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    (Original post by Languages Nutter)
    Something along the lines of 'Le tabac et l'alcool sont / représentent un grand problème dans / pour notre société', perhaps? It would probably depend on the context
    Tabac, drogue et alcool sont de gros problème dans notre société

    do you think that'd be ok?
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    I'm surprised you haven't made a new account to get help after having called people a-holes for helping you in another thread :/
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    sorry i was rly impatient and had terrible stomach pains

    <3 my apologies >3
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    (Original post by pleasehelpme...)
    Tabac, drogue et alcool sont de gros problème dans notre société

    do you think that'd be ok?
    Not too bad, but remember two things:
    • Abstract nouns, such as 'smoking', need an article in French where they don't in English. Therefore it's 'le tabac' etc.;
    • You could either say 'de gros problèmes' (ie. 'big problems') or 'un gros problème' (ie. 'a big problem'), but you can't mix them up.


    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by Languages Nutter)
    Not too bad, but remember two things:
    • Abstract nouns, such as 'smoking', need an article in French where they don't in English. Therefore it's 'le tabac' etc.;
    • You could either say 'de gros problèmes' (ie. 'big problems') or 'un gros problème' (ie. 'a big problem'), but you can't mix them up.


    Hope this helps!
    thank you
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    Le tabac, les drogues et l'alcool sont une grande problème dans notre société
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    (Original post by pleasehelpme...)
    thank you
    Pleasure. Good luck with your writing piece (or similar ).
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    how do you say 'Most people smoke because they find it relaxing and sociable' in french?
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    You should try and work it out yourself first and then let people correct you if you're still stuck. You won't ever learn if you just ask people to give you the answers.
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    Yeah try and do it yourself and then we'll correct you.
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    I know how to say that in German
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    most people fumer parce qu'ils trouvent relaxant et sociable

    ????
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    Can you stop posting a new thread every single time you want a sentence translated? :dry:
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    this is the last, i promise!!
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    (Original post by pleasehelpme...)
    this is the last, i promise!!
    Ever heard of online translation services e.g. Google translator (albeit that one's a bit ****ty)
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    je mange du poule et la jambe.

    i eat chicken and some ham
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    (Original post by pleasehelpme...)
    je mange du poule et la jambe.

    i eat chicken and some ham
    That would be 'du poulet' and 'du jambon'. Ham is masculine and you need the 'de' when talking about eating something.
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    (Original post by LaMusiqueEstMaVie)
    That would be 'du poulet' and 'du jambon'. Ham is masculine and you need the 'de' when talking about eating something.
    thanks! also how would you say 'Most people smoke because they find it relaxing and sociable' in french?
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    (Original post by pleasehelpme...)
    most people fumer parce qu'ils trouvent relaxant et sociable

    ????
    la plupart des gens fument parce qu'ils le trouvent très reposant et sociable.

    Although I'd say "certains" rather than "la plupart des gens"
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    (Original post by pleasehelpme...)
    thanks! also how would you say 'Most people smoke because they find it relaxing and sociable' in french?
    La plupart de gens fument parce qu'ils le trouvent reposant et sociable.
 
 
 
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