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Thread: FRENCH Language Help

  1. #21
    MrTibbles
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    "How would you say "Mother this is my fiance Bill" (ive been taking french for the last two years but it doesnt seem t have gotton thruogh to me."

    I think it would work if you said this: "Maman, voici mon fiancé Bill."
    Another option would be: "Maman, je te présente mon fiancé Bill."

    It's a bit more formal, which could work if Fleur's mother is a bit old-fashioned.

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  2. #22
    paddlerpen
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    How do you say "Do you take Bill to be your lawful husband?" and "Do you take Fleur to be your lawful wife?" in French? Also how do you say "You may now kiss the bride."? I don't know any French at all! Thanks!

  3. #23
    Tinn Tam
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddlerpen
    How do you say "Do you take Bill to be your lawful husband?" and "Do you take Fleur to be your lawful wife?" in French? Also how do you say "You may now kiss the bride."? I don't know any French at all! Thanks!
    "Fleur, voulez-vous prendre pour époux, [add Bill's full name]?"

    "William ("Bill" is short for William, isn't it?), voulez-vous prendre pour épouse, [add Fleur's full name]?"

    And "You may now kiss the bride." = "Vous pouvez embrasser la mariée", but I don't think it's customary in France to kiss the bride during the ceremony.

    By the way, are you sure Bill and Fleur's wedding is to take place in France? (*stops being picky and goes back to her fic*)

  4. #24
    paddlerpen
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    I was going to have the wedding take place in Britian but have the vows said in both French and English. That way Fluer's relatives can understand what is going on. Thanks for your help!

  5. #25
    miss padfoot
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    How do you say "thank you for your wonderful teaching/coaching"

    It's a line Fleur says to Bill for her lessons in English.

    Merci beaucoup to anyone who answers!

  6. #26
    anAnachronism
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    Ah ha, finally years of being brainwashed in French are paying off:

    How do you say "thank you for your wonderful teaching/coaching"
    This could be "Merci pour l'enseignement merveilleux."

  7. #27
    Tinn Tam
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    Quote Originally Posted by anAnachronism
    This could be "Merci pour l'enseignement merveilleux."
    It is a bit awkward, though correct. French people wouldn't say that.

    I would recommend, "Merci pour tes leçons, c'était merveilleux!"

    Still not very natural, but quite Fleur-like. Can't seem to find a better translation right now -- my brain is working twice as slow as usual. If I am struck by an idea of genius, I'll PM you .

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    Vous parlez français? Slytherin
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    You could also say "Je te remercie pour ton aide, c'était excellent" or "Je te remercie pour tes excellentes leçons". I think the second one sounds better, but Fleur would probably say the first one, it sticks to her character better. You choose!

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  9. #29
    miss padfoot
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    Thanks everyone for your help!

    I think I'll go with Merci pour tes lecons, c'etait merveilleux.

    If I put vous instead of tes, would it be right?
    Merci pour vous lecons, c'etait merveilleux.
    Edit: Thanks for your help, Viv! Silly of me...

    So, I'm going to say "Merci pour vos lecons, c'etait merveilleux."

    Thanks again!

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    Try "vos" instead of "vous", that's the right word. "Merci pour vos leçons, c'était merveilleux." "Vous" is a pronoun, it's the equal of "you", so it doesn't fit there. Just wanted to correct that!

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