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When used to compare two things, de is expected. A est différent de B. Using que here would be very colloquial. I have nevertheless found a printed example of such usage: Elle se concentre sur ce qui est différent que d'habitude. Hildegard Aman-Habacht, Ménopause 3/2019, (certainly translated from German, both the author and the editor being Austrians). ...


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Crise de nerf is a colloquial expression that is used here in the idiom piquer une crise de nerf. It is a colloquial way to say "to become suddenly upset, to freak out over something or someone". Similar idioms are: Piquer une tête: to dive Piquer un fard: to blush Piquer un fou rire: to have an incontrollable laugh Des is used simply because ...


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Let's take care of the basic question first; why "crise de nerfs" instead of "crise des nerfs". (TLFi) − Spéc. Crise de nerfs. ,,Expression populaire pour désigner des manifestations paroxystiques à caractères neuro-psychiatriques et comportant plus particulièrement des manifestations psychomotrices, et des troubles de la conscience et ...


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