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The French sentence "C'est mieux que rien"

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French to English translation

  • Translation : It's better than nothing

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Audio pronunciation



  • IPA : / sɛ mjø kə ʁjɛ̃ /

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La liste des courses

The shopping list

Emily demande à Philippe de faire des courses pour le dîner.
Emily asks Philippe to run some errands for dinner.
Et même s'il avait beaucoup de choses à faire, il promit à Emily qu'il n'oublierait pas.
And even if he had a lot of things to do, he promised Emily that he would not forget.
Alors elle lui dit la liste des produits à acheter.
Then she tells him the list of products to buy.
Elle lui recommande de l'écrire quelque part pour ne rien oublier.
She recommends him to write it down somewhere to not forget anything.
EmilyÉcris ça quelque part, sinon tu vas oublier...
Write it down somewhere, otherwise you will forget...


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Je m'ennuie


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C'est ennuyant

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