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Tips for learning French vocabulary

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I moved to Vaud about a month ago, and I am trying to learn French. I have had French for the last 3 years in school in Denmark, so I am very good at the French grammar. But my problem is mostly, that I have a very bad vocabulary, which tends to be very annoying when speaking or reading French. So do Amy of you guys have a good idea to learn many words in an easy or fun way? Tips for programs for Mac/iOS/android could be awesome too
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Re: Tips for learning French vocabulary

I know this is very low tech, but I just go through a vocabulary book, write all the new words down with their translation, and memorise them. It does actually work, costs almost nothing, and the act of writing them down helps a lot too.
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A French mistress is the most authentic way to go.
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Here is a link which will help you in determining the gender of words.
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Re: Tips for learning French vocabulary

Anki is a flashcard program. Make your own or download a deck for French vocabulary.
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Re: Tips for learning French vocabulary

Watch a film in French and set the subtitles to French too. You'll get both the audio and spelling the same time. Best case, the film is really good too.
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Re: Tips for learning French vocabulary

Thank you all for you answers! I will try them out

By the way, about the films, is there any good french movies you can recommend?
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Re: Tips for learning French vocabulary

There is of course a long list of good French films, for every preference, but I assume you are asking for suitable films for learning French, not just any good French film. So consider to avoid films with a very high tempo, short scenes/cuts and films with a lot of slang.
However, my tip was actually coming from learning another language and therefore I can only give you some suggestions which I think might be fit your needs. How about:
-La moustache
-Sous le sable
-Le couperet
-Wasabi (this one is actually quite quick but it always make me laugh)
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Re: Tips for learning French vocabulary

I had a very sexy young french teacher at secondary school, grades went up from poor to good in 1 year......
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