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  1. videonastie macrumors member

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    Does anyone know the words or phrase for "sack him" in French?
     
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    That would be "degommez-le", but it is a bit harsh, more like "take him down".

    I'd say "virez-le" (throw him out)

    drop the 'z' if you are on a 'first name basis' with the person you say it to...
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. I'm a little rusty, and "l'argot" was never my strong suit.

    PS. If you're on a Mac, option+e then the letter gives you the accent aigu.
     
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    damn I'm rusty...it's been 8 years since taking a French class...

    I do recall my favorite one though...

    manger moi :eek: :D
     
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    thanks for the tip ! I have enabled the optional 'Swiss French' keyboard settings on my mac...at home. But I am at work on a PC. And yes, I am lazy :p

    We can start 'French conversation Fridays' if you guys want to practice a bit...

    :D
     
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    Yes, I'm a bit of a nit-picker

    That's "mangez-moi!".

    It works best if you conjugate your verbs :p
    (I know, "manger" and "mangez" sound the same...)

    As for how to say sack him, there's also:
    "Renvoyez-le"
    "Mettez-le à la porte" (take him to the door)
    These are both less harsh than "Virez-le".

    Of course if you're really pissed of with the person you can say "Foutez-le dehors!". Hard to translate, but something on the lines of "throw the bastard out!".

    Trying to type French (or any other language that uses accentuated letters) just goes to show the greater ease of use of a Mac over a pc: opt-e for "é" on a Mac, alt+130 on a pc... Or maybe I haven't used a pc for lonng enough and they have found something better than ASCII codes :confused:

    I'm all for Frenchie Friday. Great idea etoiles.
     
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    French Fridays... count me in. I'm going to Paris for a week in January.
     
  10. Foucault macrumors 6502

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    anyone know any German, I'm going to Berlin next week for two weeks, I need to catch up on my German...

    danke
     
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    Hey, Friday is already taken, but you could start a 'Deutscher Dienstag' (German Tuesday) ;)
     
  13. candan9019 macrumors regular

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    Deutscher Dienstag, gut idee. Aber mein deutch ist nicht ser gut. My German is terrible, I can't remember anything. Doesn't take long to forget.
     
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    I'll start Signing Saturdays...I'll sign something in American Sign Language and you'll all have to guess what it is. ;) :D
     
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    Re: Yes, I'm a bit of a nit-picker

    Better yet, just memorize the character entities for HTML. :D

    é = é
    è = è
    ç = ç
    ô = ô

    Universally applicable and easier to remember than arbitrary keystrokes.
     
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    hey, if we are that far :)
    after frenchie firdays and deutscher dienstag what about a lëtzeboier mettwoch ?
     
  17. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    How about Greekfests? I'll break out the baklava!
     
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    Re: Re: Yes, I'm a bit of a nit-picker

    Est-ce que ça va marcher tout le temps (toutes les applications, toutes les plateformes) ou juste dans des e-mails rédigés en html?

    (sorry guys, but this is a French thread after all :p )
     
  19. yamabushi macrumors 65816

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    How about Nihongo Nichiyobi - Japanese Sundays?
     
  20. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Rain check! Don't have Japanese fonts enabled of my computer :p

    More seriously, learning some Japanese could be fun.
     
  21. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Re: Re: Yes, I'm a bit of a nit-picker

    Ça va absolument marcher pour les forums, et probablement pour les emails.

    Il faut utiliser des codes spécifiques (option+e, ou alt+130) dans les applications qui ne reconnaissent pas le HTML.
     
  22. Supa_Fly macrumors 68030

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    Bonjour

    Bonjour,

    Comment ca-va mes ami?

    garcon, mon francais tres mal! (my french is very/real bad).

    Hope to improve before christmas.

    The last two posts I have NO idea what was said at all.

    Good to see that many ppl here do speak french. Hope this thread survives for many of us newbies whom TRULY want to learn.
     
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