[Course Forum] French 1-7 by Memrise

It could be talking about an inanimate feminine object.

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There are several mistakes in French 2 in time definition. For example quinze heures and others. Please recheck the time definitions of all phrases. 6.26 is not 26 minutes past 7

*edit word choice / phrasing

(Apologies for responding to such an old comment it just seems you didn’t get much of a response at the time)

Without trying to dispute your point or anything I would just like to point out that “elle est bizarre” isn’t the only place where there is only one gendered example and it doesn’t seem to prefer male or female, I think it’s just to not force repetition just on gender, hope it helps !

(Attatched is a screenshot of some of the phrases in reference)

Best of luck learning / Bonne chance apprentissage :smile:


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Hi, I noticed someone bringing this up before but did not get any responses so I’d like to ask again. The volume of the native speakers’ videos is wayyy too low, which makes it a hard time for users to adjust the volume back and forth. Please fix it if possible.

Empecé a utlilizar Memrise ayer y iba super bien y hoy por la mañana cuando quiero estudiar francés de nuevo me saltan errores graves (para mi) que me ayudan a no comprar el servicio

-A la hora de organizar las palabras para hacer la frase correcta, no salen todas las palabras.

  • La definición no es la correcta.

Esto confunde mucho al que no tiene ni idea en Francés.

Un saludo!

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Hi and welcome,

I am also a Memrise user. To help identify what the problem may be, can you post a link to the course you are having a problem with? Also, are you learning from the app (iOS or android) or from the web version?

También soy usuario de Memrise. Para ayudar a identificar cuál puede ser el problema, ¿puede publicar un enlace al curso con el que tiene un problema? Además, ¿está aprendiendo de la aplicación (iOS o Android) o de la versión web?


Adjunto las fotos de los errores y mi usuario es: Lidia2701102015

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El idioma que estoy aprendiendo es el Frances

Hi again Lidia,

I can see now that the course you are learning is the ‘offcial’ Memrise course “French 1” (for Spanish speakers) and I have looked at the two examples you gave, which are in Level 3.

Clearly, there are some words missing from your first example. All the words seem to be there for the second example, so your answer should be accepted as correct. It looks like there is a ‘bug’ in the course. I have been learning Spanish 1 - 7 (for English speakers) and have not seen any similar bugs.

I will move your post to the forum topic which covers the ‘official’ French courses and tag the Memrise French expert @fanny_sta so that she can take a look and advise you. I hope that will help.

Hola de nuevo Lidia,

Ahora puedo ver que el curso que está aprendiendo es el curso ‘oficial’ de Memrise ‘Francés 1’ (para hispanohablantes) y he visto los dos ejemplos que dio, que están en el Nivel 3.

Claramente, faltan algunas palabras en su primer ejemplo. Todas las palabras parecen estar ahí para el segundo ejemplo, por lo que su respuesta debe aceptarse como correcta. Parece que hay un ‘error’ en el curso. He estado aprendiendo español 1-7 (para hablantes de inglés) y no he visto ningún error similar.

Moveré tu publicación al tema del foro que cubre los cursos de francés ‘oficiales’ y etiquetaré a la experta en francés de Memrise @fanny_sta para que pueda echar un vistazo y asesorarte. Espero que le ayudará.

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Hi @alanh & @maxinedownunder (and others), having finished all the MemRise Italian courses, I’ve now moving onto MemRise French to ‘brush up’ my ‘O’ level French.

Seeing so many posts makes me wonder (sorry I haven’t researched it - there are some 340 posts) are there a lot of issues or alternatives that have been missed or has everything been dealt with, in which case this is a set of courses in excellent condition?

Cc @Guillaume_Memrise, @ramajana, @Ora9, @Atikker & @fflorian

I’m really not qualified to answer @DW7. I haven’t worked on any of the official French courses for ages. In fact, when I think about it I never did finish them all anyway. I must get back to them “sometime”. I not spending anywhere near the time on Memrise than I have in the past. That’s not been a deliberate choice - life has got gotten in the way!

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Hello, I found some errors in the French 2 - level 13:

  1. quelle andouille ! means What a fool !, but in the lesson, they put it as What a tool !.
  2. essaye de garder ton sang-froid means try to keep your cool, not try and keep your cool.
  3. tu as besoin d’une pause, toi ! means you need a break, not you could do with a break!

Please correct the errors. Thank you and good day.

In French 1

Ah bon” was said or “really?” was shown and I typed “ah bon?

and got it wrong as the French is “ah bon ?” with a space after the “bon” !!!.

"Is that really correct or your typo?

PS - perhaps you can globally set up alternatives - unless that’s how the French write it?

According to punctuation rules in French, there must be a space before a question mark.

Memrise tests are usually lenient concerning punctuation. I don’t know if in this case they are intentionally strict.

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Many thanks @dadatic. I think they are all written with a space (including an exclamation mark).

Personally I like that when writing or typing as it makes it more obvious.

Strangely I don’t think always happen and I can’t be sure if I enter without the “?” it seems to accept it but not “word?” only “word ?”

I am finding it very confusing in the early levels of French 1 that the video clips of negatives are not correct - presumably lazy slang.

All the speakers seem to miss out a word or two.

eg “Je ne sais pas” is reduced to “j’ai pas”.

Je ne comprends pas” is reduced to “Je comprends pas

I know it’s important to understand colloquial language and spell it correctly but a warning might help with each.

Thankfully the audio is very well spoken.

Cc @dadatic

It is a totally new official French course, not the one I started. The course French 1 started from scratch and with a bit different dictionary

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I get annoyed when you have to remember to put “…” to get the answer correct. That must be so irritating to absolute beginners, if you think you haven’t got it right, but you actually did, you just didn’t put the …

@DW7 That is how French people speak. They don’t just swallow their consonants, they swallow whole words! Or they will say the last few words in a sentence and expect you to know what they mean! English speakers do this too though, they mumble together the first few words or the last few words. If you’re a native speaker you can just guess the words they left out or mumbled, but it must be so frustrating to non native speakers.

The problem with Memrise is that they don’t explain things like this so it’s really not the best for absolute beginners. It’s probably best to learn French from other sources which explain the grammar and stuff like this well, and then come back to Memrise to learn new vocab.

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Yes I realise that and agree it’s the same in the UK. (On community courses where the answer is “it is” [etc] I add “it’s” as an alternative for the same reason.)

And I agree with you that it would be good to have that explanation or warning.

It is particularly hard when shown a video clip and we have to “type what you hear” but get it wrong if we do, as we should have known what he should have said.

Thankfully the audio is much better (correct) and perhaps we should be offered the full version in audio, not the slang when trying to answer those questions. :wink:

PS or perhaps offer us the chance to also hear the audio file like when one learns.

From now on Translation errors can be reported ► here

See ► this thread ◄ for further information:

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