Parlez Vous Le Frog?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Andy in Sig, 17 May 2010.

  1. Andy in Sig

    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.
     
  2. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    http://translate.google.com/#auto|e... EUR 9,98 2 d'occasion à partir de EUR 10,42

    (I think you can disregard the ref to Canadian $)
     
  3. meenaghman

    meenaghman Guru

    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.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    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.
     
  5. 661-Pete

    661-Pete Guest

    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.

    You're probably thinking of "Saint Fairy-Anne", the elusive French saint...:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  6. yello

    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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