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

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AncienMembre

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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.
 

Hibou57

Comme-même (tm)
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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" !

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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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AncienMembre

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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”.
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
 

DiamondBlaze

Family Over Everything
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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
 

farid_h

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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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