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Tu en es encore à apprendre à faire des injections indolores ?

I said this sentence to a nursing student today to just check to see how she is coming along. But now I wonder if it might not have been taken as a criticism levelled at her slow progress? If so, I dread to think how rude I must have come across!

Here's hoping this expression can be used neutrally as well without any negative connotation...

  • Je ne vois pas comment on pourrait interpréter la phrase autrement que... ce qu'elle dit ! :( encore à... ça ne pardonne pas... – jcm69 Jul 21 '17 at 19:36
  • @jcm69 Ça, je m'en doutais, j'ai foiré dans les grandes largeurs ! – Con-gras-tue-les-chiens Jul 21 '17 at 19:51
  • Il te reste les bonbons ou les fleurs, ça dépend. – jcm69 Jul 21 '17 at 19:53
  • Probably not that rude, and now you have a new conversation subject, explaining away the confusion. Makes good memories. – RomainValeri Jul 22 '17 at 15:37
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Yes, it has a negative connotation and "encore à" suggests that the student is either slow at learning or that you have learnt that long time ago and that he/she should have too (it might be interpreted as condescension).

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