A Collection of Colloquial Phrases on Every Topic Necessary to Maintain Conversation
Lea & Blanchard, 1844
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aller aura avez avez-vous avons beau been believe bonne books cent chose come crois demain demande dire donne est-ce êtes ferez fini fire first French frère friend give going good great half here heures home homme house huit hundred j'ai j'aime j'irai jours know l'ai last lettre little livres long m'en Madame made maison make matin mieux mille mois Monsieur month morning n'ai n'en never news night nouvelles o'clock parler passer pense personne piece place plaisir porte rien s'il sais serai servant shall soir some soon sort speak table take tell tems there they thing think thou three time to-morrow trouvé vais venez very voici voulez-vous walk want week well wish word work year your
Page 41 - Je gage que oui. Je gage que non. Je le suppose. — Je suppose que oui. Je suppose que non. Je ne le suppose pas. J'imagine que oui. J'imagine que non. Vous pouvez bien penser que. ... Vous pensez bien que.... Le pensez-vous ? Je le pense. Je le pense aussi. Je ne le pense pas. Il faut que vous sachiez.
Page 63 - Cette nouvelle ne s'est pas confirmée. Ce bruit s'est trouvé faux. On ne parle plus de cette nouvelle. Parle-t-on toujours de guerre? Croit-on que nous ayons la paix? Ce n'est pas probable.
Page iv - FROM A SINGLE WORD CALCULATED TO OFFEND THE MOST SCRUPULOUS READER ; and that the language should be correct ; and it is hoped that every sen tence will present those modes of expression only, which are received among persons of education in both countries.
Page 41 - You easily conceive that.... Do you think so ? I think so. I think so too. I do not think so. You must know... I must tell you.... I have a notion that.... I am inclined to think.... I dare say it is so. What do you mean ? I don't know what you mean.
Page 37 - Do me the favour to.... Might I trouble you to....? Will you have the goodness to — ? Will you be so kind as to....? Would you be kind enough to ? I have a favour to beg of you. I would ask a favour of you.
Page ii - An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time* therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 103 - ... at ail unlikely. that is very probable. that is more than probable. there is nothing impossible in it. that is not impossible. I see nothing impossible in it. that may be. that might be no.
Page 63 - This news is no longer talked of. Do they still talk of war? Do they think we shall have peace ? It is not likely. Have you heard from your brother ? Did you hear lately from your friend ? How long is it since he wroto to you ? I have not heard from him these two months.
Page 18 - HAVE, intarrogatively, followed by an object. have I a comb. hast thou a necklace. has he a pin. has she a parasol. have we any ribands. have you a ring. have they any cloth. have they any veils. have I had muslin. hast thou had a garden. has he had a charnier.