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Francophone de France (classe moyenne urbaine entre l'Île-de-France et la Normandie).

Modérateur♦ pro tempore sur French Language, Computer Science et Software Recommendations. Je suis amateur d'unix. Après avoir pratiqué la science informatique, je suis maintenant programmeur (sur des sytèmes embarqués) avec un fort intérêt pour la sécurité.

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Oct
28
comment Comment améliorer la phrase « Quel étourdi je suis de penser que vous êtes allemand ! »
En général, il faut le subjonctif : « … que vous soyez allemand », parce qu'on sait que c'est faut. Je n'ai pas le temps de rédiger une réponse tout de suite, si quelqu'un veut le faire il/elle est le bienvenu(e).
Oct
28
comment Pourquoi la plupart des états américains sont masculins hormis quelques exceptions?
Autre exemple : les voitures et camionnettes sont féminines, mais les breaks et les utilitaires sont masculins… sauf qu'il semblerait que le masculin s'étende ces dernières années. Cela dit, ta réponse fait un peu doublon avec celle de Circeus.
Oct
28
comment What is a “liste de naissance”?
@Laure I don't get it. How is this question not related to the French language? I'd never heard this expression, but I guessed its meaning immediately (by analogy with liste de mariage) — this is anecdotal evidence that this is a natural linguistic construction (an aspect of the génie de la langue) and thus squarely on-topic. The existence of an English translation does not disqualify (and it even isn't a literal translation). To those who are voting to close as a dictionary lookup request: in which dictionary did you find this expression?
Oct
24
comment How to translate “the extension is turned off” vs. “the extension is disabled”?
I don't see an obvious difference between “turned off” and “disabled”. If someone told me a Chrome extension was “turned off”, I'd understand that the “Enabled” checkbox was unticked, same as “disabled”. What does “turned off” mean, how does it differ from “disabled”?
Oct
17
comment How many French dialects are there in France?
Beware that the comments and answers here represent a rather naive approach to linguistics. If you'd like a more scientific perspective, I suggest asking on Linguistics.
Oct
11
comment A character named “Crâne de piaf”
I'm rolling back your question because asking about the meaning of a French expression is on-topic here, but asking about how to express an idea in English is not. You should post your expanded question on English Language & Usage.
Oct
10
comment Row for powers of 10 on 1950's French typewriter keyboards
This has nothing to do with the French language. Since it's about the history of technology, I'm migrating this question to History.
Oct
8
comment How can I say “How can I be of any help?”
This is very wordy. It's not wrong, but it's not really idiomatic unless there's some prior conversation.
Oct
6
comment Why is “dont la plupart est…” wrong?
@user3476093 Non, justement : « sont délicieux » ou « est délicieuse ». Aucune autre combinaison n'est possible.
Oct
6
comment Why is “dont la plupart est…” wrong?
@user3476093 Dans cette phrase, le pluriel est mieux.
Oct
1
comment Why use là instead of ici?
@Unfrancophone Yes, but noting that ici bas is only about this metaphorical sense (ici bas = Earth where man lives as opposed to heaven/gods/afterlife/…), not in the literal sense of something in a low location.
Sep
27
comment Word or phrase expressing that it's ok to deal with personal things at work
I have no idea what this could be. Do you remember if it's supposed to be a formal or informal term? A legal term? Specifically about being ok to use work time for personal things, or work resources as well? Specifically about being ok to use work time for personal things, or about time leaking in both directions?
Sep
27
comment Why are there “doudous” under the sea? — Pourquoi y a-t-il des doudous sous l'ocean ?
@Laure I disagree: this is a question about the French language! The word doudou doesn't mean a stuffed animal here.
Sep
25
comment “Quelle école”: is there two vowels in a row and how to pronounce them?
There is no vowel at the end of quelle: quelle école alternates vowel and consonant sounds. But pronouncing two vowels in a row isn't difficult: vowels are ”stable“ (I don't know what the linguistics term is), you can keep pronouncing them for any amount of time. Consecutive vowels do occur in French. Could you clarify what your difficulty is? What is your native language?
Sep
20
comment All French phonemes in one sentence?
The first sentence lacks [ɑ] (a distinct phoneme from [a] in most French dialects), [h] (only found in a few interjections) and [ŋ] (found in some English imports, not merged with [ng] by all speakers). Apart from the lack of [h], I think there are speakers for which it works. The second sentence lacks [ɑ], [œ], [w], [ɥ], [h], [ɲ] and [ŋ]; the lack of the semi-vowels makes it incomplete for all French speakers.
Sep
20
comment All French phonemes in one sentence?
@Laure There are 16 vowel sounds in French French (some of which aren't distinguished in some dialects).
Sep
15
comment Est-ce que les professeurs tutoient les étudiants adultes ?
Ça doit dépendre des disciplines et des lieux. En sciences (maths/physique/info), en France, je n'ai jamais vu un étudiant en vouvoyer un autre. La plupart des professeurs vouvoient, mais il y en a qui tutoient, et ce n'est pas impoli. Le seul point sur lequel je suis d'accord est que c'est à l'enseignant de choisir.
Sep
14
comment Comment traduire front-end et back-end ?
@Mina Un ingénieur avant-vente (pre-sales engineer), c'est quelqu'un de formation technique qui interagit avec des clients potentiels, par exemple pour analyser les besoins concernant un produit qui doit être adapté à chaque client. Cela n'a rien à voir avec la distinction front-end/back-end.
Sep
11
comment « Jouer au piano » ou « jouer du piano » ?
Voir aussi Pourquoi on joue “du” piano mais pas “de” piano?
Sep
11
comment Pourquoi on joue “du” piano mais pas “de” piano?
Voir aussi « Jouer au piano » ou « jouer du piano » ?