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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 alan gould's discussion laver a grande l'eau
"I seem to remember the expression "a grands flots". Does that mean the same thing and are there other similar "a grands...." expressions?"
May 13

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion laver a grande l'eau
"Seems to be mainly used with "laver" although "nettoyer"  also works. It's "a grande   l'   eau"…"
May 11

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George Hunt replied to Tim brtlnk's discussion Can someone help me translate this?
"Okay, this is the best I could come up with. Does this seem right? I am an agent from the FBI. At the moment all spies (what kind of spies?) are under pressure. The “freelance spies”, which means that they all work for themselves and not…"
May 5

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George Hunt replied to Tim brtlnk's discussion Can someone help me translate this?
"Why don't you give us your effort,Tim  and we can take it from there?"
May 5

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George Hunt replied to LiXiQing's discussion Check out my poem (parody)
"You are quite welcome."
Apr 29

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George Hunt replied to LiXiQing's discussion Check out my poem (parody)
"I think  "Ils sont la Lune " would have to be "Ce sont la Lune...." anyway. Not sure if you could use "ma belle 'demoiselle" (maybe a bit of a joke as it is also a kind of fish_ Don't ask…"
Apr 26

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George Hunt replied to LiXiQing's discussion doesn't e-muet exist anymore? Why?
"Language evolves and pronunciation varies from region to region. It would not surprise me to hear "cauchemar" with with a0 silent "e" or with an "e" either heavily or lightly pronounced. Variety,as they say is the…"
Apr 20

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion french for "fluency"
"Maybe there just is no exact translation ."une aisance" doesn't feel to me like a  word you would use in ordinary conversation (but that could be just because I cannot recall coming across it )"
Apr 5

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion french for "fluency"
"I just use "Parler couramment". Very unfamiliar with "l'aisance en francais" "La maitrise de francais" does sound good to me though."
Apr 4

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George Hunt replied to Maxim Adams's discussion Pas une nuit blanche
"https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marche_blanche Is that it? A silent march ?"
Mar 29

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion casseurs
"https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argot This seems to be the same way of using "un argot" in French as it is in English. "Un argot est un « langage ou vocabulaire particulier qui se crée à…"
Mar 28

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion casseurs
""Argot " exists in English but it does not have the same meaning as "slang, although it is similar. It is a bit of a false friend ,I think. It seems to describe language restricted  to (as an example) a profession or perhaps a…"
Mar 28

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion casseurs
"Are we also talking about  "looters" ;people who take advantage of a breakdown in law and order  to steal from shops and private buildings that are temporarily vacated?"
Mar 27

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion avoir lieu de + verb
"I am more familiar with "avoir lieu" to mean "take place" "avoir (une) bonne raison de..."  sounds fine to me."
Mar 26

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George Hunt liked alan gould's discussion la carpette versus le tapis
Mar 25

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George Hunt replied to LiXiQing's discussion Please check my french phrases
"A "ko" is a "knock out" as in boxing."
Mar 22

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

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