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apprendre v. enseigner

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Hunt Aug 3. 1 Reply

i just came across this sentence: Avec ces poupées, on apprend aux filles qu’elles doivent faire attention à leur apparence, à leurs vêtements.please advise when to use "apprendre" and when…Continue

apprendre v. enseigner

Started Aug 3 0 Replies

i just came across this sentence: Avec ces poupées, on apprend aux filles qu’elles doivent faire attention à leur apparence, à leurs vêtements.it's confusing to use apprendre instead of ensigner.  i…Continue

the best in the world

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Hunt Aug 3. 2 Replies

quite sure i learned to say "le meilleur X du monde".  but on the internet, i'm hearing "au monde" and never "du monde."  i'm wondering if "du monde" is actually correct and better, but that the…Continue

reponse v. riposte

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Jun 21. 2 Replies

when would u use one over the other? Continue

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George Hunt liked alan gould's discussion apprendre v. enseigner
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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion apprendre v. enseigner
"Enseigner probably involves a lengthier process of transmitting knowledge  ,more like "educate" perhaps. Or "train" maybe. Apprendre is more generic,I'd say."
Aug 3

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion the best in the world
"They are both correct but  there is clearly a slightly different meaning. There is rarely such a thing as a "correct" translation.It is all about context and  usage."
Aug 3
alan gould replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Water Glass
"my thought is that there's a wine glass cuz it's part of the culture and the glass is specifically designed to facilitate the best experience of drinking wine.  i would doubt there's a term for a glass expressly for water. …"
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alan gould replied to LiXiQing's discussion The way baronesses are made!
"i would just go w "comment faire une baronne""
Aug 3
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion the best in the world
"by coincidence, i was just following a podcast of a french prof and he used "du" which reinforces my belief that "du" is correct.  "
Aug 3
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion reponse v. riposte
"Une riposte est plus guerrière, plus agressive, plus vive."
Jun 21
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion suite a
""Suite à votre lettre" "suite à votre demande" "suite à votre question" "suite à notre entretien téléphonique" "suite à notre conversation" .... Mais…"
Jun 21

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion reponse v. riposte
""Riposte " sounds more "point to  point" to me. Is it a fencing term originally,I wonder."
May 12

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion suite a
"Literally it might be "following on from  your letter" but it probably  might correspond to."Thanks for your letter  etc etc etc" Just a way of referencing that you received their letter and taking note of any…"
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