Re: The cost of time
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 12, 2002, 14:00|
Christophe Grandsire scripsit:
> In French people do "pass" time, "lose" time, but while English speakers take
> time to do something, French speakers "put" time to do something ("mettre du
> temps à"), while an action "takes" time to be done ("prendre du temps à").
English has this last one too: "It'll take about an hour to fix it."
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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