[ESP/EN] Dos meses estudiando francés en casa ¿Cómo lo he hecho? / Two months studying French at home. How did I do?
Cuando comenzó la cuarentena en mi país me propuse aprovechar al máximo el tiempo en casa para hacer aquello que siempre había querido hacer pero que en la “normalidad” no hacía por falta de tiempo. Una de estas metas personales era aprender Francés, un idioma que me ha interesado desde hace mucho pero que empecé a estudiar juiciosamente desde hace 2 meses.
When the quarantine began in my country, I decided to make the most of my time at home to do what I had always wanted to do but that in "normality" I didn't have the time to do it. One of my personal goals was to learn French, a language that has interested me for a long time but which I started to study judiciously two months ago.
Mi interés por aprender el idioma / My interest in learning the language
Three years ago I heard a song by Edith Piaf that touched my heart. Later, I was able to attend here in Caracas the musical about the life of this singer, starring Mariaca Semprún. After that musical I knew I needed to learn the language, I needed to be able to understand it, speak it and sing it. Even though I am not very good at singing, I enjoy knowing a song, playing it in my head, and, in loneliness, singing it at the top of my lungs. It can be said that what has motivated me to learn the language is music, without a doubt.
En el musical de Edith Piaf. La felicidad se me nota en la cara. / In Edith Piaf's musical. Happiness shows in my face.
¿Cómo estoy estudiando desde casa? / How am I studying from home?
I have two months studying French (without stopping any day) using the Duolingo application, free of charge. In a notebook I write down the vocabulary I learn every day, and when I finish a lesson I check the grammar and spelling rules from the website. This application has very effective reminders that encourage you to study every day, with comments reminding you how important it is to learn another language and how fast you can do it (at least 10 minutes a day).
Inmersión cultural / Cultural Immersion
Duolingo has taught me vocabulary and grammar rules, however, I wanted to go deeper into the language, so I had to read and listen to native speakers. Since I spend most of my day on Twitter, I decided to follow several people who speak the language through this social network. I wanted to know what their mood was, what their most common expressions were, and what news they commented on the most. I learned a lot there, especially because, being a language that comes from Latin as well as Spanish, sometimes I can understand in a general way what is being talked about, even if I don't understand every single word.On twitter I learned the meaning of the expressions PTDR (Pété de rire, in Spanish to break out laughing) and MDR (Mort de rire, in Spanish, to die laughing). These expressions would make equivalents in English with Lmao, LOL, lmfao)
Lo típico al aprender un idioma / Typical language learning
Merci beaucoup. À bientôt!
Merci beaucoup. À bientôt!