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How to say live or lived in a country?

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Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours

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The English word relations in French

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Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion How to say live or lived in a country?
"Thanks Chantal Yes, en ce moment sounds fine to my ears though I have a smattering of French.. He lives in France. He is living in France is also correct. However, this connotes, for me, you are on the run. Sometimes in France. Sometimes in another…"
Oct 7
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
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion How to say live or lived in a country?
"Thanks Chantal He lives in France/Germany. He is living  in France/Germany is also correct. But this has some connotation of itinerant aspects. Probably for your job you travel in several countries. If this is the case, we use the -ing…"
Oct 4
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
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion How to say live or lived in a country?
"Thanks Chantal. So French is different than English. It is always live in English.  I live in France/Germany/the US etc. I live in Paris, London, Tokyo etc, The word domicile is also used to some extent. You may have heard the words…"
Oct 3
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
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How to say live or lived in a country?

Do you live in France?Did you live in France?Avez-vous vécu en France?Résidiez-vous en France?My question is whether a native French speaker use the verb vivre or résider in this context. This is tricky as French has 3 verbs to select.The following are correct. No doubt about it!Where do you live?Où habitez-vous ?I live in France.J'habite en FranceSee More
Sep 28

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
"Yes ."
Sep 14
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
"Thanks Chantal I presume you are a native French speaker. I waited/spent 10 minutes is 'J'ai attendu 10 minutes dans la rue. So on the street is 'dans la rue'. If you waited inside a shopping center or inside a car, do you write…"
Sep 14
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
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
"Thanks George In English, it is natural to say I waited for 10 minutes instead of I spent 10 minutes. I thought,when it is a short period time similar 5 or 10 minutes native, French people would use a different verb."
Sep 12

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
Sep 10

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
"You could,of course say "j'ai attendu dix minutes...." or even "j'ai fait dix minutes...." (not so sure about that,but I think it might work)"
Sep 10

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
"There may be other ways of saying it but "passer" works fine. But it is correct to say "tu n'es  pas  venu. "    instead of what you wrote."
Sep 10
Crack1 replied to alan gould's discussion word order
" i was once told here that "french isn't always logical  i was once told here that "French isn't always logical by english logic, by English logic,"
Sep 9
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Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours

I spent a month in France.J'ai passé un mois en France.My French sentence is fine.I spent 10 minutes on the street. However you didn't turn up.J'ai passé 10 minutes dans la rue. Mais tu es n'est pas venu.Is my French translation fine ? I am not sure. Please help me.Maybe the verb passer does not fit when it comes to short period of time.See More
Sep 9

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