Sentence examples of "en guise de" in French

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Elle me donna une montre en guise de cadeau d'anniversaire. She gave me a watch for a birthday present.
Il accrocha une vieille rame en bois à son mur en guise de décoration. He hung an old, wooden oar on his wall as a decoration.
Nous avons acheté une pendule pour nos voisins, en guise de cadeau pour leur pendaison de crémaillère. We bought our new neighbors a clock as a housewarming gift.
Au sein de nombreux groupes ethniques, on offre traditionnellement de l'argent en guise de cadeau de mariage. Many ethnic groups traditionally give money as a wedding gift.
Tout ce que je pouvais marmonner en guise de réponse était que lorsque j'étais un quinquagénaire, ma mère se penchait sur la fenêtre alors que je partais et me rappelait de ne pas conduire trop vite. All I could mumble in response was that when I was a man of fifty, my mother would lean out of the window when I left and remind me not to drive too fast.
Il a dit quelques mots en guise d'introduction. He said a few words by way of preface.
Laissez-moi dire quelques mots en guise d'excuse. Let me say a few words by way of apology.
Je pense qu'il est temps que j'arrête de l'autoriser à toujours agir à sa guise. I think it's time for me to stop allowing her to always have her own way.
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