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short term notice period (money talk!)

Hi can anyone help with this one - I am not very up on money terminology! How would you say 'an account with a short term notice period' (i…

Started by Clare H

7 Oct 20, 2011
Reply by Clare H

name of estate in Gide's The Immoralist

how might one translate "La Moriniere"--estate in Gides The Immoralist?

Started by Robert J. Churchill

0 Sep 13, 2011

Best French Equivalent

A simple question for native speakers: I am interested in the best French equivalent for "taxi ride", as in "The taxi ride to the airport w…

Started by dhhill

8 Sep 13, 2011
Reply by dhhill

two possible meanings?

Does the phrase 'un veston d'interieur en soie' mean (1) a silk indoors/house jacket, or (2) a jacket with a silk lining??? Because Un vest…

Started by Clare H

2 Aug 5, 2011
Reply by Clare H

phrase translation

In school we used to coin jokey translations of English expressions into French.  One I liked was "That will do to go on with" which we mad…

Started by Tony Blake

6 Aug 4, 2011
Reply by Jonathan Skinner

An Antique Word Form?

I am trying to translate an eighteenth century document, handwritten in French.  I am puzzled by a word that appears to be "foursse".  The…

Started by B. H. Rucker

6 Aug 1, 2011
Reply by Neil Coffey

French Golf Terms

What do locals at French golf courses call their electric (or gasoline) golf carts ("buggies" in the UK)?  I've seen "chariot de golf" and…

Started by John Bishop

0 Aug 1, 2011

chanton and chanteuse?

What is the difference in meaning between chanton and chanteuse?

Started by Alexandra Alee

2 Jul 24, 2011
Reply by Alexandra Alee

Tour de France slang

So I have a confession: at the risk of being banned from France for anti-nationalism, I actually have no interest whatseover in the Tour de…

Started by Neil Coffey

1 Jul 24, 2011
Reply by jakebrand78

How rude is this?!

Sorry, but does anyone know how rude/vulgar the expression 'fils de chien' is? I'm not sure where to place it in comparison to similar Eng…

Started by Clare H

9 Jul 14, 2011
Reply by Brandon Soler


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