Sunday, April 12, 2015


I asked a French-speaking friend how to say "I took it off the table".  She said "Je l'ai enlevĂ© de sur la table", which translates to "I took it away/removed it from on the table". Apparently, there isn't any direct equivilent. You have to use a circumlocution.

Oh.  Great.


Tabor said...

I think it sounds so much more polite.

Cerulean Bill said...

In my limited experience, everything sounds nicer in French. My favorite example - Sortez la poubelle! -- which is Take out the garbage!