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    Hey,

    I've done most of my coursework now, and I'm just a bit stuck on this one paragraph. I've tried my best for it to make sense, but it probaly doesn't...

    Ce sport est brilliant et je conseiller vraiment ca pour quelque’un que est sportif. Certainement, je voudrais continuer faire du cyclisme dans l’avenir. C’est genial et souvent j’aime aller plus vite possible avec ma velo. Aussi, je me maintenir en forme.

    I'd be grateful if somebody would point out the mistakes..thanks!
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    (Original post by gemgems89)
    Hey,

    I've done most of my coursework now, and I'm just a bit stuck on this one paragraph. I've tried my best for it to make sense, but it probaly doesn't...

    Ce sport est brilliant et je conseiller vraiment ca pour quelque’un que est sportif. Certainement, je voudrais continuer faire du cyclisme dans l’avenir. C’est genial et souvent j’aime aller plus vite possible avec ma velo. Aussi, je me maintenir en forme.

    I'd be grateful if somebody would point out the mistakes..thanks!
    Je conseiller - should be je conseille (you've used the infinitive 'I to advise')
    quelque'un - no e in there
    que est sportif - qui est sportif
    j'aime aller plus vite - think that should be j'aime aller le plus vite
    ma velo - mon velo
    je me maintenir en forme - you've used the infinitive again. Should be je me maintiens en forme
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    Je conseiller - should be je conseille (you've used the infinitive 'I to advise')
    quelque'un - no e in there
    que est sportif - qui est sportif
    j'aime aller plus vite - think that should be j'aime aller le plus vite
    ma velo - mon velo
    je me maintenir en forme - you've used the infinitive again. Should be je me maintiens en forme
    Ah, thank you!
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    What dudie said makes sense. I just have one last comment to make. In your first sentence you used the word brilliant. That's known as an anglicisme because it doesn't have the same meaning in French as it does in English. In French it means bright. (lightwise or intelligencewise) You'd be better off using a word that means fun or something. I suggest amusant.
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    (Original post by silltilly)
    What dudie said makes sense. I just have one last comment to make. In your first sentence you used the word brilliant. That's known as an anglicisme because it doesn't have the same meaning in French as it does in English. In French it means bright. (lightwise or intelligencewise) You'd be better off using a word that means fun or something. I suggest amusant.
    Thanks for spotting that out. I just looked in the dictionary and it said it can mean 1. shiny 2.brilliant. So it looks like it means both.. :confused:
    Ah well, so you'd think I should use "le cyclisme est amusant" instead?

    I have one more question..how do you say "all you need to do is learn to ride a bike"

    Cheers
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    Anyone, please?
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    (Original post by gemgems89)
    I have one more question..how do you say "all you need to do is learn to ride a bike"

    Cheers
    La seule chose qui manque est aprendre comment faire du velo... i think.
    or
    la seule que vous y avez besoin est aprendre...
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    (Original post by rutera)
    La seule chose qui manque est aprendre comment faire du velo... i think.
    or
    la seule que vous y avez besoin est aprendre...
    How about "la seule chose que on doit faire est apprendre a faire du velo."?
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    (Original post by gemgems89)
    How about "la seule chose que on doit faire est apprendre a faire du velo."?
    yeah, good one. point: qu'on doit rather than que on.
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    (Original post by rutera)
    yeah, good one. point: qu'on doit rather than que on.
    Cheers.
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    Ce sport est brilliant et je le recommanderais avec enthousiasme à quelqu’un qui est sportif. Certainement, je voudrais continuer à faire du cyclisme à l’avenir. C’est genial et j’aime souvent aller (not sure about aller in this context) aussi vite que possible sur mon vélo. Aussi, je (aime?/veux?) me maintenir en forme.
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    Hey Cacambo,
    You're always helping people with thier French and you seem to be very good at it. Just out of curiosity, are you from a/living in France or a francophone country or stayed at a francphone country for a long period of time?
 
 
 
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