faire doublon

JoséA2Kwiziq community member

faire doublon

Je comprends pas la phrase ´faire doublon’. Mais je comprends parfaitement le mot doublon. Merci.

Asked 2 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour José,

Jim is correct! In this context, "faire doublon" means "to have something twice", i.e. to have the same gift twice. Its meaning has "evolved" over the years as per Maarten's references, which are still valid nowadays. 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi José,

So you understand that "doublon" is a duplication?

Therefore to faire doublon is to make or do a duplication.

Bonne continuation

Jom

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

In this context “un doublon” seems to me a typographical error, and “faire doublon” the expression translates as ‘(to) make a typographical error’.  There is disagreement in definitions online as to how specific the typographical error is. 

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/doublon/26593 

https://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/doublon//1

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Oops, on listening again (properly this time), it is clearly as Jim and Céline mention, although I have learned a new meaning for 'un doublon' through the misuderstanding. 

faire doublon

Je comprends pas la phrase ´faire doublon’. Mais je comprends parfaitement le mot doublon. Merci.

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