Conversation in French

Welcome ! This is a great opportunity to practice reading and writing in French with your fellow Rocket French learners. So browse some of the posts, take your French reading skills for a spin and when you're ready, introduce yourself and get chatting! Don't be afraid to make mistakes - these are learners just like you and they're here to help.

Bonjour!

Bonjour! comment ca va?

2 replies - Last post by JosiahG4 - February 13, 2020

parler / parlait / parlez / parlé ?

Is it true that there is no distinction between the above words as regards pronunciation? The check function of the recordings often registers a mistake when, for example, I say parlez and it hears parlais Maybe it's just a hardware problem. Or a weak in...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - February 5, 2020

Leçon 6,2 - Erreur de traduction

On recording between 10:52 and 11:10, the following incorrect transcription is given in English «Est-ce que c'est ton frère EST là-ba ?» The final «EST» is incorrect, is not spoken by Claire, and needs to be removed to match the audio. Otherwise the audio...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - January 29, 2020

Joyeux Noël

Pas une question, mais -- À tous les professeurs et mes camarades étudiants :          Je vous souhaite un « Joyeux Noël » !

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - January 8, 2020

'Street French' in TV programmes

I have been following the current season of 'Spiral' (='Engrenages') and trying to pick up as much of the French as I can. A lot of the dialogue is spoken very quickly, and I suspect a lot of slang and elision is involved, and I'd be interested in whether...

3 replies - Last post by toru e - November 4, 2019

I need a blunt opinion on the importance of emersion

De rien, PaulG63 ! I look forward to hearing how everything goes in the coming months! Bon courage ! Liss

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - October 17, 2019

pronunciation of end consonants

Regarding masculine nouns.  I understand that the last consonant is not pronounced (e.g., un crayon - "cray-oo") but sometime it seems that I hear a bit of the last consonant like (e.g. un jour) be spoken.  Can you provide guidance as to this?

6 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - October 14, 2019

Voice recording playback speeds up after around 30 mins of lesson

Probably a little late for my two cents, but I've noticed the same thing with my Japanese course work - but at about 20 minutes. I'm using a Chromebook (Acer CB3-111 with 2Gb of RAM) with Chrome browser (of course!). In addition to speeding up, the record...

4 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - September 24, 2019

No audio Interactive Audio Lesson 9.4 Canceling a Hotel Reservation

I have exactly the same problem with Spanish - all categories are showing zero minutes Please help Frank

3 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo - August 6, 2019

Lesson 18.3

Salut Meages ! Thank you for pointing this inconsistency out to us! The translations have indeed been a bit muddled up here. Here are the appropriate translations if we look at the possible options one by one: - Je ne sais plus means "I don't know anym...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - July 30, 2019

writen text versus speaking the text

I am at lesson 10.1.  I have a hard time to swallow the sentence below.  The text is perfectly clear to me.   et nous allons vous montrer comment cela se passe en français. But the lovely female voice speaks to me what I distinctly perceive as et nous all...

4 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo - July 21, 2019

incorrect translation in 11.3 renting an appartement

Here is a sentence in the lesson dialog that may need a correction. et on va leur demander une caution, peut-etre plus elevee en raison du risque. translated as and one is going ask them for a deposit, maybe due to the higher risk. shoud be, peut-etre: a...

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - July 9, 2019

Est-ce que tu vs est-ce que vous

"Est-ce que" means literally "Is it that...?" This bit signals a question. "Tu" is an informal way to address one person whom you know well, or a child.  "Vous" is used to address someone formally, when first meeting them or at work, or to address two or ...

1 reply - Last post by Gabrielle-D - July 6, 2019

Level 3 conversation speed

Salut Peter--252 ! Native French speakers do like to talk at quite a clip! It's also true that to non-francophone ears, native French speakers can seem to almost drop words or parts of words when they're speaking quickly. All of this can make it quite di...

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - May 23, 2019

Help pronouncing French nasal sounds

Hello, I am really struggling with pronouncing French nasal sounds. Here are some things I have already tried/already know: 1. In English we make nasal sounds when the letters "m" or "n" are at the end of a word.  2. Nasal sounds are made by letting air...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - April 24, 2019

Pop-up notification repeatedly interrupting program

I am encountering a pop up notification every 3-5 seconds in Rocket French. The notification says, "Congratulations! You've just achieved a new badge!" I've already commented on another post this morning and I tried "liking" the post as well but Rocket wo...

2 replies - Last post by Peter--252 - January 23, 2019

Recording my language responses

sometime it can be the timing you press the button and before the microphone turn on. I usually give it 1 second after i press it to start talking. I notice this occasionally especially if I have a slow internet

4 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - January 8, 2019

Plural or singular? Lesson 13.1

In lesson 13.1, the last line of the dialogue has Anne saying: "Allez, sois courageux ! Sinon, tu vas rester vieux garçon ! " Since they are friends they are using the "tu" form throughout, so why "Allez"?  Is that just a colloquial use?

4 replies - Last post by Peter--252 - November 22, 2018

How do I access "Play It" I have been taking the French course since 7/4/2018. I have a MAC, do I need Google chrome to access "Play It"?

How do I access "Play It"? I have a MAC and have been on Rocket French for 7 weeks. Do I need Google Chrome for "Play It"?

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages - August 22, 2018

Does pronunciation of final consonant in a word sometimes depend on the following word? If so, any general rules for this?

Bonjour DwaitaP, Yes, this phenomenon is known as liaison and exists to aid the pronunciation of the words, remove any unnecessary pauses in the sentence and complete the cadence of the sentence. Normally a word ending in a consonant has a mute ending, b...

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - August 21, 2018

Are there any other language programs for french besides rocket french?

Duolingo is out there. It is free and gives one lots of drills on the basics. If one makes many mistakes it will drill one even more until one understands what they are doing. Simply type in Duolingo.

2 replies - Last post by John-W33 - August 14, 2018

Are there any other language programs for french besides rocket french?

Are there any other language programs for french besides rocket french?

0 replies - Last post by danieldenny987 - June 12, 2018

Order of Lessons for new user

Hi, I am wondering if everyone uses the order provided by Rocket French - from 1.1 to 1.5 on the Interactive Audio, to 1.6 to 1.15 on the Language & Culture lessons, before moving to Module 2.1 and on. Same question re Survival Kit - has anyone jumped to ...

1 reply - Last post by Meages - May 7, 2018

bed time story

hi  i want to ask those who are able you speak french well, that post short french story here.! if its possible for them. that would be great full . and pleas don't take so hard on us

0 replies - Last post by maysame-m - April 18, 2018

How well do you learn french in this course?

Bonjour Beckysarahi, I have been toying with French on and off (mostly off) for years. I took a couple of years of it in high school and a year at university but that was so long ago it's barely a memory. Presently, I read it quite often (books ...

13 replies - Last post by maysame-m - April 18, 2018

Je suis ...

mon adresse [email protected]

126 replies - Last post by maysame-m - April 18, 2018

repeating parts of the course

Now that I am about half way through the course, I wanted to retake earlier lessons to fix these in my long term memory. I cannot find a way to delete my previous answers. Can you help?

1 reply - Last post by Peter--252 - January 11, 2018

Is there any place in Houston Texas where French speakers go to meet and practice their French?

I do Know of a french club called FACC Houston that is based in Houston.

3 replies - Last post by TomG17 - November 11, 2017

Audio

Why doesnt the audio always work? Sometimes it does but other times I cant hear anything.

1 reply - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo - October 24, 2017

Asking questions in French - formal and informal

Lesson 2.7 in Module 2, Premium Level 1 explains the difference between y a-t-il... and est-ce que... to ask a question, the former where there is a noun and the latter where there is a verb.  But this particular example seems to take either/or form.  Is ...

6 replies - Last post by Meriel - September 19, 2017

french conversation

Je vais assayer de vous aider. D'accord?

3 replies - Last post by DavidS70 - September 8, 2017

Can I slow down the audio of my rocket French ?

I agree!  Especially for the advanced lessons.  Too fast to understand the words enough to repeat!

7 replies - Last post by TomG17 - August 30, 2017

Slow down audioCa

Can I slow down the audio?

0 replies - Last post by Deborah 12 - July 19, 2017

Getting frustrated - its all going in one ear and out the other

Bonjour à tous! I realise that it is very difficult sometimes to see progress when you are learning a language and that can be demotivating. I had the same problem when learning English. Here is a tip that helps measure your progress: try writing a diary...

8 replies - Last post by shawcath00 - April 5, 2017

different ways to ask "what happened?"

What are 3 ways to ask someone "what happened?"

0 replies - Last post by joshell29 - March 23, 2017

How do I incorporate more French in daily life?

I love all of these great ideas, and will start using them myself! I'm just getting started, but I have been listening to a French radio station and writing down the song titles that I like and then looking up the lyrics along with the translations. I l...

24 replies - Last post by Meages - March 23, 2017

Valentines Day question

So today you want to love right? The verb aimer is for both, so how does someone know that you love them as opposed to just liking them when you use J'aime?  Big difference n'est pas?

3 replies - Last post by toru e - February 15, 2017

French Book

I like Francais avec Pierre. He is a teacher and has free video lessons all the way through B2 if I'm not mistaken. Last count, he has 108 videos and he's got some quirky, fun videos that make learning a lot of fun.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVgW...

6 replies - Last post by Mark-G1193 - September 13, 2016

Common idioms/expressions

Coûter les yeux de la tête literally means that something costs the eyes in your head :) J’aurais aimé acheter un nouvel ordi mais ça coûte les yeux de la tête. I would have liked to buy a new computer but it costs an arm and a leg.

4 replies - Last post by M-L - July 28, 2016

Meetups

Bonsoir, Je ne sais pas beaucoup de français, mais j'aimerais aller à langue de français Meetup.  Has anyone been to a "meetup" before. Sounds like people really speak French for real. I'm afraid I won't be able to say anything other than my name & what I...

2 replies - Last post by julia-c13 - June 29, 2016

French accents

Bonjour tout le monde! Just curious, could anyone share their views on what would be the best accent for the purpose of conversation in French (if any)? Merci beaucoup.

5 replies - Last post by Maisarah - June 2, 2016

Practice spoken French

Salut! I am interested! Although I am just starting to learn French so I hope that is ok. Ann

1 reply - Last post by awilgosz - June 1, 2016

Salut! Je cherche amis pour converser.

Bon jour tout le monde!!! Je ne parle bien frances, mais j'adore pratiquer. Est-il possible parler avec quelqu'un si je ne parler bien frances? Je parle polonais, englais et espagnol bien. Nous pourrinons parler par example 15 minutes francais et 15 engla...

15 replies - Last post by Maisarah - May 27, 2016

Liaison question, revisit

Hello All, Let me apologize first for asking the liaison question. I read all of the questions and comments from as recent as 10 months ago to 6-7 yr ago; some applied and answered my questions. But one confused me, which was answered by Nathalie. The qu...

5 replies - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - May 22, 2016

Vous diriger / Direct you

Can someone explain the meaning of "vous diriger"? I would say it should be "vous dirigez", but in Survival Kit Trains "diriger" is the correct solution. The translation given is "direct you", which is also a mystery in my non-native English comprehension...

2 replies - Last post by bolletjeb - April 28, 2016

Where's the verb?

Lesson 10.2:  In the Rocket Review, Anne asks "fill it up please," and Eric's translation is "le plein s'il vous plait."  What happened to the verb on the French side?  Clearly, Anne has a complete sentence, including the verb, but Eric only gives the obj...

1 reply - Last post by bolletjeb - April 26, 2016

serious french chat on skype

Hi, I would like to pratice too, but Im just a begginer yet, my skype is luanaar Thanks

4 replies - Last post by florez57 - February 22, 2016

Points Goal

The points goal is set at 400.  That is for one day or for each module?

1 reply - Last post by Diana-S1 - February 22, 2016

How to download

Hi K-Dean,  In order to download the audio lessons, you will need to right click on the individual download links (where it says 'Download THIS Interactive Audio Lesson') and select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As".  In order to save or print the writ...

3 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - February 16, 2016

How to download the odious lesson on ipad

Hi Yuliya, Unfortunately Apple won't allow you to download the Interactive Audio lessons directly to your iPad, so instead we recommend that you download the lessons to your computer first, then transfer them to your iPad using iTunes. If you need help ...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - February 16, 2016

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