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savoir/connaitre

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leesa Johnson Jun 16. 7 Replies

Is there a difference in meaning between:1. Je sais la vérité     and2. Je connait la vérité.Continue

verbes pronominaux de "communication"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grégory Nov 2, 2016. 5 Replies

That is, followed by "à".For example: se téléphoner, s'offrir, s'écrire.I need a list. Why is this so hard to find?My students need to know when to write:Elles se sont embrassées (with agreement),…Continue

ille

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Hunt Oct 26, 2016. 1 Reply

I've found five words ending in "ille" in which the l's are pronounced:2 nouns: ville, mille1 adjective: tranquille2 verbs (1st and 3rd person sing.): distille, instilleAre there any more?Merci!Continue

agreement of past participle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stevo Jul 19, 2016. 5 Replies

Here's the text, spot the error:   Au Canada, toutes les personnes qui ont déjà passé lanuit dehors au froid, se sont demandé si elles pourraient payer leur logement, ontcraint d'être jetées à la rue…Continue

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Stevo replied to george willms's discussion savoir/connaitre
"Hi everybody. It's true that French* people use sometimes undifferently “connaître” ans “savoir”, and regarding some English people whom I exchange sometimes, I understand that they have a lot of difficulties to…"
Jun 2
Esteban de la Cruz replied to george willms's discussion savoir/connaitre
"Thanks, I forgot that."
Dec 20, 2016
Crack1 replied to george willms's discussion savoir/connaitre
"It should be 'French speaker'. In English the word 'French' is a proper noun. So we always write 'French' not 'french' You are a native French speaker. NOT You are a native french speaker."
Dec 15, 2016
Esteban de la Cruz replied to george willms's discussion savoir/connaitre
"In most cases, I don't think a french speaker would make any difference between these two verbs in that sentence. I could use both. Unlike George, I think that Savoir implies an in depth knowledge, and that Connaître is more factual, but…"
Dec 13, 2016

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George Hunt replied to george willms's discussion savoir/connaitre
"Yes , I would say there is a difference.  "connaitre" implies an in depth  knowledge  and "savoir" would be more "factual"  and less contextual. "La vérité." ,as implied by…"
Dec 8, 2016
george willms replied to george willms's discussion savoir/connaitre
"Sorry I meant: Je connais la vérité!"
Dec 6, 2016
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savoir/connaitre

Is there a difference in meaning between:1. Je sais la vérité     and2. Je connait la vérité.See More
Dec 6, 2016
Grégory replied to george willms's discussion verbes pronominaux de "communication"
"I think all the communication verbs could be « pronominalised », at least with a reciprocal meaning (the reflexive meaning doesn’t seem always possible). « Indiquer à qqn le chemin » can become…"
Nov 2, 2016
george willms replied to george willms's discussion verbes pronominaux de "communication"
"Thanks for your suggestions!"
Oct 28, 2016

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George Hunt replied to george willms's discussion verbes pronominaux de "communication"
"I really can't see the point . To me that is like stamp collecting. Perhaps if you can find  a publication or an online article in French that is directed towards French students (rather than students of French) there may be a list. PS:…"
Oct 28, 2016
george willms replied to george willms's discussion verbes pronominaux de "communication"
"We all know the grammar; we're just looking for a list of those verbs. How many are there? Se sourire, se parler, etc. Pronominal verbs of "communication.""
Oct 28, 2016

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George Hunt replied to george willms's discussion verbes pronominaux de "communication"
"If the "se" "me" "te" "nous" or "vous" is an indirect object of the verb then there must be no agreement. If they are the direct object then there will be agreement. I am sure there will be a few…"
Oct 27, 2016
george willms posted a discussion

verbes pronominaux de "communication"

That is, followed by "à".For example: se téléphoner, s'offrir, s'écrire.I need a list. Why is this so hard to find?My students need to know when to write:Elles se sont embrassées (with agreement), and when to write: Elles se sont téléphoné (no agreement).See More
Oct 27, 2016

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George Hunt replied to george willms's discussion ille
"Lille. There must be others but I can't think of them for now I found this also  http://french.stackexchange.com/questions/6312/pronunciation-of-ille it includes "bacille" (type of bacteria) ,"Achille" ,Lille…"
Oct 26, 2016
george willms posted a discussion

ille

I've found five words ending in "ille" in which the l's are pronounced:2 nouns: ville, mille1 adjective: tranquille2 verbs (1st and 3rd person sing.): distille, instilleAre there any more?Merci!See More
Oct 26, 2016
Stevo replied to george willms's discussion agreement of past participle
"Hi everybody. In this short French text, all past agreements are conditioned by the COD rule ( Complément d'Objet Direct. ) Here the main ways of this rule : 1 - The agreement is always possible with auxiliary verb “ETRE” 2 -…"
Jul 19, 2016

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