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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 has nothing to do with her?)

  • I can't help them if they don't care. (Significance: to be involved/interested in helping one's self.)

  • To care about one's community

Can someone please help with these translations? I'm not sure what I'm missing but I feel like direct translations don't quite get the same point across.

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  • Why does she care?

    "De quoi s'occupe-t'elle ?"

    Implying that you are thinking that she should mind his own business: "Elle devrait s'occuper de ses oignons" (idiomatic expression).

  • I can't help them if they don't care.

    "Je ne peux pas les aider s'ils s'en moquent" or (slang) "s'ils s'en foutent".

  • To care about one's community

    "Prendre soin de sa communauté"

  • Graffito! Grand merci! Désolé si j'ai mal utilisé le site. J'habite dans une village au Cameroun et j'ai l'accès limité à l'internet. J'utilise le dictionnaire toujours. Pourtant, quelque fois le dictionnaire ne peut pas aider parce que certaines choses ne peuvent pas être directement traduits. Graffito, merci beaucoup pour ton aide!! – CamFrançaise Mar 7 '16 at 7:42

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