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Post by Inkflo on Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:14 am

Home made, as in cake, jam etc?
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Post by Tony H on Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:26 am

In my rubbish french is would say ....

It is home made .....il est fait maison

or

I made it myself ....Je l'ai fait moi-même

But I stand to be corrected !

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Post by Inkflo on Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:53 pm

Thanks Tony, I usually say Je le fait, but I wondered if there was a more colloquial term that might fit.
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Post by Izzyedwards on Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:29 pm

Last time I presented the neighbours with a pot of homemade jam (elderberry - yum), they asked "c'est de la maison?" which I presumed to mean had I made it myself.

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De la maison?

Post by Inkflo on Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:43 pm

Izzyedwards wrote:Last time I presented the neighbours with a pot of homemade jam (elderberry - yum), they asked "c'est de la maison?" which I presumed to mean had I made it myself.
Sounds right, I'll use that, thanks Izzy.
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Post by very19 on Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:06 pm

Say:
Fait maison.That's the good sentence.

Ex.  Un gâteau fait maison, c'est du fait maison. Even an object as: c'est un meuble fait maison.
A restaurer can say that for a dish prepared in his kitchen.

Can also be used for anything not purchased but made or ​​tinkered by yourself.
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Post by Inkflo on Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:09 pm

Thanks very19, now can you please tell me how to say, she's feeling a little better, as in someone recovering from illness?
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Elle se sent mieux

Post by very19 on Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:45 pm

Inkflo wrote:Thanks very19, now can you please tell me how to say, she's feeling a little better, as in someone recovering from illness?
Strict translate is "Elle se sent un peu mieux". That is speaking about what feel the person herself, you speak about. But if speaking about her health to someone the sentence more used is "Elle va un peu mieux".  
Also "Elle va légèrement mieux" for a very small improvement.

Another variant often used to a great improvement in her health is "Elle va beaucoup mieux".

Hope my english understandable:oops:
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Post by Inkflo on Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:47 pm

Literally ... she goes much better! Thanks again, I'll remember that now.
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