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December 6th, 2006

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OMG FREEEEEEENCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGGGGGHHH!!!!!!! THIS GODDAMN LANGUAGE SEEMS TO HATE MEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Between all the passe composse, imparfait, future simple, future proche, subjonctif, and this comparison, that comparison, this kind of pronoun and that type of adjective, my head is swimming and I want to sleeeeeeeeeep!!! But the stupid exam is in 6 hours!!!!!!! OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.

I don't even know all of these grammar points in English. When I speak English I just do it, I don't think "oh that's a continuous action in the past, ok, then use the imparfait conjugation by using the radical of the 1st person plural + ais, ais, ait, ions, iez, or aient" @_____________@ FREEEEAK!!!! And then you have all these irregular verbs that are exceptions to every single conjugation rule. SOMEONE PLEASE INVENT SOME MICROCHIP OR SOMETHING WHERE YOU CAN JUST IMPLANT LANGUAGES INTO PEOPLE'S BRAINS!!!!! I'm not usually one to promote using technology to alter human body functions, but DAMMIT THIS IS MORE FRUSTRATING

[EDIT]: So, frustrated with le francais, I went surfing on the CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) and UN's website for jobs. The fact that the UN's internships are
a) not paid
b) only for graduate students
c) need English and French to qualify makes me pissed.

CIDA internships, although paid, also are limited to graduates. But it seems the Foreign Affairs Department has an interesting exchange/job program, though again, only for graduates:
<--if that's still open once I graduate I'm so applying

But seriously, what about under-graduates wanting some experience here?! ~_____~ Looks like it's back to volunteering, good thing Amnesty International's just up the street.

Ok, so...let me get this straight:
Passé Composé
----present auxiliaire [avoir or etre] + particips passé
=> J'ai parlé

(continuous or habitual action in the past)
----radical of 1st person plural + ais, ais, ait, ions, iez, aient
ie. Finir [1st person plural = nous finissons]
=> Je finissais

Future Simple
(I will be doing something)
----infinitif + ai, as, a, ons, ez, ont
=> Je parlerai

Future Proche
(I’m going to do something)
----present of “aller” + infinitif of verb
=> Je vais acheter

Subjonctif (présent)
(something that is unsure/a feeling/imagined/ideal, used after "que")
----3rd person +e, es, e, ions, iez, ent
ie. Finir [3rd person = ils finissent]
=>Que je finisse

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Date:December 6th, 2006 08:15 am (UTC)
French is evil.

I was in french immersion in grade 7 and I hated it. Trying to talk in french and having every class in french was hell. It's not that hard to learn once you start to pick up things but god it's a pain in the ass.

Good luck on your test!!!~~
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Date:December 6th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC)

I was forced into in French immersion for some of my grade 10 and 11 classes too, and I totally agree. It wouldn't have been so bad if I was in a completely French environment outside of school too cuz then I can pick it up and (hopefully) feel it improve, but since only in school was it necessary to speak French, every morning going into the school felt like I was starting over in trying to learn the darn language.

The thing is though, like, if someone gave me a test on identifying in the English language grammar points like subjonctives and the equivilents of passe compose, I'd still fail because I was never taught them!! And now I'm suppose to understand them in French (and the prof doesn't speak a word of English to boot) T^T
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Date:December 6th, 2006 11:58 am (UTC)
ah that reminds me when I was learning Italian during years 7-10. >.<;
all those tenses and the way words end..

But yeah.. its understandable in English. As its around us and thus your able to learn it without understanding the concepts. Hmm.. come to think of it.. I never really too notice in English >.>;
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Date:December 6th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
You learned Italian before?! Wow!! Yeah once you know a language fluently, you don't think about how to say something, you just...say it XD or write it...that's how you know you've really learned a language well is once you've reached that stage.
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Date:December 7th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
It was either Italian or Indonesia..choose the former as I wanted an European language to learn. Too many "Asian" languages for me at that time.. ^^;

true true.. something that I have to do with Viet. And one day..with Japanese..although that will be the day.. :0

good luck nyah? :D
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Date:December 6th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
you know more about conjugation than I do.

I hope you do well!! good luck! (*did not do well in physics* *tear*)
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Date:December 6th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
That scares me XDDDD But see, you know the language, so you don't need to think about it. It's like if some foreign student asked me about English conjugations or grammar, I wouldn't be able to answer anything because I wasn't taught it (well...in elementary school, but no one remembers stuff from elementary school XDDD), whereas they'd know all the grammar because it's what they're taught, but I can probably use it better than them because...well I know it XDDD

Anyway, good luck on your exams too!!! All the universities cram exam time to the same period, December and April are like the drive students insane months lol. Ohh yes I read something about that physics on your lj, I'm sure you'll manage to pull your mark back up ^O^ Physics is a hard subject anyway, anyone that can understand any of it is a genius in my books~!
Date:December 6th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! I always used to say English would be a bitch to learn... but all we really do is add words around our verbs.

I will go.
I can go.
I want to go.
I should go.
I have to go.
I might go.

Blah blah blah.

I didn't realize French had so many conjugations. *_* And I thought Japanese was just a pain in the ass. Looks like French is too.

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Date:December 6th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, explaining English to a foreigner would make me want to bash my head against a wall probably. I don't even think of all the verb tenses we use in English.

It's ironic because one of my classmates in Chinese class was helping study French (her French is good, so we help each other out) and she was trying to explain by using a timeline how imparfait verb would be an action that happens before a passe compose verb. So like, "I went to the library before I went shopping", and she was telling me to think in English how the verb would be conjugated and I was like "I don't know? It just...happens??" XDD

Anyway, good luck on your exams too~!!!

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