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Re: Poil de carotte

In this situation the boy says ...Tu m'appelleras aussi ?

Father replies ..... Sois tranquille

Boy says thank you , so my first thought of.. be quiet !  dosnt fit in , the father is being nice to him , so what do you think he means by that ? I feel as if he is reassuring him


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Re: Poil de carotte

He was reassuring him. It was 'don't worry' or as you said, 'rest assured'.........meaning that he'll call.

 

 


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Re: Poil de carotte

Thankyou thats good...

Just learnt a new word ...tour à tour = alternately.... I shall try to slip that into conversation next time Im out there ....its one of those words thats slips off nicely isnt it ?  (wink) makes me sound like a bull fighter .....( confused smiley) .... oh dear time to rest the old pen again me thinks .....


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Re: what does one do with a hoe?

Il jette la pioche..... Now my first thought is he throws the hoe , But that wont fit in with the rest of the story , So Im thinking he hoe's with the hoe ? what would you say in English ?

Would you use jette to mean hoe's ?

 

 

Thankyou


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Re: Poil de carotte

Once again context is everything, difficult to decide without seeing how it fits in with the tale.

I would say he slings teh hoe to one side, abandons it, or gives up with it.

In France jeter l'eponge is the same as us saying to throw in the towel.

hope that helps


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Re: Poil de carotte

Thanks Chancer ... Thinking about it I think that he stops working as he is talking to his father , so abandons the hoe-ing , while still holding on to the hoe , as when he stops taking he continues with his job.

Many thanks again.... 


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