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Apr
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reviewed Excellent What is the most common polite informal way to refer to a woman or man in French? (e.g. guy or girl in English)
Apr
12
reviewed Excellent How would you say “business”?
Apr
12
reviewed Excellent Mot pour « action de jeter à la poubelle »
Apr
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reviewed Satisfactory Quelles sont les différences entre un chiffre et un nombre ?
Apr
12
comment Meaning of “imaginer des coiffures”
What makes you think that the literal translation “the barber/hairdresser imagines hairstyles” is not the intended meaning? I don't know any idiomatic expression that it could match. Please provide the context.
Apr
11
comment Free online resources for beginner course
The accumulation of answers that just says “look at this site” and randomly get upvoted, downvoted or neither illustrates why this sort of link farm question doesn't work on Stack Exchange. I am closing this question which is officially frowned upon.
Apr
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revised Le mot « susmentionné »
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Apr
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revised How best to translate “hopefully”?
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revised How best to translate “hopefully”?
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Apr
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revised When picking up a girl in French (or other countries), is it proper to use formal or informal speech?
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Apr
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comment How do I say “I'll see you in an hour”?
Tiens, on ne dit pas «à dans une heure» au Québec ? En France c'est parfaitement standard.
Apr
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revised Do we have to say “une monster” or “un monster” while talking about the energy drink?
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Apr
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comment Un nom pour parler du caractère borné d'un objet : “bornitude” ?
Non, ça ne marche pas du tout, parce qu'en mathématiques, les mots paramètre, limite et borné désignent des concepts différents.
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revised Un nom pour parler du caractère borné d'un objet : “bornitude” ?
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revised When to write prefix re- or ré-
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revised What does “m'a” mean?
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Mar
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comment Does “il y en a” always mean “there is / are some”? Does “il n'y en a pas” always mean “there isn't / aren't any”?
“Il y a” has never been exclusively singular. This was already incorrect in the early 1980s, and in the early 1880s too. The word “en” doesn't change the number, it's a pronoun that stands for a set or a place.
Mar
18
comment How to pronounce “et est”?
I wouldn't say that ‘"est" is the canonical "è"’. I treat [e] and [ɛ] as different sounds, but in my dialect/idiolect (France, Normandy/Paris) the word est can shift to [e] in many contexts. I might say “et elle est” [e.ɛ.lɛ] or [e.ɛ.le] (the latter perhaps not in very formal speech), even “et n'est pas” [e.nɛ.pa] or [e.ne.pa]. Nonetheless I would always pronounce “et est” [e.ɛ] to separate the two words.
Mar
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comment How to pronounce “et est”?
Tiens, comment définirais-tu ton accent ? Est-ce que tu fais la différence entre [e] et [ɛ] dans d'autres cas ?