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Belge francophone vivant dans le sud de la France depuis bientôt quinze ans.

Connu comme AProgrammer sur les autres sites de SE auxquels je participe.


Oct
13
comment « Avec de » ou « avec des » ?
Le fait qu'avec précède le groupe nominal n'est pas pertinent. C'est la présence de l'adjectif entre l'article et le nom qui rend libre le choix entre de et des.
Oct
10
comment Row for powers of 10 on 1950's French typewriter keyboards
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about keyboards and not the French language.
Oct
10
reviewed Reviewed Construction difficulties with “en voir” + preposition
Oct
9
comment Why double consonant words differ between English and French?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a comparison between English and French and not just the French language. You should check if it is valid for linguistics.SE (depending on what you want, it could be classified as too broad there).
Oct
3
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
1
comment Why use là instead of ici?
About là-bas, I'd like to mention that ici bas exists but means here under, in the world of the livings and is the opposite of là haut, there above, in the heaven, not of là-bas.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
comment How grave of a mistake is it to misuse 'tu' and 'vous'?
@Relaxed, where do you read that? "may not be aware" is quite different of "are not aware", not assuming something is not the same as assuming the opposite, and not to be aware of something is different of not being able to understand that same thing.
Sep
30
comment How grave of a mistake is it to misuse 'tu' and 'vous'?
@Relaxed, I fear more to hurt the humble than the proud and it shows prejudice. Well, that's a kind of prejudice I can feel proud I assume. Someone with foreign subordinates has better to be aware and ready to handle cultural differences. That's not a requirement for a waiter or a cashier and they too may feel insulted if addressed improperly. (BTW, I don't think Belgians are using tu in a different way from Frenches -- IMHO there are far more individual and age group variations)
Sep
30
comment How grave of a mistake is it to misuse 'tu' and 'vous'?
@jlliagre, being too polite for the situation can be insulting.
Sep
30
answered How grave of a mistake is it to misuse 'tu' and 'vous'?
Sep
29
comment Pronunciation of “sa” and “ça”
I don't know about France, but in Belgium there are people (me included) for which the only difference between /a/ and /ɑ/ is one of length and it isn't made for all the words which dictionaries say contains an /ɑ/. Sa, ça and çà are perfect homophones for me.
Sep
29
comment Pronunciation of “sa” and “ça”
@GreenAsJade, it feels exactly the same. Misspellings are common, especially with children.
Sep
28
comment Why are there “doudous” under the sea? — Pourquoi y a-t-il des doudous sous l'ocean ?
In the sense of an adult loved one, according to the Petit Robert and the Trésor de la langue française, it's only used in the Antilles. Seems it's spreading outside that area: I know at least three couples having no relationship with the Antilles which are using doudou to refer to one (or both in a case) member of the couple.
Sep
26
comment Subjonctif après « j'espère que »
Après espérer, j'ai l'impression que je met plutôt l'indicatif (et je n'ai pas vu d'exemple dans le TLFi avec le subjonctif). J'utiliserais donc pourras et pas puisses. J'ai cependant la vague impression qu'il y a des contextes ou le subjonctif est possible ou obligatoire.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
comment What's the difference between words “sort” and “destin”?
fate and destiny are AFAIK quite similar in meanings, far more than sort and destin, even if we forget that one meaning of sort is spell.
Sep
24
answered What's the difference between words “sort” and “destin”?
Sep
22
comment Plan d'action ou plan d'actions ?
Le d' est pour moi plutôt une contraction de de des (avec des l'article partitif ou l'article indéfini pluriel suivant la nomenclature que tu veux utiliser). C'est pas propre à l'utilisation après achat.
Sep
22
comment Plan d'action ou plan d'actions ?
Plan d'achat d'actions me semble possible (mais d' n'est pas une contraction de de les).