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Comment traduire « me, myself, and I » / How to translate “me, myself, and I”

Je recherche une traduction de la phrase « me, myself, and I » d'anglais à français. I am looking for a translation of the phrase "me, myself, and I" from English to French.
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Translation of “name-dropping”

What is the translation of “name-dropping” in French? I found "lâcher de noms" but it sounds a bit strange to my ears. Are there any more fluent alternatives? name-dropping = The practice of ...
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Un mot français pour “to smirk” dans un dialogue vidéo

Existe-il un verbe en un seul mot pour dire to smirk en français ? Parce que la plupart des traducteurs me sortent des trucs long pas possible comme : sourire d'un air satisfait (source) Mais c'...
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In French mathematics, what is the difference between fermé vs clos?

In French mathematics, what is the difference between saying "l'ensemble est fermé" and "l'ensemble est clos"?
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Peut on dire «replacement or resoldering of resistors» «remplacement ou ressoudant des resistances »

Comme le titre l'indique, peut-on traduire cette phrase : replacement or resoldering of resistors par remplacement ou ressoudant des résistances ?
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« Girl drink drunk » ?

« Girl drink drunk » ; la pathologie ou l'état d'une personne (drunk) est qualifié par un drink dont le type est qualifié par le genre (girl). Ça provient d'un gag, montrant comment sous le couvert d'...
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What does “ce que” mean in this sentence?

I've been reading posts about "avant que", and "après que". I came across this paragraph while reading: le subjonctif contient une part d'incertitude, ce que ne contient pas l'indicatif. Il faut ...
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Traduction du terme informatique “agentless” en français

Bonjour, je traduis actuellement des pages webs d'une société de sauvegarde informatique et il est écrit à un moment: Your RPO: 10 minutes Agentless backups every 10 minutes. Powerful ...
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Dois-je ou non traduire “eigenray” en “rayon propre” ?

Dans un document scientifique, j'utilise le terme anglais eigenray, qui est un terme technique connu, mais qui n'a pas d'équivalent en français, ou en tout cas non trouvé dans la maigre documentation ...
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Traduction de « 23-year-old self »

Quelqu'un pourrait-il me traduire correctement ou fournir un équivalent en français des expressions anglaises « 23-year-old self » et « younger-self » ? Comment la phrase suivante devrait-elle être ...
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Équivalent français de « bad trip »

Un article du monde utilise la traduction littéral « mauvais voyage », qui paraît inappropriée. Google translate propose plutôt « mauvais délire » qui me semble plus fidèle à l'esprit original de l'...
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Comment inclure des publications ou diplômes obtenus sur un cv français?

Je suis en train d'écrire un cv en français. Je ne sais pas comment je fais pour inclure des publications ou diplômes obtenus qui sont officiellement en anglais: Texte officiel en anglais - non: je ...
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Why is “une information” correct in French, but not its English equivalent?

In English, information is uncountable, so an information is incorrect, but I often see the French equivalent une information (as in donner une information). Why is this correct? Should I prefer the ...
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Comment diriez-vous en anglais cette phrase de Proust ? [closed]

Bonjour, A priori, j'aimerais connaître la traduction anglaise officielle de cette phrase...mais j'imagine que ce serait une demande beaucoup trop surréaliste :) Je me contente donc de vos propres ...
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J'ai regardé des vidéos d'« instant karma fails » ?

Certains vidéos qu'on trouve sur un site d'hébergement bien connu sont identifiés sous le vocable « instant karma fails » [((instant karma) fails) ; mot à mot échecs de karma instantané mais avec ...
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Sucre vs. Sucré

In recent times, I have been noticing that certain words in french have a form where the same word ending with an "e" will have another form of it but ending with and "é". I assume that this is like ...
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Comment traduit-on « lap » : cuisses ou genoux ?

Est-ce qu'on dit placez l'enfant sur vos cuisses ou placez l'enfant sur vos genoux pour traduire « place the child across your lap » ?
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How to accurately translate the word “hectic”?

I can't seem to find a proper 1-word French translation of "hectic" in the sense of 'with disjointed feverish agitation'. Context: talking about a very agitated period of someone's life, possibly a ...
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Un titre « clickbait » : l'emploi en adjectif ?

En langue anglaise clickbait peut être employé comme tel en tant qu'adjectif (a clickbait article; Dictionary.com, OOD) etc. On peut donc facilement imaginer, pour un titre (d'une article etc.) par ...
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How to say “I am taking an exam” in French?

In my textbook, the author uses the phrase "passer un examen," which translates to "to take an exam." So if I want to say that I am taking an exam, then should I conjugate "passer" and write : Je ...
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How to say growing up

I'm trying to work out how to say variations on the phrase "growing up" to refer to my childhood. Since this is idiomatic in English I don't think a direct translation will make sense.
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Quelle est la différence entre « par nature » et « de nature » ?

Je veux traduire la phrase suivante en français : Being an international school by nature, XYZ does not focus on promoting the multinational culture but instead on making profit. Est-ce que « par ...
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How are clauses which complement the subject with a verb in the -ing form constructed in French?

Would a -ing verb in a sentence in English always be translated by a verb ending in "ant" in French? I've come up with the folowing : Vous, et moi ayant seulement.... (You and me, only having ...
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How do I say “misunderstood” in French?

I want to say When you text someone instead of speaking to them, it is easy to be misunderstood, and you could offend the other person. How would I say this?
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How do you say “much” and “a lot” in French? As in “I have studied a lot” or “I do not have much”?

How do you say "much" and "a lot" in French? As in "I have studied a lot" or "I do not have much"?
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Saisissez vs. Cle [closed]

I'm under the impression that the words "saisissez" and "clé" mean the same thing: "key". Is there a meaningful difference between the two words? Do they have any alternate meanings?
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How to say “I was being” in French?

How do you say "I was being/having" in French? As in "I was being killed" or "I was being bullied" or "I was having a great time" or "I was having a drink" Is there a certain tense to this? Or do the ...
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How do you say “He is good at playing” or “I am bad at writing” in French?

I've been looking for translations online, but all of them don't fit what I want to say. I'm having trouble translating something like "He is good at playing the piano" in French, because what I get ...
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How do you say “with” or “without” as in “I can't do that with you dying”?

How do you say "without -subject- -verb-" as in "I can't do that with you dying"?
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There isn't any satisfying French translation of the verb 'to groan', or is there?

The most common French translations for the English verb to groan are gémir and geindre, but this implies weak, rather high-pitched sounds. Gronder is one as in le tonnerre gronde with the right ...
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How to say “I look forward to it”?

I have an email from a supplier letting me know when something is going to be made available. I would like to thank them and say "I look forward to it". How would you say this in French?
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Traduction de « sloped backward legs »

Reviewing a translation. This is a description of a dancer's body : With my long, thin legs that sloped backward and my supersize feet, I had the ideal body for ballet. Ma version actuelle : ...
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Comment exprimer « cling tightly » (pour une famille) ?

Il s'agit d'une famille qui « cling tightly to one another ». Ils vivent sous le même toit, enfants, ados et adultes, mais ont une vie assez ballottée. Le sens est très clair, mais le français ...
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Translating expressions with “to care” into French

We use "to care" in a variety of ways in English. I struggle to translate some of these expressions into French. Examples: Why does she care? (Significance: Why is she involved when the situation ...
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How to formulate “to see it” in “making my way to Harlem to see it”?

A young black woman living in NYC discovers Harlem and goes there often. "I felt at home, making my way to Harlem to see it." "to see it" gives me pause here. Je m'y sentais chez moi, me rendant à ...
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“He was like” vs “il était genre” similarities and differences

What are the similarities and differences between the Americanism 'He was like...' And the French expression 'Il était genre...'? They both introduce citations.
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How do you say “would you” in French?

I read many translations of "would you" but I still doubt it. I would like to ask someone following question in French : What job would you like to have?
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« Pick your battles » : le conseil et le choix de ?

Dernièrement je me suis entendu utiliser une expression que je croyais (sans doute à tort) fort courante et ancienne en langue anglaise, le « pick your battles » (pick one's battles), qu'on entend ...
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Comment traduire “milk” [closed]

Bonjour, Ca fait un mois que je cherche la traduction du mot milk en français. Ne me dites surtout pas lait car tout les dictionnaires me traduisent milk en lait mais je crois que c'est faux. Merci
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Translation of 'how do you pronounce 'x''

I have checked dictionary and thought the correct translation may be this: Comment est-ce que tu prononces 'x' ? If I want to say 'how do you pronounce this word, which is spelt as :ECRIT' What is ...
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Delicatessen, alias « deli » : comment le traduire en français ?

Le fameux « deli », pour delicatessen, dans le contexte new-yorkais d'un "deli" qui livre des café-bagels aux particuliers habitants le quartier. Si l'on traduit deli par déli, on part du principe qu'...
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Devons- nous écrire « OK », « O.K. » ou « ok » ?

Ce mot qui nous vient de l'anglais, m’interpelle. Je me demandais comment nous devions l'écrire? Depuis quelques mois, je me pose cette question alors qu'avant je l'écrivais toujours "ok". Après ...
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Translation of “awards”, “honors”, “achievements”

I'm writing my CV in French. How should I translate the following words and phrases into French? Awards: prize for something Honors: Outstanding Graduate of University ABC (Top 5%), recipient of ...
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How to change “such a thing” to “such things”?

If you want to express the idea of "such things" (plural) in French, do you need to change "une | a" into "de | some", as shown in the following example? { I never wanted to get involved ... } ...
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Would have, should have, must have

I was told by a reliable source that "J'aurais dû partir plus tôt" means "I should have left sooner." So how do you say, "I must have left sooner."? Or "I would have left sooner." The question here ...
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« Menaces with spikes of » ?

This is a native aluminum earring. All craftsmanship is of the highest quality. It is studded with bismuth bronze and decorated with water buffalo leather. [This object is adorned with hanging ...
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How to say “old days” in French?

Recently, I have found a French relative on the net and I want to tell him: I also have a vague memory of the old days. How can I say the sentence above and specially the "old days" in French ...
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How to translate “Can't stop” to French?

Is it correct to say: Je ne peux pas arrêter de les regarder, tes peintures. Does it convey the meaning of "can't stop looking at your paintings"?
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Un équivalent du mot anglais « application » pour une procédure administrative

Je cherche un mot en français courant qui pourrait remplacer « application » en anglais, dans le contexte où il s'agit d'une procédure administrative, impliquant dossiers et paiements…
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When do we use plus-que-parfait?

I don't really understand plus-que-parfait. When do we use plus-que-parfait? And if you compare it with English, what tense is that?