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revisiting some things

you wrote:  “La nourriture” and “l'alimentation” match to, indeed, “the food”. “provision” is a term most general and can be used according…

Started by alan gould

0 Jan 7

bonne année

I’m so grateful for chantal's help.  I benefit from it greatly.  On youtube, I find “learning french w elsa” and “inner French” are very he…

Started by alan gould

2 Jan 4
Reply by Chantal Savignat

afterwards

below are sentences from the dictionary.  dans la foulée i've seen used meaning immediately afterwards.  "apres coup" i've never seen.  at…

Started by alan gould

2 Dec 30, 2020
Reply by alan gould

a gap or breach

un trou is a hole la trouée i think is a gap or breach the dictionary says la breche is a breach or gap.  it says it's used figuratively to…

Started by alan gould

2 Dec 19, 2020
Reply by alan gould

foundation

the dictionary says a groundless rumor or accusation is "sans fondement."  what is the difference between fondement, fondation, and le fond…

Started by alan gould

2 Dec 19, 2020
Reply by alan gould

fee

i have the sentence below:  Les honoraires de l'avocat peuvent se chiffrer à des milliers de dollars. in English attorneys charge legal fee…

Started by alan gould

6 Dec 19, 2020
Reply by alan gould

tremper

the dictionary has:  [+dishes] faire tremper, laisser tremper        [dish, pot]   tremper    soak in  - pénétrer, être absorbé (e)     Soa…

Started by alan gould

2 Dec 16, 2020
Reply by alan gould

defective

if something is defective is it "defectueux" or defaillant? the noun defect i think is "le defaut".  i know echec as failure.  the dictiona…

Started by alan gould

1 Dec 16, 2020
Reply by Chantal Savignat

inferior

in english, inferior means less capable.  something's of inferior quality, someone has an inferiority complex in french it seems to also r…

Started by alan gould

1 Dec 16, 2020
Reply by Chantal Savignat

perdre pied

perdre pied. i was told this means u feel u're inadequate compared to others.  but a dictionary said it means to b confused.  i'd like to s…

Started by alan gould

1 Nov 29, 2020
Reply by George Hunt

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