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I learned a new word today. what about you ? share it !

Discussion dans 'Board in English' créé par PureMinded, 6 Août 2015.

Hi :bizarre: Today, I've learned that the word "Eventually" does not mean "Eventuellement" as a francophone might think instinctivly ! I'm shocked,...

  1. PureMinded

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    Hi :bizarre:

    Today, I've learned that the word "Eventually" does not mean "Eventuellement" as a francophone might think instinctivly ! I'm shocked, beause I've always thought so ! I've always used it as "Eventuellement" god damn it ! lol

    It actually means something like "Finally" !

    Explanation here :

    http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/67063/eventually-vs-finally

    I wonder how many confusions and misunderstanding I might have caused because of that haha


    PS : It's like "Actually" whish does not mean "Actuellement" ... I'll let you investigate about it if you don't know the answer huhu



    This is an attempt to resurect our good-old and ill-treated Board in English.
    Shamefully thrown away from the Bladi Froms main page :pleurs: And cause i'm bored.
     
  2. Floraison

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    "Actually" means "en fait", am I right ?
     
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  3. PureMinded

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    Yes you are :)
     
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  4. PureMinded

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    It's funny you bought that thread up @patouch I was just thinking about a new thing I learned today in English :

    Throwing a fit

    Piquer une crise ^^
     
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    I use to do the same mistake for some times, with that “faux ami”.

    Just that to me it more means “after that”, “later in the future” than strictly “finally”.
     
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    Another funny one : “my foot” to mean « mon c** » :D
     
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  7. PureMinded

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    From my understanding of the source I posted along with my message, the accurate translation to French would be "Bien finir par (y arriver)"

    Example : He'll make it eventually
     
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  8. DiamondBlaze

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    Cute thread :cool:

    Here are a couple words that I learned today:

    Sycophant: a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.

    Conspicuous: visible
     
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  9. Ebion

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    Faux ami = false cognate :)
     
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    The reason why I was looking up the definition of Sycophant is because we have at least a couple of people where i work that are like that ....You know brown-nosers whose only interest is to kiss butts to get ahead...
     
  12. Arijj

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    I like this post:cool:, I will try to participate next week if I remember :D
     
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    Smuggler = contrebandier :D
     
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    on a whim = sur un coup de tête
     
  15. PureMinded

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    good one :cool:
     
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  16. PureMinded

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    Yup.

    Bootlegger is also a synonym ;)

    See how listening closely to US rap songs can be useful ? :D lol
     
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    You know what the "Elephant in the Room" is? ;)

    That's something everybody knows but won't (dare to) talk about, even though it is actually relevant to a discussion at hand. So everybody is carefully avoiding the topic everyone is actually really interested in. So why is it called an "elephant"? Because that issue-that-is-not-to-be-talked-about is soooo big that everybody keeps thinking about it so much that it distracts 'em from their usual chit chat.
     
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    I swear, I'm not in any rap songs :D
     
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    @Arijj, that's a really cool one!
     
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