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Would you say Le Bateau D'Amour or Le Bateau de L'Amour to translate from the English "The Love Boat?"

  • D'amour. Usually when qualifying the type of a thing it's just de + type. – Luke Sawczak Apr 23 '18 at 21:09
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    Je suis pas vraiment d'accord avec toi @LukeSawczak, pour moi bateau d'amour a plus le sens de un charmant bateau (quelque chose du style lovely boat) apres je dis ça en tant que Français, c'est peut être autrement dans les autres pays de la francophonie ;) – Flying_whale Apr 23 '18 at 21:23
  • Thanks for the comments. I'm trying to decide what would be best as the name of a large boat (53' Hatteras). – llentz Apr 23 '18 at 21:45
  • @Flying Hmm, that is a fair point about the overlap with "lovely". – Luke Sawczak Apr 23 '18 at 23:28
  • See also vaisseau. Thanks! – user3177 Apr 25 '18 at 20:00
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You shouldn't capitalize the same way you do in English so that would be:

Le Bateau d'amour.

Le Bateau de l'amour.

I would hesitate using either names for being a little cheesy and even possibly ambiguous so my suggestion would be :

Un amour de bateau.

Note that the TV series The love boat was translated in French La croisière s'amuse (literally: "The cruise has fun"), so that might be a funny choice too.

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