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Waving

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Hunt Jan 11, 2020. 2 Replies

How might one say that one waved to someone? Say you happened to see a friend in the street and waved to him or her.Perhaps just to say hello in passing or maybe to easy them to come over.Or say the…Continue

Happy Christmas Neil Coffey

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Coffey Dec 31, 2015. 1 Reply

Thanks for giving us this website to use over the years.Hope all goes well for you over the next year too!Continue

mobile phone text abbreviations

Started Mar 26, 2012 0 Replies

I have none to offer myself but can anyone  give me examples of the French equivalents of or alternatives to  lol ,wrt , rofl ,ott etc. etc. that  seem to be almost mainstream in English now?Continue

irregular verb endings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Coffey Feb 27, 2012. 3 Replies

I have noticed that these 4 commonn verbs have the same ending in the 3rd person plural.Faire  , avoir , etre,  and aller( ils font  ,ils ont , ils sont and ils vont).Are these the only verbs that…Continue

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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

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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

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George Hunt liked alan gould's discussion rule triggering "ne"
Feb 9

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion rule triggering "ne"
"Aha,I think we've been here before http://www.forum.french-linguistics.co.uk/forum/topics/n-est-pas-si-facile-qu-il-n-y-para-t?xg_source=activity Seems it is the pleonastic  "ne" and it can be triggered  by the…"
Feb 4

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion rule triggering "ne"
"I am waiting for Chantal to drop in as I expect you are . The best I can suggest is to try using this "ne" in a few random sentences and to see if it "sounds right" I enjoy the usage but cannot work out the rationale for it,but…"
Feb 2

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George Hunt liked alan gould's discussion rule triggering "ne"
Feb 2

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George Hunt replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion "avec" to end a sentence
"There is also this example I  found . Not with "avec" at the end of the sentence but "hanging" ,as it were https://communaute.mariages.net/forum/nom-du-conjoint-et-pas-les-enfants--t542091"
Jan 17

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George Hunt replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion "avec" to end a sentence
"Fairly sure I have heard  "Voulez-vous venir avec?" ie Do you want to come along? I suppose "avec nous" is understood and not explicitly stated. Are you sure that recommendation you have heard applies to the English…"
Jan 17

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George Hunt liked alan gould's discussion foundation
Dec 17, 2020

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion perdre pied
Nov 29, 2020

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion un jupe vert clair
"Like a minefield :)"
Oct 26, 2020

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion un jupe vert clair
"Indeed ,quite complicated (and surprising) I will never remember all that. I  will be happy enough if I recognize it -if and when I encounter the various  examples."
Oct 26, 2020

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion un jupe vert clair
"Edit: Maybe it is simpler than that.Maybe "combination adjectives" like "vert clair" just don't take a feminine form (or even a plural form) I wonder if Chantal still frequents this forum as she is our resident native French…"
Oct 8, 2020

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion un jupe vert clair
"If I saw that ,like you I would be seeing it for the first time. I don't think it is a mistake though and this is how I would interpret it. It can't mean a pale green skirt so I would hazard a guess that it means a skirt in the category…"
Oct 8, 2020

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion se dire
"No  that last one is not wrong. I like to use ça se dit instead of using "le" but sometimes  you can use "le"  and it may fit better what you are trying to say."
Aug 19, 2020

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George Hunt replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion s'attaquer vs attaquer
"Seems to be a fine distinction. Have a look at this old thread (between French speakers) https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/attaquer-sattaquer.261220/"
Jul 4, 2020

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Intermediate
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At 10:51am on July 18, 2012, Johanna said…
Thank you sooo much, George! X
 
 
 

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