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Re: [The-Charlotte-French-Culture-and-Conver­sation-Group] Needing Submissions...

From: Donna K.
Sent on: Monday, July 8, 2013 12:51 AM
J'ai pensais toujours que l'équivalent anglais (américaine) de "n'importe quoi" était quelque chose comme "No biggie!" ou "whatever!" "No biggie" c'est colloquial,  mais il me semble être le sens le plus proche ici de n'importe quoi?! (Quelquefois, "whatever" en anglais a le sens de sarcasme et il pourrait être considéré comme impoli ou "flippant" (not sure the French word for flippant, LOL!)
PS  Is "colloquial" a French word??!

Aussi, "Bullshit" est un mot qui n'est pas très poli aux États Unis... C'est un registre plus vulgaire, c'est a dire, c'est OK à dire parmi des amis très proches, mais ce n'est pas très formel, bien sur! "N'importe quoi" est OK pour tout registre, je devrais penser... 

On Saturday, July 6, 2013, Aurelie wrote:
Bonjour tout le monde je suis nouvelle ici!
Personnellement j'utilise beaucoup l expression " n' importe quoi" J'ai beaucoup de difficultés a définir exactement le sens à mon mari qui apprend le français.
Je pense que l équivalent anglais serait " bull shit" mais littéralement ça veut dire " not important" or something like that.
Je l utilise quand on me dit quelque chose de bête ou quelque chose d impossible.

 Aurélie 

Skype: auredelec

 408 brook street
Belmont, NC, 28012

Le 6 juil. 2013 à 07:23, Jason Brown <[address removed]> a écrit :

Merci Marie!




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From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Friday, July 05,[masked]:05 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [The-Charlotte-French-Culture-and-Conversation-Group] Needing Submissions...




Je suis Parisienne , j ai plus de 40 ans ! et j ai toujours entendu cette expression : " j ai la  dalle "

C est très bien d avoir préciser l origine de cette expression car beaucoup pense que c est de l argot. Néanmoins aujourd'hui Je ne le dirai pas si je parle avec un juge , un directeur, un médecin etc... 


Une dalle est aussi utiliser pour parler d une surface de béton . 





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On Jul 3, 2013, at 3:17 PM, Fabienne <[address removed]> wrote:


Oui l'expression est populaire mais les gens de plus de 30 ans l'utilisent aussi :) J'en ai 40 et j'ai toujours entendu cette expression-la!

Francine, je suis originaire du sud de la France...peut-etre est-ce plus populaire la qu'ailleurs? Je ne sais pas - ce que je peux dire, c'est que je n'ai jamais rencontre un Francais qui ne comprenait pas cette expression.



On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM, Alann Bhony <[address removed]> wrote:

I will also add for you Francine that "jai la dalle" is sort of the equivalent of what my beloved Quebecois mean when they say "j'ai crissement faim" or "j'ai faim en crisse" I hope that made you smile :) it certainly made me smile the first time I heard it in the streets of Sainte-Foy...


Alann Bhony

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From: Francine <[address removed]>;
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Subject: Re: [The-Charlotte-French-Culture-and-Conversation-Group] Needing Submissions...
Sent: Wed, Jul 3,[masked]:49:35 PM


I'm French Canadian and my family lives in France and I've never heard this word before !!!!

Should we be teaching more familiar words that would be sure to be understood by all French speaking people? :)


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On Jul 3, 2013, at 1:46 PM, Fabienne wrote:

My suggestion:

J'ai la dalle.

Translation: I'm very hungry.

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