Sometimes I would like clarification on phrases or concepts that don't necessarily fit into a lesson. This will be my forum post dedicated to hopefully getting my random questions answered. Any and all help is truly appreciated!
1. Ça te dit?
What is the 'logic' behind 'Ça te dit' meaning 'What do you think'?
2. Se rendre compte- 4.8
Why does this mean ‘to realize’? I am familiar with reflexive verbs and 'rendre', but how do these words tie together to mean 'to realize'?
3. Se mettre en colère vs se fâcher.
Se mettre en colère (to lose one’s temper) & se fâcher (to get angry) have similar meanings. When should I use one over the other?
Okay, does 'chemin' mean 'dirt road' or 'path/way'? Or both?
5. Time- 2.5 & 2.6
5a. Is it 'moins le quart' or 'moins quart'?
When trying to say 'quarter to'.
5b. Order of 'time of day' & 'halves and quarters'
For instance, if I wanted to write that 'It is 2:30 in the afternoon'. Would it be written as 'Il est deux heures et demie de l'àprès-midi.'
5c. '12 hour clock' & 'halves and quarters'
Lesson 2.5 states that moins le quart, et quart, and et demie, should only be used 'with the 12-hour clock'.
So, 'Il est dix-sept heures et quart' would not be following proper grammar rules, correct? Would I have to say 'Il est dix-sept heures quinze'?
5d. De la Nuit?
Instead of saying 'du soir' when describing the later hours of the day, could you use 'de la nuit'? Or is is only acceptable to use 'du soir'?
6. tarte/ quiche aux
Why do tarte and quiche use 'aux' instead of 'des' when describing what type they are?
7. On a besoin de quels autres ingrédients ? (What other ingredients do we need?)- 4.2
Could you also say- Quels autres ingrédients est-ce qu’on doit?
Is there another way to ask this question starting with Qu’est-ce que?
8. À quelle heure est-ce qu'on arrive à la Bastille ? (At what time we will arrive at the Bastille?)- 4.3
Can you form this question using the future form of 'arriver'?
9. Elle connaît son amie très bien. (She knows her friend very well.)- 4.6
Why is it ‘son’ and not ‘sa’?
Is there any logic behind 's’entendre' meaning ‘to get along well’? I know that 'entendre' means 'to hear'.
I know this is a lot; as I previously stated, any help is much appreciated!