https://www.duolingo.com/Sean1997

"Tous disent : impose-toi !"

February 23, 2013

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Sean1997

Does "impose-toi" mean something specific in French?

February 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

Yes, it means "don't be shy, be brave, express yourself, be convincing..."

February 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Raftus

The translation should reflect that then. As it stands "Everybody says: impose yourself" is seriously incomprehensible for an English speaker like me!

May 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

So, what would you say instead?

May 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sean1997

"Assert yourself" might be better actually.

May 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

I like that one, thanks.

May 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/raseman

Impose yourself is very rarely used because it often has a negative connotation. Not sure exactly when it is it used in french, but I would suggest "don't be shy" in English as a commonly used equivalent.

May 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sean1997

Thanks!

February 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jarredpickle

Everybody say: be assertive!

May 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/evelim1972

Why"impose"? shouldn't it be "imposes" because of "toi"?

June 23, 2013
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