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Several questions about word usage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Feb 25, 2013. 2 Replies

I have several questions about word usage in an article I am reading:1. What does 'trublion' mean in the following sentence: 'La sociéte Costco Wholesale est un trublion de la distribution…Continue

'quel qu'il soit'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Coffey Feb 1, 2013. 1 Reply

I have a questions about the meaning of the phrase 'quel qu'li soit'. This comes from the following sentence:'Aller dans un pays sans chercher à comprendre les coutumes locales exposera le visiteur à…Continue

Meaning of 'recherché' in English and French

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Landfear Jan 24, 2013. 4 Replies

It seems to me that the word 'recherché' has somewhat different meanings in the original French compared to its borrowing into English. In French it usually means 'sought after', and thus might…Continue

Meaning of the expression 'à la direction'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicolas Wolff Jan 6, 2013. 2 Replies

In my previous question, I asked whether the expression 'à la direction' could mean a'at that address or place'. The sentence from which this expression comes is the following:'Un soir, il y a eu un…Continue

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