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The French word procès desperately looks like it should mean the same as English process. Well, in a sense, it does, but usually to a very…

Started by Neil Coffey in Word of the Day

0 May 16, 2009


This is one spelling of the word mail, meaning e-mail. It's actually a spelling proposed by the Académie Française and so, naturally, is at…

Started by Neil Coffey in Word of the Day

0 May 15, 2009

Je suis la reine - i am queen till death - correct?

i was reading a [rather brilliant] novel set in tudor time based around the overthrow of Mary queen of scotts, upon which Queen Elizabeth t…

Started by Romana Begum in French Grammar

1 May 15, 2009
Reply by Neil Coffey

Académie Française

I am currently doing a research Masters in Modern French Culture. I am looking at the role of Linguistic Institutions in today's multicultu…

Started by Chris Martin in French culture

0 May 14, 2009

Bonjour! I need some help with translation. Help?

How would the phrase "So have you closed the door?" be translated into French?

Started by Saurabh in French Grammar

5 May 14, 2009
Reply by Neil Coffey

Le Week-end

Reading Sartre, Le Sursis, in an old edition (Collection Soleil, Gallimard) and came across a reference to "le ouiqinde" on page 93. Could…

Started by Derek Ullmann in French Dictionary / Vocabulary

0 May 14, 2009

I was wondering

On the Rue Galande in Paris in the 5th arrondissment there is a shoppe that deals in small artist items, and the name of this establishment…

Started by Philip Maur in French Dictionary / Vocabulary

4 May 13, 2009
Reply by Philip Maur

mieux vs. meillure

Est ce qu'il y a quel qu'un qui peut expliquer la difference entre mieux et meillure pour moi s'il vous plait.

Started by James Lee in French Grammar

2 May 13, 2009
Reply by James Lee


Hi, I am trying to translate "Awards" in french. The dictionary gives several words which are mostly verbs. But I want a noun for "Awards"…

Started by Fouzia Husainy in French Dictionary / Vocabulary

2 May 12, 2009
Reply by Fouzia Husainy

'consommer' and 'consumer'

Both of these verbs can be translated by consume in English, but in different senses. In modern usage, the verb consumer means consume in…

Started by Neil Coffey in Word of the Day

0 May 12, 2009


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