July 20, 2014
Japanese Romaji: toki / shuro
Japanese Meaning: Japanese crested ibis (Nipponia nippon) / crested ibis
shu(ake, aka, su) - cinnabar / vermilion / vermillion / scarlet / red / crimson / blood / bloody / slightly-orange red / red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink,…
の（no）’s (e.g. Kirstie’s)/of
- books are your best friends, read all the books you can.
- le Monde
- online French Newsround basically
- le Figaro
- more book recs. I’m always open for trades too if you want a new book for the price of postage.
- you didn’t hear this from me but torrenting is A++++. Torrent several seasons of something you won’t get bored of, something marathonable (Simpons, Futurama, Adventure Time..silly cartoons for me) and just sit for hours watching. They speak at natural speed so after a few weeks of this I promise you the listening section of the exam (even the A2 exam) will feel frustratingly slow.
- If you have sky, channel 799 is in French
- French vloggers (i literally only know these two if anyone wants to point out more to me)
- FRENCH MUSIC
- this song comes to mind
- get a penpal, keep a diary, write stories for fun, go on omegle with “french” tagged as one of your interests, annoy the fuck out of native speakers with attempts at chatting, don’t worry about sounding wrong or stupid just do ittt.
- buy shitty grammar workbooks and work through them
- Never assume you know anything just because you “learned” it a few months ago. Constant revision.
- if you’re not sure of something, ASK. I might know, your teacher definitely does, there’s countless native speakers on tumblir willing to help etc
- lang-8 is gr8
- MEMRISE FOR VOCBULARY i will be so mad at you if you don’t join this website
- find out if there’s any French-speaking au pairs in your area and befriend them. They’re probably lonely and confused and aside from helping you with your French and them with their English, you’ll likely become great friends
- talk to yourself, narrate what you’re doing, sing along to songs, become accustomed to French coming out of your mouth
This isn’t an exhaustive list because I’m lazy and I’ve already spent 20 minutes on this. May do a better one in future, but I hope this is helpful :) You may repay me in book trades and torrent links.
Birthday - 生日shēng rì
Family - 家庭 jiā tíng
Friend - 朋友 péng you
Memory - 记忆 jì yì
Milestone - 里程碑 lǐ chéng bēi
Obstacle - 障碍 zhàng’ài
to age (become older) - 变老biàn lǎo
to be born - 诞生 dàn shēng
to change - 变化 biàn huà
to experience - 经验 jīng yàn
to live - 居住 jū zhù
to love - 爱 ài
to remember - 想起 xiǎng qǐ
to struggle - 拼搏 pīn bó
Evolution of the most popular First Names in France along the years - boys (top) and girls (bottom)
Dialects of the Italian language
Fernweh is one of those words that do not have an exact English equivalent. I’ve used wanderlust because it gives you an idea of what Fernweh is all about, but they do not necessarily mean the same thing. Wanderlust simply refers to the desire to travel and see new places, whereas Fernweh describes the feeling of wanting to escape your familiar surrounding and be some place far away. You could be comfortable at home and still have wanderlust, but Fernweh implies that you would be happier being out there and exploring the world.
Also, the English wanderlust comes from the German Wanderlust, although in German the word refers to the enjoyment of hiking.