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That doesn't make sense

I have seen the translation for this sentence in French before but now I can't find it. Would you please how do I say "That doesn't make sense" in French?

Also, how to say "I want to call in sick" meaning I want to call my boss to say that I'm not well and won't be coming in to work.

Merci beaucoup.

July 28, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcD50

Two sentences that cannot be translated into French. We have to rephrase, adapt, be creative.

For the first one, we could say 'Ça ne veut rien dire', depending on context.

For the second one, 'J'ai envie d'appeler pour dire que je suis malade' (it does sound like it is a lie).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Multi0Lingual4

How about Cela n'a pas de sens? That is what Google says. (But Google is usually wrong...)


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

Thanks, Marc. I thought it might be 'Ça ne veut rien dire,' but you said depending on context. What are other ways to say it?

A friend told me arrête maladie. So can I say J'ai envie d'appeler pour un arrête maladie?

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