204 Answered Questions for the topic Expressions

08/14/19

08/09/19

#### Another way to say "it never hurts"?

It **wouldn't hurt** you to be a bit more serious.*Wouldn't/won't/never hurts* make perfect sense in this example. I'm wondering if there's any alternative way to preserve the meaning of this... more

07/29/19

#### What is the meaning of "I believe you're up"?

My question is very simple. I just would like to know what do they mean by: "I believe you're up"I've heard this expression in a movie and here is the script:- I already met your dad. He loves me.-... more

07/24/19

#### Which gives the weight of Brand A coffee in the mix

The expression below describes a coffee mix, where x represents the price per pound of Brand A and y represents the price per pound of Brand B. 2x + 0.5yWhich gives the weight (in pounds) of Brand... more

07/11/19

#### French equivalent of "just in case"?

I'd like to know how a French speaker might express this, especially when nothing specific follows it, e.g.> One of these things is usually enough, but I've bought a second one, just in... more

07/11/19

#### French for 'blood will tell'?

In English there is a (not very nice) saying 'blood will tell'; that means something to the effect of> If your ancestors had bad qualities (e.g. Bad personality) then you will probably also... more

07/01/19

#### Is there a phrase, word or saying when one 'has the thought or feeling of causing hurt of mischief" despite never dreaming of acting on it?

For example I was assisting my sister in photographing a wedding. We were taking pictures as the bride was getting ready and I noticed a ketchup bottle on the kitchen table and the following popped... more

06/29/19

#### you wouldn't know it to see it vs "you wouldn't recognize it to see it"?

Is it more correct to say, "you wouldn't know it to see it" or "you wouldn't recognize it to see"? I have tried looking both up on google, and only the first return's actual usage. Also, the... more

06/27/19

#### Word for a sudden flow of ideas? Is 'brainwave' good enough?

Imagine you are thinking about a problem you need to solve, nothing's coming to mind, and all of a sudden you get a dozen different ideas at once. Is there a word that expresses this ***sudden flow... more

06/27/19

In the United States we have a saying, "your mileage may vary", which means "your experience may be different". In English-speaking countries that don't use Imperial miles, is there an equivalent... more

06/27/19

#### What is the French equivalent of "OMG"?

I know the French equivalent of "LOL" is "MDR", but what is the equivalent of "OMG"? Not as a surprise expression, but as an expression of frustration online. Is it "OMD" (Oh mon Dieu), or... more

06/26/19

#### Is the following ungrammatical expression common in speech?

> Don't be ashamed. It was cute, like a shy teenager. I'm not very sure if this is a grammatical mistake, but I think the correct version would look like this: > Don't be ashamed. It was... more

06/25/19

#### What are the possible meanings of “quand même”?

Many times per day I hear the phrase “quand même”. I have looked it up and I know there are several possible translations, such as “even so”, “all the same”, “anyway”. What are other possible... more

06/24/19

#### Quand faut-il mettre un pluriel après un mot indiquant l'absence d'un élément ? — When to use plural after words that hint at a missing entity?

Quelle règle s'applique après un mot comme *sans*, *aucun*, ou une expression comme *pas un seul*, *il n'y a pas*, concernant le nombre du mot suivant ?Doit-on dire : - *une dictée sans faute*-... more

06/21/19

#### should have instead of could have?

I've heard this on a crime documentary. Two intruders break into a house, a confrontation ensues with the residents (wife and husband). The couple manages to disarm one man and fight off the other.... more

06/18/19

#### let you know a couple of facts OR bring couple of facts to your notice?

Which of the following is more appropriate / polite? I would like to bring a couple of facts (or things?) to your notice. OR I would like to let you know a couple of facts. Please advise.

06/17/19

#### Pourquoi trente-six?

Le nombre 36 apparaît dans plusieurs expressions :> Voir trente-six chandelles. (Être sonné, KO.)> Tous les trente-six du mois. (Jamais)> Il n'y a pas trente-six solutions. (Il y a une,... more

06/17/19

#### How to translate “By the way”? — Comment traduire « By the way » ?

I want to translate a sentence that says something like “By the way, did you remember to get…?”So far I've seen two options: _au fait_ and _à propos_. Which one would be more appropriate for an... more

05/30/19

#### Suppose that the functions s and t are defined for all real numbers x as follows.

s(x)=x-4t(x)=4x2Write the expressions for (s-t)(x)=? and (s+t)(x)=? and evaluate (s•t)(-3)=?

04/29/19

#### What's the difference between 「いけない」 and 「いかない」?

I've just learned that ～わけにはいけない as in 断{ことわ}るわけにはいけない ("I can't refuse") apparently isn't valid but ～わけにはいかない is, even though I've been using the former frequently. But what is the... more

04/27/19

I have a question regarding this sentence > Yesterday, I went to the mall to buy **child clothing/clothes** for my baby. Is it wrong to write it this way? Or should it be *children*? Because... more

04/27/19

#### Quoting articles of laws(ex. usage of "stipulate", "specify")?

> Article 15 of the Korean Constitution states that “all citizens shall > enjoy the freedom of choice of occupation.” Compared to Article 12 of > the Basic Law, which comprises of three... more

04/27/19

#### Maths-Expressions

The length of a rectangular block is 3 times the length of a side of a cube. It’s width is x cm shorter than the length of a side of the cube. Show that x-6y=0 is the base areas of the cube and the... more

04/26/19

#### The number of inches in a given number of feet,f.

i need to solve that with a expression. I must show what the variables mean to. I am in 6th and I really need help! My homework is due tomorrow!

04/06/19

#### Latin phrases - used in French too?

There are lots of latin phrases in common use in English. Is it suitable/appropriate/common to directly use them in French, exactly like I would for English? For the purposes of discussion lets... more

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