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se rendre usage ...

Is "se rendre" used in everyday conversation to convey the meaning of "to go somewhere"? It's commonly used in text books, but it somehow s…

Started by Billy Bosworth in French Grammar

2 Aug 13, 2018
Reply by George Hunt

"not really"

i would use "pas vraiment" to merely say "not really" but i see "pas tellement" is a choice.  is this common when nothing else is said but…

Started by alan gould in French Grammar

2 Aug 3, 2018
Reply by Chantal Savignat

Faire la fine bouche devant qch

Is this sentence correct? Is it how the statement would normally be made? Elle a fait la fine bouche devant les repas ordinaires. She was…

Started by Dwayne Roberts in French Grammar

4 May 29, 2018
Reply by Chantal Savignat

I need help with translating these two words: "OK" and "Actions"

I work on a computer application with an "OK" button and "Actions" menu.   I've always wondered if the translation we received is correct. …

Started by Kari Huang in Translation Help

2 May 26, 2018
Reply by Chantal Savignat

laver a grande l'eau

i cleaned yesterday for a french guy who was speaking english but then told me not to use a lot of water on his balcony.  he switched to f…

Started by alan gould in French Grammar

4 May 14, 2018
Reply by Chantal Savignat

Can someone help me translate this?

Hello! I'm trying to read the script of an unreleased Tintin album ''Tintin et le Thermozéro". Can someone translate this text? Je suis ag…

Started by Tim brtlnk in Translation Help

5 May 5, 2018
Reply by Tim brtlnk

Check out my poem (parody)

It is a parody on bad and awkward poèmes d’amour. Nevertheless it is a parody it has to have sense and follow poetry rules, such as syllabl…

Started by LiXiQing in French Grammar

4 Apr 29, 2018
Reply by George Hunt

doesn't e-muet exist anymore? Why?

Feel myself like a fool. At school I learnt that "e" is silent in some words like "pardonnE", "capriceE", "pEtit" and what do I hear at for…

Started by LiXiQing in French Grammar

1 Apr 20, 2018
Reply by George Hunt

en fin de compte/au bout du compte

the first was translated as "all things considered" while the latter was "in the final analysis." so, in my book, they're really the same t…

Started by alan gould in French Grammar

1 Apr 14, 2018
Reply by Chantal Savignat

a missing "y"

i saw this sentence: "Le quartier devient invivable. La police ne se déplace même plus."   i would think it needs to say "...ne s'y de'pl…

Started by alan gould in French Grammar

1 Apr 13, 2018
Reply by Chantal Savignat

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