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How to translate “He's not as young now as he was then”?

I'm not looking for an expression with the same meaning, I'm looking to understand the grammar necessary for this sentence. Here is my weak attempt: Il n'est pas aussi jeune maintenant qu'il ...
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Comment traduire « to have been doing something » ?

En anglais, je dirais « I have been reading this book all day » ou « I have been working on it since yesterday. » Comment peut-on le dire en français? Franchement, quand j'essaie de le traduire en ...
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Comment peut-on dire « peace out » en français ?

Notez que je ne veux pas dire simplement au revoir. En anglais, peace out signifie good-bye.
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Is there a French equivalent for “wishing (something) away”?

Is there a French idiom that can express, if only marginally, the semantic wealth implicit in the English phrasal verb to wish away?
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Does “en” always carry roughly the same meaning as “in”, or might it need to be paraphrased?

In many French sentences, the word "en" seems to be directly translatable as "in", for example: Je habite en France. (I live in France) On peut parler en japonais. (One can speak in Japanese) ...