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gêné or embarrassé

It seems the former is used more than the latter.  My notes say:   I was really embarrassed.       J'étais vraiment gêné.   an embarrassed…

Started by alan gould

2 May 8
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se déplacer v. se rendre

i have this example sentence:  ils permettent aux employés de se rendre à leur travail can u explain when to use "se rendre" instead of "se…

Started by alan gould

0 May 8

morales v. moeurs

is there a distinction between them?  

Started by alan gould

1 May 7
Reply by Chantal Savignat

le reste

i would prefer to use "un vestige de" instead of  "un reste de" if it's equally common.   instead of "accomoder les restes" it would b easi…

Started by alan gould

1 May 7
Reply by Chantal Savignat

at first, initially

are all the following used?  in english "a priori" is reserved for only a small % of highly educated: a priori à première vue – at first s…

Started by alan gould

1 May 7
Reply by Chantal Savignat

dresser

i saw this:  des amendes pour non-respect du confinement ont été dressées.   i think dresser means to give a fine.  so i don't understand i…

Started by alan gould

1 May 7
Reply by Chantal Savignat

deadline

i recently saw "date butoir".  the dictionary says "délai" or "date limite."   

Started by alan gould

1 May 7
Reply by Chantal Savignat

plumer

this means to pluck as in to pluck a chicken.  to take advantage of someone is also "plumer."  i guess it's slang.  what would b the standa…

Started by alan gould

4 May 6
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over time

is one preferable to another -- au fil des ans, au fil des jours, au fil du temps, au fil de temps 

Started by alan gould

1 May 6
Reply by Chantal Savignat

farfelu

is this just slang?   used frequently?   

Started by alan gould

1 May 6
Reply by Chantal Savignat

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