I saw the conversation yesterday and took some time to think about it. Even if I'm a native speaker I have no knowledge of any rule to explain this.... I thought about it and came up with (maybe) the beginning of an explanation.
"Com" is the spoken contraction of "communication"
C'est de la com = it's communication / advertisement.
When he says he is embarrassed to be compared to Jaques Brel, it's communication. (implied meaning =…"
"I don't really understand the question..
But I don't understand the French phrase either ^^°
I think it's done on purpose but that sentence doesn't mean anything....
Usually "Arrête ou..." is half of a…"
You are right, "to stand" doesn't have a match in French. To find the best translation you will have to know well all the forms related to position in space that exist in French ^^
For example :
"It's the bloke in the…"
"Sorry for the delay, mieux vaut tard que jamais !
In case of sexual/intimate relationship between two people with a significant/visible age difference the use of "tu" or "vous" outside their private life depend on how they want…"
George is right (as always ;) ) but I want to add a small nuance :
"Il s'agit" tends to disappear in everyday speech, the man of the street as you say will prefer "c'est" or "il y a" depending on…"
"If that was the very first time you met them, it was up to you. As you are older (understand "from the previous generation") you are the one that can initiate the "tu" if you want to. There is no problem in both ways as your are…"
I'm not sure it's possible to overthrow such a strong habit.
I don't know how to explain it but you must not take the use of "vous" as a way of keeping you apart like "you're not a close relative"... My…"
The only meaning of this word I know is a type of brown/yellow paper used for envelopes or packaging...
Ceci est une enveloppe Kraft.
I don't see how it can be related to homework or duty .... Maybe a special kind of homework…"
""Livraison" is the exact translation of "delivery", the meaning is exactly the same
Displayed in an airport I think it's related to freight or cargo in general, haven't seen it often myself, but nothing to do…"
How many other languages do you speak or are you learning?
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