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Jean Dervin's Discussions (67)

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"To my ear, that sounds even odder than the English version.  It has the connotation…"

Jean Dervin replied Jul 4, 2014 to Diagnosis

19 Jan 23, 2015
Reply by Sandra

"Once upon a time, a sou was a five-centimes coin.  With inflation, the centime effec…"

Jean Dervin replied May 26, 2014 to Continuing use of francs

16 May 26, 2014
Reply by Jean Dervin

"Thanks for that.  I'm glad to know that the word hasn't disappeared in colloquial us…"

Jean Dervin replied May 26, 2014 to Continuing use of francs

16 May 26, 2014
Reply by Jean Dervin

"Is the word "sou" still used other than in colloquial expressions?  Indeed, is it us…"

Jean Dervin replied May 26, 2014 to Continuing use of francs

16 May 26, 2014
Reply by Jean Dervin

"The currency reform was actually in 1960.  I was staying in Paris with an aunt at th…"

Jean Dervin replied May 26, 2014 to Continuing use of francs

16 May 26, 2014
Reply by Jean Dervin

"I wouldn't have asked the question if the francs were Swiss francs.  The prices are…"

Jean Dervin replied May 26, 2014 to Continuing use of francs

16 May 26, 2014
Reply by Jean Dervin

"The "mmm" is just an indication of hesitation, isn't it?  "Mmm - c'est possible" or…"

Jean Dervin replied May 6, 2014 to "Posh" French

13 May 7, 2014
Reply by Jacques Fabre

""Ouais" is far from posh."

Jean Dervin replied May 4, 2014 to "Posh" French

13 May 7, 2014
Reply by Jacques Fabre

"And, while I'm here, how would you render "posh" in French?"

Jean Dervin replied May 4, 2014 to "Posh" French

13 May 7, 2014
Reply by Jacques Fabre

"I am not convinced by this.  I have made a point of listening to Mme Lagarde on YouT…"

Jean Dervin replied May 4, 2014 to "Posh" French

13 May 7, 2014
Reply by Jacques Fabre

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