I've seen various people writing comments in French start their sentence with "Ack". In English this would be an exclamation of surprise or difficulty, but it seems to be used differently in French. I can't put my finger on how exactly, though. What does it mean?

J'ai régardé des gens qui commencent leur phrases françaises avec "ack". En anglais c'est une exclamation de surprise ou de difficulté mais on a l'impression que c'est utilisé différemment en français. Cependant je ne peux pas mettre le doigt sur le sens exact. Qu'est-ce que cela signifie?

  • 5
    If they are computer scientists, this can mean : OK bien reçu, for acknowledged. Sinon, je vois pas.
    – jcm69
    Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 20:28
  • Are you sure you're not mishearing "Faque" (a particle frequent in Quebec speech)?
    – Circeus
    Commented Oct 29, 2017 at 3:24
  • No I've seen it at the beginning of comments on Youtube.
    – Jez
    Commented Oct 29, 2017 at 10:58
  • Can you post an example or a link to an example?
    – Greg
    Commented Oct 29, 2017 at 12:05
  • 3
    Please add a link or screenshot for context, especially if you saw it on a public YouTube video
    – qoba
    Commented Apr 13, 2018 at 23:01

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Selon une recherche sur Google :

ACK : Abréviation du mot anglais ACKnowledged (« reconnu ») ou de ACKnowledgement (« accusé de réception »).

Selon Livio l'antonyme est NACK.

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