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"Endosser la responsabilite??"  

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FrereRobert C.
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1 November 2019 9:47  

le 1.11.2019

Chers amis: Bon aprem et super novembre, deja! Le verbe francais "Endosser' signifie "to shoulder, take on, put on, to endorse." So how do you say "to shoulder the responsibilty" en francais?? "Endosser la responsabilite"?? Les reponses rapides, svp. Bon et excellent week-end, mes amis. Dans ma ville en Michigan, c'est un vrai temps de Toussaint ce jour-la! Zut!

FrereRobert C. Aux USA (Michigan)


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Andy
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3 November 2019 16:39  

Robert,

The very first example for endosser at wordreference.com is "Le directeur a endossé la responsabilité de l'échec de son programme."/ "The manager assumed responsibility for the failure of his program."


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FrereRobert C.
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5 November 2019 9:43  

le 05.11.2019

Cher Andy: J'avais raison, donc! Merci bcp!

FrereRobert C. Aux USA (Michigan)


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Andy
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5 November 2019 10:04  

Do you see the word dos, "back", which is buried in the verb endosser? French verbs created from nouns often follow the pattern en + [noun] + er. One slightly vulgar one that you'll see a lot is emmerder, literally "to get buried in crap", but figuratively "to be messed with". En changes to em when the next letter is an M.


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