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Started this discussion. Last reply by alan gould 21 hours ago. 6 Replies

Expressions w « mis »I know « mise en place ».  i’ve heard of mise en scene but it’s not practical to know how to use it unless it can b used metaphorically. Is “mise sur pied” useful or i can use…Continue

rule triggering "ne"

Started this discussion. Last reply by alan gould Feb 10. 7 Replies

On émet 4 fois plus de C02 que la planete n'est capable d'en absorber. i don't understand the placement of "ne."  i've seen it used in other sentences where i also couldn't understand it.   Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Feb 19. 2 Replies

To pretendI recently saw “Elle se donne l’aire d’une femme riche” -- She pretends to b richI had earlier learned “pretend” to b “faire semblant.”  I’m thinking that maybe the English translation is…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by alan gould Feb 8. 3 Replies

solliciterthe word is new to me.  the dictionary says u “solliciter info” and “solliciter un emploi."  I think I saw it used to ask for a favor.  I know “asking a favor” as “demander une service." i…Continue

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alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"“Je vas” was a typing mistake I didn’t catch.    Wouldn’t it b “il s’est remis sur pieds”?  u have “il est remis”   I’m often seeing « au monde »…"
21 hours ago
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"« je vas faire le mise en place » would b correct when cooking Je vais, tu vas...  LA mise en place => Je vais faire la mise en place. il etait malade la semaine derniere mais hier il a remis sur pieds "remis…"
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alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"so, I’ll go over this to make sure I have it right: « je vas faire le mise en place » would b correct when cooking il etait malade la semaine derniere mais hier il a remis sur pieds   Maybe I can figure this one out…"
yesterday
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"It's "Mise à pieds" and "Remis sur pieds" Can mise en place b used as a noun ? yes, mise en place can be used as a noun because it's a noun. the verb is "Mettre en place" I’m also wondering if…"
Feb 22
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"In linguee for mise a pied, they gave the example “gross misconduct is cause for dismissal.  Grounds for dismissal is more common.  mise sur pied would b someone” “back on his/her feet” if i'm understanding it…"
Feb 19
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"Se donner l'air = to give an impression of being rich, but there are details that sound false."
Feb 19
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"To pretend I recently saw “Elle se donne l’aire d’une femme riche” -- She pretends to b rich I had earlier learned “pretend” to b “faire semblant.”  I’m thinking that maybe the English…"
Feb 19
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"Expressions w « mis » I know « mise en place ».  i’ve heard of mise en scene but it’s not practical to know how to use it unless it can b used metaphorically.  Is “mise sur…"
Feb 19
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Expressions w « mis »I know « mise en place ».  i’ve heard of mise en scene but it’s not practical to know how to use it unless it can b used metaphorically. Is “mise sur pied” useful or i can use something else ?  how about “mis en cause » ? « j’y vais de ce pas » i know « j’arrive » or i’d use « j’y vais tout de suite. »  is the 1st one worth learning ? Diriger v. gererAny difference in managing a biz ?  I know diriger is steering a car and se diriger is the direction u’re heading in.  so I…See More
Feb 16
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion rule triggering "ne"
"specification would also b a good choice for "precision."   "
Feb 10

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Feb 9
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"and it's "he lost" not "he losts" some rights "
Feb 8
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"you:  In french it's formal too, but it's very known because of used expressions to write a formal letter to some administrations, to justice system, to school system, .... me: it's very common or very widespread to THE justice…"
Feb 8
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion rule triggering "ne"
"never use "precision" this way.  use "clarification" or "distinction."   "educated" people.  maybe u just forgot to add the "d."   "written" news not…"
Feb 8
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion rule triggering "ne"
"About "formal language", I think we have to clarify some things. I know 3 groups in french, I don't know how many there are in english, and if theses groups are the same  : - langage familier : informal, slang, ....  -…"
Feb 8
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion rule triggering "ne"
"since the form is used in formal french, i'll assume it's unlikely that i'll hear it tho i can come across it in reading.   so i'll ignore using it.  i'm glad i finally had it explained.  i'll b…"
Feb 7

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