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"fond" meaning a small quantity

Started Jul 12 0 Replies

is this a common usage:Il ne lui restait qu'un fond de vin rouge.      He only had a drop of red wine left. Continue

"porter" or "se mettre" clothes?

Started Jul 12 0 Replies

i know "se mettre" for wearing clothes.  is "porter" also commonly used?  Continue

c'est donné!      it's very cheap!

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Hunt Jul 11. 1 Reply

is this common?  i guess it's an informal way of saying "ce n'est pas cher."Continue

a partir de ce moment/desormais

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Hunt Jul 11. 1 Reply

can desormais be used to refer to the past?  example: if i refer to something that happened, i would say "a partir de ce moment..." but could i use "desormais" which i only know to use in the present…Continue

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion using "de" not "le"
"I think we have decided that "une puce"  is a male or female flea (some of these beasts are androgynous) I am still confused about the genders and plural form of  "pou" and "poux" but it is a specialist…"
Jul 18

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion using "de" not "le"
"Hi Neil It is very quiet on your site these days. I wonder what happened to all the school age students needing  help with their attempts. I  have a young Belgian  girl staying with us at the moment who is keen to improve her…"
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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion using "de" not "le"
"I see that. I think it is definitely wrong. Whether "travailler" would work I am not quite sure.  I listened to the voice recording of the sentence and it seems a correct rendition but I  still feel it is wrong. (Is he just…"
Jul 11

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion c'est donné!      it's very cheap!
"Sure. I have heard it."
Jul 11

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion using "de" not "le"
"On the internet? Sow me the link. I am sure it is wrong"
Jul 11
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion using "de" not "le"
"it's from the reverso dictionary.  i just checked it and it's "de""
Jul 11

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion porter sur - to be about
"I guess it would be a less common usage and I  have not come across it in a conversational setting . It doesn't mean quite  the same thing as "s'agir" so it is  a nice expression to have under one's belt."
Jul 11

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion using "de" not "le"
"As written,I would say that sentence is  grammatically incorrect. "Le" would be fine. Perhaps your sentence is incomplete or there has been a typo."
Jul 11

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion a partir de ce moment/desormais
"My first inclination was to say ,yes  it just applies in a "present" scenario  but I have quite easily found instances where it can indeed be "set in the past" Try this set of google returns (for "il allait…"
Jul 11
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alan gould replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"probably the foreign cars made in the US give u the option of manual transmission but it might be that they import the car.  i think my grandfather had a US car that had manual transmission but he changed the gears from the steering wheel.…"
Jul 11
alan gould replied to Crack1's discussion When you start your car
"actually, u should use "computer that knows..." better still would be "computer that's able to manage..." or "computer that can manage..." a computer doesn't really know anything cuz it's a machine, not a…"
Jul 11

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