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    Was just wondering if any (preferably native) french speakers give me some advice on how to say "every little helps".

    My guess was "chaque petit geste aide" or "chaque petit geste compte"? But I feel as if it doesn't sound very french and that it's just an unauthentic direct translation.

    It's in the context of protecting the environment. I'm basically saying what I do to protect the environment.....which isn't a lot, but every little helps.

    Thanks.
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    Less literal, but the message is still the same.
    Il n'y a rien qui n'est pas utile

    Or phrased as either
    • Il n'y a rien qui ne peut pas etre utile
    • Il n'y a rien qui ne serait pas utile


    Or in a similar vein
    Il n'y a rien qui n'aide pas

    Or phrased as:
    • Il n'y a rien qui ne peut pas aider
    • Il n'y a rien qui n'aiderais pas
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    (Original post by Scratchyjam)
    Was just wondering if any (preferably native) french speakers give me some advice on how to say "every little helps".

    My guess was "chaque petit geste aide" or "chaque petit geste compte"? But I feel as if it doesn't sound very french and that it's just an unauthentic direct translation.

    It's in the context of protecting the environment. I'm basically saying what I do to protect the environment.....which isn't a lot, but every little helps.

    Thanks.
    There's the idiom "les petits ruisseaux font les grandes rivières", but I think "chaque petit geste compte" would work better actually and a quick google search shows many articles on the environment using this phrase: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%2...w=1366&bih=653
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    (Original post by qwertyuiop1993)
    There's the idiom "les petits ruisseaux font les grandes rivières", but I think "chaque petit geste compte" would work better actually and a quick google search shows many articles on the environment using this phrase: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%2...w=1366&bih=653
    Ah, spot on. Think i'll try and slip both in when possible, that idiom/proverb might impress the examiner. Thanks for your help.
 
 
 
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