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Ranger
Posts385Likes192Joined11/7/2018LocationManila / PH
Native
Tagalog
Learning English, Korean

Hi! I'm from the Philippines. :) I speak two languages fluently -- English and Tagalog. I used to teach ESL to Koreans so I can read and write in Hangul. I also tried learning French and failed miserably. :)

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ikay

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Dwarf
Posts76Likes67Joined9/7/2018Location
Native
English
Learning French, Spanish
Other Irish

Welcome Jessica. It's never too late to jump back into French! :) 

That's why I signed up myself.

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Ranger
Posts385Likes192Joined11/7/2018LocationManila / PH
Native
Tagalog
Learning English, Korean

I've tried learning it three times now. :) I always quit because I can't do nasal sounds. :(

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ikay

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Ent
Posts835Likes505Joined18/3/2018LocationBellingham / US
Native
English
Learning Tagalog
Other Swahili, Thai

Mabuhay! Can you pronounce the French R?

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Ranger
Posts385Likes192Joined11/7/2018LocationManila / PH
Native
Tagalog
Learning English, Korean

I can't. :( I can only do a rolling R, American R, and a horrible UK R.

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ikay

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Hobbit
Posts30Likes11Joined12/7/2018LocationRis-Orangis / FR
Native
Spanish
Learning English, French

Hi everybody, hi Jessica, my name is Carolina, I am Colombian, I speak spanish and I learned English, right now I am studing french, it´s so difficult to me, because I wasn´t abble neither to do nasal sounds, but with the time it began to happen, the R continue being a challenge for me, it´s sometimes frustating, but I enjoy it at the same time because is a beautifull language, all this for tell you that you should continue, its difficult, but practice makes the master, so: bon courage!!!

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Ranger
Posts385Likes192Joined11/7/2018LocationManila / PH
Native
Tagalog
Learning English, Korean

Hi Carolina! Thanks for the encouragement! :) I'm now focusing on learning Korean but I might go back to learning French as soon as I get my Korean to a B-level. :)

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ikay

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Hobbit
Posts30Likes11Joined12/7/2018LocationRis-Orangis / FR
Native
Spanish
Learning English, French

That's great Jessica, continue learning ang growing. 

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Dwarf
Posts69Likes49Joined8/7/2018LocationIT
Native
Russian, Swedish
Other English, Finnish, Italian

Jessica.Moreno wrote:
I can't. :( I can only do a rolling R, American R, and a horrible UK R.
I can't do the French R either. It sounds horrible when I do it :D

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Ranger
Posts385Likes192Joined11/7/2018LocationManila / PH
Native
Tagalog
Learning English, Korean

Olga.Cygnel wrote:
Jessica.Moreno wrote:
I can't. :( I can only do a rolling R, American R, and a horrible UK R.
I can't do the French R either. It sounds horrible when I do it :D


I can't even imagine how people do it. Hahaha! Which is ironic because I'm an accent trainer. My husband said it's similar to the muscles used when trying to expel phlegm. I can't do that either so I'm pretty much effed. :P

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ikay

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Elf
Posts171Likes89Joined11/7/2018Location
Native
Tagalog
Other English, German, Spanish

Hi Jessica! at first I thought French and German language is just one. :)

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Ranger
Posts220Likes117Joined9/7/2018LocationUS
Native
English
Learning Spanish
Other French

Hi Jessica and everyone! Welcome! Best of luck on your language learning journey! :)


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Ranger
Posts385Likes192Joined11/7/2018LocationManila / PH
Native
Tagalog
Learning English, Korean

Aileen.Cortes wrote:
Hi Jessica! at first I thought French and German language is just one. :)


Really? Hahahaha! They're so different though. :) What I can't tel apart are most of the Scandinavian languages. They all sound the same to me.

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ikay

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Hobbit
Posts34Likes18Joined13/7/2018LocationCA
Native
French, Spanish
Other English, Italian, Portuguese

Hello and welcome! Is there lot's of "spanish" surnames in Philippines? I am fluent in french and know lots of people learning this language. Sure it's difficult like any new language you're learning. Can you give me an exemple of a word you seem to can't pronounce correctly? Maybe i can help you, who knows.

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Ranger
Posts385Likes192Joined11/7/2018LocationManila / PH
Native
Tagalog
Learning English, Korean

The French R. Hahahaha! We watched a French animated movie, Un Monstre Paris. I can't do the Uvular R in monstre and Paris. May 7-year old could. Lol.

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ikay

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Ranger
Posts385Likes192Joined11/7/2018LocationManila / PH
Native
Tagalog
Learning English, Korean

As for surnames, Filipinos were required to change their last names to something Spanish during the Spanish occupation. So most of us have Spanish last names. My full name is actually Jessica Sto. Domingo Moreno. :) My mom's family is of Spanish descent. My dad's family is not but they were from a line who went with Moreno. :)

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Hobbit
Posts34Likes18Joined13/7/2018LocationCA
Native
French, Spanish
Other English, Italian, Portuguese

Ohhh..very stupid from Spain to have forced to change your names. For the pronounciation in french, I guess it comes with time! And practice practice. My son who is 8 years old, attends school in french since 5, main language is spanish, still has difficulty with some words for some reason (that include the letter R). Even in spanish. 

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Ranger
Posts385Likes192Joined11/7/2018LocationManila / PH
Native
Tagalog
Learning English, Korean

They had some good reasoning behind it. Then some that were just plain...colonizing. Lol. We used to not have last names and just use the places we're from. I would've liked to be Jessica of Mordor. :P

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ikay

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Dwarf
Posts56Likes44Joined9/7/2018LocationDE
Native
German
Other English, Russian, Spanish, Tamil

welcome jessica :)

harmony. 

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