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What's your bête noire of French grammar?

Dear all, I'm looking to expand the site's French grammar section so am looking for suggestions of new topics to include. So in a nutshell…

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When you start your car

When you start your car there is the moment the clutch engages. I think there is no single English word for it. Maybe another English wo…

Started by Crack1

3 on Saturday
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Take pains

I have taken pains to arrange a trip for him. I took pains to arrange a trip for him. How do you translate take pains into French? Tak…

Started by Crack1

6 May 8
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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 're…

Started by Crack1

3 Mar 31
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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…

Started by Crack1

6 Mar 19
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Functions of "en" and "déjà" in sentence

I am returning to my study of French after a gap, and I have come across this sentence (quoted in "Le Bon Usage" to illustrate a grammatica…

Started by Curt Jugg

2 Dec 23, 2016
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Épouser and se marier

It seems both épouser and se marrier represent the English words get marry. I would like to know the difference between the two words. P…

Started by Crack1

1 Dec 21, 2016
Reply by George Hunt


Is there a difference in meaning between: 1. Je sais la vérité     and 2. Je connait la vérité.

Started by george willms

5 Dec 20, 2016
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Hey everyone! Just wondering about slang and colloquialisms that you use with friends and family. Any input would be much appreciated!  T…

Started by Alice

2 Dec 20, 2016
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Jour/journée with number and attributive adjective

I was told that you should always use "jour" with numbers and "journée" with attributive adjectives. But what happens when you want say som…

Started by michael rivers

4 Dec 13, 2016
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Information and renseignement

It seems the English word information has 2 French words. One is its namesake and the other one is renseignement. When I went to Paris,…

Started by Crack1

9 Nov 23, 2016
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