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Jul
16
comment Are there any spelling differences between Canada's French and France's French?
It's not completely uncommon to hear (ih-SIT) in Montréal, though probably not when speaking to a non-native. Also, some people emphasize the pronunciation in written language by spelling voluntarily "incorrectly" (though this applies to any accent or dialect of French).
Jul
6
comment Vouloir dire charrette?
Il me paraît aussi que l'expression entendue dans la question ait vraisemblablement une origine belge. Cependant un glissement (ou une fusion) n'est jamais impossible, surtout qu'il existe déjà des dérives vers des expressions moins consacrées que "être charette". Si on admet que "charette" tiens place pour le manque de temps ou de ressource, "cela ne veut pas dire charette" = "cela ne veut pas dire qu'on est à bout de ressource/ que tout est joué". Un peu capillo-tracté certes, mais à langue vivante, rien d'impossible.
Jul
1
comment French to English dictionary with native audio (preferably for Android)?
IMHO, it's not so important to have a dictionary which is 30 years too old. If you use the ones from late 19th century, maybe some words will have slightly different meanings (more rarely, very different meaning), but it should not be any problem in understanding or making yourself understood. Just go ahead and try to speak, that's the important part. Of course, some French persons tend to overtly despise people not speaking their French. Most reasonable humans will make an effort to understand you. Just say you heard this from a Canadian, many Europeans think of it as 19th century French.
Jun
30
comment French to English dictionary with native audio (preferably for Android)?
... and there are some French synonyms and English-French dictionnaries too. And I forgot to mention the app is free...
Jun
30
answered French to English dictionary with native audio (preferably for Android)?
Jun
29
comment Quelle est la différence entre les trois conjonctions « alors que », « pendant que » et « tandis que » ?
Dans mon commentaire, j'ai supposé que "trois" faisait références aux trois conjonctions (et conjonction est féminin, comme presque tous les mots en *tion). Du reste, "toutes les trois" et "toutes trois" sont toutes deux (^^) correctes. "tous deux" (et "tous trois", et "tous x") ont tendance à être plus fréquent puisque dès qu'un seul des éléments du groupe est masculin, il faut utiliser le masculin.
Jun
29
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Jun
29
revised Vouloir dire charrette?
added some clarification and a PS
Jun
29
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Jun
29
answered Vouloir dire charrette?