Discuss and learn French: French vocabulary, French grammar, French culture etc.
I am an older English speaking guy.
I am trying to learn to read French history books, and translate some of the pages.
At the moment it takes me an hour or so to roughly translate a small paragraph.
Do you think it is possible to get to the stage where I could read a French book at the same speed as an English book?
It is hard to say. I read English faster than French but I imagine that some people can be equally fast in either language.. Perhaps it may be a skill to learn to translate strategic passages well and skip or skim through the less important ones until such time as you reach that stage.
As we all know,practice makes perfect.