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"that's a great and important distinction.  so maybe that extends to other situations…"

alan gould replied Mar 19, 2018 to détenir

6 Mar 19, 2018
Reply by Chantal Savignat

"specify is the verb equivalent of preciser.  precise doesn't exist as a verb.  and y…"

alan gould replied Mar 18, 2018 to expliciter, clarifier, pre'ciser

4 Mar 18, 2018
Reply by alan gould

"yes, i saw something that was the equivalent of the english "doormat".  we say "she…"

alan gould replied Mar 18, 2018 to la carpette versus le tapis

6 Mar 19, 2018
Reply by George Hunt

"these parallel the english usage, but i'll point out that "preciser" takes a differe…"

alan gould replied Mar 17, 2018 to expliciter, clarifier, pre'ciser

4 Mar 18, 2018
Reply by alan gould

"i see tapis can also b just a mat so i don't see when to use carpette.    "

alan gould replied Mar 16, 2018 to la carpette versus le tapis

6 Mar 19, 2018
Reply by George Hunt

"never heard of it in the US.  "

alan gould replied Mar 15, 2018 to nombriliste

4 Mar 15, 2018
Reply by Chantal Savignat

"t's the opposite in english.  a journalist would not write it, but people will say "…"

alan gould replied Mar 15, 2018 to bon nombre de

2 Mar 15, 2018
Reply by alan gould

"i would also add that in english, i think "suddenly" connotes more that something ar…"

alan gould replied Mar 14, 2018 to subitement v. soudainement

4 Mar 14, 2018
Reply by alan gould

"the italian word "subito" means "immediately."  maybe that sheds some light"

alan gould replied Mar 14, 2018 to subitement v. soudainement

4 Mar 14, 2018
Reply by alan gould

"i first learned "tout a coup" so i was surprised when i encountered recently the oth…"

alan gould replied Mar 14, 2018 to subitement v. soudainement

4 Mar 14, 2018
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