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Kwiziq community member
24 October 2018
is not "avoir sort" the same as "avoir de la chance"?
This question relates to:French lesson "Avoir raison / tort / de la chance = To be right / wrong / lucky"
Kwiziq language super star
25 October 2018
The expression is 'avoir tort' and means 'to be wrong'.
"le sort" = fortune, luck; as in Spanish cognate "tener suerte"= be lucky
I made no reference to "tort"
26 October 2018
As you had pinned it ot this particular lesson I had assumed that you had confused the two terms, so sorry about this.
Sort had many meanings in French ( fate/spell/curse) but you cannot say,
Furthermore it is associated with bad luck rather than good fortune.
Je ne veux pas être dans le même sort qu'elle = I don't want the same fate as her
J'espère que ce nouvel emploi va améliorer mon sort = I hope this new job will improve my lot.
C'est comme si elle m'avait jeté un mauvais sort = It's just as if she had cast me a bad spell
Hope this helps!
parfois je confonds le français avec l'español
merci pour m'avoir beaucoup aidé
27 October 2018
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