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Faire la queue = To queue [US: to be / stand in line]

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Nous avons fait la queue toute la nuit pour ces billets.
We queued all night for these tickets.

Je déteste faire la queue au supermarché
I hate queueing at the supermarket

Luc fait la queue au distributeur de billets
Luc is queueing at the ATM

Tu ne fais pas souvent la queue.
You don't queue often.

In French "to queue" or "to line up" becomes "faire la queue"

You cannot say 'je queue' nor 'je ligne'

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Je déteste faire la queue au supermarché
I hate queueing at the supermarket


Nous avons fait la queue toute la nuit pour ces billets.
We queued all night for these tickets.


Tu ne fais pas souvent la queue.
You don't queue often.


Elle a fait la queue pendant des heures!
She queued for hours!


Luc fait la queue au distributeur de billets
Luc is queueing at the ATM


Micro kwiz: Faire la queue = To queue [US: to be / stand in line]
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Q&A

Doraida

Kwiziq community member

16 June 2016

2 replies

Nous avons fait la queue toute la nuit pour ses billets ? "ses" or "ces"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

17 June 2016

17/06/16

Bonjour Doraida !

Indeed, here it should be "ces" (these) and not "ses" (his/her)! Thank you for spotting this typo, it's now been fixed :)

Merci et à bientôt !

Nick

Kwiziq community member

23 November 2016

23/11/16

Couldn't it have been 'ses' too, if they (all) had been waiting all night for someone's tickets?

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