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Contact me: christophercirefice; the domain is gmail!

Computer Science & French double-major at Grand Valley State University.

I enjoy playing piano, guitar and singing, writing my own music (in English and French), as well as cooking and playing tennis.

I have experience in JavaScript, C#, SQL, C, C++, Ruby, Java, HTML, CSS, as well as some Google Apps Scripting know-how. I use Google Apps Script/Google Services for one job (workflow management), and Node.js/Jade/Less/SQL for the other.


Oct
10
comment Différence entre « en haut / en bas » et « au-dessus / au-dessous »
Très bonne réponse, j'aime l'art ASCII :) Fin, ce n'est pas vraiment de l'art quoi, mais je l'aime tout de même!
Oct
5
comment When to use 'je te kiffe'?
@Sifu Good question... if the expression essentially doesn't exist in français québéquois, then I say yes. It is helpful, in my opinion, to be able to separate cultural variances in language - for example, how tabarnac doesn't exist in thelanguage in France, because it a specific part of Québec culture.
Oct
2
comment How grave of a mistake is it to misuse 'tu' and 'vous'?
I lived in Aix-en-Provence for 4 months. My personal experience has lead me to the following conclusions, for teenagers/young adults, at least in the south of France: 1.) Tu is appropriate when talking to someone in a group, even if you don't know them. 2.) Vous is appropriate when talking to somebody one-on-one (e.g., a random young person on the street who is alone). 3.) Tu is almost expected at bars, especially at night - vous is not inappropriate, though university students tend to give weird looks, as in "you're being too formal - why? We're at a bar, bro."
Sep
27
comment Subjonctif après « j'espère que »
Une très bonne réponse! Tellement informative :)
Sep
25
comment What's the difference between words “sort” and “destin”?
Très bon outil, +1!
Sep
25
comment What's the difference between words “sort” and “destin”?
@Unfrancophone They are very similar in definition, but at least in colloquial usage they can mean very different things, depending on the context, e.g. It was Harry Potter's destiny to vanquish Voldemort, vs Voldemort's fate was to die at the hand of Harry Potter.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
11
comment How to spell “wow”?
@user5628 trop compliqué à orthographer... =/
Aug
29
comment Translation of “For the following 11 months”
I'm not sure that the OP said anything about worked (past tense).
Jul
11
comment Le terme « confusant » est-il correct ?
J'ai des amis québécois qui utilisent souvent le mot confusant. J'ai aussi des amis des bars que je recontrais losque j'étais en France, et ils le même, mais d'une mannière plus réservée... moins que les québécois de toute façon :)
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
16
comment “De” vs “des” in plural context
Good point, I didn't fully read the OP's question, I just read your answer! You're correct :)
Jun
16
awarded  Commentator
Jun
16
comment “De” vs “des” in plural context
It should be worth noting that there are rules behind these exception cases. When using the adverb beaucoup, it must be followed by de, and de is always singular. This concept also applies to negations, as in your example. When you negate the verb avoir (je n'ai pas), it is generally followed by de, but is also always singular. You wouldn't say, for example, je n'ai pas des livres. You would also never say j'ai beaucoup des livres because in these two cases - negation and the adverb beaucoup - the de is singular, where it would normally be plural.
Jun
6
comment Terminer une phrase avec un verbe (d'autant plus, au futur)
@Unfrancophone Regardless of whether or not Être is a copula, the word order simply looks weird to me in French. For example, Je ne sais pas ce que chantera Paul au concert ce soir would translate in English (literally) I don't know what will sing Paul at the concert tonight. So I have to consciously re-arrange the words to the correct syntax (what it would be in English) before it makes sense. It makes sense that I have to do it for French --> English as well, but I wasn't sure how, so I asked here. Thanks for making it clear :)
Jun
4
accepted Terminer une phrase avec un verbe (d'autant plus, au futur)
Jun
4
comment Terminer une phrase avec un verbe (d'autant plus, au futur)
@Rémi Haha, je n'ai jamais regardé Star Wars en français mais j'imagine qu'il soit génial!
Jun
4
asked Terminer une phrase avec un verbe (d'autant plus, au futur)
Apr
22
comment L'orthographe de la prononciation phonétique [ka/ʀe/mɑ̃]
Chouette! Je l'utiliserai la prochaine fois, merci!
Apr
20
revised L'orthographe de la prononciation phonétique [ka/ʀe/mɑ̃]
Correction d'orthographe phonétique