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Help please - ANYWAY in French

 
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Nita



Joined: 19 Aug 2005
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Location: Hong Kong

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:09 pm    Post subject: Help please - ANYWAY in French Reply with quote

I've looked through my books and online translators, but I can't find the right French word for ANYWAY. As in:

(1)
This umbrella is too expensive, but it's raining and I need one, so I'll buy it ANYWAY.

(2)
Nag..nag...nag... Anyway, let's forget about him and talk about something else.

Thanks in advance.

Nita
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Julien



Joined: 10 Feb 2005
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Location: Germany / France

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. de toutes fašons

2. "bon" for example. There is a bunch of small words that can't be translated and which are only used in spoken French. Bon is one of them.
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Nita



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much, Julien. You have enlightened me!! For [2], I was too narrow-minded to try find an exact translation. When in fact, in English, I might be saying 'Hey, let's forget about him' or 'Grrrr, let's forget about him'. You got my idea very well.

And [1] 'de toutes facons' will come in handy when I do need to convey that meaning.

Thanks heaps!

Nita @ Hong Kong
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