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Cette nuit

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When you start your car

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Cette nuit
"Idioms don't translate exactly from one language to another. Those sentences you have  shown us are correct. Try to get a feel of what they are saying. "Dernier  été'" is not good French ; it…"
Saturday
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Cette nuit

Je dois dire que cette nuit j'ai rêvé que j'étais retraité.I must tell you that, last night, I dreamt I was a pensioner.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cette nuit fut la première nuit vraiment froide de cet hiver grisLast night was the first truly cold night of this grey winter. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Je l'ai lue rapidement, car je me…See More
Saturday
alan gould replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"probably the foreign cars made in the US give u the option of manual transmission but it might be that they import the car.  i think my grandfather had a US car that had manual transmission but he changed the gears from the steering wheel.…"
Jul 11
alan gould replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"actually, u should use "computer that knows..." better still would be "computer that's able to manage..." or "computer that can manage..." a computer doesn't really know anything cuz it's a machine, not a…"
Jul 11
Sandra replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"Thanks ! I'm really sorry for the mistakes, I tried to re-read myself before posting but many thing escaped my check :x If it's any consolation I'm not much better at writing French lol ! In fact English is my working language as I…"
Jun 6

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"We all make mistakes . For example Sandra   misspelled  "brake" (les freins) as "break"  ("to break" actually means "casser") and "through" as"trough"  (as in "pigs…"
Jun 6
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"George You didn't notice the tiny error I made. ... computer who knows exactly how to manage ...  INCORRECT ... computer which knows exactly how to manag ...…"
Jun 5

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"Yes ,frighteningly good  :)"
Jun 5
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"Thanks Sandra It was an excellent reply. ... computer who knows exactly how to manage ...  INCORRECT ... computer which knows exactly how to manag ...  CORRECT I know French always use either que or qui."
Jun 5
Sandra replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"Hi ! Yes we do ! I think the word you are looking for is "patiner" ( = skating) We indeed have a majority of manual gear in France. When you want to move a still car (engine working) you have to push the clutch pedal at maximum, then…"
Jun 5
Stevo replied to Crack1's discussion Épouser and se marier
"Hi. The George's explanation is perfect. Nothing to add. ;-)"
Jun 2
Stevo replied to Crack1's discussion Upend
" Sorry, I have been mistaken. Here the correct version. "It's exactly the same for me when I am speaking with a English native"."
Jun 2
Stevo replied to Crack1's discussion Upend
"Hi ! * * * George said : “ "Mettre à l'envers" might be more what you are looking for here.” “My phrase "J'ai mis le velo a l'envers" does not seem very common on Google  but…"
Jun 2
Stevo replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"Hi George and Crack. Sorry but, all of you are making an error. In France, cars with automatic gears box are rare ( even if some modern cars have a hybrid system between old French cars and American cars ). The precise moment, after that you have…"
Jun 2

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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…"
May 27
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."
May 27

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I am looking for the French Term for having a moment of clarity or an a epiphany while drinking wine?
 
 
 

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