Cela dit

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Cela dit

In the ceci/cela lesson, cela dit is translated as 'that said' though the verb is in the present tense. Is there a 'rule' for this or is it simply idiomatic?

Merci!

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AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

"Dit" and "said" are both past participles.

Cela dit

In the ceci/cela lesson, cela dit is translated as 'that said' though the verb is in the present tense. Is there a 'rule' for this or is it simply idiomatic?

Merci!

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