1. Hole Senior Member

    Zagreb, Croatia
    Croatia - Croatian
    Hello!

    Again I have a question from the movie "L'aile ou la cuisse". The director asks his secretary: "Vous prenez en sténo?", and she answers: "Heureusement". I don't think one would say "Luckily", so does it maybe mean "Yes, very well", or "I'm very good at it" or something like that?
     
  2. pointvirgule

    pointvirgule Senior Member

    Mtl, QC
    langue française
    In this context, heureusement! is used as a slightly sarcastic exclamation with the sense of I should hope so!
    (Implied: I'm a secretary. Of course I do steno, it goes without saying.)
     
  3. Hole Senior Member

    Zagreb, Croatia
    Croatia - Croatian
    Great, thank you very much!
     

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