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  1. Re: he goes off work?

    "Off duty" is used with things that are strictly regimented, like working at a hospital or as a security guard.

    It could also be used to joke that someone's job is very strictly run, as though...
  2. Re: at the moment and now & nowhere

    To me, "They have nowhere to sleep at the moment" implies "but they will have somewhere to sleep very soon,"
    while "They have nowhere to sleep now" contrasts more strongly with the implication that...
  3. en ce qui concerne - registre

    Bonjour, tout le monde!

    Est-ce qu'on dit "en ce qui concerne" à l'orale, ou est-ce que c'est une expression presque toujours écrite?

    Et si on peut le dire, l'utilise-t-on avec des amis ou...
  4. Re: pied

    I would like to add that in certain dialects of French, "pied" does have two syllables.

    For example, one of my professors who's Belgian regularly pronounces "pied" like [pi.je] and "Louis" like...
  5. Re: turn on something or turn something on ?

    Both are correct, but for short nouns, you would normally put the "on" at the end. So in this case, "turn the sound on" would be more common. I doubt that anyone would bat an eyelash if you said,...
  6. Re: American born Chinese

    Hello, I realize that this topic is quite old now, but I hope to shed a bit of light on the matter of this phrase.

    As a Chinese-American (i.e., an American citizen with Chinese ancestry) and...
  7. Restez fort

    My French professor sometimes tells us, "Restez fort(es)," if we've been complaining about our classes/how tired we are/etc.

    I was just wondering a) whether it's a normal thing for French people...
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