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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Comment tu dis?   Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:10 pm

Sorry this is nothing to do with railways but how do you say 'Let's have a party' in French? Its going to be the title of our new CD (Alainetmike.9f.com) and i dont wanna rely on the auto translators.

mikey
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Comment tu dis?   Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:00 pm

Some expressions I would use are:

C'est la fête !

Allons y, une fête !

Fêtons nous would be let's party or celebrate.

Avons nous une fête (literally) doesn't quite go right.

Maybe another verb like eclater might be more appropriate in the (let's rock?) sense you're looking for Mikey.

Perhaps the native French people could be more precise....?
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Comment tu dis?   Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:07 pm

I would say : "Allons faire la fête"
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Comment tu dis?   Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:15 am

mikeyh wrote:
Sorry this is nothing to do with railways but how do you say 'Let's have a party' in French? Its going to be the title of our new CD (Alainetmike.9f.com) and i dont wanna rely on the auto translators.

mikey

CD ? Surely you'll be issuing the tracks as a viral download ?

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Comment tu dis?   Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:24 am

viral download? Na, just moved on from 7" vinyl!!

mikey
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Montblanc



Location : Albertville (Savoie)

PostSubject: Re: Comment tu dis?   Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:14 pm

I think "On fait la fête !" would sound more idiomatic.

Jean-Pierre
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: Comment tu dis?   Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:03 pm

traduction de :

what type of scale are u into ? any layout photos ?

Dans quel type d'échelle sont u ? n'importe quelles photos de tracé ?

Merci !!!!!!!
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Comment tu dis?   Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:54 pm

In English, many (young!) people now say 'u' instead of 'you' - it is mainly because of 'text-speak' that many use.

The word 'layout' is often used to mean one's railway network - en francais, on dit 'reseau' (je pense!)

So, I think to translate from the above message, would read

What scale are you interested in? Do you have any photographs of your network?

En 'google translate':

Quelle échelle êtes-vous intéressé? Avez-vous des photos de votre réseau?

ou

Quelle échelle es-tu intéressé? As-tu des photos de ton réseau?

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Comment tu dis?   Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:15 pm

clive_t wrote:
In English, many (young!) people now say 'u' instead of 'you' - it is mainly because of 'text-speak' that many use.

The word 'layout' is often used to mean one's railway network - en francais, on dit 'reseau' (je pense!)

So, I think to translate from the above message, would read

What scale are you interested in? Do you have any photographs of your network?

En 'google translate':

Quelle échelle êtes-vous intéressé? Avez-vous des photos de votre réseau?

ou

Quelle échelle es-tu intéressé? As-tu des photos de ton réseau?


I couldn't have put it better. You sound like a teacher....... study

Jobs going here.....

I've just come back from the Lycée. Last class was 35 very 'active' 15-16 year olds who didn't want to speak...but they did. Twisted Evil
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Comment tu dis?   Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:30 pm

Clive, that was extremely well put!
Carl,I have problems just teaching one-to-one! 35? No way!!

mikey
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: Comment tu dis?   Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:00 pm

mon avis :
Quelle échelle vous intéresse?
Quelle échelle pratiquez -vous ?
montrez ( présentez ) les photos de votre réseau .

My opinion:
Which ladder does interest you?
Which ladder do practice -you?
show (present) the photos of your network (Layout )!!!!!

Pour les Français : network = réseau de presse écrite .

For the French: network = network of written press.

Avec ce forum , je réaprends l'Anglais !!!

With this forum, I réaprends the English !!!
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Comment tu dis?   Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:53 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:


I couldn't have put it better. You sound like a teacher....... study

Jobs going here.....

Laughing After next week, I may have to do just that! affraid

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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Comment tu dis?   Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:53 pm

Daniel...tu es bienvenue chez moi pour un weekend d'apprentissage intensif d'anglais gratuit sauf quelques bouteilles d'un bon vin. Smile

If you use the word 'réseau' in French it usually means a network of some sort.
That can be a rail network like the Metro RATP or RER (Réseau Express Régional) or a telephone network as well such as RNIS = ISDN.

It wouldn't normally apply to a model railway although many people (inc. me) use it loosely.

'J'ai un réseau dans mon jardin'. That is a bit pretentious in reality.

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Teaching large classes in schools is a real challenge and one I'm still learning.
You can take the easy option and work from books or paper but I don't do that. For me if you are learning a language you have speak it.

And dealing with the teenage psyche can be daunting too especially in another culture.

So after my first full week I'm going to have a good drink tonight.

I had them describing their feelings today as an alternative to saying 'fine'.

The best one was a really quiet lad who when asked "How are you today?"
replied "I'm deadly exciting thank you, and you?"

lol!
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