4.28.2017

learning french??? || Doda Sabine

Around two weeks ago I babysat everyone (Joshua, Levi, Elias, Caden, Rylan, Lilli and Micah) for Dad, Mom, Ash, +Dylan to go to a casting crowns concert. That night Mom called and said she was bringing back a surprise-FROM AFRICA. I was beyond excited just to see what it was, but never expected what it really was! "Close your eyes and hold our your hands" -and when I opened my eyes there was a picture of a little girl, a child that my parents decided to sponsor!!!!! I'm so happy and think about her every day, maybe one day we could even meet her! They sponsored her through Compassion, and I'm just so thankful! Her parents are only sometimes employed as farmers.  She lives in a high risk place (Burkina Faso ) for child violations and HIV. So now she can have good food 3 times a day, education and must important she will learn about JESUS!!!! I'm just so happy, and keep thanking the Lord that we have the opportunity to sponsor precious little children!

Isn't she adorable?? =)

DOES ANYONE HERE KNOW FRENCH???? On all the videos it says that french is among some of the easiest languages, BUT THE GRAMMAR IS KILLING ME!!! There's at least 3.9 million different ways to pronounce 'Je'. And everything has such an accent that it makes everything so confusing! 'W' is pronounced- 'Duublevae'....HOW CAN FRENCH BE AN EASY LANGUAGE?
I do so much better with Spanish or Swahili because I can easily wrap my head around the vowels and grammar. But the thing is, I'm so bored of Spanish, and have watched EVERYTHING there is to watch about Swahili on the internet. I wanted something new, and wanted to learn french cause a  portion of Africa speaks it. (Including Burkina Faso)
So I really just have no clue what to do! :( HELLPPP!
I've thought about Arabic, but that also sounds hard and I never really wanted to go to Sudan. And I would be learning Acholi (or Luo..I forgot) but belive me, there is NOTHING about that, cause it's such a small spoken language. :(

if you have any tips, or a language that YOU want to learn, I'd love to hear about it!

23 comments:

  1. Wow! I've never tried French, so I can't help! :(
    I've done 2 years of Biblical Greek (final coming up soon . . . HALP) :O and 1 year of Latin. So yeah I won't really be any help because those are both dead languages. xD
    Good luck!!
    Though . . . this might be sorta weird xD, but I do have a very good friend who did French for a bit last year. Ava from Quiet Land (http://landofquiet.blogspot.com/)? I'm sure she'd be willing to give you some tips! She's very sweet. Tell her I sent you. :D

    Also, Doda is so sweet!!! That's great that your family decided to do that for her. :D I believe we sponsored a little African girl a few years ago. I don't remember it very clearly because I was pretty little, but her name was Hannah. :)

    Sophy

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    1. Haha, that's okay!!
      Oh, did you just want to learn those, or something in school?
      Thank you a lot, I'll check out her blog and see if she could give any tips!!!
      Isn't she? aaww, that's nice! :)

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    2. Well Latin was for school yes. But I have just for some reason wanted to learn Greek for a long time, so when I heard that our friends were going to have their multi-talented music teacher give them Greek lessons too back in 2015, I was in! ;D So I go their house on Fridays for lessons.
      Awesome!!

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    3. Okay. That's so cool!

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  2. Rosalyn4:22 PM

    Aww that is so amazing! And she is adorable! How old is she? I absolutely love talking with African people!
    Hmm, I only know a couple words in French so I can't help! I hope you figure it out though!

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    1. Yes!!!! She's 5. You've talked to African people? I've only seen videos. :)
      Thanks!

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    2. Rosalyn12:01 AM

      Yes, a couple and they're always so sweet! :)

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    3. okay, i bet they are!!!

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  3. Aww, such a cutie!!
    How do you pronounce her name??
    And, I haven't learned any languages other then Korean. ;) But, it's super cool you're learning french! I'd love to learn that some day. =)
    Jaidyn Elise

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    1. Yes she is! <3
      You call her Sabine. I guess the 'sound' way of saying it would be something like 'Sabeen'. Hope that helped!
      Oh wow! Are you like, fluent? That's so neat, it'd be so awesome to have a Korean grandma! 😄

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  4. <33333
    Yes, it did, thank you!! I'll be praying for her. =)
    Not in anyway, lol. =P I only know a couple words, but, since my grandma knows Korean, she teaches us a few new words sometimes, when she comes up. =) And, yes, it is SUPER cool! We love listening to her stories she shares from her time living in Korea. ;)
    Jaidyn Elise
    Jaidyn Elise

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    1. Good, you're welcome!!! thank you!
      Haha, okay!! It would be SO NEAT to have a Korean Grandma, lucky!!

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  5. Eep, sorry! I didn't mean to write Jaidyn Elise twice! lol
    Jaidyn Elise

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    1. That's fine, lol!!

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    2. *relieved sigh* thanks!! lol =PP
      Jaidyn Elise

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  6. What a neat thing to do! :D Will you be able to write letters to Doda Sabine in the future?
    Hm, don't know anything about French, sorry. :-S My foreign language was American Sign Language!

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    1. Yes, I've been trying to figure out how to. that's okay. :) I didn't think many people would know it! I've been kinda trying to learn ASL, are you fluent in it??

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  7. Wowwww you babysat seven of your siblings? You're brave. xD And MAN the little girl you guys are sponsoring is ADORABLE!!!
    Nope, I don't know French. Sorry!! I think it would be cool to learn Korean (because like Jai told you, our grandma is Korean) but I also want to learn Indonesian, because that's where I wanna be a missionary when I get older. <3
    Great post, girl!!! Don't worry YOU WILL TACKLE LEARNING FRENCH. xD
    -Ariel

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    1. Haha, thanks!!! I guess I'm just use to it!!! =) Isn't she!!!!
      Yeah, Indonesian would be so neat to learn!! I don't know much about Indonesia or the language tho.
      awww THANKYOUSOMUCH!!! <33

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  8. Hey, Paige! I loved reading your post! Very sweet! ☺️ I have been studying French over the last year using Duolingo. It's a free language learning app that I've really enjoyed. I've heard that French is one of the easier languages for English speakers to learn, since we have so many borrowed words, and so far I'd agree! You can do it, no doubt! And since so many countries in Africa speak it, it'd be a huge asset if you could learn it! 👍☺️

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    1. Hey! I'm glad you enjoyed reading this post!!!
      That's awesome, I'll have to check into that! I've heard that it is easier, it just was very different to me, only studying Spanish and Swahili. :)
      Awe thank you so much! That's do encouraging!<33 I thought so too!
      I guess I'll just keep praying about it, thank you so very much for the advise!!!

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  9. This sweet girl is going to be soooo blessed through you guys!!! Having been on the other side of sponsorship while serving in Uganda, I know what great eternal impact your love and investment will have on Doda! Have fun building a relationship with her and sharing Jesus!

    Here's a learners guide to Acholi one of the missionaries gave to me after I left (I know right? AFTER I left haha....not much help! But it'll be great for next visit!) I'd so love for you to come back with me someday!

    https://www.livelingua.com/peace-corps/acholi/Acholi%20Language%20Manual%20June%202009.pdf

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    1. aww, yes i hope so!!! I'm sure it will really make a big difference!!! <3
      {{gasps}} WOW!!! thank you so much for that!!! I am super excited to look at it and still remember to pronounce the 'c' as 'ch'. Thank you so much!!!
      I would so love that, hopefully Lord willing I can!!!

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