amitié polie

unicorn85

Member
India-Hindi
Bonjour,
Quelqu'un peut m'expliquer c'est quoi "amitié polie". Je lis un article sur internet qui la mentionne comme l'un des types d'amitié. Est-ce que c'est ce qu'on dit "acquaintance" en anglais?
Merci
 
  • Rominet

    Senior Member
    France
    "amitié polie" is a kind of superficial friendship, mainly motivated by politeness.
    acquaintance is not a bad translation.
    cheers
     

    Itisi

    Senior Member
    English UK/French
    I don't feel that 'casual acquaintance' is the meaning. 'Amitié polie' is not a set expression'; And 'casual acquaintance' would be 'juste une connaissance'.

    'A formal kind of friendship'?
     

    Garoubet

    Senior Member
    French - France, Quebec
    Why not polite friendship; here is a definition that match my understanding of the French expression.
    The main distinction between a “polite friendship” and a “deep friendship” is competition. If you are truly in someone’s corner, and you are showing up to the friendship with a desire to see Kingdom come in that person and in that friendship, your friendship will have lasting roots of authenticity and respect. And unless you have surrendered every bit of personal gain to God, the competition will try to find a way into your friendship. Just a little spark of competition can poison an entire friendship.
     
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