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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sean1997

"Tous disent : impose-toi !"

February 23, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sean1997

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raftus

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

So, what would you say instead?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sean1997

"Assert yourself" might be better actually.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

I like that one, thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jarredpickle

Everybody say: be assertive!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evelim1972

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

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