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Aug
25
comment Meaning of “de l'esprit”
Welcome to French.SE! Did you look in any dictionary to try to figure out the meaning? What wasn't clear in them?
Aug
7
comment How to translate Willow Hair in french
What kind of company is it? Beauty and hair products? Is it the name of a haircut or a shampoo? What are the characteristics (hair that's long, short, straight, curly, wavy, dry)? Something else? Tree cutting company? Is this a literal willow we're talking about? If you have absolutely no context yourself, I strongly suggest you contact the company who gave you this to translate and ask them what this is about. Blind translation is always bad, blind professional translation is... well, worse.
Aug
7
comment How to translate Willow Hair in french
Can you provide us with some context? It would help us understand what it means and how to translate it. Honestly, right now, I have no clue what this is about.
Jul
23
comment Reasons for difference in translation of Pirates of the Caribbean from Quebec to France?
I think it's worth mentioning that the two versions were most likely translated by different people, and also star a different set of dubbing actors.
Jul
21
comment Translation of 'to whom it may concern'
À l'attention de est généralement utilisé comme mention d'acheminement, moins souvent en début de correspondance.
May
14
comment D'où vient l'expression québécoise: « Chauffer » son automobile
Le Multidictionnaire le classe d'archaîsme, je me demande donc si faire chauffer le moteur est plus probable, surtout qu'il fait plus froid en hiver au Québec qu'en Europe.
Apr
27
comment How are “il faut” and “we” related?
@overexchange Might not be as confusing if you consider "which" to be defined as "being what one or ones out of a group"? Then quel can kiiiind of always be "what".
Apr
23
comment La canneberge a-t-elle disparu?
Au Québec, je n'ai jamais entendu cranberry en français, toujours, systématiquement, canneberge.
Apr
5
comment How do I say “I'll see you in an hour”?
Si, mais j'ai compris la question comme demandant avec je te verrai, dans quel cas on ne dit pas je te verrai à dans une heure. Je préciserai quand j'aurai plus de temps.
Mar
27
comment Il m'ignore. C'est de… l'ignorance ?
@SamuelTb J'avoue qu'à première vue, indifférence peut sembler trompeur, mais veuillez vous référer à la définition du TLFi que je viens d'ajouter à ma réponse.
Mar
24
comment Mine antipersonnel ou mine antipersonnelle ?
C'est drôle, parce q'en anglais, les mines antipersonel, ce sont des anti-personnel mines (pas antipersonal), ce qui reflète encore mieux le sens du nom. C'est pas une attaque personnelle...
Feb
12
comment Should “demande de stage” be hand-written or typed?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about customs, not the French language.
Feb
10
comment How would you say “business”?
Why do you say it's not entreprise?
Jan
27
comment Signification du doigt d'honneur dans les pays francophones
Cette question ne porte pas sur la langue française, mais plutôt sur la culture des pays francophones.
Jan
23
comment How do you ask in French: “Are you STILL sleeping?”
The fact that toujours and encore are interchangeable in some cases doesn't mean they're always interchangeable. As a native speaker, est-ce que tu dors toujours does not initially sound to me as "are you still sleeping". After a few repetitions, I can see how one could think so, but it still does not sound idiomatic at all to me. Asking someone in the morning if they're still sleeping, I'd definitely say est-ce que tu dors encore.
Jan
7
comment A more compact and emphatic way of saying “please” in French?
@Jez "Pleeeeeeeeease" and "S'il vous plaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit" sound absolutely equivalent to me. French is a little longer, but that's the word, the meaning behind extending the syllable is the same and conveys the same meaning. If you think it's too long, just say the first part faster ;)
Jan
2
comment Why is it “millions d'années” and not “millions d'ans”?
possible duplicate of Can “an” and “année” be used interchangeably, is there a difference in meaning?
Dec
20
comment How to pronounce 'mange'?
Actually, Google Translate is pretty good at text-to-speech. You just need to click on the sound icon.
Dec
16
comment “Est-ce que” and “quel” on questions about predicative expressions
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Dec
16
comment “Est-ce que” and “quel” on questions about predicative expressions
Related: What does “est-ce que” really mean?