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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    Tourne sept fois ta langue dans ta bouche avant de parler = think before you speak !
    mise à jour ok
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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    la semaine des quatre jeudis = never
    mise à jour ok
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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    comme les cinq doigts de la main = very close friends, inseparable.
    mise à jour ok
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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    Faire les quatre cents coups = faire des tas de bêtises

    être aux cent coups = s'inquièter énormément
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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    avoir un cinq à sept : to have a kinky encounter in the afternoon, particularly with a person who is not one's spouse..
    mise à jour ok
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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    Quote Originally Posted by fetchezlavache
    avoir un cinq à sept : to have a kinky encounter in the afternoon, particularly with a person who is not one's spouse..
    Or husband , please ! fetchez !?
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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    Quote Originally Posted by nopal
    Or husband , please ! fetchez !?
    spouse veut dire aussi bien époux qu'épouse, René.

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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    Thank you for contributing
    I should remind you though, that along with the expression or word, the definition ought to be given in the same language.
    Thanks

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    Talking Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    "J'suis au 36ème dessous!" > "complètement désepéré!!!"
    "je monte au 7ème ciel" > "Waouh, là, c'est le pied!"

    "Il lui manque toujours 19 sous pour faire un franc" > "il n'a jamais ce q'il faut!"
    "Il a 2 mains gauches" > "Il n'est pas très adroit"

    sans oublier le gogol ou googol = 10^100 (qui a donneé son nom à google)
    et le gogolplex = 10^gogol : http://perso.wanadoo.fr/yoda.guillau...p6/N10P100.htm

    mise à jour ok
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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    "Faire d'une pierre 2 coups" et "Kill 2 birds with one stone" veulent tous les deux dire qu'on accomplit deux choses avec une action, ou dans le temps que ça prendrait normalement pour en accomplir une.

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    Re: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    re. "moins une":

    at the eleventh hour = a la derniere minute
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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    re. equivalents for 36 or 36000

    Maybe 17? I think it varies but would be a number including seven. Using "thousand" would add emphasis. My husband thinks 100 (he's American too).

    "I have seventeen thousand things to do today"
    "I can't do 100 things at once."
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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    Quote Originally Posted by CARNESECCHI
    "J'suis au 36ème dessous!" > "complètement désepéré!!!"
    "je monte au 7ème ciel" > "Waouh, là, c'est le pied!"

    "Il lui manque toujours 19 sous pour faire un franc" > "il n'a jamais ce q'il faut!"
    "Il a 2 mains gauches" > "Il n'est pas très adroit"

    sans oublier le gogol ou googol = 10^100 (qui a donneé son nom à google)
    et le gogolplex = 10^gogol
    In English we also say
    "I'm in 7th heaven" - je suis dans un endroit ou une situation parfaitement agréable
    "he's always a day late and a dollar short" - il n'a jamais ce q'il faut
    "he has 2 left feet" - Il n'est pas très adroit
    "googul", "googulplex" - la même chose qu'en français (10 to the 100th power, 10 to the googul power)

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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    dans la semaine de 4 jeudis = in a month of Sundays

    You can always say I've got a billion things to do. Everyone would know you're exaggerating, I don't think there's a specific number. hundred/thousand/million/billion seem to work the best.
    Last edited by KittyCatty; 14th March 2006 at 6:37 PM. Reason: edit: ps what does mise à jour with a tick mean?

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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    je propose aussi : " 22, v'la l'prof" (alerte, danger, le prof arrive)

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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    un tien vaut mieux que 2 tu l' auras (ce que l' on possede est plus sur et appreciable que davantage de choses que l' on n' a pas et dont la possession est incertaine)

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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    to be at sixes and sevens = être en déssaroi

    There's probably a more idiomatic French expression for it but I can't think of one at the moment.

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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    Les 2 font la paire
    13 à la douzaine
    vendu pour 30 deniers
    vivre à 100 à l'heure
    Faire les 400 coups
    Souffrir 1000 morts . in english?

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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulysse001
    Etre sur son "31" = to be well dressed.

    Mise à jour ok
    chez nous on dit
    être sur son 41 = to be well dressed too

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    Re: Discussion: [Expr] Numbers / Nombres

    chercher midi à 14 heures : to nitpick

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