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"Ils nous suivent, il faut nous dépêcher !"

Translation:They are following us, we have to hurry!

March 29, 2018


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Surely this means something like "they are following us we must hurry"? Which is nothing like the translation given.


Caused by lag on our end :( Fixed now!


Still not fixed :(

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The lag is real enough, Claude. The new tree version is being tested and fixes entered two weeks ago have still not been incorporated into the live version. Normally, it would take effect by the next day. It is not the case at this time. Please be patient.


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Wondering if il faut nous is equal to il nous faut, I think I have seen both versions.


Here you can't "se dépêcher" is a reflexive verb. But you can say "il nous faut aller à l'école" instead of saying "il faut que nous allions à l'école"


Can we use "should" for "il faut"? Like this -- "They are following us. We should be hurry!"

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How do you hear the plural in the first clause?


The /v/ sound in the pronunciation of "suivent" distinguishes it from the singular "suit".


Why not "we are being followed?"

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