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Inner French ep. 001, quiz 45: une grande connaissance

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    Vast knowledge of

    This is reassuring, it’s what I believe. So it’s always great to a know a tenured USC professor (or emeritus, I suppose) agrees. I don’t have a vast knowledge of grammar in any language.

    I definitely am not pursuing a deep understanding of French grammar at this moment. I expect it will become more and more important, but I also plan on listening to more and more things. So maybe that will help supplement my knowledge.

    I stand by it, if you’re using this resource, I hope you’re pairing it with other apps, tools, books, and teachers to make it really strong.

    What’s opening up for you in this clip? I’m open to any and all feedback, as always. Let me know.

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    La conclusion de toutes ces hypothèses et de cette théorie de Krashen, c’est qu’il n’est pas très important d’avoir une grande connaissance de la grammaire pour pouvoir utiliser une langue.

    The conclusion of all these assumptions and Krashen’s theory is that it is not very important to have a great knowledge of grammar in order to use a language.

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    What does “une grande connaissance” mean?

    The phrase “une grande connaissance” is a French expression that can be translated to “a great knowledge” or “a vast knowledge” in English.

    “Une grande connaissance” is composed of the feminine adjective “grande” (meaning “great” or “vast”) and the feminine noun “connaissance” (meaning “knowledge” or “acquaintance”). The phrase is used to describe someone who has a wide range of knowledge or expertise in a particular subject or field.

    The phrase “une grande connaissance” can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are some examples:

    • Elle a une grande connaissance de l’histoire de l’art. (She has a great knowledge of art history.)
    • Il possède une grande connaissance des langues étrangères. (He has a vast knowledge of foreign languages.)
    • Sa grande connaissance en informatique lui permet de résoudre tous les problèmes. (Her extensive knowledge of computer science allows her to solve any problem.)

    In French, “une grande connaissance” is a common expression that is used to describe someone who is highly knowledgeable in a particular subject or field.

    The phrase is often used in academic and professional settings, such as in job descriptions or academic references.

    In addition to “une grande connaissance,” there are many other French expressions that are used to describe knowledge or expertise, such as “une connaissance approfondie” (a deep knowledge), “une connaissance pointue” (a sharp knowledge), or “une connaissance encyclopédique” (an encyclopedic knowledge).

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