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DYLANA1Kwiziq community member

Cest vs il est

Bonjour,

Shouldn't the phrase "meme si je sais que c'est le repas le plus important de la journee" be "meme si je sais qu'il est le repas le plus important de la journee" because we are referring to something specific? (breakfast)

Merci.

Asked 6 days ago

Cest vs il est

Bonjour,

Shouldn't the phrase "meme si je sais que c'est le repas le plus important de la journee" be "meme si je sais qu'il est le repas le plus important de la journee" because we are referring to something specific? (breakfast)

Merci.

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GailB2Kwiziq community member

Bien à vous

Un ami m'a écrit que quand on utilise l'expression  "bien à vous" à la fin d'un email ça n'est pas écrit  par une femme à un homme.  On dit "Une femme n'écrit pas "'bien à vous" a un homme, une femme n'envoie pas ses "sentiments" à un homme." Qu'en pensez-vous ?  Quelle est la règle grammaticale appropriée ?


Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Gail,

The expression 'bien à vous' means 'tout à vous' which is in English,  all yours.

I suppose it could be misconstrued as meaning a lot more than a polite throw-away comment if written from a man to a woman and vice-versa.

The same goes for the word for feelings, which is sentiments.

So you could use 'Cordialement' or 'Salutations' to avoid any misunderstanding!

Bien à vous

Un ami m'a écrit que quand on utilise l'expression  "bien à vous" à la fin d'un email ça n'est pas écrit  par une femme à un homme.  On dit "Une femme n'écrit pas "'bien à vous" a un homme, une femme n'envoie pas ses "sentiments" à un homme." Qu'en pensez-vous ?  Quelle est la règle grammaticale appropriée ?


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JoanA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

"il me reste des croissant du weekend".

If I rewrite to "il lui reste des croissant du weekend", does this mean he have some croissants left from the weekend?

Asked 8 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Joan,

Yes, it does...

'croissants' with an -s at the end, otherwise you would say-

Il me reste un croissant du weekend I have one croissant left from the weekend

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Jjla4370A0Kwiziq community member

no

"il me reste des croissant du weekend".

If I rewrite to "il lui reste des croissant du weekend", does this mean he have some croissants left from the weekend?

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JoanA1Kwiziq community member

c'est la même chose / c'est le même chose

I  am just wondering what female noun is it specifically referring to. Many thanks

Asked 8 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

la chose is female, hence la même chose.

DeathKwiziq community member

Are you gay

Joan asked:View original

c'est la même chose / c'est le même chose

I  am just wondering what female noun is it specifically referring to. Many thanks

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ElizabethA1Kwiziq community member

This is super helpful.

I read the written French easily but understanding the spoken is so so so hard for me. This is just at the right level.  I can understand maybe 1/3rd of it.

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Elizabeth,

Listening skills ( or understanding the spoken word) is in my experience the hardest part of learning a foreign language but if you are understanding a third you are doing really well, so -

 Bonne continuation! 

DaveA1Kwiziq community member

I got about 70% first time around, and about another 15% next time around. I wrote it down and then checked my spellings against the written text, then played it a third time to see what I'd missed. The French do run some words together which makes it so important to listen first rather than read the script. If you read first, you expect the pronunciation to be as per the written word. Really good exercise.

Elizabeth asked:View original

This is super helpful.

I read the written French easily but understanding the spoken is so so so hard for me. This is just at the right level.  I can understand maybe 1/3rd of it.

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SaraB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

is it just me or does the audio say "tard" rather than "retard"?

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sara,

Having listened to the exercise, the reader does say,

en r'tard 

which is how the French would probably pronounce it in every day speech....

Sara asked:View original

is it just me or does the audio say "tard" rather than "retard"?

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CarineB1Kwiziq community member

(Suggestion, not question) I wander if there would be some exercises of this reading comprehension?

It is a good material and I hope it would be counted in my "exercise record", so I can come back to this page to see my improvement throughout the time. When it is listed in my "exercise record", I will feel rewarded. 
Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Carine,

Could you repost your excellent suggestion through our Help and support section where it will be considered ?

CarineB1Kwiziq community member

definitely

(Suggestion, not question) I wander if there would be some exercises of this reading comprehension?

It is a good material and I hope it would be counted in my "exercise record", so I can come back to this page to see my improvement throughout the time. When it is listed in my "exercise record", I will feel rewarded. 

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