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Est-ce la description d'un personnage timide ?

Comment peut-on caractériser le personnage suivant : Il était toujours prêt à s’écarter au passage de n’importe qui. Est-ce qu’il est timide, timoré ? Ou y a-t-il d’autres significations ?
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Comment dit-on : « I am/was joking » ?

Est-ce qu'il y a une ou plusieurs expressions équivalentes à l'anglais « I am/was joking » ?
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Recommend easy French shows for beginners

I'm a native Urdu speaker with native level proficiency in English language. I am learning French these days. I'd like to know if there are some French movies or TV series with easy phrases through ...
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2answers
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Que signifie « chacun à notre tour » ?

Issu d'une citation dans cette réponse de Laure : L’acte d’apprendre est, en effet, la capacité à tenir ensemble ces deux exigences. Car apprendre, nul ne peut le faire à notre place.. et ...
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An equivalent to “powered by” in software

How can I say “powered by” in French in a software context. Example English phrases: Powered by Microsoft, Powered by Linux, Powered by StackExchange. I've “tasted” alimenter, fournir, produire but ...
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2answers
111 views

Comment peut-on dire « to outstay one's welcome » en français ?

On emploie cette expression quand un invité est resté trop longtemps lors d'une fête. L'invité est utilisé comme sujet de l'expression.
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Is there any difference between “D'accord” and “Okay/OK”?

Recently, I've been around native French speakers on a daily basis and constantly hear phrases like “Ah! d'accord, okay”, but from my (very basic) understanding of French, they mean the same thing. ...
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242 views

What exactly does “savoir faire” refer to?

A literal translation of "savoir faire" might be "to know what to do." But does it apply to knowledge, skill, "polish," or something similar? And is the English word "savvy," which appears to be a ...
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295 views

How to translate “so to speak”?

I would like to know how to translate “so to speak” in French. So far, the only thing I can come up with is disons que.
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103 views

How to understand “c'est l'affaire de tous”?

Specifically, what is the meaning of affaire in this sentence?
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204 views

“Tout du moins” or “à tout le moins”?

Which sentence is correct? Il est riche, tout du moins, il a de l'argent. Or Il est riche, à tout le moins, il a de l'argent. In general people say "tout du moins", but in books I read "à ...
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What is the meaning of “donner sa langue aux chats”?

I've seen Une vie de chat, and there is a moment when the thief talks to the girl, and asks her name, and she doesn't reply, and then the thief asks "Tu ne veux pas me parler, t'as donné ta langue aux ...