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Re: Help with a sentence

 Chancer wrote:

Vous gaspillez de l'eau

+1; wins my vote.

Sue



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Re: Help with a sentence

Waste is gaspillage, verbe gaspiller, so as Chancer said 'vous gaspillez de l'eau' would do.

Maybe a good french / english dictionnary and a Bescherelle Conjugaison book would help you.





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Re: Help with a sentence

I think what confused the OP was that Chancer had also translated the word "right", thinking it was part of the sentence being asked about, though it is not actually within the original quotation marks.

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I was just being a Devil [6] actually!!!
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The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
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Re: Help with a sentence

 suein56 wrote:
 Chancer wrote:

Vous gaspillez de l'eau

+1; wins my vote.

Sue


Correct verb Chancer, although ok as a phrase (no need to say "de l'eau"), it lacks meaning in the context of a phrase.

- If you are telling kids to stop playing with the tap " Arretez de gaspiller l'eau"

or "Vous gaspillez beaucoup trop d'eau en laissant le robinet ouvert"


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If it's just kids wasting water, why not just hold up your thumb and say "pouce"?

Seems to work OK and saves you having to remember tricky vocabulaire?Wink [;-)]


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Well you have me there sweet17. I have no idea why I would say 'pouce' at all. No idea of what it would mean.

I have been known to say 'ma puce' to my or other kids, but never pouce. 

Please explain.


And the way we speak french, well  does the word eau even have to be used. I daresay if someone was wasting water in front of me, I would likely say quel gaspillage!, the look they would get would say the rest and that I was 'not amused'.




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