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mdr violet qui a dit à clementine de sauter du pont alors qu elle a literalement perdu sa jambe ca me tue de rire

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Pourquoi est-ce qu’on a dit « violet qui a dit à clementine » au lieu de « violet quand elle a dit à clementine » ou « violet disant à clementine » ?

Ça veut dire « violet saying to clementine » c’est ça ?

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Your analysis is more or less correct but, though trivial and "twitteresque", the sentence must be analyzed as a whole.

Removing the first interjection "mdr" which means "lol", the sentence is structured as "violet qui a dit [something] , ça me tue de rire". In this sentence, "ça" is a pronoun that refers to all the beginning, which means "violet qui a dit [something] " can be analyzed as the subject of "me tue de rire". The situation of violet saying something to Clementine is what makes the writer laugh to death.

As for a suitable translation, yes, I suppose you could say :

Lol, Violet telling Clementine to jump off the bridge while she really lost her leg, this makes me laugh to death

Please note, as you mention "Violet quand elle a dit à Clémentine..." that this would focus on Violet, not on her saying something. For example, « Violet, quand elle a dit à Clémentine... , a été vraiment méchante » (« Violet, when she told Clémentine to..., was really nasty »)

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You can translate it by:

"Violet told Clementine to jump [...]"

  • "Violet quand elle a dit à Clementine de sauter [...]", this example is not really correct regarding to the next part of the sentence. A correct transformation is: "Alors que Violet a dit à Clementine de sauter, Clementine avait déjà perdu sa jambe".
  • "Violet disant à Clementine de [...]" doesn't make any sense with the next part of the sentence too. The word "disant" tells us that she is doing an action. You could say for example: "Violet disant à Clementine de sauter du pont, était en train de rire". This form is really close to "Violet saying to Clementine [...]"

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