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Bonus Skill: Marche et Marché

We learn in Duo that marcher means to walk. Je marche, j'ai marché, but every time I run into marche/marché, I don't know what it means. So I decided to create a bonus skill for it. It has so many meanings. Here are the highlights.

http://www.memrise.com/course/1038154/duo-bonus-skills/2/

If you know of an important meaning/usage that I didn't include, please let me know.

Basically, marche (without accent) has something to do with running literally and figuratively. Marché (with accent) has something to do with the market.

If you're not familiar with Memrise, once you know a phrase, click on the minus sign (-) to ignore it. Otherwise, the same phrase keeps showing.

You may want to go here to set 10 or 15 words per learning session so the same phrases won't show up too many times.

http://www.memrise.com/settings/learning/

If you're interested, here is the Easter Bonus Skill that you might like:

http://www.memrise.com/course/1038154/duo-bonus-skills/1/

March 28, 2016

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

Just one comment: "bon marché" precisely means "inexpensive", not necessarily "cheap" that can have negative connotations.

March 29, 2016

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Thank you. It means it's a good deal, a bargain, right? So the quality of the product is still good, but the price is less than normal.

March 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

That's right.

March 30, 2016

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Thanks. I have another question. Would you please help? I just ran into the phrase "Tout vient à point à qui sait attendre." I know it means "Good things come to those who wait," but does "à point" mean "just in time" in this case? Is the literal translation "All comes just in time to him who knows to wait"? So this means things will come at the very last minute, right? Thanks.

March 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

No, not at the very last minute, but at the exact minute, right in time.

"à point" also describes how you can get your meat = perfectly cooked or well done.

March 30, 2016
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