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but in homage to Charles Aznavour who died yesterday.Hier encore j’avais vingt ansJe caressais le tempsEt jouais de la vieComme on joue de l’amourEt je vivais la nuitSans compter sur mes joursQui…Continue

BONNE ANNEE 2013

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Je vous souhaite à tous et à toutes une belle et douce année 2013 avec plein, plein, plein de joie, de bonheur, de réussite et de santé pour vous et tous vos proches.Meilleurs voeux ...ChantalContinue

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Chantal Savignat replied to michael rivers's discussion avoir descendu l'arbre
"Yes I didn't think about that, but I think all "path" nouns can be used with "être" or "avoir". But often some of them are more used with "être" and others with "avoir". These two…"
Oct 15
Chantal Savignat replied to michael rivers's discussion avoir descendu l'arbre
"Hello   J'ai descendu l'escalier, la colline => OK J'ai descendu l'échelle => not always. "Je suis descendu de l'échelle" is right too. J'ai descendu l'arbre. => never…"
Oct 12
Chantal Savignat replied to Jodie's discussion Why can't I learn?
"Hi George. Thank you very much. It was very helpful for me to read and write in English. When you say something like "maybe "start a thread/topic" rather than "open a subject"", I think "oh yes of course." But…"
Oct 10
Chantal Savignat replied to Crack1's discussion How to say live or lived in a country?
"we add precisions : "Il voyage beaucoup, en ce moment il reste en France" "Il voyage beaucoup mais là il est en France" "Sa résidence principale est en France mais il voyage beaucoup""
Oct 7
Chantal Savignat replied to Crack1's discussion How to say live or lived in a country?
"I translate "country of domicile" in french by "pays de résidence"."
Oct 4
Chantal Savignat replied to Jodie's discussion Why can't I learn?
"Hello Jodie. I have the same problem... but in english. And I have to speak english in my job. It's the reason why I am on this site.  I try to answer in english.  It's not good. But the first time I did't know how to begin…"
Oct 3
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but in homage to Charles Aznavour who died yesterday.Hier encore j’avais vingt ansJe caressais le tempsEt jouais de la vieComme on joue de l’amourEt je vivais la nuitSans compter sur mes joursQui fuyaient dans le tempsJ’ai fait tant de projets qui sont restés en l’airJ’ai fondé tant d’espoirs qui se sont envolésQue je reste perdu ne sachant où allerLes yeux cherchant le ciel, mais le cœur mis en terreHier encore j’avais vingt ansJe gaspillais le tempsEn croyant l’arrêterEt pour le retenir même…See More
Oct 2
Chantal Savignat replied to Crack1's discussion How to say live or lived in a country?
""Vivre" and "habiter" are a more common words than "résider". And both mean the same thing in this context. "vivre" doesn't mean to be alive but  the concept of living.…"
Oct 2
Chantal Savignat replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
"We say "j'ai attendu 10 minutes dans la rue. Mais tu n'es pas venu" In slang : "J'ai poireauté 10 minutes dans la rue. Mais tu n'es pas venue""
Sep 12
Chantal Savignat replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion se rendre usage ...
"Hello, yes it's used. In every day conversation  and in text books.  "aller" is more often used but it's not strange or rare. Si vous voulez vous rendre à la Tour eiffel, il faudra partir tôt."
Aug 10
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion word order
""ll s'est endormi tellement il était fatigué" vs "il était tellement fatigué qu'il s'est endormi" you doesn't need to memorize these two ways, the two are understood and used to say…"
Aug 3
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion "not really"
"I don't know exactly what means "not really". I think it's rather "pas vraiment". But the two  "pas vraiment" and "pas tellement" could be used to answer a sentence for exemple even if they…"
Aug 3
Chantal Savignat replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Faire la fine bouche devant qch
"This couple is excessive. There are some french people who are like this. It's probably more common than in another country but it's not really common. But it's true that food and cooking are a very important part of french life and…"
May 29
Chantal Savignat replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Faire la fine bouche devant qch
"I don't know how to translate this expression. But this sentence is correct and means that a woman doesn't want to eat meals if these meals are common. The expression is "faire la fine bouche". you may add "devant" or…"
May 29
Chantal Savignat replied to Kari Huang's discussion I need help with translating these two words: "OK" and "Actions"
"OK is used in everyday language and understood by all french people without exception. (we have and old rubbish movie with an actor saying okaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy) And even more in computer technology. (I work in computer technology) In computer…"
May 26
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion laver a grande l'eau
""à grandes eaux" or "à grande eau" : "eau" means really water and not anything else and this expression is only for water, or washing with water. There are "les grandes eaux" too = big fountains…"
May 14

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