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Message  MurielB le Jeu 25 Jan - 23:47

Tx a lot for explaining Gérard !

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Message  gerardM le Jeu 25 Jan - 23:55

You're welcome Muriel.
Take a look at "even" and learn how to use it, it's frequently employed in current English: French -> égal, même niveau, régulier, constant, équitable, quitte, pair (math), etc.
"To get even with sb" -> "Rendre à qqn la monnaie de sa pièce"

NB: Au fait, un "pair" en parlant d'une personne signifie son égal, son collègue... on rejoint l'idée d'égalité de "even".
Une "paire" au poker (ou autres jeux de cartes) porte aussi l'idée de similitude, comme "even".

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Message  gerardM le Ven 26 Jan - 19:12


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Re: Jennifer Saunders Fan Club -2-

Message  MurielB le Ven 26 Jan - 23:07

gerardM a écrit:
You're welcome Muriel.
Take a look at "even" and learn how to use it, it's frequently employed in current English: French -> égal, même niveau, régulier, constant, équitable, quitte, pair (math), etc.
"To get even with sb" -> "Rendre à qqn la monnaie de sa pièce"

NB: Au fait, un "pair" en parlant d'une personne signifie son égal, son collègue... on rejoint l'idée d'égalité de "even".
Une "paire" au poker (ou autres jeux de cartes) porte aussi l'idée de similitude, comme "even".

Gérard it was very useful for me to have a look Tx
evenadverb uk   /ˈiː.vən/ us   /ˈiː.vən/
 
 

even adverb  (SURPRISE)




A2 used to show that something is surprising, unusual, unexpected, or extreme:

I don't even know where it is.

Everyone I know likes the smell of bacon - even Mike does and he's a vegetarian.

We were all on time - even Chris and he's usually late for everything.

It's a very difficult job - it might even take a year to finish it.

"I never cry." "Not even when you hurt yourself really badly?"

Even with a load of electronic gadgetry, you still need some musical ability to write a successful song.

even as

at the same time as:

I tried to reason with him, but even as I started to explain what had happened he stood up to leave.

even if

B2 used to say that if something is the case or not, the result is the same:

Even if you take a taxi, you'll still miss your train.

even now/then

despite something:

I've thought about it so much, but even now I can't believe how lucky I was to survive the accident.

I gave Jim very clear instructions, but even then he managed to make a mess of it.

even so

C1 despite what has just been said:

I had a terrible headache, but even so I went to the concert.

An immediate interest cut might give a small boost to the economy. Even so, any recovery is likely to be very slow.

even though

B2 although:

Even though he left school at 16, he still managed to become prime minister.

More examples

  • He didn't even buy me a card for my birthday.
  • They've already run out of money and the building isn't even half-finished .
  • We hadn't even got as far as London when the car broke down.
  • The new varieties of wheat grow well even in poor soil.
  • This dishwasher even washes pots and pans .


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Message  gerardM le Ven 26 Jan - 23:51

Muriel, my words were about even as an adjective.

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Message  gerardM le Sam 27 Jan - 16:07

Norman is 89 years old. He's played golf every day since his retirement over 20 years ago. One day he arrives home upset.

"That's it," he tells his wife. "I'm giving up golf. My eyesight is so bad that once I hit the ball I can't see where the dang thing goes."

His wife sympathizes and makes him a hot cup of tea. As they sit down she says, "Why don't you take my brother with you and give it one last try."

"That's a terrible idea" says Norman, "your brother's 102 years old. How could he help?"

"He may be 102 years old", says the wife, "but his eyesight is perfect."

Norman figured he'd give it a try, so the next day he heads off to the golf course with his brother-in-law. He tees up, takes a mighty swing and squints down the fairway.

He turns to the brother-in-law and says, "Did you see the ball?"

"Of course I did!" replied the brother-in-law. "I have perfect eyesight".

"Where did it go?" says Norman.

"Where did what go? Do I know you?"

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Re: Jennifer Saunders Fan Club -2-

Message  MurielB le Sam 27 Jan - 22:16

gerardM a écrit:Muriel, my words were about even as an adjective.

Gérard here it is.
 
 

even adjective  (FLAT)


flat and smooth, or on the same level:

We resurfaced the floor because it wasn't even.

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  • Spread a nice even layer of butter on each slice of bread.
  • We chose a large even stretch of grassy to pitch our caravan on.
  • The paving slabs were not even, and Granny had a nasty fall.
  • You need a nice even surface to draw on - I'll get you a piece of board.
  • I complained to the builders that the floor wasn't even.

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Straight, even and level

  • be (as) flat as a pancake idiom  
  • clean
  • clean-cut
  • cleanly
  • consistency
  • flat
  • flatness
  • flush
  • level
  • peg
  • plane
  • rhythm
  • seamless
  • sleek
  • smooth
  • square
  • steady
  • true

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even adjective  (CONTINUOUS)


continuous or regular:

You should try to work at an even rate instead of taking it easy one day and working flat out the next.

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  • The paint isn't very even, is it? We'd better give it another coat.
  • Her breathing became slow and even, so I knew she was asleep.
  • The monitor showed that he had a clear even heartbeat.
  • Try to keep the beat even - don't speed up toward the end of the piece.
  • He runs with long, even strides, never breaking his rhythm.

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Straight, even and level

  • be (as) flat as a pancake idiom  
  • clean
  • clean-cut
  • cleanly
  • consistency
  • flat
  • flatness
  • flush
  • level
  • peg
  • plane
  • rhythm
  • seamless
  • sleek
  • smooth
  • square
  • steady
  • true

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even adjective  (EQUAL)


equal or equally balanced:

Both sides played well - it was a very even contest.

The weather forecast said that there's an even chance of thunderstorms tonight (= that it is equally likely that there will or will not be storms).


› US UK evens equally likely to happen as to not happen:

The chances of her getting the job are about evens.


used to refer to a situation in which you risk money on something where the risk is equally balanced, and will pay back twice the amount of money that is paid if it is successful:

an even bet

If I were betting I'd take even money on United.

More examples

  • Halfway through the tournament Montgomery and Woods were even, but then Woods drew ahead.
  • It really wasn't an even contest - the other team was far stronger than us.
  • The distribution of wealth across the country from the north to the south is far from even.
  • The children complained that the slices of pizza were not even in size.
  • There doesn't seem to be a very even balance in their relationship in terms of household duties.

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Similar and the same

  • a level playing field idiom  
  • affinity
  • akin
  • alike
  • allied
  • approach
  • clock
  • constant
  • equal
  • every inch idiom  
  • firm
  • homogeneous
  • homogenous
  • identical
  • inch
  • resemblance
  • Rome
  • same
  • same difference idiom  
  • same old same old idiom  

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even adjective  (NUMBER)


forming a whole number that can be divided exactly by two:

6 is an even number and 7 is an odd number.

More examples

  • If you're multiplying by an even number, you know the answer can't be an odd number.
  • The houses with odd numbers are on one side of the street, and those with even numbers are on the other.

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Idiom(s)

get even with sb
on an even keel

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Re: Jennifer Saunders Fan Club -2-

Message  gerardM le Sam 27 Jan - 22:47

WOW What a big task! Thanks Muriel.

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Message  gerardM le Sam 27 Jan - 22:48


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Message  MurielB le Lun 29 Jan - 22:39

gerardM a écrit:WOW What a big task! Thanks Muriel.

Your're welcome Gérard !

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Message  gerardM le Lun 5 Fév - 14:11


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Message  gerardM le Lun 5 Fév - 19:42


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Message  MurielB le Lun 5 Fév - 21:30

Tx Gérard for the useful advice. I will tell Patrick about it ! Very Happy

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Message  gerardM le Lun 5 Fév - 23:09


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Message  gerardM le Mar 6 Fév - 13:40

A police officer came upon a terrible wreck where the driver and passenger had been killed. As he looked upon the wreckage, a little monkey came out of the brush and hopped around the crashed car.

The officer looked down at the monkey and said "I wish you could talk."

The monkey looked up at the officer and shook his head up and down.

"You can understand what I'm saying?" asked the officer.

Again, the monkey shook his head up and down. "Well, did you see this?"

"Yes," motioned the monkey.

"What happened?" The monkey pretended to have a can in his hand and turned it up by his mouth.

"They were drinking?" asked the officer.

"Yes."

"What else?"

The monkey pinched his fingers together and held them to his mouth.

"They were smoking marijuana?"

"Yes."

"What else?"

The monkey motioned "Screwing."

"They were screwing, too?" asked the astounded officer.

"Yes."

"Now wait, you're saying your owners were drinking, smoking and screwing before they wrecked."

"Yes."

"What were you doing during all this?"

"Driving" motioned the monkey.

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Message  MurielB le Mer 7 Fév - 0:09

they were screwing
: I suppose it doesn’t mean « visser »

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Message  gerardM le Mer 7 Fév - 0:46

MurielB a écrit:they were screwing
: I suppose it doesn’t mean « visser »
I cannot see any smiley... no it doesn't mean "visser"; take care of this word as it has many "dirty" meanings from extort, to swindle, to mess up, to have sex, etc.

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Message  gerardM le Mer 7 Fév - 9:56

A second grade teacher was having trouble with one of her students. One day, she asked Jimmy what his problem was. He replied, “I’m too smart for the second grade, my sister is in the fourth grade, and I’m smarter than her too.”

The teacher took him to the principal’s office and explained the situation to the principal. The principal told her that he would give Jimmy a test. If he failed to answer one question, then he would have to go back to the second grade and be quiet. The teacher and Jimmy both agreed.

Principal: “What is 3 x 3?”

Jimmy: “9.”

Principal: “6 x 6?”

Jimmy: “36.”

And so it went on like this, the principal asked him every question a fourth grader should know. Finally, after about an hour, he told the teacher “I see no reason why Jimmy can’t go to the fourth grade, he answered all of my questions right.”

The teacher asked if she could ask him some questions. The principal and Jimmy agree.

Teacher: “What does a cow have 4 of that I only have 2 of?”

Jimmy: “Legs”

Teacher: “What do you have in your pants that I don’t have?”

The principal gasps but before he can stop him from answerin gJimmy says, “Pockets.”

Teacher: “What does a dog do that a man steps into?”

Jimmy: “Pants.”

Teacher: “What starts with F and ends with K and means a lot of excitement?”

Jimmy: “Firetruck.”

The principal breaths a big sigh of relief and says “Put Jimmy in the fourth grade. I got the last 4 questions wrong myself.”

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Message  gerardM le Mer 7 Fév - 16:56




"Tired Of" - Ce n'est pas parce que c'est la même proposition qu'en français, qu'il ne faut pas le noter (pour une fois Smile )
Noter aussi le "I want to complaining".

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Message  MurielB le Jeu 8 Fév - 9:51

UIf you are complaining,you must ne French !

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Message  gerardM le Jeu 8 Fév - 10:27

MurielB a écrit:When you are complaining,you must be  French !
Muriel I guess you should remove your gloves when typing 'and glasses on) LOL

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Message  gerardM le Jeu 8 Fév - 10:29

gerardM a écrit:


"Tired Of" - Ce n'est pas parce que c'est la même proposition qu'en français, qu'il ne faut pas le noter (pour une fois Smile )
Noter aussi le "I want to complaining".
KrystynaD tells me "I want to fast-forward to complaining..." is shit unusual English.

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Message  gerardM le Jeu 8 Fév - 10:36


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Message  MurielB le Jeu 8 Fév - 10:44

gerardM a écrit:
MurielB a écrit:When you are complaining,you must be  French !
Muriel I guess you should remove your gloves when typing 'and glasses on) LOL
Sorry i am working with my smartphone !

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Message  gerardM le Ven 9 Fév - 16:10


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