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Alternative translation of 'to reply' and 'to answer' which are both often translated as 'répondre'

The English verbs 'to reply' and 'to answer' seen both to be often (or usually?) translated as 'répondre'. Are there alternative good translations which help to point out a little bit more the ...

vocabulaire  
asked by UweD 4 votes
answered by vc 74 5 votes

When to use the preposition "de" after adverbs

Fellow learners, I have the following question: I can say "j'ai un peu d'argent" or "j'ai acheté un peu de pain", however I can't say "j'ai un peu de peur". I believe the ...

grammaire prépositions adverbes  
asked by CelioxF 3 votes
answered by LPH 3 votes

Not the other way around

I'm living in Belgium, near the French border, and there just was a car, parking just behind me. It came so close that I thought he would bump into my car. Luckily, it didn't. I thought by myself: if ...

traduction vocabulaire  
asked by Dominique 3 votes
answered by Laurent S. 10 votes

Tout traitement ou tous traitements ?

Tout d'abord, si j'ai bien compris : tout traitement : chaque traitement tous traitements : n'importe quel traitement Contexte : vaccinations, castrations ou applications de micropuces pour les ...

tout-tous  
asked by Tamaz 3 votes
answered by jlliagre 4 votes

Omitting diacritics on a display with limited character set

I have to display French on a display with fixed/limited character set. It is missing all the capital letters with diacritics. Specifically: À Â È Ê Ë Î Ï Ô Ù Û Do the graves only indicate ...

diacritiques  
asked by Rev1.0 3 votes
answered by jlliagre 6 votes

"des intervalles" ou bien "un intervalle"

Ecrit-on : "Des événements surgissant tous dans des intervalles de temps rapprochés." ou bien : "Des événements surgissant tous dans un intervalle de temps rapproché." ?

orthographe accord  
asked by Burt 2 votes
answered by jlliagre 1 vote

Convey 'is raised' in mathematical context

The degree of the equation is the power to which the highest derivative is raised. Deepl conveys this as Le degré de l'équation est la puissance à laquelle la dérivée la plus élevée est élevée. To ...

traduction anglais mathématiques science  
asked by Dimitris 2 votes
answered by vc 74 8 votes

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Plan d'action ou plan d'actions ?

Je me pose systématiquement la question dès lors que je dois rédiger la description d'une tâche bien précise, ou l'énoncé d'un objectif : doit-on écrire plan d'action (le mot "action" étant au ...

usage pluriel  
asked by Angélique 2 votes
answered by Personne 6 votes

Pronunciation of “œuf” and “œufs”

I heard the œuf in “un œuf” pronounced /œf/, but the œufs in “six œufs” pronounced /ø/ (that is, without the /f/ sound). Is the plural always pronounced this way? Is this just a special feature of ...

prononciation pluriel  
asked by Stephen 20 votes
answered by Knu 7 votes

Existe-t-il un nom pour quelqu'un qui rejette toujours la faute sur les autres ?

Comment nomme-t-on une personne qui considère que ses erreurs viennent toujours d'autrui ? Par exemple : J'ai mal répondu parce que la question était mal posée. Je n'ai pas marqué ce but parce que la ...

vocabulaire demande-de-mot  
asked by radouxju 14 votes
answered by Steven 13 votes

N'importe quoi: What does it mean and how is it used?

Can someone explain the meaning and common usages of this phrase? I hear it often and am not entirely sure I always understand it. Does it mean something like English's “whatever” or “bullshit”? Is it ...

expressions sens usage  
asked by Bryan Denny 26 votes
answered by Alexis Pigeon 26 votes

L'expression « Bonjour à toutes » est-elle correcte ?

Les expressions « Bonjour à tous » et « Bonjour à toutes et à tous » s'utilisent pour s'adresser à un auditoire masculin et féminin. Mais dans le cas où l'on s'adresse à un public entièrement ...

expressions salutations genre-biologique  
asked by A.L 11 votes
answered by Cédric D 19 votes

Doit-on dire merci quand quelqu'un nous présente ses condoléances ?

J'aimerais savoir s'il est correct de dire merci quand quelqu'un nous présente ses condoléances.

politesse  
asked by Kii 5 votes
answered by Personne 5 votes

“De” vs “des” in plural context

I have a problem when I try to use des. For example, which of these sentences are correct: Je vois de lapins. Je vois des lapins. Difficultés de missions. Difficultés des missions. I need to know ...

grammaire articles pluriel prépositions  
asked by Lamloumi Afif 15 votes
answered by Sifu 5 votes
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