Just seeing this unique font again! Oh my God, a flashback to 2015!

I assume that saying:

Ça me ramène deux ans en arrière !

... fails to convey the sudden aspect denoted with the word "flashback".

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    The sudden aspect could be translated by something like "ça nous replonge en 2015 !". I think "replonger" is "relapse" in English.
    – lemon
    Sep 12 '17 at 11:09
  • @lemon You should write this as an answer. Sep 13 '17 at 15:12
  • @AnneAunyme, I may, but I don't think it's so contributive regarding the other answers and it is nearly covered by the answer I've already wrote.
    – lemon
    Sep 13 '17 at 15:19
  • Then you should delete it. Either it is useful and should be a question, or it isn't and should not be. Comments can be deleted anytime. Sep 13 '17 at 15:27

Another approach may be to keep the sentence short. For instance:

"Retour en 2015 !"

"Nous revoilà en 2015 !"

"Vision de 2015 !" / "Soudaine vision de 2015 !"

"Ramené/replongé/projeté en 2015 !"

"Soudain 2015 !" / "Retour soudain en 2015 !"


"Me voilà projeté deux ans en arrière" pourrait mieux traduire l'effet du "flash".

  • Hi. What's your take on "Me voilà revivant 2015 !"? Sep 12 '17 at 14:11
  • It would convey the idea of returning back to 2015, but I feel it would imply you live the whole year all over again, and all its events - not just whatever this "unique font" is about.
    – Greg
    Sep 13 '17 at 15:39

Maybe using "Ça me rappelle des souvenirs d'il y a deux ans!" expresses this more directly.


I realize that it’s just the example you chose (and it might just be me), but I usually associate the full, sudden/abrupt notion of “flashing back” with going back more than just 2 or 3 years (unless one dropped some acid in 2015, of course), e.g., back to an earlier decade/century/millennium/era.

With this bias of mine (and this specific example of yours) in mind, while perhaps lacking the “sudden aspect” you seek, for a “flashback” to a relatively recent time I’d suggest exploring French equivalents of the less abrupt notion of “rewinding time” [cf: Reverso’s suggestions], such as:

Hop! Un/e petit/e rembobinage/remontée [du/dans le temps] jusqu'en 2015 !


Ramener, replonger, n'ont pas le caractère brutal souhaité, et sont un peu plats à mon gout.

J'ai l'impression de revenir deux ans en arrière me parait le plus français, sans l'émotion américaine mais le plus naturel, marquant une forme de déception.

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