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Suggested topics for new French phrases

Dear all, You may be familiar with the French phrases section of the web site (if you haven't, check it out!). Now, it's a little while s…

Started by Neil Coffey

1 Mar 14, 2014
Reply by Vedas

Pas, Non

Nous sommes des hommes, non des dieux. Pas du tout. I'm unsure of when one would use "non" and when one would use "pas".  Any advice?

Started by Dwayne Roberts

3 Mar 6, 2014
Reply by Chantal Savignat

Vous êtes...?

Hello! What does "Vous êtes famille?" mean? I am not sure I wrote it right. I hope my question does not sound silly:) I actually need a Fre…

Started by Eva Kaneva

4 Feb 9, 2014
Reply by Chantal Savignat

the meaning of "livre de pain d'épice"

I am reading a nineteenth French medical text in which a patient is being described. Here are a few lines: On lui a avancé de quoi acheter…

Started by Edward Brown

19 Feb 5, 2014
Reply by Robert

Définition et les exemples de l'usage du verbe BENNER

Bonjour à tous! S'il vous plaît, pourriez vous m'aider à comprendre le verbe "benner"   Je fais une recherche dans les mots argos en franç…

Started by Tania

2 Jan 17, 2014
Reply by Tania

Faux Amis

The following is a list I've made of French words that resemble English ones but in reality are different. I'm not interested in words (suc…

Started by Dwayne Roberts

94 Dec 26, 2013
Reply by Charles D

vol génétique

I read the following in Le Monde. It seems that the expression 'vol génétique' is an pun [calembour] that some found offensive and others…

Started by Edward Brown

2 Dec 20, 2013
Reply by Edward Brown

Refer monolingual(french to french) or bilingual (french to english)

Hi All, In the beginning what is the better way? Looking french words' meaning in french only or Looking french words' meaning in English.…

Started by gs_times3002

6 Dec 3, 2013
Reply by Charles D

Does "le temps a le temps" mean "the time has come"?

I couldn't find it in any dictionary, but someone told me that's the case 

Started by Valda

3 Oct 27, 2013
Reply by Chantal Savignat


I want to make sure I understand the difference between soin and soins. As I understand it, soins is medical or cosmetic (or possibly hygi…

Started by Dwayne Roberts

3 Oct 19, 2013
Reply by Vedas


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