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Learning the language of love - useful links for learning French

I always wanted to learn French. I think this desire appeared when I was still a teenager. Why? Because I like the way it sounds, because it's a romantic language, and besides I had a goal to learn to speak English, German and French. When I got married my husband and I led a home group where we had two young people whose mother tongue was French. It was funny how much I could understand because I already spoke English and German. Listening to them talking to each other made me crazy, I wanted to be able to understand everything and to speak it just as fluently as they did!

So when my daughter was 8 months old my journey started. I decided to study French by myself using the Internet. And I found lots of really good resources there!

So, here are some quite useful links that have helped me and hopefully will be useful to you if you decide to learn this increadibly beautiful language: FrancaisFacile.com - an absolutely fabulous website with tests and tons of excercises on various topi…

Time to recommend something useful to read =)

I often recommend blogs and websites that I think are useful for translators. This week I'm sharing a new blog post from Thoughts on translation blog. Corinne McKay talks about large and small projects there and tells about her preferances. It made me think about the same issue. When I just started my blog I shared in one of my first posts that I prefer longer projects. Well, since then my opinion has changed a bit. I still like longer assignments, but like Corinne McKay I've also noticed that it's harder to maintain consistency of terminology, and besides when a project is not exactly interesting I just have to make myself work on it every day and I feel so much relief when I'm done. At the same time I am learning to value short projects. For translators who have many regular clients it's the best choice I guess. I personally prefer projects starting with 2,000 words and up to about 7,000 words. Of course it's not a problem if a project is smaller or larger. B…