"Born in Australia but always longing to be French at heart, I live the Arts student life in Melbourne, where I am studying to become a Linguist. My passion for French has blossomed over frequent trips to France. and through devouring a few too many macarons...Enjoy further reading here."
Just when you think you have the perfect French nasal, or that beautifully rounded ‘u’, you head down to the shops to ask a shop assistant for a pull, only to be met with a puzzled look as you actually asked for a poule.
“I love French, but it’s si difficile!” is the phrase on every French learner’s lips. Acquiring a high level of French over a short period of time can be a rewarding but difficult journey, requiring dedication and passion.
In light of the recent Alliance Française French Film Festival, I thought that I would share with you some interesting notes on subtitling. Once you are educated on how much work goes into creating subtitles, you will never be annoyed by them again!
I had never had the capacity to distinguish between standard French and ‘cool’, ‘young people’s’ French. It felt as though I had earned myself a badge to enter a new, exclusive club. A whole new world of ‘lingo’ was now available!