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Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion Upend
"Thanks George Your reply sounds natural to my ears. Are you a native French speaker? If you are a native French speaker, I will accept it without blinking an eye. I guess you are either British or American. However, you possess a good command or…"
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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Upend
""renverser" was the word that came to my mind. However it may be that "renverser" has the connotation of a disorderly upending.(almost "break up" - you can "renverser"  a jug of water ,for…"
yesterday
Crack1 posted a discussion

Upend

Summer is looming.I must fix my bike.Yesterday, I upended my bike to clean the chain and to fix a few things.French uses the word 'renverser' to upend, according the dictionary.How do I say I upended the bike in French?Maybe a native French speaker has some other ideas on my question.J'ai renversé mon velo. MAYBE INCORRECT.I know faire du velo is go cycling.See More
yesterday

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George Hunt replied to Yanis's discussion Dialogues en français ?
"It is a good question  but unfortunately I do not have a good  answer. Perhaps someone else will have a better idea."
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Yanis posted a discussion

Dialogues en français ?

Salut à tous,Savez-vous où je peux trouver des dialogues en français pour amérliorer ma conversation en  français ?  Merci d'avance !See More
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Yanis replied to Nana Lee's discussion How to improve the listening skill in French?
"Hi, the best way to learn is by watching videos, but they need to be adapted to your level, otherwise you won't be able to understand much and you may get discouraged quickly.  I found this new site blablafrancais.com with short video…"
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Mar 24
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
"I respect to your views on decision making procedures in the families. By the way, I have just returned from Sri Lanka after a 3-months long holiday. It is very warm. The temperature rose to 38 degrees Celsius in the middle of the day. Soon I am…"
Mar 19

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
"No , I would personally include  any culture with  a strong exposure to the  English language as "native English  speakers".  Not being familiar with Sri Lanka  I cannot say if there was /is a large class of…"
Mar 19
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
"George I mean the expression. I was born in a former British colony;  it is Sri Lanka. We had the first female prime minister of the World, in the 60s. I heard this expression very often, then. You may tell me those people are not native…"
Mar 19

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
"Do you mean the expression or the sentiment? We also have the expression "Who wears the pants in the house ?" which is a more brutal  and  down to earth  variant on the theme. I would be surprised if the  capability…"
Mar 19
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
"Thanks George The dominance of women at home or elsewhere is obvious. So I have heard this from native English speakers. Maybe French and other nationalities do not know this. Some countries have women prime ministers.  A native English speaker…"
Mar 19

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
"The original expression is apparently  from a poem  by an American poet  Wallace. http://citations.webescence.com/citations/William-Ross-Wallace/main-qui-berce-enfant-est-main-qui-dirige-monde-10253 The French  equivalent…"
Mar 19
Crack1 posted a discussion

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

I found the following French translation on the Internet.Is it correct?I want to get an answer straight from the horse's mouth.I mean our native French speaking friends ought to know the veracity of the French equivalent.La main qui berce l'enfant est la main qui domine le monde». See More
Mar 18
 

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Upend

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Dialogues en français ?

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Take pains

Started by Crack1 in French Grammar. Last reply by Sandra Feb 2. 4 Replies

Épouser and se marier

Started by Crack1 in French Grammar. Last reply by George Hunt Dec 21, 2016. 1 Reply

savoir/connaitre

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Slang

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Sharp Cheese

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Jour/journée with number and attributive adjective

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Information and renseignement

Started by Crack1 in French Grammar. Last reply by Crack1 Nov 23, 2016. 9 Replies

clockwise

Started by Billy Bosworth in French Grammar. Last reply by Vedas Nov 13, 2016. 2 Replies

clopin clopant

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Vedas Nov 13, 2016. 7 Replies

verbes pronominaux de "communication"

Started by george willms in French Grammar. Last reply by Grégory Nov 2, 2016. 5 Replies

ille

Started by george willms in French Grammar. Last reply by George Hunt Oct 26, 2016. 1 Reply

le temps que ça vienne

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Esteban de la Cruz Oct 16, 2016. 9 Replies

heure de pointe versus heure d'affluence

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charger

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