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    TAKE A LOOK !
    I had put this LINK already with the "Proposals"
    but in case you missed it :
    http://www.3ponts.edu/test.htm
    beste groeten - sincères salutations - kindest regards - atentamente - mit freundlichen Grüßen

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    Thanks, Frank!
    I had 15 out of 20...I will never learn the use of
    y
    en
    etc.... Never mind. I won't be able to take any vacation in France right now...
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
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    Sandra,
    that is still 75%
    and that means CUM LAUDE (with honor)

    you are also the most faithful fan of the French section here,
    and I'm very happy with that !

    au revoir,
    Frank.
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    Salut Frank,

    Moi, j'ai aussi fait le test mais j'ai une question à vous poser...

    Dans la question 9, est-ce qu'on peut utiliser le verbe "rénover" quand il s'agit d'une maison? Je me demande si on pourrait utiliser le verbe "renouveler" quand même dans ce cas

    Merci d'avance

    Faraó

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandraT
    Thanks, Frank!
    I had 15 out of 20...I will never learn the use of
    y
    en
    etc
    .... Never mind. I won't be able to take any vacation in France right now...
    I agree... I think this is one of the hardest concepts to grasp in the entire language, at least for me!

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    Faraó,

    rénover et renouveler sont des synonymes.
    Il y a seulement une petite différence.
    Ici, je préfère rénover la maison.

    renouveler :
    Remplacer (une chose consommée, disparue, usée ou désuète) par une chose de même espèce. Renouveler l'air d'une pièce, l'eau d'un vase; renouveler des provisions, des ressources, son linge, son outillage, un pansement. Renouveler des apéritifs.

    rénover :
    Faire renaître, redonner sa force à quelque chose.
    Faire revivre une chose tombée en désuétude, oubliée.
    Changer, améliorer ce qui s'est dégradé, ce, celui qui a perdu ses qualités.


    un salut amical,
    Frank.
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    Matthewg,

    y – en

    must be as hard for you as “por/para” is for us ...


    one of the main differences is the direction :

    j’y ajoute (I add to it : from me to ...)
    j’en prends (I take away from ... to me)

    but it is much more complicated than that :
    j’y pense (I think of it) yet qu’en penses-tu ? (what do you think about it)
    and tu n’y penses pas ! (you are not serious !)

    The one thing to remember is the direction rule,
    otherwise you’re in for a lot of studying !

    kindest regards,
    Frank.
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    Merci beaucoup Frank pour votre réponse rapide et précise.

    Pour moi, le difficile ici a été ce verbe, vu que dans ma langue maternelle, on en a qu'un seule verbe pour rénover/renouveler (renovar)

    Amicalement,

    Faraó

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    Thanks for the explanation, Frank! That actually makes it much easier.

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    wow! Thanks Frank. Very interesting!
    I got a 18/20 on the first, on dirait pas mal...

    I´ve been studying french for some time and Y and En are still one of my biggest fears. I´ve stopped trying to study it and just use it the way I hear it being used and sounds best when I´m about to apply it...not the best solution though!

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