed hao

    我有写个学生
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I have a few students.

    The have I typed in wrong! I typed hao
    我有(一)些学生 wo3 you3 (yī) xiē xuésheng

    些 is a measure word in itself, so you don't need any others, like 个 or 只

    Use of 一 before 些 is optional but often left out
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    I can't remember if you're in the UK or not though. I used to get up at 8:15am some days because I lived like 4 mins walk from school. If I did that as a Danish or German kid, I'd probably already have missed the start of school!
    I am in the UK Wow, that is really late I'm already half way to school by then


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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    我有(一)些学生 wo3 you3 (yī) xiē xuésheng

    些 is a measure word in itself, so you don't need any others, like 个 or 只

    Use of 一 before 些 is optional but often left out
    Aah I see!

    谢谢

    I just need to learn loads of vocabulary before I learn grammar, learning characters is hard!
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Aah I see!

    谢谢

    I just need to learn loads of vocabulary before I learn grammar, learning characters is hard!
    Yeah, just learn vocabulary and some very basic grammar structures, like basic word order. Use that book you bought, it should be helpful!
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    My Danish Chemistry and Physics textbooks just arrived. They're hardback and sort of halfway between A5 and A4, so different to UK textbooks, they're adorable! Eeeeee.
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    New french teacher and class are so bad I'm considering just not going anymore.
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Yeah, just learn vocabulary and some very basic grammar structures, like basic word order. Use that book you bought, it should be helpful!
    :yep: word order I know is

    Subject + time prep + place prep etc

    (Original post by Ronove)
    My Danish Chemistry and Physics textbooks just arrived. They're hardback and sort of halfway between A5 and A4, so different to UK textbooks, they're adorable! Eeeeee.
    That's an awesome size! B something
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    Does anyone else just want to fast forward the time to April?
    Not too far but also not dangerously close to zee Examination Seoson

    Oh and I'm not looking forward to the snow :nope:
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    Does anyone else just want to fast forward the time to April?
    Not too far but also not dangerously close to zee Examination Seoson

    Oh and I'm not looking forward to the snow :nope:
    Nope, not at all!!! Even though it'll mean I'll be off travelling and then going back home to the UK, I still hate exams!
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Nope, not at all!!! Even though it'll mean I'll be off travelling and then going back home to the UK, I still hate exams!
    But you thrive in exams; you got into Chinese at Nottingham!!

    How is the Dutch going? Gaat het nu beter? :mmm:
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    But you thrive in exams; you got into Chinese at Nottingham!!

    How is the Dutch going? Gaat het nu beter? :mmm:
    I'm at Sheffield actually, doing Chinese with Japanese :mmm:

    Dutch is going terribly! I really need to kick my arse into gear-I've done nothing the past couple of days! :cry:
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    I'm at Sheffield actually, doing Chinese with Japanese :mmm:

    Dutch is going terribly! I really need to kick my arse into gear-I've done nothing the past couple of days! :cry:
    I ALWAYS GET THOSE 2 UNIS MIXED UP! It must be bacause I happen to know that both these unis have a Dutch department

    That supportd my point! Sheffield must have had a lot of faith in you, to allow you to pick up Chinese AND Japanese from SCRATCH!(presumably)

    Why won't you just let him teach you!
    I'm sure he would appreciate that you have an interest to learn his native language, and besides, learning a language *together* is fun...and should "kick your arse(sic) into gear without you even trying!"
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    I will. Just trying to get my head around the basics. I wish I had a book to help me with it instead of relying on podcasts
    Get Started in Dutch is AMAZING!! :yep: Or Complete Dutch...same maker but different levels reached.

    Veel geluk!!

    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    Hoe kan ik jouw sexy gezicht ooit vergeten?!?!
    Corrections in quote

    You like your commas too much, HOU OP! (;^^


    Dank je wel!

    Nee, en je kan niet mij stoppen. :sexface:
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, :sexface:
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    (preferably for native/ fluent French speakers)

    I'm currently writing my AS oral presentation, which is on French literature. In one paragraph, I discuss Voltaire; his life and his works and their influence. What tense should I use? Perfect, imperfect, past historic? For example, I have the sentence 'Voltaire was an eminent philosopher... he believed xyz was ridiculous...'.

    Merci!
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    (Original post by aasvogel)
    (preferably for native/ fluent French speakers)

    I'm currently writing my AS oral presentation, which is on French literature. In one paragraph, I discuss Voltaire; his life and his works and their influence. What tense should I use? Perfect, imperfect, past historic? For example, I have the sentence 'Voltaire was an eminent philosopher... he believed xyz was ridiculous...'.

    Merci!
    The perfect and the past historic are the same thing, except the passé simple is used in formal writing, thus I would avoid using that. I would use a mix of the perfect and imperfect.
    I got full UMS on my AS French oral, currently on a first in my second year of my French joint honours degree, so that would be my perspective
    As for your sentence, I would write that in the imperfect, he was but still is even in death an eminent philosopher
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    (Original post by TheBigJosh)
    The perfect and the past historic are the same thing, except the passé simple is used in formal writing, thus I would avoid using that. I would use a mix of the perfect and imperfect.
    I got full UMS on my AS French oral, currently on a first in my second year of my French joint honours degree, so that would be my perspective
    As for your sentence, I would write that in the imperfect, he was but still is even in death an eminent philosopher
    Fantastique - merci beaucoup!

    I was contemplating using the passé simple because I thought the subject of the oral (French Literature) was quite formal, but I've gone with the perfect.
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    (Original post by aasvogel)
    Fantastique - merci beaucoup!

    I was contemplating using the passé simple because I thought the subject of the oral (French Literature) was quite formal, but I've gone with the perfect.
    Pleasure, need anymore help then let me know
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    I ALWAYS GET THOSE 2 UNIS MIXED UP! It must be bacause I happen to know that both these unis have a Dutch department

    That supportd my point! Sheffield must have had a lot of faith in you, to allow you to pick up Chinese AND Japanese from SCRATCH!(presumably)

    Why won't you just let him teach you!
    I'm sure he would appreciate that you have an interest to learn his native language, and besides, learning a language *together* is fun...and should "kick your arse(sic) into gear without you even trying!"
    I'd taught myself a bit of both before I started uni, so it wasn't completely from scratch, but it's still been tough!

    So cheeky Tootoo! I may well ask him to help me out though

    (Original post by boumavilla)
    Get Started in Dutch is AMAZING!! :yep: Or Complete Dutch...same maker but different levels reached.

    Veel geluk!!
    I'll do my best!
 
 
 
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