Originally Posted by The Fool
cheers (or should I say Salut
). The course I am doing is a 'learn in the car' set of cds - it just gives you the basics to have a bit of a bash of a conversation. The way we got taught it in school was rubbish. They reckon you only need to know about 300 words in a language to sort of appear competent - eg, when, where, who, why, what etc - plus a few other bits and pieces of nouns thrown in here and there - and 'how do you say this in French etc'. You will always sound foreign anyway so they are bound to take that into account.
Also, while I am on the subject of things French - what would be the implications of saying Le instead of La (by mistake) and vice versa - how would it be percieved? is there an anology in English?
Never got the hang of what was male and female in the French language as we only have the and it (except cars, boats and planes all female I understand).