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    So portefeuille and immeuble and arbre are all odd ones out? They end in e and yet are UN

    P.s Spanish and french are actually kinda similar I think I'm going to forget which is which! The whole el/la and le/la, un/una and un/une and él/ella and il/elle and aaaaaaaaaaa

    Wait, él is he right? I did it right? Or is él the? crap!!

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    No no i'm right right? Él is he!!
    *go away doubt*

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    I posted this question on the chinese forum, sorry Anna!

    How do I say red fish in french?

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    Another question, what is the difference between Ceci and c'est? When do I use ceci est un...and when would I use c'est un...? No difference?

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    Anna - I've just sent you another LM request Sorry!! The only other french speaking person I have there is Deniz and he's gonna laugh at my freshie accent isnt he?

    Can someone double check this?

    La fille n'est pas vieille.
    The girl is not old.
    La maison est vieille.
    The house is old.
    La fille est jeune.
    The girl is young.
    La pièce de monnaie n'est pas verte.
    The coin is not green.
    L'arbre est vert.
    The tree is green.
    Le portefeuille est noir.
    The wallet is black.
    La voiture est jaune.
    The car is yellow.
    Ces voitures sont argentées.
    The cars are silver.
    Ces pièces de monnaie sont argentées.
    The coins are silver.
    Ces pièces de monnaie ne sont pas en or.
    The coins are not ---
    Nous sommes des garçons et des filles.
    We are boys and girls.
    Ce sont des arbres et des fleurs.
    These are trees and flowers.
    Ce sont des édifices et des maisons.
    These are buildings (?) and houses.
    Ceci est un sac à main, non pas un portefeuille.
    This is a purse, not a wallet.


    Merci beaucoup!!

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    It's right

    Ceci is this ... C'est is more common, meaning it's.
    Minä olen horjunut, epäilen enemmän kuin ennen
    Mutta halusit ihmisen, sen viat, sen heikkouden

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly93 View Post
    Lol
    sac à main is purse
    Isnt that what I wrote?

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    I read the one above lol and edited, that was an accident
    Minä olen horjunut, epäilen enemmän kuin ennen
    Mutta halusit ihmisen, sen viat, sen heikkouden

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    Where is my french teacher?

    I'm taking a leaf out of Gagan's book

    Si parfois tu as du mal à avancer

    si = If?
    parfois = sometimes?
    tu = ?
    as = ?
    du = ?
    mal = ?
    a = ?
    advancer = ahead/forward?

    Only he's much better at it than me

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    If you want to break it:

    Si = If
    parfois = sometimes
    tu = you
    as = have
    du = some
    mal = pain
    à = when
    avancer = going ahead

    "If sometimes you have some pain when going ahead"
    I know it doesn't make sense literally, but it's a french expression:
    "avoir du mal à" = find it hard to

    So it would actually be:
    Si parfois tu as du mal à avancer = If sometimes you find it hard to go ahead
    Last edited by Faayzaah'; 09-16-2010 at 09:42 AM.

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    Where is my french teacher?

    Si tu te sens seul, si tu te sens paumé
    If you feel lonely, if you feel lost

    Si = if (I remembered! lol)
    tu = you
    te = ?
    sens = sense/feel?
    seul = lonely?
    paume = lost?

    Merci!!

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    Te - you, but as a reflexive pronoun or a direct object pronoun.

    Tu te laves - you wash yourself.

    Je t'embrace - I hug you (you are receiving the action).

    Je l'ai donné a toi! - I gave it to you (this is an indirect object pronoun, meaning that you are receiving the action indirectly; i.e. 'you' is preceded by a preposition, in this case, 'to').

    Ça c'est pour toi. - That's for you (again, IOP, the 'you' being preceded by 'for' this time).

    Seul - alone
    Seulement - only
    Tout(e)(s) seul(e)(s) - all alone (=by my/your/him/her/our/themself(ves) )

    Paume - palm (of your hand)
    Perdu - lost (this used to be part of my signature)

    Edit: LOL ya Noor, just saw the quote at the top

    Paumé - lost, confused, godforsaken... Not really "lost" as in a forest, etc. but "lost" as in not clicking Or confused/godforsaken as Google says

    Also:
    "tu te sens" = you feel yourself
    "sentir" is a reflexive verb when you feel an emotion, so it's really "se sentir" (also found in Spanish)
    Minä olen horjunut, epäilen enemmän kuin ennen
    Mutta halusit ihmisen, sen viat, sen heikkouden

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly93 View Post
    Te - you, but as a reflexive pronoun or a direct object pronoun.

    Tu te laves - you wash yourself.

    Je t'embrace - I hug you (you are receiving the action).

    Je l'ai donné a toi! - I gave it to you (this is an indirect object pronoun, meaning that you are receiving the action indirectly; i.e. 'you' is preceded by a preposition, in this case, 'to').

    Ça c'est pour toi. - That's for you (again, IOP, the 'you' being preceded by 'for' this time).

    Seul - alone
    Seulement - only
    Tout(e)(s) seul(e)(s) - all alone (=by my/your/him/her/our/themself(ves) )

    Paume - palm (of your hand)
    Perdu - lost (this used to be part of my signature)

    Edit: LOL ya Noor, just saw the quote at the top

    Paumé - lost, confused, godforsaken... Not really "lost" as in a forest, etc. but "lost" as in not clicking Or confused/godforsaken as Google says

    Also:
    "tu te sens" = you feel yourself
    "sentir" is a reflexive verb when you feel an emotion, so it's really "se sentir" (also found in Spanish)
    wow ur good! by the way i'm noor's sister

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    Sarah you wastegash stop gassin and allow beggin, ya samake ro7i nami dont I get enough of you in real life? Swear down I dont need you in cyber space kaman!

    Anna-Im still clueless haha

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    ROFL!!!! Hello there nice to meet you, although not sure if Noor here agrees
    Minä olen horjunut, epäilen enemmän kuin ennen
    Mutta halusit ihmisen, sen viat, sen heikkouden

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly93 View Post
    ROFL!!!! Hello there nice to meet you, although not sure if Noor here agrees
    No Noor does not agree ya allllah what do they say, eavesdroppers seldom hear anything good about themselves I quite enjoy ranting about my life and family here thank you very much

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    LOL
    Minä olen horjunut, epäilen enemmän kuin ennen
    Mutta halusit ihmisen, sen viat, sen heikkouden

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    Yallah enough off topicness can you ask me a few easy questions in french please? Merci beaucoup ma puce <3

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    Je vais commencer (i'm gonna start)
    1-Qu'est-ce que tu fais pendant le week-end?

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    Merci ma puce!!

    *scratches head* am I allowed to use google translate? lol okay no I'll guess!

    Qu'est-ce que tu fais pendant le week-end?

    What did you do in the week end?

    I went to my uncles house....

    I = Je?
    went = lol t...?
    to = a?
    my = mon?
    uncles = uncles?
    house = maison?

    EPIC FAIL

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