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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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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Phrases used in ending conversations

Which phrases are typically used when ending conversations? I know that au revoir and à bientôt are normally used, but surely that are many more phrases that can be used to end a conversation, so I ...
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Comment s’excuser de prononcer quelque chose mal ?

Il serait très utile de connaitre quelques phrases par cœur pour s’excuser de sa mauvaise prononciation. Pourriez-vous dire si les phrases ci-dessous sont à propos ? J’ai essayé de les mettre dans ...
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Des mots plus relâchés pour « appliquer » en mathématiques

J’aimerais tirer au clair s’il y a des mots plus relâchés pour remplacer « appliquer » dans le sens d’une fonction mathématique. Il est facile de rassembler des renseignements du langage soutenu qu’on ...
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Ressources en français avec transcriptions, excepté films et livres audio

Pour améliorer ma compétence d'écoute, je voudrais écouter (ou regarder) du français et puis lire la transcription. Je ne suis pas à la recherche de films, car il faut leur consacrer trop de temps ...
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A more compact way of saying “please” in French?

The normal French translation for please is s'il vous plait. However, this seems like quite a long-winded and formal translation. It doesn't really work too well if you're begging someone to do ...
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Meaning of “comme toi” used as a reply

What does the phrase comme toi mean (in the following context)? According to google, it means “like you”. But it is not clear to me. Context: In a conversation between two friends (coming out of ...
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“Merci!” in a high-pitched voice

I've noticed that it's pretty common for both men and women to say "merci" in a peculiar high-pitched voice, especially if it's at the end of a conversation. Is it considered more polite or perhaps ...
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Où trouver des livres audio (audiobooks) non romanesques et contemporains ?

J'aimerais savoir où je puis acquérir, à titre gracieux, des livres audio non romanesques et modernes écrits en français, ou traduits en français, ceux qui sont forcément publiés pendant les 50 ans ...
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Do the people in Midi and in Normandy in fact use le passé simple in daily conversation?

Allow me to use English to pose this question please. I am a learner of French, now we are on the subject of "le passé simple". Wish to ask if the people in Midi and in Normandy in fact use le passé ...