Vocabulary of employment in France

Spice up your mastery of French employment vocabulary with a crossword puzzle! Friends of French and employment in France, bonjour! You know, learning professional vocabulary can be as exciting as unwrapping a surprise gift... or as boring as waiting for a phone call that never arrives. But what would make [...]

Pecuniary or pecuniary

Pécuniaire : définition Introduction: the confusion surrounding "pécuniaire" When talking about jobs or writing job applications, you've probably come across the word "pécuniaire" or "pécunier", but have you always known how to spell it correctly? The correct spelling is "pécuniaire", but some people tend to spell it "pécuniaire" [...].

De part or de par?

In spoken language, it's common to hear someone talk about his or her qualities using the expression "de par", which is, to say the least, bombastic or verbose. It's also found in a different form in some cover letters: we sometimes read the obnoxious "de part" used as a [...].

Déceptif or décevant ?

In Geofffey Branger's Europe 1 column, Foodwatch's Audrey Morice denounces the deception faced by consumers: "And in fact behind the packaging, the product contains only 0.9% of morels, which is very little and very disappointing." Is she talking about a desire to mislead the consumer, an unfair practice [...].

Tournemain or tour de main

We often hear these two expressions used interchangeably, probably because of their paronymy, and we therefore tend to confuse them. In the same way, the terms "attention" and "intention" are sometimes confused when an expression like "à l'intention" is used for "à l'attention". Definition of "in a jiffy" The expression "in a jiffy" [...].

Saurai gré ou serai gré?

Gré comes from the Latin adjective gratis, grata, gratum, meaning pleasant, dear, loved or grateful, welcome or charming. The Gaffiot defines it as "one who receives a warm welcome". To know grate is precisely to be aware that something is pleasant. When is savoir gré used? The expression savoir gré is used to express gratitude or appreciation.

Je serai or Je serais? Don't make the mistake again!

Je serai or Je serais? What's the difference? "Je serai" is the future simple form of the verb être. Normally, when you hear it spoken, you should be able to hear the difference and even tell the difference. "Je serais" is the present conditional form of the verb to be. "Je serai" is pronounced with [...].

Permet or Permets? Don't make the mistake again!

What is the correct conjugation of the verb "permettre" in the first person present indicative? Should I write "je permets" or "je permet"? What happens if we add the complement pronoun "me"? Should you write "je me permets" or "je [...]"?

Je pourrais or Je pourrai? Don't make the mistake again!

"Je pourrais" or "je pourrai", which spelling should I use? The ending makes all the difference! In French, this conjugated verb is written in two forms. "Je pourrais" is the present conditional form of the verb "pouvoir", in the first person singular. In the absence of an "s" ending, "je pourrai" embodies the [...].

Présentiel or présenciel? Don't make the mistake!

Telecommuting, a substantial increase in the trend towards remote work compared with face-to-face work! Confusion reigns as to which ending to use. And the good old Académie was quick to bypass the question of spelling and advocate the use of "à distance" and "en présence". But can we seriously say: "the [...]