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How to write lain down in French

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How to say live or lived in a country?

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The French way of saying leave

French uses several words for leave. It is very confusing for me. The French words are laisser, partir, se partir, conge, quitter etc.Please tell me how to select the correct French word for leave. This is a tall order for me.You can leave home.I must leave home immediately.You are leaving on holiday.He left the country last year.He left our company nearly a year ago.He quit his job.I left something at my brother's house. ( Here I have forgotten an item.)In English, we say please leave me…See More
Jul 24

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion How to write lain down in French
"I can't see anything wrong with those sentences. Maybe in the first sentence "a deux heures" might be placed  just after "tous les jours" instead of at the end."
Mar 27
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How to write lain down in French

 I lie down for a nap at two o’clock every day.Je me couche tous les jours pour faire une sieste à deux heures.I have lain down every day this week.Je me suis couché tous les jours cette semaine.I lay down yesterday for a nap.Je me suis couché hier pour faire une sieste.I am not sure about the French translation of my English sentences. Please correct me.See More
Mar 26
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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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, 2018

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
"Yes ."
Sep 14, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
Sep 10, 2018

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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, 2018

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