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Started Jun 1 0 Replies

I’m sure i put it backJe suis certain que je l’ai remis en placeMe: ok w/o “en place”? In a way – en quelque sorte or d’une certaine maniere.  which is more common when is "Gamme e’tendue" used as…Continue

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Started Jun 1 0 Replies

I’m sure i put it backJe suis certain que je l’ai remis en placeMe: ok w/o “en place”? In a way – en quelque sorte or d’une certaine maniere.  which is more common when is "Gamme e’tendue" used as…Continue

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Started Mar 19 0 Replies

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…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by alan gould Mar 7. 9 Replies

Expressions w « mis »I know « mise en place ».  i’ve heard of mise en scene but it’s not practical to know how to use it unless it can b used metaphorically. Is “mise sur pied” useful or i can use…Continue

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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
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
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"To pretend I recently saw “Elle se donne l’aire d’une femme riche” -- She pretends to b rich I had earlier learned “pretend” to b “faire semblant.”  I’m thinking that maybe the English…"
Feb 19
Chantal Savignat replied to alan gould's discussion vocab
"Expressions w « mis » I know « mise en place ».  i’ve heard of mise en scene but it’s not practical to know how to use it unless it can b used metaphorically.  Is “mise sur…"
Feb 19
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Expressions w « mis »I know « mise en place ».  i’ve heard of mise en scene but it’s not practical to know how to use it unless it can b used metaphorically. Is “mise sur pied” useful or i can use something else ?  how about “mis en cause » ? « j’y vais de ce pas » i know « j’arrive » or i’d use « j’y vais tout de suite. »  is the 1st one worth learning ? Diriger v. gererAny difference in managing a biz ?  I know diriger is steering a car and se diriger is the direction u’re heading in.  so I…See More
Feb 16
alan gould replied to alan gould's discussion rule triggering "ne"
"specification would also b a good choice for "precision."   "
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