People who speak French fluently get me oh so so jealous! I’ve been doing Pimsleur French for 1/2 hour every day, and I still can barely understand even a WORD of a French movie!
Have you ever tried watching a French movie? The spew of sounds that comes out of their mouths is a totally incomprehensible string of nonsense.
Even more baffling is that the other people respond as though they understand perfectly. What sort of farce is this? Are they serious?
I think French is a ploy — some sort of elaborate April 1st joke gone awry. Movies, Pimsleur — some very wealthy man is having a big laugh. Probably Gerard Depardieu. Or maybe Inspector Clouseau is trying to capture a jewel thief by scrambling his brain so badly he screams for mercy: “English! English! Please! I’ll tell you anything you want to know, just stop with the French!! I beg of you!”
Maybe it’s not jealousy I feel but the result of a major case of FIMB (French-Induced Mangled Brain).
We all get jealous from time to time — what wakes the green-eyed monster for you?