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

"Non, non et non !"

December 28, 2012

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

Is this a common thing to say?


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

If you are a naughty kid, yes.


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

Or parent :-)


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

now i know how to sass people in french XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tessla123

what is "sass"??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew8510

Sass: verb /sas/ 

Be cheeky or rude to (someone)

  • we wouldn't have dreamed of sassing our parents

Source: Google definition search


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/prado1204

Sass is pronounced /sæ:s/


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

Why so many comments about that? I don't know. But last week, I watched a program on the French TV, about Mrs Thatcher's life. At one point in time, she made a speech to the members of the Parliament, that was about what the European Union' requirements toward member countries. She mentioned 3 of them, then she said what she had responded: "No, no and no!"


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

Maggie Thatcher just passed away & CBC played the infamous clip of her addressing the head of the EU. She actually said "No,no,no".


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

No means no, gosh darn it! XD


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

This has become quite the awkward discussion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deborah123

perhaps definitely NOT?


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

...is that a common phrase?


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

It's common in some romantic languages, like French, Italian and Portuguese. This kind of thing are spoken for annoying children that asks repeatedly the same thing. This way, you answer repeatedly: "No, no and no.".


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

Actually, I read it as a quote in a newspaper this morning, from an ecologist, about shale gas...


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

If you are in France, apparently yes. ;)


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

Being a happy & optimistic Canadian, I would definitely correct this & say "Pardon. Oui, oui et oui!"


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

Once you learn the language, you could almost call yourself a "French-Canadian". ;-)


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

Even if the question is: are you pessimistic, European and learning Chinese on Duolingo?


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

Ain't no one got time for that!


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

May I offer a slight improvement to your grammar (or lack theroef) "Ain't no one got NO time for that!". The Spanish double negative is infectious.


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

Haha agreed but I'm referencing a viral video


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew8510

So, you meant "Ain't nobody got time foh dat"


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

I think it doesn't sound good "non , non et non"


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

This one is really popular in here! Funny.:)


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

This one is really popular in here! Funny.:)

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