“Le Grand Journal” Appearance

By May 2, 2016Nat-news, News

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  • AMSSERME says:

    All this time living in Paris,Natalie by now should had learned to speak French or understand it.But it seems it’s not easy for her.If any one noticed,during the interview while Natalie moved her hair there was a hearing piece on her ear,no doubt it was translating in English what the French interviewers were asking,so Natalie replied in English,proving that she doesn’t understand nor speak French.

    • Lee Bartholomew says:

      For some learning a new language takes alot of practice however the best way to learn french I’m told is via French Farms as dad calls them. And you learn French real quick. It was in training , working for Bombardier in WI that is based in Quebec Canada. So the play goes ,, anytime you enter to eat in the building sleep have conversations in that building. It must be in french. But once you go outside you can talk in English. Ski Doo closed down it’s operations in WI in 1999 or very early 2000 because of something called Global Warming destroyed the longer seasons for Ski Doo to operate in. Dad was the one who locked the doors and made sure it was emptied before leaving. That was his favourite job. Sure was fun. We got to borrow Ski Doos, Sea Doos and the jetless boat they had. (which naturally dad clogged up on some seaweed (whoops) But my cousin is married to her someone born south of the border who speeks fluent Spanish and even when they married in 2011 and he’d known her for near a decade she still was speaking broken Spanish. So not everyone has the chance for a French farm.. French I was always told was the easiest to learn even my brother over a decade after taking it still knows some of it , dad way better. German supposedly is almost impossibly because of double meaning words as anyone listening to Rammstein figured out when they butchered Du Hast Miche to You Hate Me (oh the German translators are still ticked because the main translation is You Have Me. ) So not only do you have to remember the translation bit but now double meaning words. Albeit the word Scmuck means like 900 things depending on the familhy and not one of them one should say out loud

  • AMSSERME says:

    I think French and German are difficult languages to learn.The easiest are English,Italian and Spanish.

    • ? says:

      As an English teacher who has spent several years in the Far East teaching it as a secondary language to children and adults alike, I can assure you, without a shadow of a doubt that the English language is not easy. I don’t know where you would get that idea from, but don’t pretend to speak from experience and state nonsense like that.

  • Nina says:

    Languages are difficult to learn. She probably knows conversational French but is not fluent. Also speaking in an interview in a language that you’re not fluent in must be really scary. I don’t judge her for not speaking French.

  • AMSSERME says:

    It wasn’t my intention to judge Natalie for not speaking French.It was only my observation that Natalie was unable to replied in French although she has been living in Paris for some time.I apologize if my comment gave the impression of judging Natalie.

  • adela says:

    Gemma Arterton has been leaving in Paris for 2 or 3 years and learnt very fast to speak french. You can see her french interviews on YouTube. It’s disappointing and weird that Natalie can’t say nothing except merci and bonjour…

    • Aurore says:

      Gemma is Bristish, Bristish are much more used to come in France, to learn French at school and she decides to move in Paris. It is totally different for Natalie, she does not come that often in France and even when Benjamin worked at the Opera, she was not often in Paris. The only thing I don’t like that she refuse to say any word even Bonjour and I think it is a bit rude. It is known if you come in Paris as a tourism it is very important to Hello, Bye Bye and Thank you in French and each time you come in a new place. So for that I am a bit disapointted.

      • adela says:

        G. Aterton said she didn’t speak french at all before she took an immersion class and it was for a film, at the time she didn’t live in Paris yet… But anyway, I think Natalie probably doesn’t care learning french. Her husband speaks english. She lives mostly in America. Her career is in America. It’s not super important to learn another language in her case. If you don’t have a strong motivation, then it’s more difficult to learn a new language. But like you, disappointed that she didn’t even try to say something in french…

        • Dazza says:

          She’s spoken in French before so what is the problem exactly?

          • Rachel says:

            idgi. She seems uncomfortable giving interviews in English half the time, I can hardly blame her.

  • SCC says:

    To be fair to Natalie, becoming fluent in a language takes a lot of dedication and effort, not merely living in a foreign country for a year or two. Also, basic everyday conversation is different from being able to have actual working proficiency. In the end, it really is all about how much effort one wants to put into it. I know immigrants who have lived in the US for over 25 years and still can barely speak English because they can easily go about their daily lives without doing so. I am also under the impression that Natalie travels a lot and has been doing quite a few film projects so it is not like she is not busy. Becoming fluent in French, while a worthwhile goal, may not be at the top of her list.

  • coco says:

    She doesn’t spoke french : it’s not a problem. But…
    When she came to live in Paris, she said in interview she speaks good french. The media repeated she speaks french and others language fluenty. It was a lie. Probably to look perfect.
    Often it’s the opposite. The actors claim to speak very little french and finally say a few sentences.

  • Cédric42 says:

    pour une personne qui se dit francophile qui arrête pas de dire son amour pour la France, son histoire, sa culture, sa langue, et être incapable de dire un seul mot en français je trouve ça honteux. Que lirions nous pas si un acteur ou chanteur français faisait sa promo aux USA en français ? on diraient que c’est honteux, mais vue que l’anglais est la langue internationale on trouve “normal” qu’un artiste anglophone ne soit pas capable de dire même un mot en français alors que c’est honteux surtout quand on se dit francophile comme Natalie Portman. Et pourtant j’aime l’actrice et la femme qu’elle est

  • natpfan says:

    @Dazza In the Dior video the questions were obviously given to her ahead of time, she just had to memorize them. The rest was very basic and she made a small mistake. I think she knows basic French but it doesn’t sound like she plays down her level, her pronunciation is good though. To be fair, French is quite hard to learn, especially for native English speakers.

    @AMSSERME Spanish and Italian are just as hard as French honestly.

    • Dazza says:

      She spoke French (and did so live on French TV before) and you yourself think she speaks basic French. Natalie claims she can speak basic French. So, again, what is the problem exactly?