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George Hunt replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion se rendre usage ...
"There is also the expression "rendez-vous compte?" to mean "do you realise"? or "imagine that!" "il faut se rendre compte que.....""
Aug 13
Chantal Savignat replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion se rendre usage ...
"Hello, yes it's used. In every day conversation  and in text books.  "aller" is more often used but it's not strange or rare. Si vous voulez vous rendre à la Tour eiffel, il faudra partir tôt."
Aug 10
Billy Bosworth posted a discussion

se rendre usage ...

Is "se rendre" used in everyday conversation to convey the meaning of "to go somewhere"? It's commonly used in text books, but it somehow seems a bit dated ... or am I wrong? eg. Je desirerais me rendre a Paris. (Sorry, but can't find the accented characters).See More
Aug 9
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion word order
"truthfully, i'm having trouble seeing the difference.  but i get from it that i'll be fine translating it logically and the easiest way for me.  Tx"
Aug 4
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion word order
""ll s'est endormi tellement il était fatigué" vs "il était tellement fatigué qu'il s'est endormi" you doesn't need to memorize these two ways, the two are understood and used to say…"
Aug 3
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion "not really"
"I don't know exactly what means "not really". I think it's rather "pas vraiment". But the two  "pas vraiment" and "pas tellement" could be used to answer a sentence for exemple even if they…"
Aug 3

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion word order
"If you change the order of phrases within the sentence then you change the overall meaning.The order is part of the meaning. There are all sorts of things that affect the overall meaning of a spoken or written communication . An actor can repeat…"
Jul 26
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion word order
"it could be used, but is not common.  in french, would it be more normal?  i think i would prefer to say he was so tired that he fell asleep and i think that would be fine.  "
Jul 26

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion "not really"
""pas tellement" is "not a lot" "pas vraiment" is not really. Of course ,depending on context you could use either. (more"vraiment" for "tellement" than the other way round,I would say)"
Jul 25

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion word order
"You can have the same structure in English. eg "He fell asleep ,being so tired" As it is so uncommon it feels odd but if adopted it would come to feel natural. French is not "illogical" it just  has different syntactical…"
Jul 25
alan gould posted discussions
Jul 24
Chantal Savignat replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Faire la fine bouche devant qch
"This couple is excessive. There are some french people who are like this. It's probably more common than in another country but it's not really common. But it's true that food and cooking are a very important part of french life and…"
May 29

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Faire la fine bouche devant qch
"Chantal ,would you say that food snobbery is common amongst the French? I had a couple of French people staying once who made a meal for us. We almost had an argument when I put salt on my food as apparently that was "to insult the…"
May 29
Chantal Savignat replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Faire la fine bouche devant qch
"I don't know how to translate this expression. But this sentence is correct and means that a woman doesn't want to eat meals if these meals are common. The expression is "faire la fine bouche". you may add "devant" or…"
May 29

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Faire la fine bouche devant qch
"Here is something I prepared earlier ;-) https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/faire-la-fine-bouche-devant.339034/ Seems like a correct usage."
May 29
Dwayne Roberts posted a discussion

Faire la fine bouche devant qch

Is this sentence correct? Is it how the statement would normally be made?Elle a fait la fine bouche devant les repas ordinaires.She was picky/choosy of ordinary meals. She looked down her nose at ordinary meals.See More
May 28
 

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se rendre usage ...

Started by Billy Bosworth in French Grammar. Last reply by George Hunt Aug 13. 2 Replies

word order

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by alan gould Aug 4. 5 Replies

"not really"

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Aug 3. 2 Replies

Faire la fine bouche devant qch

Started by Dwayne Roberts in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat May 29. 4 Replies

laver a grande l'eau

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat May 14. 4 Replies

Check out my poem (parody)

Started by LiXiQing in French Grammar. Last reply by George Hunt Apr 29. 4 Replies

doesn't e-muet exist anymore? Why?

Started by LiXiQing in French Grammar. Last reply by George Hunt Apr 20. 1 Reply

en fin de compte/au bout du compte

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Apr 14. 1 Reply

a missing "y"

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Apr 13. 1 Reply

jusqu'en versus jusqu'a

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Apr 12. 1 Reply

vu que, a la lumiere de, compte tenu de

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Apr 12. 1 Reply

ajouter versus rajouter

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by alan gould Apr 8. 2 Replies

de'plorer

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Apr 5. 5 Replies

english word "schedule"

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Apr 5. 6 Replies

french for "fluency"

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Apr 5. 5 Replies

rajouter versus remettre du sel

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Apr 5. 1 Reply

dans la foule'e

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Apr 5. 1 Reply

payer versus verser

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Apr 3. 1 Reply

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