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Old Nov 16th 2008, 1:29 pm   #61
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une ville phare = A leading town.

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Old Nov 16th 2008, 1:32 pm   #62
 
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 1:41 pm   #63
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This is supposed to be a thread providing useful french phrases for people to use. It would help if you provided the English translation, and correct French spelling.
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 2:04 pm   #64
 
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How about these-

Un coup d'épée dans l'eau (A wasted effort).

Or

Ronger son frein (To barely contain one's impatience).

Or perhaps

Etre au bout du rouleau (To be at the end of one's rope/tether).

Or even

Raser les murs (To keep a low profile).

Or what about

Envoyer quelqu'un aux pelotes (To send someone away, to send someone about their business).

Maybe

Cracher dans la soupe (To spoil something so that it can only be enjoyed by you).

And finally

Pédaler dans la semoule (To take leave of one's senses).

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How about these-

Un coup d'épée dans l'eau (A wasted effort).

Or

Ronger son frein (To barely contain one's impatience).

Or perhaps

Etre au bout du rouleau (To be at the end of one's rope/tether).

Or even

Raser les murs (To keep a low profile).

Or what about

Envoyer quelqu'un aux pelotes (To send someone away, to send someone about their business).

Maybe

Cracher dans la soupe (To spoil something so that it can only be enjoyed by you).

And finally

Pédaler dans la semoule (To take leave of one's senses).


Or say


Surveiller quelqu`un = to keep watch on somebody.
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Surveiller quelqu`un = to keep watch on somebody.
I believe Val's doing that already Stanage2, and long may it continue.
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Hello,
I'm new here. I'm french and can help you.
Just ask in english I tell you in french what does it mean.

It will be my pleasure

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Old Nov 29th 2008, 1:01 pm   #68
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I'm new here. I'm french and can help you.
Just ask in english I tell you in french what does it mean.

It will be my pleasure

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Welcome Chris, lovely to have you here, but how did you end up on a British expats site? You should start an introductory thread telling us about yourself and your connections with expats...maybe you married one? Either way, thank you for your lovely offer and hope you enjoy the forum.
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Welcome Chris, lovely to have you here, but how did you end up on a British expats site? You should start an introductory thread telling us about yourself and your connections with expats...maybe you married one? Either way, thank you for your lovely offer and hope you enjoy the forum.
Hi,
I am still in contact with a lot of British expats in France, as I created my own company recently which help British in France, or British who will move to France. Help in French bureaucracy, everyday problem expats can have, help to fill in french forms, help to solve any problem with insurance, taxes, school registering, help to connect all amenities, help to run a business in France, etc... I discovered this forum very recently.
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Hi,
I am still in contact with a lot of British expats in France, as I created my own company recently which help British in France, or British who will move to France. Help in French bureaucracy, everyday problem expats can have, help to fill in french forms, help to solve any problem with insurance, taxes, school registering, help to connect all amenities, help to run a business in France, etc... I discovered this forum very recently.
Have a look at the rules at the bottom of every page, especially rule 9. ;-))
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Hi,

The fact that I created my own company has nothing to do with this forum. I just answered to one member who asked me how I knew about the expats forum. It's not an advertising for my company. If I'm here, it's really to help if you need, without any compensation. But if you don't accept my help, don't worry, I won't be here anymore. Just advise me.
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The fact that I created my own company has nothing to do with this forum. I just answered to one member who asked me how I knew about the expats forum. It's not an advertising for my company. If I'm here, it's really to help if you need, without any compensation. But if you don't accept my help, don't worry, I won't be here anymore. Just advise me.
Sorry, but it certainly sounded like advertising to me, the only thing missing was the cost, but if it is free then thats fine.
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The fact that I created my own company has nothing to do with this forum. I just answered to one member who asked me how I knew about the expats forum. It's not an advertising for my company. If I'm here, it's really to help if you need, without any compensation. But if you don't accept my help, don't worry, I won't be here anymore. Just advise me.
Well hello anyway, Welcome to the Forum. Always happy to know about anyone that wants to help. If you have a Web site stick a link to it in your Signature But read rule 18 on Signature Guidelines. other than that would be very happy to have a Local Person to converse with on some issues that crop up from time to time.
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Well hello anyway, Welcome to the Forum. Always happy to know about anyone that wants to help. If you have a Web site stick a link to it in your Signature But read rule 18 on Signature Guidelines. other than that would be very happy to have a Local Person to converse with on some issues that crop up from time to time.
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