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Faire la fine bouche devant qch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chantal Savignat May 29. 4 Replies

Is this sentence correct? Is it how the statement would normally be made?Elle a fait la fine bouche devant les repas ordinaires.She was picky/choosy of ordinary meals. She looked down her nose at…Continue

Sharp Cheese

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwayne Roberts Dec 15, 2016. 2 Replies

My dictionary hasn't been very helpful.  I want to describe a cheddar as "sharp".  I see an entry "âcre", but I doubt that's what I'm looking for.  Can some sharp cheddar lover help me?Continue

Tags: cheese, cheddar, sharp

Bare-naked nouns

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yeli May 8, 2016. 17 Replies

Not as risqué a question as one might first think.Il ne faut pas confondre vitesse et précipitation.  In American English, this would often be translated as "Haste makes waste".  My question isn't…Continue

Illeism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stevo May 17, 2016. 7 Replies

This interrogator wonders whether the translation of the English word "illeism" is "l'illeisme".  He has done multiple searches of online and print dictionaries to no avail.  Similarly, he supposes…Continue

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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

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Faire la fine bouche devant qch
"Chantal ,would you say that food snobbery is common amongst the French? I had a couple of French people staying once who made a meal for us. We almost had an argument when I put salt on my food as apparently that was "to insult the…"
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

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Faire la fine bouche devant qch
"Here is something I prepared earlier ;-) https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/faire-la-fine-bouche-devant.339034/ Seems like a correct usage."
May 29
Dwayne Roberts posted a discussion

Faire la fine bouche devant qch

Is this sentence correct? Is it how the statement would normally be made?Elle a fait la fine bouche devant les repas ordinaires.She was picky/choosy of ordinary meals. She looked down her nose at ordinary meals.See More
May 28
Dwayne Roberts replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Sharp Cheese
"I think piquant will work just fine.  Thanks, George!"
Dec 15, 2016

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Sharp Cheese
"I see "piquant" can work  http://www.linguee.fr/francais-anglais/traduction/fromage+piquant.html but I  am not sure if it the only ,or best way  to express the idea of "sharp". "relevé " can…"
Dec 15, 2016
Dwayne Roberts posted a discussion

Sharp Cheese

My dictionary hasn't been very helpful.  I want to describe a cheddar as "sharp".  I see an entry "âcre", but I doubt that's what I'm looking for.  Can some sharp cheddar lover help me?See More
Dec 15, 2016
Stevo replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Illeism
"The rebel side maybe?..."
May 17, 2016
Dwayne Roberts replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Illeism
"A very handsome man.  Reminds me somewhat of Johnny Depp."
May 17, 2016
Stevo replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Illeism
"Re bonjour Dwayne. A bit of French culture : Alain Delon is an old and a very famous French actor, and he is also known for his habit to speak sometime about himself according to the position of the third person. Nowadays, Alain Delon is yet…"
May 16, 2016
Dwayne Roberts replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Illeism
"I have a rather brilliant friend, engineer who thinks in illeism.  “Now Rudy's going to move this up here, and he'll then be able to remove this.”  It's as if he's watching a movie of his life, viewing…"
May 16, 2016
Stevo replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Illeism
"Hi George and dwayne.« Illeism » hasn't an explicit equivalent in French. Also myself, I would say in French « Illeisme », but it seems that is not correct.The French expression closer to « Illeism » seems to…"
May 16, 2016
Yeli replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Bare-naked nouns
"Thanks Robert. I understand it now :)"
May 8, 2016
Yeli replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Bare-naked nouns
"Yes "parler a propos des couleurs"sounds better to me but I understand the idea now. Thanks George."
May 8, 2016
Yeli replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Bare-naked nouns
"Yes "parler a propos des couleurs"sounds better to me but I understand the idea now. Thanks George."
May 8, 2016

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