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reviewed Reviewed Quand dire « Bonjour » et quand dire « Bonsoir » ?
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reviewed Reviewed « Lequel » ou « lesquels » dans « Ils n’ont aucun caractère comparable sur __ baser leur comparaison »
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comment Origin of “La Belle France”?
@ChrisW : Darien wasn't the first to use the phrase. His use is ironical and personal and if people use it (if it used at all outside travel guides) it is used just for what it means. I gather it is more of a phrase in English as it is in French!
Jul
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Jul
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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revised The difference between “numéro”, “nombre” and “chiffre” in French
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Jul
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revised The difference between “numéro”, “nombre” and “chiffre” in French
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Jul
22
comment The difference between “numéro”, “nombre” and “chiffre” in French
They don't all mean "number" in English. You should consider, "digit", "figure" and "numeral" as well.
Jul
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answered The difference between “numéro”, “nombre” and “chiffre” in French
Jun
23
comment “General manager” in French
Manager -> directeur. General manager -> directeur général. Dictionaries can sometimes be helpful! Google isn't a dictionary.
Jun
22
comment Étymologie de « orthopédique »
You have already answered your question. The answer is in the extract of the OED you give. The confusion arose because of the proximity of Latin ped- with paideia (rearing of a child).
Jun
21
answered What is the history of the spelling of “dromadaire”?
May
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Apr
8
comment How best to translate “hopefully”?
On pourrait aussi ajouter « Dans l'espoir de... » selon le contexte.
Mar
24
comment Why is the passé simple not used in spoken French?
@Amphiteóth : c'est exactement ce que j'ai fait dans ma réponse du ci-dessus du 16 décembre 2014, lien repris par Leo ..... aujourd'hui.
Mar
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reviewed No Action Needed Traduire « Jump the gun »
Feb
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revised Difference between “tu” and “toi”
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Feb
24
comment Difference between “tu” and “toi”
@TheThunderChimp Yes you're quite right - I did not put it in the right paragraph. Well spotted.Thanks.
Feb
24
comment What does “en train” mean?
@BernardMassé In France présentement would not be used with that meaning nowadays, it is a quebecism.
Feb
19
comment “Éplucher” vs “peler”
Sauf qu'à la campagne il y en a qui disent (encore ?) « peler le lapin ». Régionalisme, c'est possible, et ne se trouve pas dans les livres de cuisine et ne se dit pas dans une cuisine professionnelle, mais ça se dit et le lapin est bien un animal que je sache.