Questions concernant l'équivalent français d'une expression ou d'un idiome en provenance d'une autre langue.

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Comment traduire « worldly » ?

Dans la phrase anglaise suivante : Since I couldn’t join my friends in their worldly activities, I asked them to attend church with me. comment peut-on exprimer wordly en français : mondain ...
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Comment traduire « to read about » en français ?

Comment traduiriez-vous la phrase suivante : We read about Austria in the next chapter. « Nous lisons au sujet de l'Autriche » est particulièrement hideux. Quelles suggestions proposez-vous pour ...
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How does one “toast someone” in French?

In English, there is a very specific meaning of the word ‘toast’; when used as a transitive verb, it means that you raise glasses in celebration of someone or something, eg. Let's toast the winner ...
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What is an equivalent idiom in French for the English expression “not over until the fat lady sings”?

A common expression in English is, “it's not over until the fat lady sings”. This idiom carries a meaning which is hard to express in French - it basically means that some situation is not yet ...