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What's the difference, if any, between "verser en pluie" and "saupoudrer"?

The operation is the same in both cases. Saupoudrer implies that what is poured is dry, powder-like, (typically salt as the verb etymology is sau, i.e. sel + poudrer), pepper, sugar, spice in powder, ...
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Origine de « se calmer le pompon » et détails sur le « pompon » ?

Je n'ai pas la réponse aux deux premières questions, mais il me semble que le pompon fait référence à la pièce de laine au sommet d'un bonnet et qu'il s'agit ici d'une métonymie pour désigner (le ...
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Question about le genre d'affixe

Un ngram montre que le genre du mot affixe n'est pas fermement établi : Son doublon affiche est d'ailleurs du genre féminin. On ne peut émettre que des hypothèses mais il est possible que les ...
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What's the difference, if any, between "verser en pluie" and "verser lentement"?

Verser lentement describes the flow (the amount of product poured per unit of time is low) while verser en pluie describes how it is poured, in that case to as large a surface of the pan as possible. ...
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sembler vs paraitre

If we consider the etymology sembler is close to avoir l'air ("appear"), donner l'impression (give the impression") whereas paraitre is closer to être visible ("be visible"), ...
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Visite à and Visite de [lieu]. What is the difference?

The verb visiter is probably not going to be followed by de or à. The noun visite could. In fact the verb visiter would take a direct object (COD): visiter Versailles, for example. But you could also ...
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What's the difference, if any, between "verser en pluie" and "verser lentement"?

In my understanding, you could verser lentement but still in big batches (imagine holding a bag of flour slightly tipped). En pluie though, you pour mainly small elements like a rain. This way you ...
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Origine de « se calmer le pompon » et détails sur le « pompon » ?

In the United States, pompons are primarily associated with cheerleading. If this is also the case in Quebec, it is possible that calmez-vous le pompon originally meant pas tellement de cheerleading, ...
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