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Phrase "Burned at the stake" translation?

Pour ma classe de francais je fait une project sur la vie de Jeanne d'Arc et j'ai besoin de savoir comment dire qu'elle a ete "burned at th…

Started by pamelannemoore

1 Jun 16, 2011
Reply by lauris

Grammatical difference between (Standard) French and Langue d'oc

I just want to know this. I heard that many of the Langue d'oc are similar to several Spanish dialects but I'm really curious.

Started by Adam Kim

1 Dec 27, 2010
Reply by Neil Coffey

Historical language question "-il", "-ille" or "-ill-"

-il: Soleil (sun)?-ille: Briller (to shine)?-ill-: Papillon (butterfly)?Why they are always pronounced as [j]? I think perhaps the Latin Al…

Started by Adam Kim

0 Dec 9, 2010

French syllable and "r"

Two questions:1. How does French divide its syllables. I sometimes hear the French word "passe" as a single syllable [pas] or two syllables…

Started by Adam Kim

1 Sep 22, 2010
Reply by Neil Coffey

Historical origin of the letter "x" in French spelling

I noticed the letter "x" did not exist in the general Classical Latin or Vulgar Latin orthographies maybe except for Greek loanwords.   How…

Started by Adam Kim

1 Aug 31, 2010
Reply by Jim A.

Questionnaire

Cher Défendeur, Je suis une étudiante  de troisième cycle de Obafemi Awolowo University . J'acccomplis une recherche sur les actes de disco…

Started by ebaide

0 Jul 28, 2010

Acte de langage

Cher Défendeur, Je suis une étudiante de troisième cycle de Obafemi Awolowo University . J'acccomplis une recherche sur les actes de discou…

Started by Med E

0 Jul 11, 2010

Single N or single M following a vowel

Is it true in these cases the N or the M are not vocalized? Examples: un bien bon garcon avion

Started by Kelly Roark

5 May 27, 2010
Reply by Neil Coffey

Colloquial French

Which is the most usual, most often used of these two expressions for "I need"?"Il me faut.."     or   "'J'ai besoin de..." In other words…

Started by Pete Laubscher

8 May 18, 2010
Reply by Pete Laubscher

Idioms

Hey :) I wanna do French at Uni, so i have just been learning some idioms. Has anyone got any for me that would be useful ? Thanks :)

Started by jemma

3 Jan 8, 2010
Reply by jemma

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