Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

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MorkTheFiddle
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Wed May 22, 2019 9:08 pm

And here are some
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Tu sabes cuando sales pero no sabes cuando regresas.

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Jean-Luc
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Jean-Luc » Fri May 24, 2019 3:27 pm

tomgosse wrote:
badger wrote:could anyone recommend a French grammar textbook that would take me up to B1 level, & ideally to B2 too, but without being off-puttingly encyclopedic (& expensive), if such a thing exists.
any suggestions gratefully received. :)

If you are up to it I would suggest these books:
[url=https://smile.amazon.com/Grammaire-progressive-francais-interm%C3%A9diaire-
The book is all in French. Invest in good paperback French/English dictionary to help you read the instructions.
The answer book (corrigés) has to be purchased separately.
This was the book used in my French class.

Bon courage mon ami.
Tom


This grammar is really good and one of the best. I use it to teach French to my Chinese neighbour at beginner level (in exchange of Chinese courses) and it works fine. Use a voice translator like Converse to translate in Chinese the grammatical terms and explanations. Written for foreign learners, it's just a pity there is no English or others languages translations. But immersion is great too!
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:32 pm

Couper dans le pont > fall into a trap.

http://www.languefrancaise.net/Bob/6801

According to "La puce à l'oreille"(ISBN: 2715813740) this expression comes from cheating at cards. You would bend a card (le pont) to induce someone to cut the deck at that point.

Tu as déclaré que tu t'étais débattu et le bon Ganimard a coupé dans le pont.

quote from L'affaire Oliveira - short story in Usurpation d'identite by Boileau-Narcejac (ISBN: 9782010075803).
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