sens interdit I know this means 'no entry' but I'm confused why the word sens is used here. Can anyone explain its use and any other uses it has. I thought it meant sense as I've seen les cinq sens written before. Merci
Jul 31, 2014 3:46 PM
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The word "sens" has different meanings. 1/ Like you said we have les cinq sens: ouie, vue, toucher, goût, odorat (hearing, sight, touch, taste, smell) 2/ A direction, orientation. That's the meaning used in "sens interdit", it means you're not allowed to take this road in this specific direction. 3/ The meaning of a word, for example you could have asked "Quel est le sens de ce mot ?" (what's the meaning of this word?) 4/ The meaning of something (e.g. the meaning of life: "le sens de la vie") There are probably some other meanings, but I think these four are the main ones.
July 31, 2014
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