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word usage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chantal Savignat May 31. 1 Reply

1) to provoke qq - faire qq réagir or provoquer2) i came across "Ils se sont réunis à 5 heures."  i'm told "se retrouver" is the most common.          3) "La rue débouche sur une place. "  i would…Continue

compte

Started May 29 0 Replies

1) when would u use compte-rendu instead of rapport ?2) are both of these common? en fin de compte – at the end of the dayau bout du compte – in the final analysis3) are the below examples the most…Continue

word usage

Started this discussion. Last reply by alan gould Jun 2. 4 Replies

"agiter le mélange pour dissoudre le sel"  explain "agiter" versus "secouer" versus "remuer" C’est a deux pas – right around the corneri know "c'est a deux pas d'ici" to mean it's nearby.  if u drop…Continue

remuer

Started this discussion. Last reply by alan gould May 29. 2 Replies

i know it as stir: Remuez la sauce pendant deux minutes.      Then I see it for a dog wagging its tail, moving ur arm and wiggling ur fingers. I would just use “bouger” for moving a part of the…Continue

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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
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion word usage
""agiter le mélange pour dissoudre le sel"   explain "agiter" versus "secouer" versus "remuer"  > here agiter = secouer = remuer. All are ok. As "faire dissoudre le sel dans…"
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word usage

"agiter le mélange pour dissoudre le sel"  explain "agiter" versus "secouer" versus "remuer" C’est a deux pas – right around the corneri know "c'est a deux pas d'ici" to mean it's nearby.  if u drop the "d'ici" is it "right around the corner"? Une infraction versus délit versus violation implementer versus mettre en œuvresignaler versus montrerdoter de versus fournir de a l’épreuve du feu versus réfractairecela parassait versus semblait See More
May 29
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion remuer
"waiting FOR  ON THE SOFA "
May 29
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion car
"yes there is raisons, grammatical reasons, but too complex.... I think a lot of french people don't know theses reasons. I must confess I don't really know reasons. I think as other french people I am used to use "parce que" and…"
May 29
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion défunt
"u can't say "very used."  u'd have to say "used very often" or "commonly used."   u don't hear "suckle."  u'd say "breastfeeding."  "
May 29
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion commander v. ordonner
"Yes, you're right"
May 28
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion remuer
""Remue-toi un peu" is used. not exactly the same meaning as "Dépêche-toi". Dépêche-toi  : I am waiting you to go out, and you are always in the sofa, in front of the tv. so I say "allez…"
May 28
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion car
"yes there is raisons, grammatical reasons, but too complex.... I think a lot of french people don't know theses reasons. I must confess I don't really know reasons. I think as other french people I am used to use "parce que" and…"
May 28
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion défunt
""défunt" as a noun, is used, "le défunt" instead of "le mort" (as people = "un mort") in a funeral ceremony for exemple. "défunt" as an adjective is not very used.…"
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