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How to say a French phrase... HELP!

Okay, so I know how to say "I got (became) interested in French." It would be: Je me suis intéressé au français . Correct?

But how about if I want to say "She got me interested in French"? Can I say:
Elle m'a intéressé au français?

Or would it be:
Elle m'a fait intéressé au français?

Or something else?

This phrase is confusing me for some reason

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I would say:

"Elle m'a intéressé à la langue française" or "Elle m'a intéressé au français"

If you're a girl it's "Elle m'a intéressée"
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I would say:

"Elle m'a intéressé à la langue française" or "Elle m'a intéressé au français"

If you're a girl it's "Elle m'a intéressée"
That's what I thought . Thanks!

Okay, I found another question . I was trying to say "I spent six years learning one language..."

What I put is:
"J'ai passé six ans à apprends une language"
But I guess what's confusing me is the tense of the verb "apprendre." In English it has an "ing," so would it just be present tense?

Along the same lines, I wanted to say: "I cannot imagine being able to speak a lot of languages." I have:
"Je ne peux pas imaginer peux parler beaucoup de languages."
Well, originally I had: "Je ne peux pas imaginer pourrant parler..." but he marked it wrong. Again, it has the "-ing" ending.


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That's what I thought . Thanks!

Okay, I found another question . I was trying to say "I spent six years learning one language..."

What I put is:
"J'ai passé six ans à apprends une language"
But I guess what's confusing me is the tense of the verb "apprendre." In English it has an "ing," so would it just be present tense?
"J'ai passé six ans à apprendre une langue"

"apprendre" is "learning"
"language" is not a word in french. It's "langue"

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Along the same lines, I wanted to say: "I cannot imagine being able to speak a lot of languages." I have:
"Je ne peux pas imaginer peux parler beaucoup de languages."
Well, originally I had: "Je ne peux pas imaginer pourrant parler..." but he marked it wrong. Again, it has the "-ing" ending.

"Je ne peux pas imaginer être capable de parler plusieurs langues"
Or "Je ne peux pas imaginer pouvoir parler plusieurs langues" (more similar to what you wrote). "Plusieurs" is nicer tant "beaucoup de".
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"J'ai passé six ans à apprendre une langue"

"apprendre" is "learning"
"language" is not a word in french. It's "langue"



"Je ne peux pas imaginer être capable de parler plusieurs langues"
Or "Je ne peux pas imaginer pouvoir parler plusieurs langues" (more similar to what you wrote). "Plusieurs" is nicer tant "beaucoup de".
Woops I meant langue

Okay! Thank you very much

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OT - Didn't know you spoke french, Canuckfan!

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OT - Didn't know you spoke french, Canuckfan!
I'm a frog

I basically learned english on the internet
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Can't believe you use that word "frog."

Well you handle the english language very well.

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I'm a frog

I basically learned english on the internet
I couldn't imagine speaking and reading French online all the time, although I'm sure it would help me with these little imperfections rather quickly!

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I would say:

"Elle m'a intéressé à la langue française" or "Elle m'a intéressé au français"

If you're a girl it's "Elle m'a intéressée"
wrong.it's avoir so nothing changes.

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wrong.it's avoir so nothing changes.
Elle a intéressé qui? "M'", qui vient avant.
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wrong.it's avoir so nothing changes.
A reflexive verb, such as "s'interesser a" (sorry no spelling marks on this computer) uses avoir in the past tense. So, je me suis interesse a. If I were a girl, it would be je me suis interessee a.

If you are talking about someone else, it is no longer reflexive but instead takes a direct object. In this case me (assuming i was a girl) would be the direct object:

Il m'a interessee a...

It's like saying, I left them (plural direct object) at my house:
Je les ai laisses chez moi.

"Me" in the above sentence becomes a direct object, and with preceding direct objects in the passe compose there is agreement.

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A reflexive verb, such as "s'interesser a" (sorry no spelling marks on this computer) uses avoir in the past tense. So, je me suis interesse a. If I were a girl, it would be je me suis interessee a.

If you are talking about someone else, it is no longer reflexive but instead takes a direct object. In this case me (assuming i was a girl) would be the direct object:

Il m'a interessee a...

It's like saying, I left them (plural direct object) at my house:
Je les ai laisses chez moi.

"Me" in the above sentence becomes a direct object, and with preceding direct objects in the passe compose there is agreement.
I'm pretty sure that poster is a francophone.

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ahh, très bien, merci beaucoup

that's all i can said after read all post here coz I might need it too

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when it's Avoir nothing changes, even thought it's feminine or pluralis.
when it's etre it adjusts to the pluralis or sex.

Elle est tombée
Elle a perdu (no extra e) qqch

Je les ai laissé chez moi.


Elle est interesée par qqch
Elle m'a intéressé

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