Page 1 of 1

Any French native speakers around?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:30 pm
by bee

Re: Any French native speakers around?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:54 pm
by jewell
Merde!

Chevrolet Coupe (Chev-ro-lay Coup-ay)

garcon

Well, that's about it for my French. Ya think it will be enough?

I really really wish I did speak French - how cool would that be?

Thanks Bee! Fun dreaming.

Jewell

Re: Any French native speakers around?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:24 pm
by Jillybean
How on earth do you find these gems? :thumbsup:

If I google anything, by the third page I've noticed most of the results thereafter are quite spurious. 'Michael and his Kitchen' seems to be the favourite.

A bit of luck the deadline has passed as I'm sure my eager application would have been rejected immediately... "I know the words to 'Je T'aime Moi Non Plus'!" :whistling:

Re: Any French native speakers around?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:49 am
by bee
Jillybean wrote:If I google anything, by the third page I've noticed most of the results thereafter are quite spurious. 'Michael and his Kitchen' seems to be the favourite.


Oh you can avoid that pretty easily: by putting Michael Kitchen into quotation marks "Michael Kitchen" google will only deliver results including Michael Kitchen, and not let's say 'Michael is in the kitchen". You can also eliminate unwanted results, for example the guy from marketwatch, the glass painter and the restaurant chain (Michael's Kitchen) by adding a minus. So a typical search would look like this:

"Michael Kitchen" -marketwatch -hurle -michael's

On google you can also filter the results by time, for example the last 24 hours which is very helpful.

Hope that helps. Bonne chance!

Re: Any French native speakers around?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:11 am
by starlight
Well I had a little go at the sample text on the job yesterday and here's the result.

Messing around with this uncovered an interesting fact about limpet mines and my favourite (nemesis) sweet. More on which here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peoples ... 6153.shtml

Re: Any French native speakers around?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:30 am
by Wolesley
Isn't the term "terrorist" anachronistic? I don't think it would have been used in the forties, would it? :puzzled:

Lesley

Re: Any French native speakers around?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:49 am
by starlight
The French used it (sez t'Internet):

"late 18th cent.: from French terroriste, from Latin terror (see terror). The word was originally applied to supporters of the Jacobins in the French Revolution, who advocated repression and violence in pursuit of the principles of democracy and equality."

Re: Any French native speakers around?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:39 pm
by Wolesley
Merci beaucoup, Madame! :rose:

Lesley

Re: Any French native speakers around?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:44 am
by mohairMK
Jillybean wrote: I know the words to 'Je T'aime Moi Non Plus'!" :whistling:

Does that count as French Intelligence? :waiting:

Re: Any French native speakers around?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:32 am
by Jillybean
bee wrote:
Jillybean wrote:If I google anything, by the third page I've noticed most of the results thereafter are quite spurious. 'Michael and his Kitchen' seems to be the favourite.


Oh you can avoid that pretty easily: by putting Michael Kitchen into quotation marks "Michael Kitchen" google will only deliver results including Michael Kitchen, and not let's say 'Michael is in the kitchen"....


Thank you Bee! You are the MK Google Queen :biggrin: