any french people in here having a few mins to help me?? (1 Viewer)

maxmc

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Jul 27, 2002
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sorry for posting this here, but it's really important to me...
i've written two texts for an important test on wednesday in FRENCH...
but as my french isn't perfect at all i tend to make many small mistakes...
so plz can anyone check it for grammar and spelling mistakes??

Moi, je ne lirais jamasi la presse à sensation. À mon avis les gens qui s'interessent pour l'amie nouvelle d'Olliver Kahn ou pour le bébé de Boris Becker ont des problèmes graves soi-memes. Ce n'est pas un compliment pour les Autrichiens comme la feuille de jour Autrichienne, le <<Kronen Zeitung>> , a la chiffre de vente la plus haute dans le monde entier. Mais je pense que lire un journal comme <<Kronen Zeitung>> est encore meilleure que lire rien.
Je préfère lire la presse seriuex avec des bulletins bien recherchés. Malheuresmet mon journal quotidien est aussi en train de devenir une feuille de jour. On trouve de plus en plus images sur la une et les manchettes deviennte de plus en plus plus grande.


XX % des familles Autrichiennes ont accés à l'internet, YY% encore plus ont au moins un télé.
Donc pourquoi achétèr un journal quotidien où une revue?
Si on s'interesse à les nouvelles de la jour on trouve tout qu'on cherche et plus sur l'internet - plus actuel et souvent plus precise.
On n'a que seulement une source, mais une douzaine, en Allemand, en Francais et si vous voulez aussi en Chinois.
l'internet aussi offre nouvelles et bulletins de tous les matières - du sport, de la technique et de la musique.
Mais on ne trouvera que du texte écrit, mais aussi des fichiers video et audio sur le sur la domaine.
Si on trouve quelque chose interessante on peut l'enregister sur la disque dur, où on a espace pour miliers de fichiers, et on peut acceser l'information quand on en a besoin.
Tout different avec les journaux imprimés: On a grand tas de journaux, qui prennent beaucoup d'espace et en plus on ne trouve jamais qu'est-ce qu'on cherche.
Meme avec la télé. Il y a des émetteurs sur tous sujets, des émetteurs qui transmette seulement les actualités - le jour entier et en toutes les langues.
Et entre quart'z'yeux regarder la télé est plus confortamble que lire un journal avec les formats inefficaces.
Mais le journal suivera - grace à gens comme moi qui preferent avoir quelque chose dans leur mains!
 

Slagathor

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Jul 25, 2001
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I would help you but there really isn't any point in that anymore now that Steph is here.

Do you happen to speak German too Steph? :D
 

Stephañho!

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Aug 1, 2002
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Schnell, guttendag, blümchen, auf wieder sehen, achtung, schön and scheisse is as far as my knowledge of German goes, Erik. :D

Maxmc... you not only made quite a few ( :D ) spelling mistakes but a shetload of grammatical ones too. I propose a much improved version of your text in terms of language level and then, if you wish to get back to more litterality I'll rephrase. Is that okay with you? Or should I not bother with the language standards and just leave it at spelling and any basic grammar that oughts to rectified no matter what?

:)
 
Dec 27, 2003
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Moi, je ne lis jamais la presse à sensation. À mon avis, les gens qui s'intéressent à la nouvelle petite amie d'Oliver Kahn ou au bébé de Boris Becker ont un sérieux problème. Ceci risque de ne pas plaire aux Autrichiens : en effet, le journal "people" autrichien <<Kronen Zeitung>> est le plus vendu au monde. Cependant, lire un journal comme <<Kronen Zeitung>>, c'est toujours mieux que de ne rien lire.
Je préfère lire la presse sérieuse, avec des bulletins bien structurés et crédibles. Malheuresement mon journal favori est lui aussi en train de devenir un journal "people". On trouve de plus en plus d'images en première page et les manchettes deviennent de plus en plus grandes.


XX % des familles Autrichiennes ont accès à l'internet, YY% ont au moins une télévision.
Alors pourquoi acheter un journal quotidien ou une revue?
Si on s'intéresse aux nouvelles du jour on trouve tout ce que l'on cherche et même davantage sur l'internet - des nouvelles plus actuelles et souvent plus précises.
On ne dispose pas que d'une seule source, mais d'une douzaine, en allemand, en français et si on le souhaite aussi en Chinois.
l'internet offre également des nouvelles et des bulletins dans tous les domaines : le sport, les technologies ou la musique.
De plus, on ne trouve pas que des informations écrites, mais également des fichiers vidéo et audio sur le sujet.
Si on trouve quelque chose d'intéressant, on peut l'enregister sur le disque dur, où on dispose d'un espace pouvant contenir des miliers de fichiers, et on peut accéder à l'information quand on en a besoin.
Il n'en va pas de même pour les journaux imprimés: On accumule des tas de journaux, qui prennent beaucoup de place et en plus on ne trouve jamais ce qu'on cherche.
Même chose pour la télévision. Il existe des émissions sur tous les sujets, des émissions qui transmettent seulement les actualités - toute la journée et dans toutes les langues.
Et, franchement, regarder la télé est plus confortable que lire un journal aux format inefficace.
Mais le journal survivra - grâce à des gens comme moi qui préfèrent tenir quelque chose dans leurs mains!
 

Slagathor

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Jul 25, 2001
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All these cool people from the Belgian capital ... wish I could return soon. Can't wait to finish my education and get out of shitty The Hague!

++ [ originally posted by Stephañho! ] ++
Schnell, guttendag, blümchen, auf wieder sehen, achtung, schön and scheisse is as far as my knowledge of German goes, Erik. :D
Bummer :D
 

Stephañho!

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Aug 1, 2002
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Good adaptation, Kaizer Franco :) (Was busy doing it myself, shouldn't have bothered)

Something KF omitted though, maxmc! Unlike in Shakespeare's language, 'autrichien' (and all other nouns AND adjectives associated to the inhabitants of a given country) never takes a capital letter in French.

KF: Laeken. You're also based in Brussels?
 
Dec 27, 2003
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Yes, I live in Etterbeek, near the EU headquarters.

Erik : is Den Haag not cool? I haven't been there but I liked the Dutch cities other than Amsterdam that I've been to (Maastricht, Utrecht and weird Rotterdam)
 
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maxmc

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Jul 27, 2002
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thx for ur help... now tomorrow's test won't be a problem anymore..

if you need german translations or corrections don't hestitate to mail me...

max
 

Slagathor

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Jul 25, 2001
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Oh you speak German? I'll keep that in mind!

++ [ originally posted by Kaiser Franco ] ++
Erik : is Den Haag not cool? I haven't been there but I liked the Dutch cities other than Amsterdam that I've been to (Maastricht, Utrecht and weird Rotterdam)
Its not so much the city as it is the people ... I was born and raised in the south, where people are polite and open-minded. In the north (that is to say, north of the three big rivers Rijn, Waal and Maas), people are bossy, arrogant and distant...perhaps 'cold' is a great description. Everywhere I go I get laughed at because of my accent too.

Its just not a very social place. At least far less social than where I come from. In my province, its normal to start conversations with strangers when you're waiting for the bus or something; I automatically did that when I first moved here too and I got ignored.

In theory though, Den Haag is a nice city. Beach resort, beautiful historic city centre, excellent public transportation. But the most important aspect for me personally are the people (anywhere I go, I also lived in the UK for a while) and the people over here simply suck in enjoying life and making the most of living around other people.

Can't wait to go back to the South. Back to Middelburg in Zeeland, close to Belgium and its great cities of Brugge, Gent, Antwerpen and Brussel :cool:
 

kurvengeflüster

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Jan 24, 2004
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++ [ originally posted by Stephañho! ] ++
Schnell, guttendag, blümchen, auf wieder sehen, achtung, schön and scheisse is as far as my knowledge of German goes, Erik. :D
enough to talk.. "Guten Tag - Achtung da ist ein schönes Blümchen. Gehen Sie schnell weiter. - Auf Wiedersehen"... :cool:
 
Dec 27, 2003
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++ [ originally posted by Erik ] ++
Oh you speak German? I'll keep that in mind!



Its not so much the city as it is the people ... I was born and raised in the south, where people are polite and open-minded. In the north (that is to say, north of the three big rivers Rijn, Waal and Maas), people are bossy, arrogant and distant...perhaps 'cold' is a great description. Everywhere I go I get laughed at because of my accent too.

Its just not a very social place. At least far less social than where I come from. In my province, its normal to start conversations with strangers when you're waiting for the bus or something; I automatically did that when I first moved here too and I got ignored.

In theory though, Den Haag is a nice city. Beach resort, beautiful historic city centre, excellent public transportation. But the most important aspect for me personally are the people (anywhere I go, I also lived in the UK for a while) and the people over here simply suck in enjoying life and making the most of living around other people.

Can't wait to go back to the South. Back to Middelburg in Zeeland, close to Belgium and its great cities of Brugge, Gent, Antwerpen and Brussel :cool:
I see. Well it's often like that in many countries : there is a very different approach to human relations in Southern Italy than in Northern Italy too for instance (with Northern ppl also making fun of the Southern accents).

Thinking of it, I may know the Netherlands better than Belgium : I've never been in any city here other than Brussels and Antwerpen. I did not even see Brugge, the so-called "Venice of the North" :embarass:

If only they had coffee-shops in Belgium too..
 

Slagathor

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Jul 25, 2001
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Hmm yeah ... beware though - never put more than 5 grammes of weed in a single space cake.

And yes, I suppose the Dutch situation is comparable to the Italian one. Brugge is beautiful btw, you should definitely go! While you're up there, also visit Zeeland, its too close not to visit anyway :D
 
Dec 27, 2003
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Space cakes taste good but somehow my stomach is more receptive to a good omelette of champignons :D

I'll definitely give Brugge a go. I think I have briefly been to Zeeland : is that where Terneuzen is?
 
Dec 27, 2003
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Yeah, though I heard that these sorts of champignons can also be absorbed in a tea infusion :)

I just remembered Terneuzen because it was on the sea, but Im sure there are indeed more interesting parts to discover.
 
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maxmc

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Jul 27, 2002
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hey just returned from my italy trip and wanted to thank all the people in here that helped me with me french-texts...

the bad news are that i couldn't use any corrected text :-(
and the good news are that i just didn't make any mistakes (except for a few) and got an A (in austria a "1" - best mark)
u know how many errors i had in the text i posted at the beginning of the text, but during the test i was perhaps more concentrated or whatever...

thanks a lot
encore une fois
 

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