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Old Jun 22, 2011, 10:10 AM   #76
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^ Thanks to you both. I found it a chillingly pondering statement, especially after walking past millions of artfully placed bones.
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 06:08 AM   #77
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English equivalent would be "Back off", which is assertive without being aggressive.
Not really, it's an ambiguous term and in some instances used with bad intentions.
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 11:50 AM   #78
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Just a note

Just a note:
When you want to translate "it's beautiful" in french, you have to say: "c'est très beau" and not "c'est très belle"; this last sentence is not say because that irritates our ears. But if you want to compliment your darling, you can use this "Tu es très belle!", "Vous êtes très belle"(feminin) or "Tu es très beau, Vous êtes très beau"(masculin)
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 12:10 PM   #79
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Just a note:
When you want to translate "it's beautiful" in french, you have to say: "c'est très beau" and not "c'est très belle"; this last sentence is not say because that irritates our ears. But if you want to compliment your darling, you can use this "Tu es très belle!", "Vous êtes très belle"(feminin) or "Tu es très beau, Vous êtes très beau"(masculin)
I disagree: it's more to do with the fact that French has no neuter and the masculine form is the default substitute.
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 12:18 PM   #80
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C'est ce que je voulais dire, à l'oreille ça sonne faux. Surement parce que je n'ai jamais entendu cette formulation dans ma langue, et cela vient sans doute de ce que tu viens de noter.
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 12:33 PM   #81
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C'est ce que je voulais dire, à l'oreille ça sonne faux. Surement parce que je n'ai jamais entendu cette formulation dans ma langue, et cela vient sans doute de ce tu viens de noter.
Aucune langue romane a retenu le genre neutre, je ne sais pas pourquoi.
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 08:57 PM   #82
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:08 AM   #83
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Here is a translation of a french song and I wonder if this is understandable...
Tell me if it didn't



She told me write a happy song
Not a depressing song
A song that everyone loves
She told me "you'll become billionaire
You'll have much to be proud
Don't finish like your father
She told me "don't shut yourself in your room
Go ahead, shake you and dance!
Tell me what is your problem?"

She told me "What's wrong, you seem stranted
You're stoned or you're gay
You'll end up like your brother."

CHORUS
She told me
She told me "It's your life
Do what you want, too bad!
One day you'll understand
One day you'll regret"
She told me "you're too zero
Get out some of your bubble
You do whatsoever
Looks like you like it"

Why are you wasting your life?
Why are you wasting your life?
Why are you wasting your life?
Dance, dance, dance, she says me "dance"

She told me "Do as the others boys
Go kick a ball
You'll become popular"
She told me "What are you doing on internet?
It's going wrong in your head
Look at the time you lose"

She told me "Why do you complain all the time?
Looks like you're 8 years
It's not how you're going to please"
She told me "one day I wouldn't be there"
And that's when she said this that
She told me something I love.

CHORUS

She told me "you don't have gray hair yet
But you will soon be thirty years
Should you wake up"
She told me "You're still a child
You'll never be geat
And I'm already old"

She told me "Looks at your friends
What will they do with their lives?
There is something to **** up"
She told me "yes, one day you'll kill me"
And that's when she said this that
She told me something I love.

CHORUS
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:53 PM   #84
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Here is a translation of a french song and I wonder if this is understandable...
Tell me if it didn't



She told me write a happy song
Not a depressing song
A song that everyone loves
She told me "you'll become billionaire
You'll have much to be proud
Don't finish like your father
She told me "don't shut yourself in your room
Go ahead, shake you and dance!
Tell me what is your problem?"

She told me "What's wrong, you seem stranted
You're stoned or you're gay
You'll end up like your brother."

CHORUS
She told me
She told me "It's your life
Do what you want, too bad!
One day you'll understand
One day you'll regret"
She told me "you're too zero
Get out some of your bubble
You do whatsoever
Looks like you like it"

Why are you wasting your life?
Why are you wasting your life?
Why are you wasting your life?
Dance, dance, dance, she says me "dance"

She told me "Do as the others boys
Go kick a ball
You'll become popular"
She told me "What are you doing on internet?
It's going wrong in your head
Look at the time you lose"

She told me "Why do you complain all the time?
Looks like you're 8 years
It's not how you're going to please"
She told me "one day I wouldn't be there"
And that's when she said this that
She told me something I love.

CHORUS

She told me "you don't have gray hair yet
But you will soon be thirty years
Should you wake up"
She told me "You're still a child
You'll never be geat
And I'm already old"

She told me "Looks at your friends
What will they do with their lives?
There is something to **** up"
She told me "yes, one day you'll kill me"
And that's when she said this that
She told me something I love.

CHORUS
J'ai réussi à reconnaître la chanson (ne me demandes pas le titre, par contre), donc ça me semble correct
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 09:52 AM   #85
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JeFrench. You should google it, I suppose it helped me a bit when learning.

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Old Oct 14, 2011, 05:40 PM   #86
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this is best

http://frenchpod.com/
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:28 AM   #87
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It's nice to see that I can remember many words from my 3 years of French in high school (19 years ago...), although my syntax is probably bad for anything but simple sentences.

Français est une belle langue...aber jetzt kenne ich Deutsch besser als Französisch
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Le Français est une langue idiote, apprend quelque chose utile. En outre, je ne sais pas le français, j'ai utilisé un traducteur d'Internet
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Old May 16, 2012, 10:12 AM   #89
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Le Français est une langue idiote, apprend quelque chose utile. En outre, je ne sais pas le français, j'ai utilisé un traducteur d'Internet
Lemme guess. You speak English and you have no will to learn another language.
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Old May 16, 2012, 10:21 AM   #90
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Lemme guess. You speak English and you have no will to learn another language.
Invite him up, and he can learn whatever it is that you guys speak.
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Lemme guess. You speak English and you have no will to learn another language.
I do speak English but that second part is wrong. I'm just saying French is useless
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I do speak English but that second part is wrong. I'm just saying French is useless
I'm learning German even though the chance that I meet a German speaker is near zero. Even though a certain language might be "useless" in a practical way, there are only benefits to learn another language.
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