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Dwayne Roberts
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S'il vous plaitaît

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwayne Roberts Mar 14. 4 Replies

Do we ever use the conditional mode when saying "please"?  If it would please you, rather than if it pleases you? I'm confident we use it in other than "please" (as in requesting compliance) phrases,…Continue

Tags: please

Water Glass

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Hunt Aug 3, 2019. 5 Replies

I think this is an easy one.We have un verre de vin and un verre à vin, which are a glass of wine and a wine glass, respectively.So, is it un verre d'eau and un verre en eau for water?Continue

Faire la fine bouche devant qch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chantal Savignat May 29, 2018. 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

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Dwayne Roberts replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion S'il vous plaitaît
"Je vous remercie, Chantal."
Mar 14
Chantal Savignat replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion S'il vous plaitaît
"No. We don't use conditional mode when saying "please". Never. "Plairait" is used, but not with the meaning "please". Il te plairait = You'd really like it."
Mar 13
Dwayne Roberts replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion S'il vous plaitaît
"Merci bien."
Mar 12

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion S'il vous plaitaît
"Hi Dwayne You can  use the conditional of plaire but I think it might  be quite uncommon since  "s'il te plaît" is such a common set expression. I think I may have come across "si ça te…"
Mar 12
Dwayne Roberts posted a discussion

S'il vous plaitaît

Do we ever use the conditional mode when saying "please"?  If it would please you, rather than if it pleases you? I'm confident we use it in other than "please" (as in requesting compliance) phrases, such asTu peux y aller s'il te plairait.See More
Mar 5
Dwayne Roberts replied to Joseph K.'s discussion avoir besoin de, avoir besoin des...?
"A similar question: J'ai besoin de lunettes? Not …des lunettes? and J'ai besoin des clés? Not …de clés?"
Aug 8, 2019

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Water Glass
"People can lead very ordered lives.They would definitely have a glass for water (especially  when laying the table)"
Aug 3, 2019
alan gould replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Water Glass
"my thought is that there's a wine glass cuz it's part of the culture and the glass is specifically designed to facilitate the best experience of drinking wine.  i would doubt there's a term for a glass expressly for water. …"
Aug 3, 2019

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Water Glass
"I had the same thought but was quite confident as it sounded right. Doing a search seems to show the expression is  in good use for…"
Jul 26, 2019
Dwayne Roberts replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Water Glass
"Thank you, George. I was thinking the "à eau" was a little non-euphonic for the language, as "Où va il" would be."
Jul 25, 2019

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Water Glass
"I think it would be "un verre a eau"."
Jul 25, 2019
Dwayne Roberts posted a discussion

Water Glass

I think this is an easy one.We have un verre de vin and un verre à vin, which are a glass of wine and a wine glass, respectively.So, is it un verre d'eau and un verre en eau for water?See More
Jul 25, 2019

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