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perdre pied

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Hunt on Sunday. 1 Reply

perdre pied.i was told this means u feel u're inadequate compared to others.  but a dictionary said it means to b confused.  i'd like to see it in a sentence.    Continue

defective

Started Nov 16 0 Replies

if something is defective is it "defectueux" or defaillant? the noun defect i think is "le defaut".  i know echec as failure.  the dictionary says defaillance refers to a mechanical breakdown.  Continue

foundation

Started Nov 15 0 Replies

the dictionary says a groundless rumor or accusation is "sans fondement."  what is the difference between fondement, fondation, and le fond?  TxContinue

inferior

Started Nov 15 0 Replies

in english, inferior means less capable.  something's of inferior quality, someone has an inferiority complexin french it seems to also refer to a lower quality.  but it also means "lower"…Continue

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion perdre pied
Sunday
alan gould posted a discussion

perdre pied

perdre pied.i was told this means u feel u're inadequate compared to others.  but a dictionary said it means to b confused.  i'd like to see it in a sentence.    See More
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Nov 15
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion vocab clarification
"ok.  maybe i didn't write them out.  i'll look on the site and find them.  Tx"
Oct 26
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion vocab clarification
"these ones where done, i remember answering to consignes/mode d'emploi."
Oct 25
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion postpone
"I think postpone is if we have a meeting today and you can't come, so you call to suggest another date in the future. are repousser and reporter interchangeable? for a meeting or a visit, yes. "renvoyer" for postpone is often use…"
Oct 25
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postpone

are repousser and reporter interchangeable?  and when are renvoyer and remettre used?  See More
Oct 18
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vocab clarification

1) are both implementer and mettre en oeuvre used to mean implement?2) etre perdu, s'etre perdu, egarre'i have the example "nous nous sommes e'gare's" meaning "we're lost."  "se perdre" is "to get lost."  but when i looked at how to say "i'm lost" i saw one example that used "je me suis perdu" while all the others just said "je suis perdu."  when u can't determine where u are in a city, do u say "je suis perdu" or "je me suis perdu"?  3) consignes v. mode d’emploii know "mode d'emploi."  is…See More
Oct 16

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion se dire
"No  that last one is not wrong. I like to use ça se dit instead of using "le" but sometimes  you can use "le"  and it may fit better what you are trying to say."
Aug 19
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se dire

i saw this in the dictionary and want to review how to use it: to say to oneself, to think  Quand je l'ai vu, je me suis dit qu'il avait vieilli.      When I saw him, I thought he'd aged.  se dire malade      to say one is ill, to say that one is ill  no example for this, but i imagine "il s'est dit maladese dire artiste      to claim to be an artist  no example, but i imagine "il s'est dit artiste"se dire au revoir      to say goodbye, to say goodbye to each other  no example, but i imagine…See More
Aug 19
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion word usage
"so 'à deux pas d'ici'  is the same as "à deux pas" i guess.  makes sense.  and yet i saw it defined as  "around the corner."   yes, interesting and i forgot that corners…"
Jun 2
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion word usage
""right around the corner" means it's at a 90 degree angle from the spot. "nearby" means it's a short distance on the same street. so in english, they are two different indications of the location. how do i differentiate…"
May 31
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May 31
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion word usage
"1) to provoke qq - faire réagir quelqu'un or provoquer 2) i came across "Ils se sont réunis à 5 heures."  i'm told "se retrouver" is the most common. …"
May 31
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion word usage
""C’est a deux pas (d'ici)" "right around the corner" means it's at a 90 degree angle from the spot.  "nearby" means it's a short distance on the same street.  so in english, they are two…"
May 31

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