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GB3

GB3

Member since
2014-06-11
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Name
Gaétan (etym: Caietanus)
Country
France
Birthday
1995-04-17
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Ne jamais s'arrêter est la clé du succès.
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I am a small French contributor who did some years of linguistics at the university. I have always been passionate about languages even though I never wanted to make it my job. I'm currently working in IT. I play the harpsichord the rest of the time and have recently joined a baroque ensemble. Rigor in music has taught me rigor in languages. Do not hesitate to correct my sentences if you notice a mistake or an unnatural formulation, exactly like a music conductor would do.
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First names work in my opinion like those of the Pokemons: they keep the name they are given by their trainer all their life. That's why I'll always conserve the original spelling of first names as Mary, Tom, Sami or Layla.
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I will never translate the progressive aspect by "en train" in French, because this form is colloquial and complicates the sentence. I'll always use the present tense instead.
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French syntax requires a narrow non-breaking space ( ) before every question mark (?), exclamation mark (!), colon (:), semicolon (;) and before and after the text inside two quote marks (« TEXT »).

CORRECT: Il m'a demandé : « Où es-tu ? » ; alors je lui ai répondu : « Je suis là ! »
INCORRECT: Il m'a demandé: «Où es-tu?»; alors je lui ai répondu: «Je suis là!»

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fra

French

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Native speaker; born and raised in France.

eng

English

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Slightly good at translating from English to French but sadly, bad at doing the opposite.

cat

Catalan

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He estudiat la llengua catalana a la Facultat de Lletres de Bordeus.

deu

German

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Ich fange an, Deutsch zu lernen, und denke, dass es eine nützliche und interessante Sprache ist.

lat

Latin

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rus

Russian

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I can read the alphabet and say some words.

dan

Danish

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I'm planning to go to Denmark this summer.