Questions tagged [exclamations]

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Exclamation (You don't know how serious he can become)

How do we tackle exclamation in French. In English we have two separate forms for noun and adjective How great the trip was ! What a nice day ! In French it seems there is only one form How ...
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The use of the English word “yes” in spoken French

I have been watching a French TV series (Les Témoins / Witnesses) with English subtitles. In one episode I was surprised to hear the main character, a female cop, clearly say "Yes!" (more to herself ...
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Putain - grossier ou pas?

J'étudie le français à l'université comme langue étrangère et en ce moment, j'effectue un travail sur l'expression "putain" dans sa traduction dans langue maternelle. Comme je ne connais pas trop de ...
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Reason for inversion in “peut-être es-tu une dinde !”

I saw it in the tale Le Vilain Caneton. I don't understand how come there's an inversion "es-tu" if it isn't a question? The whole sentence: Tu n'es pas comme les autres, peut-être es-tu une ...