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discuter

English translation of discuter

discuss

The French verb 'discuter' is frequently used in both formal and casual contexts. It can mean either 'to discuss' or 'to argue'. While 'discuter' primarily means 'to discuss', it does not have a negative connotation and is used naturally in conversations to express the act of having an in-depth conversation or discussion on a topic.


Example sentences using: discuter

Nous devons discuter de ce problème.

English translation of Nous devons discuter de ce problème.

We need to discuss this problem.

In this sentence, 'discuter' is used in the verb form meaning 'to discuss'. The preposition 'de' which translates to 'of' or 'about' is commonly used following 'discuter'.

Je vais discuter avec mon professeur.

English translation of Je vais discuter avec mon professeur.

I'm going to discuss with my teacher.

This sentence uses 'discuter' followed by 'avec' which means 'with'. The phrase can be used whenever a person is about to engage in a discussion with another person.

Peut-on discuter de cette affaire?

English translation of Peut-on discuter de cette affaire?

Can we discuss this matter?

In this context, 'discuter' is used alongside the preposition 'de'. It's a question seeking for permission or agreement to talk about a certain matter.

Nous allons discuter de vos progrès.

English translation of Nous allons discuter de vos progrès.

We're going to discuss your progress.

In this sentence, 'discuter' is used with the preposition 'de' indicating a discussion about a specific topic, which is 'your progress' in this instance.

Je préfère discuter de ça en privé.

English translation of Je préfère discuter de ça en privé.

I prefer to discuss it in private.

The phrase 'discuter de', meaning 'to discuss about', is used in the sentence to show the speaker's preference to talk about something privately.

J’ai eu une longue discuter avec lui.

English translation of J’ai eu une longue discuter avec lui.

I had a long discussion with him.

In this example, 'discuter' serves as a noun used to indicate a lengthy conversation one had with another person.

Si nous pouvions discuter de cela calmement...

English translation of Si nous pouvions discuter de cela calmement...

If we could discuss this calmly...

This sentence uses 'discuter' in the context of a wish or hypothetical situation where a discussion would happen under calm conditions.

Elle n’aime pas discuter de ses problèmes.

English translation of Elle n’aime pas discuter de ses problèmes.

She does not like to discuss her problems.

This is a negative statement using 'discuter de' pointing out a person's dislike for discussing their problems.

Pourrions-nous discuter de votre proposition?

English translation of Pourrions-nous discuter de votre proposition?

Could we discuss your proposal?

Here 'discuter' is used in the context of a polite request. The speaker is asking to have a discussion about a proposal.

Ils aiment discuter de politique.

English translation of Ils aiment discuter de politique.

They like to discuss politics.

This phrase indicates that 'discuter de', or 'to discuss about', is used to show the favorite topic for discussion of the subject of the sentence.

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