How shall I punish you

kiror0

Member
english
How do you say,

how shall I punish you for your misbehaviour?

comment je te penaliserais pour ta mauvaise conduite?
 
  • Cath.S.

    Senior Member
    français de France
    comment je te penaliserais pour ta mauvaise conduite?
    Hello, Kiror,
    imo pénaliser sounds very stiff and official.

    Comment te punirai-je ? is standard.

    If you tell us who the speaker is and whom he is addressing, we might be able to help you more. :)
     

    kiror0

    Member
    english
    thank you egueule! I'm writing to my friend, who taught me a bad word, and I thought that word was not offensive and used it to my teacher. and I got embarrassed in a class. and I would like to say (half-jokingly) how shall I punish you for this? shall I just say, comment te punirai-je? like you recommended? merci beaucoup!!!
     

    Cath.S.

    Senior Member
    français de France
    comment te punirai-je? is good then ; still, since you're half-joking you could say:
    Quelle punition devrais-je t'infliger ? (very formal but should sound witty in this situation) :D

    Note that this time there is an s at the end of the verb, because it is a conditional, (what punishment should I inflict upon you ?) wheras punirai is a future.
     

    kiror0

    Member
    english
    merci beaucoup! he'll be so surprised when I use the comment you have told me! it sounds awesome! thank you so much~~ have a great day Egueule!!!
     

    Cath.S.

    Senior Member
    français de France
    kiror0 said:
    merci beaucoup! he'll be so surprised when I use the comment you have told me! it sounds awesome! thank you so much~~ have a great day Egueule!!!
    Thanks, I'm glad I could help! :)
    Have a great day too!
     
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