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alan gould posted discussions
Jun 1
Chantal Savignat replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion s'en penser ?
"hello. As George said : The first sentence  is perfect. Ils le pensaient : "le" represents the first part of the sentence "Ils faisaient partie de la haute société" to avoid the repetition. I think in…"
Mar 22

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George Hunt replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion s'en penser ?
"Actually no,I feel it is OK to use se penser for "to think of themselves" ( like "se  croire") It is the "en" which  seems meaningless ,unless there was some contrived context it would work in. As a set…"
Mar 20
Billy Bosworth replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion s'en penser ?
"Thanks George.  I have since checked with un Français, and ils le pensaient is the correct version, although he wasn't able to elaborate on why exactly.  It raised for me the question of reciprocal and reflexive verbs…"
Mar 20

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George Hunt replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion s'en penser ?
"I don't think your construction is correct. S'en penser is not an expression  I have come across to mean that. You can have "se penser"  to mean "to consider oneself something" (e.g. "se penser…"
Mar 20
alan gould posted a discussion

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pour faire valoir leur point de vueis this « to validate their point of view. »? « presser”Pls advise on its usage:To squeeze a sponge or fruitTu peux me presser un citron?      Can you squeeze a lemon for me?  I know “appuyer” for “push or press” an elevator or other button.  I see “presser” is also used.  Is it common?"presser qn de faire".  the only time I’ve heard this is when americans learn about the war of 1812.  britain was intercepting US ships and “pressing men into the british…See More
Mar 19
Billy Bosworth posted a discussion

s'en penser ?

I am trying to translate the following into French: They were part of high society, or rather they thought so.It's the bit at the end I'm really hung up on - the "penser" bit. Ils faisaient partie de la haute société, ou plutôt ils le pensaient or ... ils s'en pensaient?I would like to think that the second option (using "en") is correct, but it is correct to use "se penser"?Also can there be situations where "penser" takes a direct object. ie. je le pense...?It may be that I am trying to…See More
Mar 18
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"I want to summarize this expression and b able to use it: With a noun, u can either start w it or end w it – ce truc, a quoi ca sert? Or a quoi ca sert, ce truc? I found in my notes “ca ne sert a rien d’insister” I can simply…"
Mar 7
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"Wouldn’t it b “il s’est remis sur pieds”? u have “il est remis” theses two sentences are both okay. "il est remis" means that the illness is ended, it's an kind of observation of the final …"
Mar 2
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"i saw yesterday that i put the following sentence in my study book.   "a quoi bon partir si tot" would "a quoi sa sert partir si tot" work as well?  "
Mar 1
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 »…"
Feb 28
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…"
Feb 27
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…"
Feb 27
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
 

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rule triggering "ne"

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"avec" to end a sentence

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a priori

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bonne année

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afterwards

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a gap or breach

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foundation

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fee

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tremper

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defective

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inferior

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perdre pied

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