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How can one translate English words like “bride-to-be”?

There are many other of these kinds of hyphenated words/phrases in English, which signify something or someone that will be a certain thing in the future; for example, "bride-to-be", "mother-to-be", ...
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Que veut dire l'expression « à l'heure qu'il est » ?

Cette expression fait partie d'une phrase suivante, tirée du chapitre 10 de Harry Potter à l'école des sorciers : S'ils ne m'avaient pas retrouvée, je serais morte à l'heure qu'il est. Je ...
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When to use “en” vs “dans”?

When is it more appropriate to use “en” vs “dans” when you're wanting to say “in” in French? Examples: I am in the car. I am in America. I am in the living room. The toys are in ...