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an easy mistake to make

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by chris5100, May 5, 2011.

  1. chris5100 New Member

    English - United States
    To make someone feel better about making a mistake, you might say, "that's an easy mistake to make".

    I'm looking for a natural way to say this in French.

    Could it be as simple as, "c'est une erreur qui est facile à faire"?
  2. Michelvar

    Michelvar quasimodo

    Marseille - France
    French from France
    We would say :
    "L'erreur est humaine"
    "Tout le monde peut se tromper"
  3. jetset

    jetset Senior Member

    I propose : "c'est le piège !" / "c'est une erreur fréquente".
    There are many other variants.
  4. LART01

    LART01 Senior Member

    La Haye Pays-Bas
    Une banale erreur is another one
  5. franc 91 Senior Member

    English - GB
    c'est souvent que l'on fait cette erreur-là or les gens souvent se trompent là-dessus
  6. Duriel New Member

    " C'est une erreur que beaucoup de gens font "
  7. chris5100 New Member

    English - United States
    Excellent suggestions, thank you!

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