Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Fri Aug 12, 2022 7:31 am

frenchfish55 wrote:Bonjour. Are there good books for kids in french except of those about ugly petite mf (magic finders) :-)

There's a thread that discussed French children's books you might like to look at Do you know of any Classic Children's French Books?.
2/ Do you find strange that french don't use term Young adult?
They do use "jeunesse", which is mirrored by the German "judendbuch".
3What is your favorite children book in french which is easy to read after Petit Nicolas etc?
Un Sac de Billes, or maybe Heidi.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby frenchfish55 » Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:04 am

Thanks. Yes I\ve found this term Jeunesse Fantasy & Magie
une série fantastique pour jeunes adultes,
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Sat Aug 13, 2022 2:35 pm

Another new-to-me expresstion: au quart de tour > quick to start > instantly/easily

An expression that harks back to early motor-cars that had to be started with a starting-handle.
Quand les larmes coulaient, c'était à torrents; les admirations y étaient vives, excessives; on y adorait au quart de tour, et de façon extravagante; on étaient féroce dans la haine comme dans l'amour.

quote from Tous les chiens de ma vie.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:43 am

I've just come across an unusual construction, where "à ... près" translates to "except".
-Il n'y a pas de restaurant à proximité dans votre quartier, n'est pas?
-Non, comment le savez-vous?
-Larbourd y a vécu, dit-elle, il aimait beaucoup le quartier, à ce détail près.

deepl.com translates à ce détail près > except for this detail.

The quote is from Paris est une fête, chapter "Shakespeare and company".
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:46 pm

Do you know what "demer" means? I'm assuming it's some kind of insult, but I want to know! :-)
J’ai que des insultes en bouche, c’est que de la manipulation dans ses mots, un communiqué qui écrit « Je suis une sombre demer dangereuse » c’est plus court et c’est plus juste.

https://twitter.com/OuiCerCelia/status/ ... 4867420160
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:27 pm

DaveAgain wrote:Do you know what "demer" means? I'm assuming it's some kind of insult, but I want to know! :-)
J’ai que des insultes en bouche, c’est que de la manipulation dans ses mots, un communiqué qui écrit « Je suis une sombre demer dangereuse » c’est plus court et c’est plus juste.

https://twitter.com/OuiCerCelia/status/ ... 4867420160


EDIT
Looking at it again, it could be an anagram for "merde", so that would be verlan?
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Dragon27 » Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:18 pm

DaveAgain wrote:Looking at it again, it could be an anagram for "merde", so that would be verlan?

Well, it's certainly one of the options:
https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/Annexe:Verlan
merde → deumer ou demer
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