Particularités de la communication orale (dialogue, discussion, discours, élocution), ainsi que leur transcriptions à l'écrit.

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How to translate this very particular casual phrasing from English?

Okay, I'm hoping you'll get what I'm talking about; it's very specific. This is a thing many Americans do when speaking casually in a joking manner—we use the present indicative tense of a verb to ...
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Traduction de « to make sense »

Dans les discussions que j'ai déjà eues, « It makes sense. » exprime à la fois le fait que l'interlocuteur comprend et que cela veut effectivement dire quelque chose. De même « It does not make sense ...
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Problems of thinking in English and then speaking in French [closed]

I am learning French for two years now. Its a pain translating from English to French. Many a time I find myself understood but embarrassed. I know it's probably not the most clear question: What do ...
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What's the meaning of: le coup de sang

I find it means something like "sudden rage", but i am a bit confused about the usage: Syrie : le coup de sang de l'ambassadeur de France in this article on lefigaro.fr. The ambassador doesn't ...
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What are French equivalents to the English “um”, “so”, “uh”, etc.?

I'm talking about Speech disfluency or hesitations in speech while your brain is still thinking about what to say. “Um, er, uh, so, yeah, you know, like, etc.” In French, how are these expressed? ...
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Doit-on écrire « et », « hé », « eh », ou…?

Une question que je me pose souvent en transcrivant par écrit du langage parlé, doit-on écrire : Et Hé Eh … ? Il y a différents contextes possibles, peut-être que ces différentes orthographes sont ...