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Old 05-05-2006, 07:25 AM   #1
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So, um.. I'm doing my French homework and I've got some doubts, but since it's on nationalities it seems fine to ask you guys, right?

We're seeing feminin, masculin and plurals in natinalities, and I've got dubts on these:

(Example: argentin - argentine - argentins - argentines)


*russe -russe - russes (?)- russes (?)

*chinois - chinoise - how are them in plural??

*espagnol - espagnoles - how are them in plural?

*irlandais - irlandaise - plural??

*Australia: no idea

*Maroc: no idea


Anyone out there??

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kay, well atchoum is the expert, so correct me if I'm wrong on any of these, but here's what I come up with:

russians: I'm not sure either rus/russe/rus/russes ?

chinois/chinoise/chinois/chinoises

espagnol/espagnole/espagnols/espagnoles

irlandais/irlandaise/irlandais/irlandaises

australien/australienne/australiens/australiennes

marocain/marocaine/marocains/marocaines

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Salut Florencia ! I'll be glad to help anytime, and as it seems, Tumble's french is perfect. Her answers are 100% right !

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Allo,
That's right, Tumble answer are good, except for the "russe", your answer, Florencia is the good one. russe/russe russes/russes

Atchoum check in your french dictionnary....... sans rancunes.

bon travail florencia!

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You forgot to do Americans:

cochon/cochons/cochon/cochons

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Hehe, thanx guys!! I'll definitely be asking again soon!! heheh... this French is hard!!! different spelling and same pronounciation?!?!? how do you understand each other!!! LOL And dont even get me started on numbers... I had to write in letters 4.354.813 today....

Hehe, but I'm loving it nontheless... and the first units are all on how to move around the gare , finding the train at the right voie... really good!

I can't wait 'til je vais à Paris !


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It's true that a lot of words seem to be pronounced the same despite various spellings. However, usually the context will help you figure out what's being said. "Chinoise" and "chinoises" sound exactly the same, but you'll know if it's singular or plural based on the article coming before it, e.g. la/les/une/des
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Originally posted by dan_blanch@May 5 2006, 04:16 PM
* * russe/russe* * russes/russes

Atchoum check in your french dictionnary....... sans rancunes.
Hahaha ! Thanks Dan, I had missed that line, I had started with chinois... Fortunately for Florencia, you caught it !

French is my mother tongue by the way.

Omid, cochon in Quebec (not in France I think) can also mean «kincky».
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are you sure you don't need to check your lexicon?
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Question:

Comment on dit "I miss you"?

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In french you have to invert the object with the subject from the english version (does that make any sense )


Tu me manques

ou

Vous me manquez

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Merci beaucoup mon amie!!

C'est très comprèhensive! Aussie en espagnol --> je pens que mon française est plus terrible tous les jours!!
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De rien, Flo !

Alors, comment on dit en espagnol ?
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(Yo) te extraño.


"Yo" is optional and almost never used in this case because it is implied with the "te".
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