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    tete-a-tete?

    Hello,

    what's the word for a romantic dinner with your lover (only 2 of you)?

    We had a ..............dinner last night.

    btw: is this french expression common?


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    Re: tete-a-tete?

    romantic! There really isn't a better word.

    Yes, tete-a-tete is common, but I would not use it to describe a romantic dinner.


    We dined tete-a-tete = we dined with just the two of us together, no one else there - but it could just be a friendly meeting, nothing romantic about it.

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    Talking Re: tete-a-tete?

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    Hello,

    what's the word for a romantic dinner with your lover (only 2 of you)?

    We had a "tête-à-tête" dinner last night.

    btw: is this french expression common?
    We had a tête-à-tête dinner last night.

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    Red face Re: tete-a-tete?

    We had a tête-à-tête dinner last night.

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    #5

    Re: tete-a-tete?

    Don't forget the little hats on the head : tête-à-tête, hyphenate the words.

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    Re: tete-a-tete?

    thanks a lot.. how do you pronounce it ? /teyıteıt/ ? ( if only I could find those little hats on my keyboard:)

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    #7

    Re: tete-a-tete?

    True! in English, there is a diphthong in tête ->[ei], not in French
    [teit schwa teit]

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    Re: tete-a-tete?

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    Hello,

    what's the word for a romantic dinner with your lover (only 2 of you)?

    We had a ..............dinner last night.

    btw: is this french expression common?

    Candlelit. We had a candlelit dinner last night.

    The expression is very common, but it may carry both positive and negative connotations. I had a tête-à-tête with my boss today might mean that I had an argument.

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    Re: tete-a-tete?

    I want to focus on being only 2 of us, not with a third person...

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    Re: tete-a-tete?

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    I want to focus on being only 2 of us, not with a third person...

    You can say 'we had a romantic candlelit dinner'.

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