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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 Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
"Yes ."
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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
Sep 10

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
"You could,of course say "j'ai attendu dix minutes...." or even "j'ai fait dix minutes...." (not so sure about that,but I think it might work)"
Sep 10

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
"There may be other ways of saying it but "passer" works fine. But it is correct to say "tu n'es  pas  venu. "    instead of what you wrote."
Sep 10

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George Hunt replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion se rendre usage ...
"There is also the expression "rendez-vous compte?" to mean "do you realise"? or "imagine that!" "il faut se rendre compte que.....""
Aug 13

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion word order
"If you change the order of phrases within the sentence then you change the overall meaning.The order is part of the meaning. There are all sorts of things that affect the overall meaning of a spoken or written communication . An actor can repeat…"
Jul 26

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion "not really"
""pas tellement" is "not a lot" "pas vraiment" is not really. Of course ,depending on context you could use either. (more"vraiment" for "tellement" than the other way round,I would say)"
Jul 25

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion word order
"You can have the same structure in English. eg "He fell asleep ,being so tired" As it is so uncommon it feels odd but if adopted it would come to feel natural. French is not "illogical" it just  has different syntactical…"
Jul 25

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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

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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

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George Hunt replied to Kari Huang's discussion I need help with translating these two words: "OK" and "Actions"
"Ok is completely French . I am not sure about "actions" but I would not expect  computer terminology to be exactly the same as in daily life anyway. Even in English  the terminology used by computer software   can seem…"
May 26

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

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