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George Hunt replied to Joseph K.'s discussion avoir besoin de, avoir besoin des...?
"There are set expressions like avoir peur de and avoir besoin de. As explained in the earlier post  these can be followed either by de or des depending on the specific sense expressed. So you can say either j'ai besoin de lunettes or…"
Aug 8
Dwayne Roberts replied to Joseph K.'s discussion avoir besoin de, avoir besoin des...?
"A similar question: J'ai besoin de lunettes? Not …des lunettes? and J'ai besoin des clés? Not …de clés?"
Aug 8

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George Hunt liked alan gould's discussion apprendre v. enseigner
Aug 3

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Water Glass
"People can lead very ordered lives.They would definitely have a glass for water (especially  when laying the table)"
Aug 3

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion apprendre v. enseigner
"Enseigner probably involves a lengthier process of transmitting knowledge  ,more like "educate" perhaps. Or "train" maybe. Apprendre is more generic,I'd say."
Aug 3

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion the best in the world
"They are both correct but  there is clearly a slightly different meaning. There is rarely such a thing as a "correct" translation.It is all about context and  usage."
Aug 3
alan gould replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Water Glass
"my thought is that there's a wine glass cuz it's part of the culture and the glass is specifically designed to facilitate the best experience of drinking wine.  i would doubt there's a term for a glass expressly for water. …"
Aug 3
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Aug 3
alan gould replied to LiXiQing's discussion The way baronesses are made!
"i would just go w "comment faire une baronne""
Aug 3
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion the best in the world
"by coincidence, i was just following a podcast of a french prof and he used "du" which reinforces my belief that "du" is correct.  "
Aug 3

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George Hunt replied to LiXiQing's discussion The way baronesses are made!
"Maybe use "se faire"? So "Comment se font les Baronnes?"  might work. "
Jul 29

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Water Glass
"I had the same thought but was quite confident as it sounded right. Doing a search seems to show the expression is  in good use for…"
Jul 26
Dwayne Roberts replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Water Glass
"Thank you, George. I was thinking the "à eau" was a little non-euphonic for the language, as "Où va il" would be."
Jul 25

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Water Glass
"I think it would be "un verre a eau"."
Jul 25
Dwayne Roberts posted a discussion

Water Glass

I think this is an easy one.We have un verre de vin and un verre à vin, which are a glass of wine and a wine glass, respectively.So, is it un verre d'eau and un verre en eau for water?See More
Jul 25
LiXiQing replied to LiXiQing's discussion The way baronesses are made!
"Thank you. Yes I would like to regard it as a process all baronesses are made. More correctly it should be cosidered as ambiguity. The english phrase is perfect in this context."
Jul 24
 

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Water Glass

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apprendre v. enseigner

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the best in the world

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The way baronesses are made!

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Correct translation!

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reponse v. riposte

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suite a

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suite a

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How to write lain down in French

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Argument dans ma classe de conversation.

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to go and look for vs. to fetch

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Why can't I learn?

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Not a question

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Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours

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word order

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