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le lieu commun m noun
pl. lieux communs
commonplace [ˈkɔmənpleɪs] (groupe nominal, poncif)


Dire que la technologie change rapidement est un véritable lieu commun. To say that technology changes rapidly is to utter a truism.
Je me rendis sur le lieu du crime. I went to the scene of the crime.
Les sages s'entretiennent des idées, les intellectuels des faits, et le commun des mortels, de ce qu'ils mangent. Wise men talk about ideas, intellectuals about facts, and the ordinary man talks about what he eats.
Sa fête d'anniversaire aura lieu demain à trois heures. His birthday party is to be held at three tomorrow.
La piscine est utilisée en commun par tous les enfants du voisinage. The swimming pool is used in common by all the children in the neighborhood.

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