Register  Login  Active Topics  Maps  

Trois questions sûr les expressions

 Language Learning Forum : Français Post Reply
Darklight1216
Diglot
Senior Member
United StatesRegistered users can see my Skype Name
Joined 4824 days ago

411 posts - 639 votes 
Speaks: English*, French
Studies: German

 
 Message 1 of 3
03 March 2013 at 6:22am | IP Logged 
J’espère que quelqu'un peut m'aider. J'ai trouver ces trois expressions tout fait dans un livre.

1. C'est beaucoup dire.
2. C'est peu dire.
3. C'est trop dire.

D'abord le livre dit que le premiere signifie: Ça a beaucoup d'importance/signifiance (That's saying alot; E.g. "That means alot considering the circumstances)

Mais dans une autre colonne, il me dit que ça veut dire "Vous exagérez l'importance de l'affaire."
Quel est la vérité?

Par-ce qu'ils sont différents, je me demande si les autre définitions sont vrais. Ils sont:

2. (That's an understatement) un euphémisme/litote
3. (That's saying too much) un exagération... ou peut-être "vous vous flatter"

M'excusez pour mon français, s'il vous plait. Je sais bien que j'ai besoin d’améliorer, mais j’espère que vous comprendriez.

Edited by Darklight1216 on 03 March 2013 at 6:24am

1 person has voted this message useful



agantik
Triglot
Senior Member
France
Joined 4359 days ago

217 posts - 335 votes 
Speaks: French*, English, Italian
Studies: German, Norwegian

 
 Message 2 of 3
03 March 2013 at 7:58am | IP Logged 
You have the correct meaning for the 3 expressions.
Examples in context :
1.Ça ? Une merveille? C'est beaucoup dire!
That? A wonder? That's exaggerated!
2. Cher? C'est peu dire! C'est du vol!
Expensive? That's an understatement. It's a ripoff!

And congratulations on your French!
5 persons have voted this message useful



NewLanguageGuy
Groupie
France
youtube.com/NewLangu
Joined 4331 days ago

74 posts - 134 votes 
Speaks: English*

 
 Message 3 of 3
16 March 2013 at 6:15pm | IP Logged 
1. "It would be an exaggeration to say that....."
   "I wouldn't go so far as to say that......."

2. "XXX is an understatement!"

3. See 1


1 person has voted this message useful



If you wish to post a reply to this topic you must first login. If you are not already registered you must first register


Post ReplyPost New Topic Printable version Printable version

You cannot post new topics in this forum - You cannot reply to topics in this forum - You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum - You cannot create polls in this forum - You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page was generated in 0.2344 seconds.


DHTML Menu By Milonic JavaScript
Copyright 2024 FX Micheloud - All rights reserved
No part of this website may be copied by any means without my written authorization.