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Belle masculine form?
Beau Addition by Crisdean The answer above is correct, but incomplete. French is seldom simple. Two forms : Beau or Bel. The use between those two depends on the noun, and on its place. You must use Bel : If the noun begins with a vowel or with a mute 'h' and if it is after the adjective in the sentence. ex - un bel homme, un bel arbre. (a beautiful man, a beautiful tree) - but : "un homme beau" (the noun is before the adjective) - There...
How do you conjugate the French verb 'pouvoir'?
Pouvoir (can/may) Je peux - I can Tu peux - You can (informal) Il/Elle peut - He/She can Nous pouvons/On peut - We can Vous pouvez - You can (formal or plural) Ils/Elles peuvent - They can For example, Est-ce que je peux promener le chien? means "May I walk the dog?" Nous pouvons aller au parc s'il vous plaît? means "May we please go to the park?" One should also note that when using inversion in the first person, peux becomes puis,so: Puis-je sortir ce soir?but Est-ce que...
What do the pictures mean on French money?
On red money (1 cts, 2 cts and 5 cts) there is a picture of Marianne who is the symbol of liberty in France. On yellow money (10 cts, 20 cts and 50 cts) there is a picture of 'La semeuse' (= the sower lady) who is another symbol of liberty. ...
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How do you pronounce the french word allemand?
The pronunciation is "ah-lay-MAW" -- the ND is silent in native French. But the middle E is also nearly silent, so it becomes "ahl-maw." === The pronunciation is "al-man", where an is in fact a nasalized A (the N is not pronounced). Its pronunciation is like the beginning of "aunt" (not the "ant" variant, but the "awnt" one). ...
How do you pronounce the French phrase 'beau geste'?
"Bo zhest" is the way to pronounce the French phrase beau geste.
Why do people consider Marquis de Sade in BDSM?
The Marquis De Sade was one of the premier sadists, which is exactly why we call it sadism. The Marquis De Sade was someone who loved to torture, and found that there were girls who loved it, loved the pain and the fear, and really he created BDSM as a whole, which is more a love for the pain or causing the pain. ...
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What are some customs that French people practice?
I don't know a lot, but I do know that the French are very traditional. The divorce rate's lower in France, because they're much more family orientated. The difference between itself and cultures like ours, is that they celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, not Christmas Day. They have a traditional French meal (including snails, and foie gras, and oysters etc) on this day, and exchange presents. ...
What is 'compagnie de gestion' when translated from French to English?
Compagnie de gestion in French means "management company" in English.
When should you use 'en' and 'dans' in french?
"en", can be used in 'en ce jour': on this day. Or 'lire en courant': read while running. dans, means in, 'les fruits sont dans la boîte': the fruits are in the box. Or 'Dans l'autobus ce matin': In the bus this morning. Well: 1. En expresses a duration: en une heure, dans the end of the duration: dans une heure 2. We use EN followed with a word with no article: en prison, and Dans before a word with an article: dans la...