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Sunday, December 6th, 2009
10:49 pm

Hello, I'm a new member,I am not french, and I do not speak the language well at all, though i have joined for a specific perpose.

Please tell me if this is not allowed. I will delete this post.

My name is Georgia, and I am from Australia. Currently, I am in the research step of writing a perspective piece for university, which i am to have done mid next year. I am going to write on the way love/relationship ideals and morals differ around the world.

I am actually looking for people, men and women, who live in france to interview about the way relationships, love and sex fit into the everyday life of a French person, and most inportanly, the ideals, boundries, infidelity, faithfulness, and morals that surround love and relationships.

I am not at all suggesting that all these do or do not differ from love in my culture, but i am trying to get a real perspective, rather than assuming.

So, this ad is directed at everyone, who lives ina french community, it doesn't actually have to be france. I am looking for people in long-term relationships, new relationships, singles, married, divorced, widowed, ect. Everyone.

Now, I must insist that anyone who contacts me know the follow restrictions:

I cannot pay you, I am only asking for volunteers.
I cannot meet you. it will be a simple e-mail to e-mail.
You must be of conseting age, which i think is 16, but please let me know.
and, because I'm so bad at french, the interview will take place in english, so you must be able to speak it to a reasonalbe amount.
I also cannot promise I will let you read the piece, but I can promise that I will not identify you individualy in it.

Please consider this, I will be so greatful.

if you are interested, e-mail me at: georgiaface@gmail.com

thank you all so much.

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
7:02 pm


Hi ,


I'm writing a graduation thesis about individualism in French and English-speaking countries now and I'd really appreciate if you'd give me your opinion:

list at least three assosiations which come up to ur head when u hear the word "individualism".
Please, answer in French if you are from a French speaking country and in English if you are from an English speaking country

Thank you a lot for your help :)

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
8:37 pm - Is there anybody out there?

Je sais que cette communauté est presque mort, mais je cherche des amis qui écrivent en français !

Je m’appelle Tess, du nord des États-Unis, et j’ai dix-sept ans.

Moi, je suis en train d’apprendre.
J’aime conduire sur la neige.
Je mange des bananes fond-sommet.
J’affiche des choses sur mes murs. Compulsivement.
Je ne fais jamais des excuses.

Français, ca n’est pas ma première langue, (comme vous pouvez voir, probablement !) mais j’ai le pris a l’école pour six ans, et je crois que je suis assez compréhensible.


Ca, c’est moi. (J’aime bien cette photo !)

Pour le plus part, j’écris en anglais, à jolteons , mais je veux améliorer ma français, et donc, j’écris à magikarps .

Ajoutez-moi, je ne suis pas très sélective :)

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Thursday, October 30th, 2008
8:46 pm - Bonjourrrr!
torchwood_lvr Salut!

Je m'appelle Torchwood_Lvr (ma nom pour en-ligne), et je voudrais trouver des filles/garcons qui a 14-16 ans pour parler de moi =]

Je suis anglaise, et j'apprends francais depuis quatre ans, mais ma francais est un peu mal (!). Aussi, je parle un peu d'Espagnol.

Est-ce-qu'il y a des personnes qui veulez parle?

^^ Sorry if my grammar/writing isn't 100%, that was a quick type =P

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
8:12 am - New group for TEFL teachers

Hey to all of you. I hope this is OK to put on here, if not, mods can remove it.

I've started a group for all the TEFL teachers out there who are based in France. I thought it might be nice to have a little place for us to talk about our experiences with TEFL teaching, give advice, ask questions and share ideas that worked... or didn't :).

You can find the groupe at tefl_in_france and all are welcome.



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Thursday, October 9th, 2008
12:49 am

I don't understand this sentence:
L'association Droits des non fumeurs s'est vu accorder par la cour d'appel de Rennes 1.000 euros à titre de réparation morale.

Did they really get money? I thought that they had nothing to do with the case that was discussed in the article, it doesn't seem to make sense. Them paying the court sounds even more unlikely, that would be practically bribery.

If you could explain me if that "réparation morale" is some kind of fixed term or just why the association got money, I'd be most grateful.

The whole article hereCollapse )

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Thursday, May 15th, 2008
9:26 pm - hitchhike france! read please!

So, .. I was online looking for cheap airline tickets. i stumbled upon some cheap tickets tour/re-tour london. going out 22nd july. return 17th august. then i found a free 1 way ticket to Marseille all the way south in france....

1 way ticket. so i'm thinking hitchhiking myself back up to london in a 2 weeks time. i'm looking for people who might be able to help me along the way. maybe let me crash on they're sofa a night or two. let me hitch a ride further north. something something, you know what i mean.

anyone out there? any french? any londoners?
i need ride from and to airport (stansted 22nd and 23rd july) and a place to crash that night between the flighs. then i need help when i get to france start hitchin.

hit me up!

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Sunday, November 4th, 2007
5:41 pm

 I'm a level 2 French student at my school, and our Madame is taking us to France this coming summer. I'm only a level 2, and I'm starting to get a little nervous about how much French I can and cannot speak.

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestings? I mean..Yeah. I'd really like to be a bit more advanced in the language before I go to the country, but seeing as I'm a senior and this is the only trip going;; there just isn't a possibility of me speaking fluently.

Please help!

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5:35 pm - Wrote a Story for my French II class

Any suggestions? I don't think I'm all that great at French and we're traveling there this summer and I'm really scared about being let out on our own for lunch. Any suggestions on what to learn to make the trip easier? Or anything about the story 8D Please, suggest it!

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
9:22 am - telecharger des dialogues

Bonjour chers amis!

pouvez-vous me dire si il y a des sites web avec des dialogues francaises a' telecharger pour etudier le francais? m'interesse surtout des dialogues de modele "ecoutez et repetez".



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Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
9:41 am - transcription


can anyone give me the transcription for the French surname 'Cedex'?

quite urgent

thank you

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Monday, August 13th, 2007
9:44 pm - Les nouveaux amis, peut-être?

Salut!  Je m'appelle Kelly, j'habite à Chicago maintenant, et j'ai 22 ans.  Bientôt, je voudrais habiter en France donc j'ai besoin de pratique la langue; le futur, l'imparfait, le subjonctif, et le conditionnel en particulier.  J'utilise ce journal pour cette pratique.  Mes écritures ne sont pas trop interessant maintenant, mais j'espère m'améliorer mon français et écrire plus de choses amusantes. 

S'il y a les gens qui voudraient être mon ami sur LiveJournal, je l'apprécierais.  Lecture en français aide mes études.  Oh, et j'écris seulement en française.  C'est tout!  Merci en avance :) 

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Thursday, June 7th, 2007
10:15 pm


I'm trying to brush up my French a bit and was wondering if there would be someone in this community who posts mainly in French and wouldn't mind me snooping their entries (aka friending them)... I'm looking for more or less neutral register texts, so I'd hope a possible replier wouldn't use too much slang in their entries.

Usht, I'm really tired at the moment but please have a look at my profile and see if you think you could bear with me.


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Friday, June 1st, 2007
5:54 pm - salut!

bonjour, je m'appelle laura et je suis une etudiante en virginie qui fait les etudes dans le francais (et la science environnementale). :) j'aime le francais, et toutes les langues, et j'aime parler le francais aussi. j'ai finit juste ma premiere annee au lycee, donc mon francais n'est pas tres bon, mais je voudrais si je peux ameliorer mes abilites. s'il y a quelqu'un qui voudrait m'aider, je serais tres heureuse! merci beaucoup!

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Friday, March 16th, 2007
12:15 am

bonjour! ben moi je viens du québec et le français est ma langue maternelle... et j'aimerais qu'on m'aide un peu pour mon anglais et/ou mon espagnol et en retour, je peux aider pour le français...

my english's not so bad apparently, but i still feel like i could be so much better and i would like to gain more confidence... feel free to add me on lj... i would also like to chat on msn. thanks! :)

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Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
10:28 am

Hey guys, 

I'm so glad I found these communities! ; p
I moved from Montreal to Toronto about 10 years ago, and without any french people around to speak with, I find that I've lost most of my french/my confidence in speaking it. I've been practicing a lot lately, but it's so hard without anyone around who actually speaks it, or who can correct me. 
 I can read it almost perfectly (every now and then I will find a couple of words that I don't remember the meaning of, but I'll understand the overall meaning of the sentence), and can understand it when spoken, given that the person is talking slow enough, but my french speaking skills are not the best at all. I sometimes have to think for a while before I find the right word (and it's still probably wrong), and I stumble through many sentences.
 I'm looking for someone who I could correspond with through msn or e-mails and letters, and someone who wouldn't mind sending me some old french books or magazines now and then, since it's next to impossible to find any here. 
Any replies would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks so much in advance <3


(x-posted in francophones)

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Friday, February 16th, 2007
4:31 pm - Poetry... help

Hey all. I've got a paper due on a poem, and I've chosen "La Source" out of them. I suck at poetry in English, so needless to say, I'm having some trouble with understanding exactly what the author is saying... I've interjected my attempts at translating the poem into English, but I have a feeling I'm not getting it right, especially the 6th stanza. If anyone can help with a better translation or an explanation of what the 6th stanza is saying, I would be very thankful!


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Sunday, February 4th, 2007
12:01 am - Salut!

Salut a tous! Je suis en train de chercher quelqu'un pour pratiquer mon Français et aussi pour connaître autres personnes. Je peux aider quelqu'un qui veux pratiquer son Espagnol parce que je suis mexicaine, ou Anglais.
Merci! :)

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
7:11 pm - Nantes!

.. ouais, ce message est un peu specifique mais je voudrais dire que je suis aussi une etudiante a l'UW et j'ai just fini mes etudes a l'Universite de Nantes le semestre dernier. C'etait absolument merveilleux! J'adore Nantes, c'est super mignonne. N'hesiste pas de me demander quelques questions! L'experience totale etait quelque chose de ne pas oublier

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