The French phrase "On ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde"

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Comment dire "non"
How to say "no"
Emily a toujours été le genre de personne qui ne refuse rien aux autres.
Emily has always been the kind of person who doesn’t refuse anything to others.
Il a toujours été difficile pour elle de dire “non”.
It was always hard for her to say “no”.
Alors elle disait toujours “oui” et finissait par regretter…
So she was always saying “yes” and ended up regretting…
Un jour, quelqu’un lui demanda de garder son chien pendant un mois.
One day, someone asked her to keep her dog for a month.
Bien sûr, elle avait accepté…
Of course, she accepted…
Alors, Philippe décida qu’il était temps de parler avec elle…
So, Philippe decided it was time to talk with her…
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