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Waving

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Hunt Jan 11. 2 Replies

How might one say that one waved to someone? Say you happened to see a friend in the street and waved to him or her.Perhaps just to say hello in passing or maybe to easy them to come over.Or say the…Continue

Happy Christmas Neil Coffey

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Coffey Dec 31, 2015. 1 Reply

Thanks for giving us this website to use over the years.Hope all goes well for you over the next year too!Continue

mobile phone text abbreviations

Started Mar 26, 2012 0 Replies

I have none to offer myself but can anyone  give me examples of the French equivalents of or alternatives to  lol ,wrt , rofl ,ott etc. etc. that  seem to be almost mainstream in English now?Continue

irregular verb endings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Coffey Feb 27, 2012. 3 Replies

I have noticed that these 4 commonn verbs have the same ending in the 3rd person plural.Faire  , avoir , etre,  and aller( ils font  ,ils ont , ils sont and ils vont).Are these the only verbs that…Continue

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George Hunt replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion s'attaquer vs attaquer
"Seems to be a fine distinction. Have a look at this old thread (between French speakers) https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/attaquer-sattaquer.261220/"
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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion gâteau / cake
"I am not familiar with this but it seems clear that "le cake au thon" is a savoury recipe. So clearly "un cake" does not correspond exactly to "a cake" in English which is  ,as far as I know always a sweet kind of…"
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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…"
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George Hunt replied to George Hunt's discussion Waving
"Thanks :)"
Jan 11
Chantal Savignat replied to George Hunt's discussion Waving
"Saluer Say you happened to see a friend in the street and waved to him or her = On salut un ami. Perhaps just to say hello in passing or maybe to easy them to come over = saluer quelqu'un d'un geste. Or say the Queen when she waves to the…"
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Waving

How might one say that one waved to someone? Say you happened to see a friend in the street and waved to him or her.Perhaps just to say hello in passing or maybe to easy them to come over.Or say the Queen when she waves to the crowd ...See More
Dec 24, 2019

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George Hunt replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion Using the future tense
"Am vaguely aware of this use of the future tense,but not well enough to know the  "rules" I would agree that your second translation is better. I also thing that you could just use the present tense for "arriver". No…"
Dec 1, 2019

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George Hunt replied to michael rivers's discussion Body parts+adjective requiring possessive adjective
"Well all rules have exceptions ,but I think you have the gist of this. As for "la main droite" etc  the reason seems to be that the phrase is so compact and common that it falls into  the category of unqualified body parts. Not…"
Nov 13, 2019

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Next year and the next year
"Have you thought of using "l'année" instead of "l'an". It expresses the on going duration of the year in a similar way to "la journée" as contrasted with"le jour". Maybe you can find…"
Nov 6, 2019

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George Hunt replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion chapelle ancienne?
"I am not familiar with how "ancient" is used. Is there perhaps something about "chapelles"  that predisposes them to us as seeming inhererently ancient? Perhaps someone else can tell us ,preferably a native speaker or maybe…"
Sep 25, 2019

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George Hunt replied to Joseph K.'s discussion avoir besoin de, avoir besoin des...?
"There are set expressions like avoir peur de and avoir besoin de. As explained in the earlier post  these can be followed either by de or des depending on the specific sense expressed. So you can say either j'ai besoin de lunettes or…"
Aug 8, 2019

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At 10:51am on July 18, 2012, Johanna said…
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