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Andy in Sig

Vice President in Exile
This:


Acheter neuf: EUR 19,21
14 neufs à partir de EUR 9,98
2 d'occasion à partir de EUR 10,42

is from French Amazon. What's a "neuf"? I reckon it might mean new but it could be perhaps the short version of Fairy Neuf.

And WTF does 2 d'occasion mean? Is the site being run by Dell Boy or something?

These are genuine questions BTW as they have a couple of CDs which don't seem available anywhere else.
 

swee'pea99

Legendary Member
 
d'occasion is 2nd hand
neuf is new
To buy new : 19,21 Euros
14 new from 9,98 Euros (these are from Amazon marketplace stores)
Second hand from 10,42 Euros
Should be hypertext linked to the various offers.
 
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Andy in Sig

Andy in Sig

Vice President in Exile
That makes perfect sense. Thanks. I didn't click on the hyperlink as I thought if I couldn't understand what its title meant, I wouldn''t have a kitten in hell's chance with the actual link. "d'occasion" doesn't half sound like something Dell Boy would have come out with though.
 
Yup: 'neuf' means 'new' and 'd'occasion' means 'second-hand'. 'D'occasion' is a phrase well worth committing to memory, it's a classic example of a 'false friend' (looks just like an English word but means something totally different). Another good example is 'location' which means 'hire' or 'rental' - especially in reference to cars.

Andy in Sig said:
... but it could be perhaps the short version of Fairy Neuf...
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You're probably thinking of "Saint Fairy-Anne", the elusive French saint...:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
 

yello

Legendary Member
I think you once suggested French was a silly language Andy. At the time, I was a bit piqued and felt quite defensive... however... the more I learn (and the more frustrated I get!) the more inclined I am to agree with you!! :biggrin:

It seems to me that there are some constructions that I will never understand!
 
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