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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 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…"
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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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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Take pains
"Are "pris soin" and "pris le soin" interchangeable?"
May 8

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George Hunt replied to Yanis's discussion Dialogues en français ?
"It looks interesting. The first 10 lessons are free. I cannot see how much it would cost to continue after that.... I expect it would not be too expensive but it does not say."
Apr 7

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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

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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

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George Hunt replied to Yanis's discussion Dialogues en français ?
"It is a good question  but unfortunately I do not have a good  answer. Perhaps someone else will have a better idea."
Mar 29

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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

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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

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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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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Take pains
""Je me suis cassé(e) le cul à lui organiser un voyage" ? I think you are in error with the final "e" in " cassé(e)".... Even if the speaker is feminine ,surely the pronoun (me) is an indirect…"
Feb 1

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George Hunt replied to george willms's discussion verbes pronominaux de "communication"
"I really can't see the point . To me that is like stamp collecting. Perhaps if you can find  a publication or an online article in French that is directed towards French students (rather than students of French) there may be a list. PS:…"
Oct 28, 2016

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George Hunt replied to george willms's discussion verbes pronominaux de "communication"
"If the "se" "me" "te" "nous" or "vous" is an indirect object of the verb then there must be no agreement. If they are the direct object then there will be agreement. I am sure there will be a few…"
Oct 27, 2016

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George Hunt replied to george willms's discussion ille
"Lille. There must be others but I can't think of them for now I found this also  http://french.stackexchange.com/questions/6312/pronunciation-of-ille it includes "bacille" (type of bacteria) ,"Achille" ,Lille…"
Oct 26, 2016

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George Hunt replied to April Reinhart's discussion Description and Possession with DE
" I don't want to sound as if I  know the different  rules and cases  but I am fairly sure expressions of quantity  do not need the definite article. For example  "une douzaine de  douanniers" ;) If…"
Oct 2, 2016

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George Hunt replied to Annette Gates's discussion Plume de radis
"Don't mention it. The Singing Nun ....that goes back a bit ;)"
Sep 29, 2016

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At 10:51am on July 18, 2012, Johanna said…
Thank you sooo much, George! X
 
 
 

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