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12:30 Jan 5, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: dis
Dis,Marc,pourquoi est-ce que tu as invite Jim?
James Robinson
English translation:Tell me Marc
Explanation:
It's one of "those"...those words that French people like to use, like bon, donc, eh bien, etc.. etc..

In the real world, you could also say:

Hey Marc,...
But "dis" is short for "dis-moi" in a way.

Hope that helps!
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Ana.uk
Local time: 18:10
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naSoxxxJon Zuber
naSayMeriem Garbay
naI say... ; Hey,...
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naTell me MarcAna.uk


  

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22 mins
Tell me Marc


Explanation:
It's one of "those"...those words that French people like to use, like bon, donc, eh bien, etc.. etc..

In the real world, you could also say:

Hey Marc,...
But "dis" is short for "dis-moi" in a way.

Hope that helps!


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Ana.uk
Local time: 18:10
PRO pts in pair: 4
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Louise Atfield

Glen McCulley
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32 mins
I say... ; Hey,...


Explanation:
"I say Marc, why have you invted Jim?"
"Hey Marc, why did you invite Jim?"

Used a bit like "Tiens", attracting the attention of the person you wish to speak to, or after a short pause in a conversation.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431

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Louise Atfield

Marc Dionne
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36 mins
Say


Explanation:
Say, Marc, why did you invite Jim?

More American English!!!

Meriem Garbay
Local time: 19:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench

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Mats Wiman

Louise Atfield
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19 hrs
So


Explanation:
"So, Marc, why ..." seems to me to do the best job of conveying that barest hint of a polite challenge, at least in US Eng.

xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 24

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