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clopin clopant

i just heard the song and looked up the meaning.  it means to hobble along and the only example i saw was "marcher clopin clopant."  is it…

Started by alan gould

7 Nov 13, 2016
Reply by Vedas

verbes pronominaux de "communication"

That is, followed by "à". For example: se téléphoner, s'offrir, s'écrire. I need a list. Why is this so hard to find? My students need to k…

Started by george willms

5 Nov 2, 2016
Reply by Grégory

ille

I've found five words ending in "ille" in which the l's are pronounced: 2 nouns: ville, mille 1 adjective: tranquille 2 verbs (1st and 3rd…

Started by george willms

1 Oct 26, 2016
Reply by George Hunt

heure de pointe versus heure d'affluence

when i keyed in "rush hour" i got the former so i assume it's more common for commuting.  but is the latter more common when speaking about…

Started by alan gould

3 Oct 10, 2016
Reply by Sandra

charger

i've studied this verb and know that it's not used to express payment.  recently i walked into  a store in tel aviv and caught the end of…

Started by alan gould

14 Oct 10, 2016
Reply by Sandra

Description and Possession with DE

Bonjour a Tous! Could someone give me a clear explanation of when you need to contract de with a definite article and when there is no defi…

Started by April Reinhart

6 Oct 3, 2016
Reply by April Reinhart

What's the correct preposition

Could someone tell me the correct preposition to use in the sentence, "My mother is going to India." Google translates it as " Ma mère va à…

Started by Joël

5 Sep 25, 2016
Reply by Esteban de la Cruz

comment est-ce que je fais pour aller à...?

this seems a very laborious way to ask "how do i get to...?"  is this used?  "comment aller à..." would be easiest.  would it be rude?    

Started by alan gould

9 Aug 5, 2016
Reply by Stevo

journalier versus quotidien

i see a distinction w regard to a “day pass/ticket.”  i’d use journalier there.  i guess “apport journalier recommandé” (“recommended daily…

Started by alan gould

2 Aug 4, 2016
Reply by Stevo

(machine) faire marcher versus mettre en marche

are these both used when starting a machine?   merci 

Started by alan gould

5 Aug 4, 2016
Reply by Stevo

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