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servi French-English

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on n'est jamais si bien servi que par soi-même in servir French-English

if you want something done it's better to do it yourself

un client mal servi ne revient pas in revenir French-English

a dissatisfied customer won't come back

le boucher m'a mal servi aujourd'hui in servir French-English

the butcher didn't give me very good meat today

tu as été bien servi en gâteau in servir French-English

you've been given a generous helping of cake

les otages ont servi de monnaie d'échange in monnaie French-English

the hostages were used as a bargaining chip

il s'est servi dans la caisse pour se dédommager in dédommager French-English

he took money from the till to make up what was owed to him

elle nous a servi un plat de son invention in invention French-English

she served us a dish she'd invented herself

‘prends de la viande’—‘merci je suis déjà servi’ in servi French-English

‘have some meat’—‘I already have some, thank you’

les exercices m'ont servi à comprendre la règle in servir French-English

the exercises helped me to understand the rule

je les ai menacés mais cela n'a servi à rien in servir French-English

I threatened them but it didn't do any good

il a servi dix ans chez madame de la Poya in servir French-English

he was in Mrs de la Poya's service for ten years

on nous a servi du fromage, un dessert plus du café in plus French-English

we were served cheese, a dessert and coffee (as well)

je suis toujours très bien servi dans leur magasin in servir French-English

I'm always very happy with what I buy in their shop