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When you start your car

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"Well " Engager l'embrayage"  seems to be a  direct translation for "engage the clutch". I am not sure how common an ezpression it is but  neither  is "engage the clutch"  that common…"
Saturday
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"Thanks George Demarrer uses when  you start the car, I think My question  is on the words 'the moment the clutch engages'. Of course the moment the clutch engages is starting the car. Maybe other people will look at my question."
Saturday

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"I think "démarrer" is the word you are looking for :"démarrer la voiture". I don't know all the technical terms  and the names of all the components of a car (either in English or French ) but…"
Friday
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When you start your car

When you start your car there is the moment the clutch engages.I think there is no single English word for it.Maybe another English word is 'moment of engaging'.How do you say this in French? Probably French has a single word for it. See More
Friday

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Take pains
"Are "pris soin" and "pris le soin" interchangeable?"
May 8
Leesa Johnson replied to Crack1's discussion Take pains
"J’ai pris soin d’organiser un voyage pour lui. Finnish tutor"
May 8

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Upend
"Hi Cracki Yes my French is not too bad but I will nearly always  defer to a native speaker (or to a non native speaker with a better -or even similar- familiarity of the language than  mine) Since we do not have many of those frequenting…"
Mar 31
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion Upend
"Thanks George Your reply sounds natural to my ears. Are you a native French speaker? If you are a native French speaker, I will accept it without blinking an eye. I guess you are either British or American. However, you possess a good command or…"
Mar 29

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Upend
""renverser" was the word that came to my mind. However it may be that "renverser" has the connotation of a disorderly upending.(almost "break up" - you can "renverser"  a jug of water ,for…"
Mar 29
Crack1 posted a discussion

Upend

Summer is looming.I must fix my bike.Yesterday, I upended my bike to clean the chain and to fix a few things.French uses the word 'renverser' to upend, according the dictionary.How do I say I upended the bike in French?Maybe a native French speaker has some other ideas on my question.J'ai renversé mon velo. MAYBE INCORRECT.I know faire du velo is go cycling.See More
Mar 29
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
"I respect to your views on decision making procedures in the families. By the way, I have just returned from Sri Lanka after a 3-months long holiday. It is very warm. The temperature rose to 38 degrees Celsius in the middle of the day. Soon I am…"
Mar 19

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
"No , I would personally include  any culture with  a strong exposure to the  English language as "native English  speakers".  Not being familiar with Sri Lanka  I cannot say if there was /is a large class of…"
Mar 19
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
"George I mean the expression. I was born in a former British colony;  it is Sri Lanka. We had the first female prime minister of the World, in the 60s. I heard this expression very often, then. You may tell me those people are not native…"
Mar 19

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
"Do you mean the expression or the sentiment? We also have the expression "Who wears the pants in the house ?" which is a more brutal  and  down to earth  variant on the theme. I would be surprised if the  capability…"
Mar 19
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
"Thanks George The dominance of women at home or elsewhere is obvious. So I have heard this from native English speakers. Maybe French and other nationalities do not know this. Some countries have women prime ministers.  A native English speaker…"
Mar 19

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
"The original expression is apparently  from a poem  by an American poet  Wallace. http://citations.webescence.com/citations/William-Ross-Wallace/main-qui-berce-enfant-est-main-qui-dirige-monde-10253 The French  equivalent…"
Mar 19

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At 10:13pm on June 1, 2009, David said…
I am looking for the French Term for having a moment of clarity or an a epiphany while drinking wine?
 
 
 

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